I’ll admit that when we were getting everything ready for our baby’s arrival, we didn’t put much thought into a baby carrier. Admittedly, we did buy one, but we went cheap. £10.99 cheap to be precise. And in fairness, I didn’t actually mind the baby carrier that we had. But after a short while, and as our baby grew, I found it to be completely unsupportive to both our baby and my back. That’s when we went looking for something better. So here’s the Hanababy Carrier.
That’s the sexy ‘babywearing dad‘ photo done, on with the review.
When we first opened the Hanababy carrier we were a little confused as to how exactly to put it all together. Sometimes a baby carrier can be like that when you first use it. With all the straps and supports in place, it is hard to work out what goes where. It doesn’t help that I’m so used to our old carrier that I immediately missed the fact that I knew how it all worked.
But once I got over the fact that I’m a tad bit silly, and after a few goes following the instructions, we got our baby in. A few adjustments later, she was loving it. And more importantly, it felt very secure, very supportive, and a whole lot better than our older one!
Carrying Isabelle around in this is so much easier than it was before. I didn’t even realise how much of a pain the older one was until we used this. Gone are the days where I’d have to try and keep a hand on the carrier to offer that extra support, and gone are my aches and pains from having Isabelle hang from my body pulling my shoulders down with her. It’s not until you use a more supportive baby carrier you realise how much they’re worth the money.
The One Down Side to This baby Carrier
I do have just one criticism of this baby carrier, but it’s purely based on my own preferences. I like to have Isabelle front facing so that she can see everything that I can see. Unfortunately, this carrier doesn’t support that option. You can kind of do it, but it doesn’t offer the same level of support, the straps would then cut in as it’s obviously not designed to be used that way. So you shouldn’t actually do it. But that’s just me. And it’s not like we had this without knowing it didn’t support front facing carrying. Isabelle can still look around, and having her face me is probably better since we can interact much easier. That’s a huge part of why I actually loved babywearing in the first place.
Also, whilst I’m talking about the bad points, the front pocket really doesn’t offer a lot. If you’re looking for something that will hold your phone, wallet or car keys, then it’s a tight fit for any of those. You can try to squeeze something in there, but it could then poke your baby due to the lack of room, hence why we basically don’t use the pocket.
I’d Highly Recommend the Hanababy Baby Carrier
Other than that, the Hanababy carrier is amazing! It does come at a much higher price tag (£68.99) than the poorly made one we bought. But then youget what you paid for. If you’re worried about price and want an unsupportive baby carrier then I’d give this one a miss. All in all, I give this a solid 7/10.
If you want to purchase this baby carrier, or perhaps even the Hanababy sling, then you can do so via the following affiliate link:
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Or you can head over to the Hanababy website.
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*Disclaimer* – I was sent this item in exchange for this review. But the opinions are entirely my own. That above Amazon link is also an affiliate one, so if you do purchase the carrier via that then I will make a small amount of money