Dads do the heavy lifting – at least in my house! So I think it’s fitting to suggest that for Father’s Day, a great gift idea for dads of infants/toddlers is a baby carrier! Especially when it’s made by one of my favorite brands… remember my awesome kokopax diaper bag? (STILL my main diaper bag over a year later). Well, kokopax also makes a range of baby carriers great to give new dads!
The kokopax City Carrier is a lightweight (~3 lbs) frame carrier that fits babies 6 months up to 2 years old, or 35 pounds. It’s a great frame for everyday life, whether you want to carry your baby doing household chores, at the store, or even a short walk.
We took our son to the mall to test out the frame. Technically, we weren’t sure about putting him in the carrier because he is over 2 years, but since he’s on the shorter side and still well under 35 pounds, we figured it would be okay. He definitely filled out the carrier although it wasn’t too tight; but still we’ll be saving this carrier for the new baby coming in July after this! I liked the 5-point harness for securing baby into the carrier, since they are so high up!
The City Carrier is simply designed and easy to pop in the car, compact enough to tuck behind a seat (or in an airline overhead bin). There’s one small pocket in the back so you could stash a diaper and wipes, or a small snack, but not too much! Inside the carrier is a little toy ring, which I thought was a great accessory!
My husband said the frame was comfortable overall with padded waist support that adjusted, and padded shoulder straps (I didn’t feel comfortable trying it, being 7 months pregnant!). However, he did wish there was a cross-chest strap as the shoulder straps had a tendency to pull to the outside slightly as he walked.
Our son loved riding in the City Carrier, with a birds’ eye view of the world as we toured the mall. We’re excited to try it out on our new little guy when he’s old enough!
BUY IT: Get the kokopax City Carrier for a dad in your life. It comes in four modern prints for $99.99; don’t forget cute accessories like the koko monkey and pax protector! Follow kokopax on Facebook and Twitter!
GIVEAWAY RULES: Open US. 18+ to enter/win. Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on June 12, 2012. Fulfillment handled by kokopax. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.
Thanks to kokopax for sending the carrier for review and offering a giveaway! All opinions are 100% my own.