Phil & Ted's Airlight baby carrier
The new Phil & Ted's Airlight baby carrier is one compact accessory! Weighing less than .88 lbs (14 oz) it packs down to the size of a water bottle - perfect for your handbag, car or suitcase. It comes with a newborn insert, and as bubs grows, you can switch the Airlight from your front to your back for load-bearing balance.
There are no straps to grapple with - the Airlight wraps around your hips so you can clip into place and zip baby in with a safety lock zip.
It comes in six sporty colours and is machine washable.
We put it to the test with a new mum...and this is what she thought:
"This is my first baby carrier and what a great experience!
My son is 10 weeks old and I tried this ahead of the larger/expensive
It does exactly as I'd expect. Lightweight and stows away like a bum
It feels extremely comfortable although for the larger body it only
just fit. Easy to get on and off it looks good with quality material.
The Hip, Clip, Zip instructions are all you need to know, and the
safety lock zip added peace of mind. It really is that simple.
The mesh design gives good ventilation. Ideal when having him close
to me, it also leaves me with ease to manoeuvre. I wasn't too keen to
use it when the baby was active as the zip comes past the back of the
head and he would get frustrated being closed in. It was ok if I
released the zip a little and supported the head, it will be perfect
when he can support his own head and I can open the zip.
I've only used him on my front and the padded insert didn't make
much difference to the comfort, in fact being 5kg it didn't work and
I thought carrying a child in a carrier would be cumbersome and
awkward, but this was far from it.
We're off to Europe this July and the Airlight will be coming with us!"