I used this baby carrier for my youngest son and would recommend it although I must admit I prefer a pushchair.
The Mothercare Deluxe back carrier is suitable for babies over six months as they need to be able to support their own head and can be used up until they weigh 15kg. It has an adjustable four way harness which is excellent as it distributes the weight evenly so its not to heavy. It is also good if you are small like me as when adjusted it sits in the correct place unlike some older style which sit to low and end up hurting your back. The shoulder straps are padded as is the waist strap and it is made from lightweight metal but is very strong. The one I had was a little darker blue than in the photograph and I think it comes in other colours. It has a very handy bag attached to it for carrying babywipes ect although this is impossible to get into when it is on your back and you need someone else to help. One of my favourite features is the stand which pulls out at the bottom so when not on your back your child can stay in the carrier and look around and you can have a rest!!
Ease of Use
It is fairly easy to use as the child can be put in while it is on its stand and strapped in - not comes the hard part if you are on your own - it cant be used like a ruck sack as it cant swung round so I would put it on the settee and sit in front of it. It is easy to put on if there is someone with you. it can be taken off in the same way. It is easy to clean as it can be wiped.
The only problem that I had was when my son could stand and he would use the bar underneath to push himself up which at times didnt feel safe although he was strapped in and was not in any danger. If wearing for a long time it did get heavy but overall it was very easy to use.
It comes with a sunshade and a raincover.
I really like this Mothercare baby carrier. It's light, good value for money compared to branded carriers on the market and my son loves it.
When my son was a new born, I used a Wilkinet baby carrier so that I could carry him snugly on my front. But as he grew bigger and heavier, I found that the Wilkinet carrier became increasingly uncomfortable, even though you could use it as a back carrier once the baby got to 6 months old. Both my husband and I began to find it quite cumbersome to put on and get off with the very long straps, and nearly impossible to put on if alone.
After borrowing a framed back carrier from a friend, we decided that this was the style we wanted. We searched the internet and found a huge range in price anything from £20 - £200+. As with most baby equipment, we were not sure exactly how much use we would get out of it, so decided to buy one that looked comfortable for both our son and us.
After much deliberation, we opted for the Mothercare Deluxe Back Carrier. It seemed a bargain at under £45 and seems to promise to deliver all we wanted from a baby carrier.
We were not disappointed either. We are so happy with this carrier. It is light and quick to put on. You just pop your baby into the carrier while the frame supports it on the floor. Strap your baby in and then get down to the carrier's level and slip you arms (one at a time) through the carriers straps, stand up and secure the clips - simple as that.
The weight sits on your hips rather that your back, so it's very comfortable and my son who is now over 25lbs seems as light as a feather.
The carrier also comes with a little detachable bag, that clips to the carrier, which is really handy to pop a few spare nappies, wipes etc in.
All in all, this is a great little carrier and doesn't break the bank.
- Easy and quick to get on and off
- Inexpensive compared to branded makes
- My son is very comfortable
- Has a handy little storage backpack
- Is quite basic
(all of my reviews appear on Ciao under the same name - Ashwick)
The Mothercare deluxe with wheels is a Godsend to any parent who does not have a car and relies solely on public transport to get about. My husband and I took our daughter out in the MD in buggy mode, (the straps for rucksack mode tuck neatly into a package at the base of the machine so no dangly bits) to the bus stop. As usual we were late so the bus was virtually upon us when we arrived. This bus was a horrid, rickety, buggy unfriendly bus with four steps to climb and a handrails going through the middle. The MD is narrow enough that we were able to get buggy and baby onto the bus by lifting it on and wheeling it into the gap between one of the front seats. The MD is brilliant for city and rural dwellers. City b/c some shops are completely buggy unfriendly with no lifts but escalators and stairs. Simply transfer the buggy into rucksack mode and you?re on. Also, your baby will love being up high enough to see everything around. In rural areas, in rucksack mode, great for walking. In buggy mode, great for when your back can take no more! No need for baby bag!! The MD has ample space at the bottom of the buggy for nappies, wipes, bottles, snacks, purse etc?. Good height! I?m 5 6, in my heels the MD is good for people of my height. Sunshade and raincover! The sunshade is great as it goes straight over the baby?s head to keep the sun out of her eyes and off her head. Wheel covers?.Cover the wheels up when you move into ruck sack mode using the wheel covers already provided?.no dirty bum! Drawbacks: Bit stiff to convert from the different modes to start off with. You may need someone to help you when lifting baby out and putting her in. It doesn?t recline so if baby falls asleep, her head will loll forward?.we solved this by getting a neck pillow from M/Care. The Sunshade also doesn't fold flat, so you may have to carry it seperately. As far as we?re concerned the MD is a Godsend for u
s. Our daughter loves it too.
I borrowed this baby carrier from my friend to use whilst walking the dog when my husband was away on a business trip. It is very lightweight and is based around a metal frame. I am only 5' 1.5" and still found this easy to use. To put my daughter in it, I propped it up against the sofa and popped her in, then I crouched down myself and put one arm through the strap, held the opposite side of the metal frame whilst I stood up and slid my other arm through and then fastened the waist belt. Sound complicated, but it is so easy. Once this is on it is so comfortable to wear and my daughter felt secure and thought it was great fun as she was jigged up and down. This back carrier is great value compared with alot of others that I have seen and also comes woth a handy little bag attached to it. I would definately recommend this carrier to you.
Ok this is my latest buy I saw this for the first time at the Prima baby show and I was sold. I did however not want to spend (59.99) without checking with dh first. (I had been wanting a umbrella fold buggy but was sold once I saw this) It is a backpack carrier that converts into a swivel(sp?) wheel buggy type thing. and it is great. I really liked it at first sight and talked dh into going to Mothercare to have a look. HE to was sold and we bought it. we spend 4 hours walking around the shops using this and it is wonderful. it si so light it is completely amazing (we where fighting over who got to drive our youngest in this or the oldest in the Britax that we both normally love to steer) When used as a back carrier there is 2 little bags to pop over the back wheels so you dont get mud on wheel marks on you. And it comes with a raincover. This will certainly make traveling to Denmark (in September) far easier than taking the larger Britax one. Dh is sold particullarly when he realised that our 2.5 year old fitted it fine in the back pack mode and he is already thinking about long windy strolls LOL... (he seems to have forgotten that he is married to me Mrs I do not walk ) It is all in all a great buy the only thing I wish was different about it is that the top (like a hoot/canapy) when taken off can only be stored flat. I would have liked it to be possible to roll up and clip to the backpack.. and also it only have one possition but as this is the first of its kind I would have thougth theese things will be sorted by the next model ;o)
Back carrier for child. With an adjustable four-way harness, this carrier aims to provide a comfortable way to carry your baby on days out.