We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Carriers of 2011

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Kate Bayless on Apr 12, 2011 at 5:58PM

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We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Carriers of 2011

Courtesy of Krista Kessler

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Action Baby Carrier -- Organic

A front and back carrier that keeps its roots local and is made entirely in the U.S.A.

Carrier Stats
Type: front/back carrier
Weight range:
infants to 40 pounds
Price: $107
Made of: 100% organic cotton
Parent Rating:

Get it Now: Heavenly Hold


Style: “I love how the carrier looks - it’s extremely streamlined and simple. I got the black and green model but I also love the fun prints they offer.”

Fit: “I had no problem adjusting this to fit my daughter perfectly. I could also see how this would be great for a newborn with no infant attachment necessary.”

“The best thing about this carrier for my daughter is that it held her pretty high up so she could be close to my face and could see out well.”

Comfort: “This carrier is incredibly comfortable, and I could imagine wearing it for long periods of time.”

“My favorite part about this carrier are the criss-crossing straps because it distributes the weight so well and makes it extremely comfortable to wear. This also makes it a little trickier to get on, but it gets easier as you get used to it.”

What it’s missing: I wish there was an option for a storage pouch. It would be nice to have a place to store my keys, money, etc.”

 “I would definitely lengthen the sun shade as it didn’t come close to covering my daughter’s head. I would also lengthen the waist straps and maybe the arm straps as well. The carrier fit me but I don’t think it’s going to fit my husband (he’s 6’3” with an athletic build).”

Bonus: “I really appreciate the fact that the manufacturers offer an organic version and also take several steps to make sure they run a sustainable business. I also love the fact that the product is manufactured in the U.S. and the company gives back to their local community.”

-- Krista, and her 2-month-old daughter, of Los Gatos, CA

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