Once upon a time there was a dad who dreamed of a baby carrier that you could easily store away.......Yes this is a true story, not just another dream unfollowed, this very same dad designed the most compacted baby carrier I have ever seen in my babywearing life. I'm talking about Bitybean and just like it's name this carrier rolls up to be smaller than my water bottle once in its carry pouch.
The Bitybean carrier is a soft structure carrier meaning this carrier buckles around your body to form a seat for your little one. Many have said it's a "backpack for your baby" and in a way they are right. The Bitybean carrier does resemble a backpack with its straps that go over your shoulders and buckle under your arm pit.
Your Bitybean carrier can be worn three ways, have your little one snuggled close to your heart with them facing in (great carry for infants and snuggle bunnies), face them out to explore the world (recommended for babies over 4 months who have complete head control) or wear them on your back for the ultimate hands free piggyback ride.
Since the Bitybean carrier does not have a head support this carrier is not recommended for babies under the age of 3 months and under 8 lbs. Bitybean is ideally for babies and toddlers up to 40 lbs.
Gwendolyn is now 5 months old and weighs 17 lbs, on any given day you will see us going to local parks to walk around and we always babywearing. Recently I started having issues carrying her due to a disk in my back being out of place which causes muscles to tense up and I would have really bad lower back pain. I was at the point where I didn't want to wear her anymore because she was always on the front. We decided to give the back carry a try and our first ever back carry was in our Bitybean, I was able to carry her without any pain and she LOVED it. This carrier is so light that it doesn't add any extra weight to what you are already carrying around (your baby) and the material allows both you and baby to be comfortable.
I have noticed that the Bitybean is my new go to carrier, it's the first one I want to bring with us everywhere we go. I even started leaving it in the small pocket of our diaper bag that way I always have it with us even if it's a very quick stop to the store.
Where to Buy
Bitybean is sold at many local stores and you can easily locate one close to you on their site, if you cant find a local retailer you can always purchase one right off of Bitybean.com . The carriers themselves start at a very reasonable price of $59.95 and accessories including a hood can also be purchased at an additional cost.
* I received the products mentioned above free of charge in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided to me to sway my opinion on this product, my opinions are those of my own and you may or may not share the same experience.