Find out what our tester thought of this brand new concept in baby carriers.
||About: A completely new concept in baby-carriers, the Red Castle Sport Baby Carrier adapts and adjusts in size as your baby grows. What's more, it enables you to choose the best carrying position to suit the moment.
The Red Castle Sport Baby Carrier adapts to the wearer's every movement, thanks to its innovative sliding pouch which permits many different carrying positions. So simple to use, it can easily be repositioned without disturbing baby. It's aesthetic design integrates distinctive safety features and its head rest is adjustable and detachable.
The Red Castle SportÂ® Baby Carrier suits all sizes: from the slimmest of mothers to the sturdiest of fathers (waist sizes from 25 to 50 inches). With a (3d) mesh lining which assures optimum ventilation and comfort, it is suitable from birth up to 12kg.
*Facing inwards/outwards - centre position
*Facing inwards/outwards - on either hip
*Lying down for breastfeeding
The review: (Tested by Phillipa & Will)
We first tried the carrier out when Will was a little under the weather and I must admit that I was a little dubious as to whether he'd be happy to sit in it. Thankfully I needn't have worried as he absolutely loved it.
|The carrier is really easy to use without following the instruction CD - I just looked at the diagrams on the box and copied them. I did wonder if it would be tricky to get into because of all the different positions you can use it in, but it was actually really simple. I managed to get Will inside it OK on my own and although I got him out of it myself I do think that it would have been easier with someone helping me.|
As Will is now 8 months old and about 18lbs I found the carrier pulled on my shoulder where the strap was after i'd been wearing it for a while. However, Will sat very comfortably in it and it kept him secure and upright as I moved around which is, of course, what's most important.
The carrier is quite stylish to look at and because of the adjustable straps it's flexible enough to wear both inside and outside without too much hassle and fiddling around (it easily fits over a chunky winter coat). I also really liked the fact that it's designed to grow with your baby and in my opinion it definitely feels sturdy enough to last the distance.
All in all, I think it's a top quality carrier made of good, strong materials and while the flexibility of the carrier is a little more limited now Will is older I can definitely see the advantages of this carrier for a family with a younger baby.
For more information on the Red Castle Sport Baby Carrier (RRP: Â£45.99) , visit www.bettacare.co.uk