Baby wearing can be a complete godsend when you have a newborn baby. My eldest wasn’t too bad and would be put (when she wasn’t feeding all the time) but Little Piglet and the little man in particular have been carried around a lot! My hubby often does this the most, as he is the biggest and can cope with their weight for the longest time. It helps so much as the little man would often have a sleep, or just chill out. I never really know which baby carrier is best and you often have to test a few. I found a sling really hard to get on with so was keen to have a try of the Lictin Baby Carrier.
Newborn babies just want to be close to you. They know nothing else apart from the warmth and comfort of the womb. A heartbeat and constant feeding. They don’t understand sleeping alone, pooping, wind or colic. They hate being cold and sleep so well when snuggled close to you. A baby carrier can really be a no brainer in the early days.
More About the Lictin Baby Carrier
The Lictin Baby Carrier comes in grey, is handsfree and ergonomically designed. It’s perfect for breast-feeding, days out and generally baby-wearing. As it can hold up to 15kg (this is the current weight of my 3 year old) you should get some use out of it!
This currently available on Amazon and retails at £22.99.
The specifications for this as online:
- Baby carrier newborn to toddler: bearing the weight from 3.5 to 15 kg/7.7 to 33 lbs
- Safe to use: with CE EN 13209-2:2015 safety certification
- Baby backpack carrier: high-class fabric,fast-drying,not sticky with wool
- 3 carrying ways: front carriers, back carriers, side carriers
- Ergonomic Design: ensures baby’s hips and legs are positioned correctly and comfortably, supporting your child in the natural spread-squat position, which distributes the baby’s weight between the hips and shoulders. Say goodbye to the lumbar and back pain!
Testing the Product
You literally open the box and take the Lictin Baby Carrier out of the packet and it ready to go. Simple!
You can wear your baby three ways: on the front, hip and back. I tested out the front and back, as these would be the ways I would wear my little man. The instructions are very easy to visualise what you have do.
It’s very soft with wide straps so looked comfortable. These are adjustable.
I liked the little detachable sleeping hood too!
It also has a front pocket and zipper pouch, perfect for storing things.
I decided to try the little man on my front first and it was quite easy. You put the belt around you waist and velcro it secure. There is also a large clip and this helps to make the belt wider.
You then slot your baby in, supporting them with one hand and putting your shoulder straps on with the other. I did need some help with the clips at the back from my husband. You may be able to do this with some practice.
It felt secure and comfortable and my little man seemed to like being close to me.
We then had a go with him on my back! I realise on my picture afterwards his arms could be under the straps for more security but he seemed to prefer my back!! I reckon he could see a little more. I did need a little help with getting him in from my husband but I reckon with a bit of practice, I could do it! It felt comfortable and I didn’t have any pain.
For the price, I was really impressed with this Lictin baby carrier. It was so easy to get set up. Usually I stare at the instructions for ages and need a bit of help. The only thing I struggled with was finding the straps to put around my back when wearing my little man on my front. My hubby did this easily though.
Otherwise, I literally took it out of the box and wrapper, adjusted the shoulder straps slightly for me and the little man and put it on. It was simple to adjust the carrier too.
I did only try him on my front and back, as this would be how we would baby wear. I found the front slightly more comfortable. My little man is around 10kg now and I like the way the carrier starts at newborn and goes up to 15kg (which is actually the weight of my 3 year old). It will last for a good while.
The carrier was soft and comfortable and would be fine for taking my little man to the park or out for a walk. It’s likely my hubby would carrier him for longer, as he gets heavy quite quickly now!!
Overall, I was really taken with the Lictin baby carrier. Comfortable, a really good price and easy to use. When you have a small baby, these three things are all you want in a product!
Disclosure – we were provided with this product in exchange for an honest review and compensated for our time. All thoughts and opinions are our own.