I recently had the chance to try the Scootababy, a new mom-invented babywearing carrier. The Scootababy is a hip carrier that holds baby snugly against your body in a face-to-face position. Baby can see everything going on around him as well as mommy.
The Scootababy is intended for babies five months and older (up to 40 pounds), and there are lots of pictures on www.scootababy.com of babies and toddlers using the carrier.
Since Baby Mwah is a newborn and still too small to try the Scootababy, I tested it on a friend’s 10 month old daughter. She fit easily in the lightly padded seat, and I was even able to feed her a bottle while holding her in the Scootababy. (Breastfeeding mommies can nurse while baby is in the Scootababy, and there are pictures on www.scootababy.com showing how to do this.)
The Scootababy was so easy to put on and adjust. All I had to do is secure the wide, padded waist belt and pull on the fleece shoulder strap. I could even adjust the shoulder fleece with one hand! It was easy to get baby in and out of the carrier– a handy feature since older babies often fuss to get down only to change their minds a moment later when they insist on being carried.
The Scootababy was comfortable to use. The fleece strap cups the shoulder, staying in place and spreading the weight across your entire shoulder rather than tugging at your neck.
The Scootababy is made in the USA with top quality materials (Polartec fleece, 100% cotton ring-spun denim, and performance EVA foam) from US suppliers. It comes in two styles: Classic Black and Jellybeans. Jellybeans (which is the pattern I own) is black denim with a cute jellybean fabric lining. Both patterns are practical enough to match most outfits, and my husband even remarked that he wouldn’t object to carrying baby in the black denim Scootababy.
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You can purchase the Scootababy online at www.scootababy.com for $107. Through the end of May, Mamanista readers can get free shipping with coupon code “Mamanista.”