Iâve been using the Izmi baby carrier for a few months now. Despite having a couple of baby carriers, the Izmi carrier has become my go-to carrier thanks to the small size, soft structure and comfort for both me and Joseph.
Itâs soft, comfortable and supportive and we bothÂ love using it. Up until recently, Joseph fell asleep pretty much as soon as he was tucked up in the carrier. Heâs now six months old and doesnât fall asleep at the drop of a hat but he still loves being in the carrier.
You can read more about the specs of the Izmi baby carrier here and I thought Iâd give you the lowdown on why I love it.
Itâs small and neatly packs away into a little bag
When youâre not wearing the Izmi baby carrier it tucks away neatly into the little bag it comes with. I cannot tell you how useful for this is! It just makes it so much easier to take it out and about with you, either in your bag, the shopping basket of your pushchair or just slung over your shoulder.
Baby carriers are awesome when youâre wearing them but when you take them off they always seem to be in the way â particularly the structured carriers.
As I travel a lot I like to be able to take the carrier with me so it works really well for my lifestyle, but it also works for everyday situations.
We also have a two year old, George, who doesnât like being in the pushchair but canât walk very far. We rarely take a double pushchair because itâs a bulky nuisance, so when George gets tired I pop him in the pushchair and put Joseph in the carrier. I donât feel like the Izmi carrier adds any extra bulk so is just really easy to take out and about.
Itâs easy to use
Have you ever tried to use a baby carrier that feels like itâs a puzzle to actually get it on? And then you need to figure out how to get the baby inside! You shouldnât need a degree to use a baby carrier!
The Izmi baby carrier is really easy to put on. You can do it on your own and wonât need any help from someone with an extra pair of hands. You might need to do it in front of the mirror the first few times you wear it but I can pop it on and off really easily now. I can even get Joseph out while heâs still asleep and get him into bed! #MumSkills 😉
I prefer baby carriers with straps and buckles. You can get ones that are like an enormous piece of material that you wrap around and around and around. I have lots of friends who like this style but I prefer the simplicity of a structured carrier.
The good thing about the Izmi carrier is that it has the structure and also the nice soft material youâd normally associate with a wrap. The material isnât too thick so you feel nice and close to your baby as you give them a cuddle.
No hands! The best thing about using a baby carrier!
It has an attached head support
Some of the baby carriers Iâve tried in the past have had a detachable head support. In theory itâs a great idea but in reality I actually just lost the head support in a matter of days.
With the Izmi baby carrier the head support is attached and just poppers into place when you need it. And the best thing is that the head support isnât in the way when youâre not using it.
I used it all the time when Joseph was little and wobbly headed but now I just put it up when heâs asleep. When heâs awake he prefers it to be down so he can look out.
Multiple carry positions
You can wear this on your front, your side or your back. I only ever wear it on my front and usually have Joseph facing me but as he gets older heâll probably want to face out.
I know all baby carriers are unisex but some just feel more feminine than others. Sam has used the wrap style carriers before but definitely prefers the structured carriers as theyâre âmore masculineâ (apparently!)
It can be used from birth to 15kg
Now thereâs no way Iâd be carrying a 15kg child but itâs good to know you can!
You can adjust the seat to make it wider or smaller
You can reposition the body of the carrier to make the seat wider or smaller to ensure your babies legs and bottom are perfectly supported. They should be supported from knee to knee so youâll need to adjust the carrier as they get bigger.
This also helps to evenly distribute your babyâs weight, making them easier to carry and it makes it more comfortable for them.
The wide shoulders
When you put the Izmi baby carrier on, make sure the shoulder straps are spread wide across your whole shoulder and donât bunch together. When theyâre wide they will distribute the weight of your child across your whole shoulder and itâs much comfier. Thanks to these shoulder straps itâs really easy to carry a baby and doesnât hurt your shoulders or back.
The Izmi baby carrier is available from Amazon for Â£75.