What: Easy Feel Buckle Carrier. Standard size.
Wearers: I tried this carrier with my 3ish month demo doll, 1.5 year old 25lber, and 3.5 year old 33 lber.
Carrier Details: Rated for 15 to 48 lbs. Made from 100% bottom weight handloomed Ikat fabric. Produced in India. Complies to ATSM F2236-14. www.easyfeelproducts.com
Price: $75-$80 retail plus shipping.
*Disclosure - This carrier was sent by Easy Feel for me to review. I was not paid for this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a great buckle carrier, here is another wonderful option to add to your list. My first impressions on opening the package was to notice the beautiful fabric, sturdy buckles, and good weight. This carrier does not feel like other under $100 buckle carriers.
The carrier features deep seat darts making it a great fit for a wide range of sizes and ages of child. The leg padding is very thick and cushy providing lots of comfort for small legs and continued support for longer legs.
The arm straps also feature a perfect fit adjustor (PFA). A PFA allows for 1)easy nursing in the carrier by loosening the strap and lowering baby to the proper position, 2)ability to increase padding length for taller or larger wearers, and 3)ability to decrease strap length for petite caregivers.
if you enjoy a structured carrier, you will really like the Easy Feel. The foam padding in the waistband and arm straps is very structured. If you are someone who struggles with a buckle carrier waist folding or buckling, this will be a great option for you.
I love the pocket on the side of the waistband. I think the location is great so you'll be able to easily access it in a front or back carry.
The chest clip has a wide range of available placements to suit a lot of caregivers. The arm straps feature a one way adjustor without a buckle so you can use this carrier to enjoy front and back carries.
I wear a size 24/26 US and did find I was near the end of webbing of the waist belt. I did however have a ton of webbing left for the arm straps. So someone much taller than my 5'3" would have plenty of space to suit their desired arm strap length but someone heavier than I may not have enough room to extend the waist belt comfortably.
In conclusion, if you are shopping in this price point for a great structured carrier, Easy Feel would be an great option for you to explore.
Photo tutorials are one of my favorite ways to learn to wrap. You can pick your own speed, study the photos, and review it while feeding or supervising a sleepy baby. One of the best features of a Front Cross Carry is that it is a 'pop-able' carry. That simply means that you can pre-tie the carry and add and remove your child without re-wrapping. In Michigan, that makes this a wonderful option year round but especially as we move into the wet Fall and snowy/slushy Winter. You can do step one before running your errands, and quickly complete step two in the parking lot and wrap a large coat over you and baby for your walk inside. (Just make sure baby's face is always visible!)