Today’s CMA Mini Review is of the Lillebaby Carry On. We sent this to CMA Team member Hannah – she and her bff Katie both tried it out and they sent this review over!
We were lucky enough to try a toddler Lillebaby, the Carry On. We’ve both been baby and toddler wearing long enough that we’ve definitely developed my favorites and know what we like. We were both a bit hesitant to try the CarryOn, as the Lillebaby Complete wasn’t a good fit for us when Jojo and Jude were younger.
Wow, were we surprised!
Katie: My first thought was how weightless my toddler felt. Jojo is 27lbs, and I barely felt her. I had plenty of webbing to adjust both waist and shoulder settings. As a plus size wearer that’s a big deal. Some of the extra padding, such as the lumbar support and under the chest buckle are nice additions, but I’m pretty minimalist when it comes to carriers so they felt a bit much to me. If you are plus size, the lumbar support pad is not the most flattering thing in the world, but that’s easily solved with a cardigan. And if you do have back problems, like my husband, then the lumbar support is an amazing option to help you wear your heavier kiddo.
The mesh is cushy, and has a nice give to it, making it easy to create a deep seat. It’s a smidge big for Jojo (2t pants), but would fit her for a long time.
Hannah: I loved this carrier as well. I’m a Tula fan, and I think the Carry On actually has better shoulder padding than the Tula – especially when carrying the weight of a toddler.
The only thing I didn’t love was the lumbar support. The main issue for me is that I still switch from my front to my back and it needs to be removed every time I wear Jude on my back. I also wish the hood and storage pouch were removable. Those are pretty small issues though!
Overall the Lillebaby Carry On is a great carrier which fits most toddlers and caregivers well. The mesh panel makes it comfortable in all climates too.
The Carry On comes in both solid colors and a few prints, our favorite is the doughnut print.
Pictured: Hannah, wearing Jude (age 2) in the Doughnuts and Sprinkles Lillebaby Carry On. Hannah is 5’8” and a size 18 and find the Lillebaby Carry On comfortable and plenty roomy.
The Lillebaby Carry On Toddler Carrier is $149, with free shipping. You can shop it here: https://www.carrymeaway.com/product/lillebaby-carry-on-toddler-carrier/