I have always been a baby snuggler – I can’t help it. My babies are growing so fast and I want to hold them as long as possible; so baby carriers have always been a great way for me to steal extra cuddles. That was until my 3rd pregnancy turned out to be twins and, while I feel blessed, I also now have severe muscle tearing in my back and all sorts of problems that I’ll spare you the details of. I have tried many baby carriers in the desperate attempt to keep carrying my little ones; but sadly I struggle to do it for very long before I have to give in and place them in a stroller. So, it was with the greatest delight that I got to test out the AMAZING ByKay Mei Tai Deluxe baby carrier and got to snuggle my little girl, now 2 1/2 years, on our family outing – that was until her Dad decided he wanted in on the action.
The ByKay Mei Tai Deluxe baby carrier was so comfortable and easy to wear, with a really light fabric that didn’t get too hot or sweaty on such a beautiful day. The most important factor for me was the dispersal of weight, which seemed to be spread across my hips so didn’t pull on my neck or back at all. This meant I could enjoy my cuddles in total comfort. I loved the way that the fabric spread out across my back so that there were no pressure points and I could equally carry her in comfort on my back without any problems – in fact, she felt almost weightless. With the multifunctional carry options it was nice to be able to switch to carrying on my hip, allowing me to have both hands free, which is handy when popping to the shops or carrying out everyday tasks that are normally quite challenging when you are juggling a baby or little one that likes to be held a lot.
It wasn’t just me that enjoyed wearing this lovely carrier but little miss ‘I will not sleep in the day anymore’ got herself so nestled in her little koala like pouch that she dropped off to sleep and slept the whole way home nestled to her Dad without a single objection…giving us a delightfully refreshed daughter later on.
A huge benefit in the design and beautiful light stretchy fabric is that the carrier can fit most body shapes and sizes without the need for making adjustments on the straps, so it is quick and easy to switch who’s carrying between my husband or myself. Equally the clever design and soft fabric means that it’s perfect for carrying a new baby right from the start, offering them great support all over and making it a safe option for their soft developing little bodies. It can continue to be used for years meaning no need buy a new carrier later on – anything that saves money in the long run is always an added bonus, so personally I think it’s well worth spending an extra few dollars on up front for a really good carrier that will last as long as you need it.
So comfort and practicalities aside – the next important factor to consider was how did they look? The simple answer being ‘Great!’ The ByKay Mei Tai Deluxe baby carrier is super trendy and is such a universal design that it’s easily worn by both men and women without looking either to feminie or too masculine. I love the colours too and the steel grey one I have is easy to wear with absolutely anything and with another 3 gorgeous colours to choose from I think it’s safe to say that there is one to compliment almost any wardrobe.
The ByKay Mei Tai Deluxe baby carrier also comes with additional shoulder pads that you can add for further comfort but, to be honest, I didn’t need them, as the carrier is so comfortable without them anyway.
So, if you are looking for a comfortable carrier that won’t pull on your neck and back after a short duration, a carrier that is comfortable and safe to use from birth right up until around 4 years of age, a carrier that is versatile, hassle free, suitable for both Mum or Dad to wear and looks great then the ByKay Mei Tai Deluxe baby carrier will tick all of your boxes.
Disclosure: Reviewer Julie Muchamore received the ByKay Mei Tai baby carrier free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are her own.
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