"Pointless product. Get a proper carrier/ sling!…"
I didn't buy this. We got it from someone who was getting rid of their old baby paraphernalia. We used it a few times around the house when the baby wanted to be held and both of us agreed it made carrying the baby on our hip more comfortable BUT you still have to hold the baby so ultimately it's fairly pointless. It might be useful at a party/ event where you are standing for a long time but, while it makes your back and hip more comfortable, your arm still gets tired in the end anyway. It's a halfway house between a carrier/ sling and, well, nothing. I'm actually amazed that this sells when carriers and slings do exactly the same job but better. They are more comfortable and you have your hands free so you can do things.Read moreLess
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"Amazing for all ages!…"
I use this for my 6 month old and 3 year old and will probably use it for a very long time to come.
Baby sits well and has a cuddle. Toddler has face-to-face time while I push the buggy with baby in it.
I pretty much don't take it off!!
I recommend doing it up quite tight and wearing it quite tight to support the back. Great for walking and toning!
Can't recommend enough - should be on commission for the amount of friends I have recommended this to!Read moreLess
"Fab product especially for keen to walk toddlers who just…"
Fab product especially for keen to walk toddlers who just want the occasional rest.
Easy to use but would be easier still if it could be clipped up for both left and right handed use without spinning it around your waist.
A bit pricey for what it is but for the amount we have used it it has proved good value and still looks brand new.Read moreLess
"I don't think I have fully 'utilise' its potential yet…"
I don't think I have fully 'utilise' its potential yet as my baby is only a year old. So she is a wee bit 'short' to sit on the hipseat.
As other reviewers commented, you still need a hand to wrap around the child's waist. I have used this and in combine with my babasling (great combination).
We were visiting a castle which we know pushchair is not allowed in. My daughter was 10 months old, just at the age that wants to be carried all the time, can't walk yet and drifts off to sleep when she is tired. I used the sling to carry her in my front and with the hipseat sitting much higher (above waist as the baby loves seeing over my shoulder). The combination of these two allow me to carry the baby for 3 hours before I feel the strain of her weight and with my hands free!
She didn't complain and quite happily being carry for such a long period of time!
I ll definitely look forward using this when she is older. But I have to agree this seat is really bulky, not something I would 'carry' in my handbag. I usually leave this in the car boot as my 'emergency' sling when I can't use my buggy!Read moreLess
"Didn't use this much - rode up on my hip…"
Didn't use this much - rode up on my hip when child not on it, and sagged when he was. Not a good buy for me.Read moreLess
"Too bulky and not as helpful as I'd expect!…"
Too bulky and not as helpful as I'd expect!Read moreLess
"Our toddler is a bumshuffler but not content to be…"
Our toddler is a bumshuffler but not content to be strapped into her highchair for long periods so end up carrying her a lot.Really like this product as it takes the weight off, saves my back and for quick hops out , means we can avoid taking the pushchair. Most importantly my child likes it, she enjoys the contact and likes having the visibility from being higher up. Would recommend to all parents of older children who are reluctant walkers - makes life a lot easier all round!Read moreLess
"I bought this thinking it would be handy when out…"
I bought this thinking it would be handy when out to the shops as my daughter would get half way then want to be carried. However, I found it to be quite uncomfortable to use and too big to fit into my bag when I wasn't using it. Once on, you have to hold your child on it which can be annoying - I'd rather have them in a sling which leaves your hands free. I also found it to be a small fit for my size 18 frame and because I have a short body, it felt like it was too high up and would dig painfully into my hips. Overall, I wasn't too impressed but it might suit someone with a smaller/taller.Read moreLess
"Ok for short 'hops' but you really need to hold…"
Ok for short 'hops' but you really need to hold on to your child all the time - for me not as useful as a 'proper' ring/wrap sling, which has much more longevity. And packs up smalleRead moreLess