Mothercare 4-position carrier

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New 2006 model

Mothercare 4-position carrier

Available from www.mothercare.co.uk £39.99

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  1. babyworldmemberreview wrote on
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    About the reviewer: Mum of 3
    Short Title: Poor engineering design
    Review:
    I bought this on my first and used it once! I pulled it out today to try on my 3rd little one and now realize why I never used it.
    The strap cross over at your back, but instead of the back straps being adjustable so that you can bring them around to the front to clip them together it is the ones in front that are adjustable…this makes no sense at all!!! It also means you need to be either very short, or have very long arms or need someone to help you close the straps which are positioned half way up your back! Clearly the person that designed this never tried putting it on!
    A design flaw that should have been spotted and corrected!!
    To face the baby front ways, no mater how you fix the front flap it either presses against the babys face or if you put the top straps under the babies arms they tend to lean very far forward. As for the Velcro bits…unnecessary!
    Too much going on and poor design!

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  2. MelissaMargaret wrote on
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    About the reviewer: mum of 19 month old
    Short Title: it takes three, baby!
    Review:
    This isn’t a sling for just you and your baby, you need at least one helper as well. I did manage once by myself, but it was so much hassle I didn’t bother trying again. That said, once on I found it a comfy fit (and I’m a size 18). Best used in the first months as an in-front carrier, there isn’t really enough support for a one year old on your back (another thing only tried once!). I’ve now lent it to a friend with a 6 month old, and she’s been using it around the house, so some folk must find it easy enough to put on.

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  3. tynder wrote on
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    About the reviewer: Mother of an 8.5 Month old wriggly daughter
    Short Title: Way too many buckles and things
    Review:
    As the title says.. way too many buckles and velcro fiddly bits. We used ours twice I think. Our daughter didn’t like it for a while either and by the time she did she was better off in a Babyhawk style carrier. We found both my husband and I needed each other to be there to get our daughter into it. It just wasn’t simple and quick enough and both my husband and I are well rounded we had the strap at back problem too.

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  4. RoseRodent wrote on
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    About the reviewer: Mother of one, 11 weeks at the time
    Short Title: A great basic, if you happen to suit it!!
    Overall Verdict: I took it back…
    Best Feature: Sturdy and comfortable
    Worst Feature: Designed for a beanpole
    Review:
    This is one of those things that is either going to work out great for you or not at all. The straps are well padded, the carrier section is the right balance of padding and bulk. It comes with two dribble bibs, better than those that come with one as you can put one in the wash. The straps cross over at the back and a belt fastens around the waist for a very secure fit. The head support is very good. It opens out flat to put the baby in, and you can push a couple of clips to release the whole harness, though you have to do them all up again to put it on over your head.

    The downsides, for me, were that I couldn’t get the head support to lie the baby against me, she was always lying back against the carrier, and she wants carrying to snuggle on me. If you are a size 8-10 then the waist strap does up at the front or off-centre, but if you are a 16 or above it does up at the back! I personally just couldn’t ever get the carrier done up at the top, you have to poke some Velcro tabs inside a little pocket on the parent straps and then do up a buckle closure around them, but it never looked right. To use the back carry position you have to have someone with you to hold the baby up whilst you get it sorted, and quite honestly if I had someone with me they’d be carrying the buggy! There is a heck of a lot to adjust if you were sharing this carrier with your partner, so the ease of use rating depends on whether you have to share or not, and what size you are!!

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