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Why did I buy this?
Well, everyone seems to have an opinion about whether or not you should be carrying your child, as well as how the child should be positioned, what the weather should be like, and how you should iron your baby's vest! It is all down to personal opinion, and I love to carry baby! From the moment my little girl was born I seem to have been looking for inventive ways to reattach her to my person. I like to walk our dog in wooded areas where the path is often narrow and overgrown with tree routes; whilst I started with my baby sling which I love, love, love, it has become more difficult to carry her in this. I am five foot two inches and her feet now touch my knees when I walk, so it was time to say goodbye to the sling. Saying goodbye was made much easier by the arrival of the LittleLife Ultralight Convertible.
Comfort for the Parent.
One of the most important things when buying a product like this has got to be the back support. If you are going to be able to carry a child up to the age suggested by the manufacturer (3 years/15kg), you need to be comfortable. The backpack has a number of ways to support you with this. There is a large padded strap to go around your waist which can be tightened and loosened very easily. This is really useful if your backpack is used frequently by different people. You are also able to make two different types of adjustment to the vertical back straps, one which makes the straps shorter and the other which brings the child's seating area closer to your shoulders. This is all really useful stuff which I have found to make the product really comfortable. At only 2kg it's not adding too much to the weight of your load!
Comfort for the Baby.
My nine month old daughter loves the backpack. It has a padded seat which two over-the-shoulder straps clip into, there is also a third strap which goes across the child's chest. Even your Houdini baby is not getting out of here! The seat has a strap to adjust the height of it, so that as your child grows the seat can be lowered to a more appropriate height. In addition to this there is a very soft cushion for your baby to rest their head on; this is particularly useful if your baby is prone to falling asleep when you are out and about. To ensure that your baby's legs don't get irritated by the zip there are little flaps to keep the zip away from skin.
I chose this particular model because I wanted to use it when I was walking about the town as well as out in the countryside. I felt that some of the backpacks were so big they should require a driving licence! I wanted something which was nice and compact, but also comfortable for both baby and I! I am happy to say that this fits the bill! The backpack has a large storage area which has plenty of room for all of your changing bag essentials, which is great. When you are carrying your baby around the last thing which you want is to have to carry a changing bag too!
A must for all parents who would like to consider themselves walkers, even if that does mean around the shops!