Bonding Sessions With Chicco

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I am no stranger to baby wearing and in some capacity have worn all of my children at some point. In the past 7 years I have owned 6 carriers, all different and unique. In the 7 years I have worn my babies my husband never offered to wear them at all…that is until recently.

We got the opportunity to review the Chicco UltraSoft 2-Way Infant Carrier in Limited Edition Vapor when Cyrus was born and have been taking it with us on the #KidsInThe416 day trips. Since I have been taking pictures and navigating our adventures my husband happily wore Cyrus.

We have all seen the pictures of baby wearing dads and maybe I am biased but my husbands’ attractiveness skyrocketed when he had baby in tow. It completely melted my heart when I saw the bonding that was going on between him and his newest babe. What I am able to achieve through breastfeeding he is doing by taking our little man on walks.

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 Design & Comfort

Designed with comfort in mind the Chicco carrier has a stretchable, mini-vented lining which allows your baby’s skin to breathe and stay cool. Nothing worse than a sweaty, unhappy baby when you are out and about. A great addition is the breathable tech-mesh shoulder pads that provide the comfort necessary when wearing baby for extended periods. Another added bonus is the great height adjustable lumbar support in the same breathable mesh lining. For my husband’s bad back adjusting this was probably the reason why he could carry Cyrus for hours at a time.

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 Adjustable Fit For You & Baby

One thing I always found annoying when wearing was that as my weight fluctuated I found it difficult to adjust them so they fit just right. I really like that the Chicco has side straps that are bi-directional that I can adjust with one hand. My husband and I have a 25 pound weight difference with me being the heavier opponent so when I need to wear baby while getting some housework done I can easily adjust the straps to fit me.

As the Chicco fits babies from 7.5-25 lbs (3.4-11.3 kg) it has 3 different side straps to easily accommodate any overnight growth spurts. Whether you choose to wear baby facing you or facing into the world you can quickly adjust to meet your (and baby’s) needs.

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 Cool Features

The cuddle pocket is ingenious. When you wear your baby it is natural to hold them. It provides extra support and lets your little one know you are close. This pocket takes it to another level and gives you a place to rest your hand.Chicco

The snap-on towel for when baby decides to spit-up or drool. How many of us have tried to place a cloth on our carrier only to have it fall out of place and still end up completely covered in spit-up. With the easy on and off snap on button you just throw it in the wash and reattach for your next wearing session.

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The front pocket with a Velcro closure. I like to keep my bank card with me at all times if I am going out and more times than I care to admit I have dropped it from my pocket while pulling my phone out. Now I conveniently slip it into the pocket and head out on an adventure. Now trips to the park can end with slushies for the kids.

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The mesh pockets will provide you quick access to things you need such as keys, snacks or a pacifier.

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I like the fact that the carrier is easily folded onto itself and stored in the included storage bag. It allows me to neatly store and carry my carrier without it getting dirty or taking up much space.chicco

How Chicco Helps Us

At 3 months old my son is past that stage where he sleeps all the time and we are enjoying his awake time more. He wants to be held, talked to and just interacted with. Although I would love to just lay in bed with him and play it is summer vacation and I now have 3 other kids (and their friends) to look after. I can combine some one-on-one interaction with the baby while I do a quick tidy or throw together some lunch.

The limited edition Vapor design is both comfortable and stylish. With blue, grey (light and dark) and white colours it is easily worn by both men and women and I love that my husband is willing to wear it. I see a bond forming between him and our baby that took much longer with our other children. Bonus is that it’s so easy to put on he does it by himself (never would have happened with our wrap carrier).

The Chicco UltraSoft Limited Edition Carrier in Vapor is available at Babies R Us (MSRP $79.99) and you can find out more information and order it HERE.

Chicco Canada can also be found on Facebook. Make sure you follow to keep up to date with new product launches, deals and giveaways. As always likes are not necessary but they are appreciated!

Do you baby wear? What do you (or would) get done while wearing your baby?

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 Giveaway

Chicco has graciously offered one of my readers the chance to win the new Chicco UltraSoft 2-Way Infant Carrier in Limited Edition Vapor. Giveaway is open to Canadians and will run until July 22, 2015. Enter below and good luck.

 
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76 Comments

  1. Viv Sluys
    July 1, 2015 / 11:18 am

    Wow, so many things I like about this! I like that it is easily adjustable with one hand. I like the cuddle pocket; with my old carrier I almost always hada hand on the back of the carrier. I like that you can wear baby facing out or in.

  2. Athena
    July 1, 2015 / 11:35 am

    I like that it’s adjustable and either Mommy or Daddy can wear it!

  3. Anne Taylor
    July 1, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    The Cuddle Pocket is my favourite feature! Its truly brilliant!

  4. Erin
    July 1, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    I like that it folds down into itself. So compact!

  5. Silvia D
    July 1, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    So many great features! i like that the Chicco carrier has a stretchable,mini-vented lining, helps keep baby comfortable!

  6. Julia
    July 1, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    I like how easy it is to put on!

  7. kristen visser
    July 1, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    I love that the Chicco carrier has a stretchable, mini-vented lining ! so great!

  8. Thomas Kwan
    July 1, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I like the Cuddle Pocket feature teh best.

  9. kathy downey
    July 1, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Its so easy to put on I love it

  10. Doreen Lamoureux
    July 1, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    My most favorite feature of all is that it is really easy to put on. That is so important, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Darlene Schuller
    July 1, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I love that it’s compact and has a carrying case, mine was a pain in the arse to travel with.

  12. Burcu
    July 1, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    I love the cuddle pocket

  13. Lisa Neutel
    July 1, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    my fave feature is the cuddle pocket

  14. Gillian Morgan
    July 1, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I like that this carrier can be used by both women and men.

  15. Tanis
    July 2, 2015 / 12:38 am

    I love the idea of the snap on towel! Great idea!

  16. Rachel C.
    July 2, 2015 / 5:54 am

    I love how adjustable it is! Great for Mom or Dad. =)

  17. Victoria Ess
    July 2, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I love how easy it is to put on and take off.

  18. John C
    July 2, 2015 / 11:52 am

    My favourite feature is that it’s easy to put on and take off.

  19. David L
    July 2, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Wow, super cool! Better then the old square cotton cloth with four tie straps ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Andrea
    July 2, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I love the cuddle pocket! This seems like a great product!

  21. Gurpreet Bola
    July 2, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Love that it is easy to store!

  22. josephine evans
    July 2, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I love this!! So many great features but the one I love most is how easy it is up out on and remove.

  23. Jennifer D
    July 2, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    I like that it is easy to put on! As someone who struggles with things like this at the best of times, I can’t imagine how much more difficult it would be with an infant!

  24. July 2, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    It is one of my favourite features as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. July 2, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    They have come a long way that is for sure

  26. July 2, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    I like it because I can keep it in the car when I don’t bring my stroller and it doesn’t take up a lot of space

  27. Jolie
    July 3, 2015 / 12:32 am

    It’s easy to put on and easy to store.

  28. kathy thorn
    July 3, 2015 / 8:31 am

    I like how easily it folds away.

  29. melissa fowers
    July 3, 2015 / 8:32 am

    I love that its adjusts easy and the colors are really nice on it.

  30. Sahra Altaha
    July 3, 2015 / 9:06 am

    I love the Cuddle Pocket! So smart

  31. kristen
    July 3, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    I love that it adjusts and that daddy can wear it also! Super cute! Thanks so much for the opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. July 3, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    I like the The snap-on towel.

  33. Leah E
    July 3, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I like the mesh pockets and also that it is easy to put on!

  34. AKnight
    July 3, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Cute baby = cute dad, and the carrier proves it.

  35. Barb W
    July 3, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Easy adjusting!

  36. R Groen
    July 3, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    your hands are free to do things around the house while keeping the baby close for snuggles

  37. July 3, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    My little guy always falls right asleep when we wear him. I think it is being close to our chest and hearing our heart beat that is so soothing

  38. July 3, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Thanks I agree ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. selma90
    July 3, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    The snap-on towel is a great idea!

  40. C McLaren
    July 4, 2015 / 10:05 am

    I love the storage bag. All those straps so neatly tucked away.

  41. Brigitte I.
    July 4, 2015 / 11:24 am

    The easiness of the up in/out and remove–some products are such a hassle. Love this one:)

  42. Krista M
    July 4, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    I like how it offers 2 carrying positions. Nice to have baby face inwards to sleep, & easily converts to face out when baby is older!

  43. Sarah N.
    July 4, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I like that my husband would use it.

  44. Joy D
    July 4, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Side straps that are bi-directional whic makes it easy for adjusting between parents.

  45. Margaret H
    July 4, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I like that it is easy to put on and take off

  46. Jo-Anne Pfoh
    July 4, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    what a great review and so informative thanks for sharing

  47. July 5, 2015 / 1:22 am

    The snap on cloths to stop droolage ๐Ÿ˜‰ and the venting… boy can babies make you hot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Lori Bazan
    July 5, 2015 / 7:45 am

    So easy to put on and compact with a carrying case, This is a must have!

  49. Carey Hurst
    July 5, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I love that it has a place to put cards and carry a couple things, live the look , love that it is adjusted easily , looks great , fabric is great choice .

  50. Sharlene
    July 5, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    I love the cuddle pocket – such a lovely design!

  51. Amrit
    July 5, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Seems like a great product that comes in handy!. For a FTM I am curious to see if I would feel comfortable using one of these while running around.

  52. Amber Y
    July 6, 2015 / 2:53 am

    I really like the front pocket. I always have little things that i wish i had somewhere to store.

  53. Charmaine
    July 6, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    I like the pockets-super convenient!

  54. Alayne Langford
    July 6, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    I love that the CHICCO looks smashing on Dad, that there is a convenient pocket for keys and that snap on towel! Sorry, couldn’t narrow it down to one great feature!!

  55. July 6, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Thanks Alayne I think so too!

  56. kathy thorn
    July 6, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I like the fact that it suits both men and women and offers a bonding experience with their baby for each.

  57. July 6, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    Love the pocket where I can keep my personal belongings. My “other brand” carrier didn’t have that and it would have come in very handy.

    Besos Sarah.

  58. lynn clayton
    July 7, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    snap on towel is great for when teething

  59. Melissa Marie
    July 7, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    i like that it is comfortable, stylish and has a carry bag, it wont get as dirty in my car!

  60. KellyPC
    July 7, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    I love the design!

  61. Sara Rai
    July 8, 2015 / 1:03 am

    I like the Cuddle Pocket feature.

  62. Lorna Webster
    July 8, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    The cuddle pocket is ingenius!

  63. CyberScooby
    July 9, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Compact

  64. Amanda Dominix-joudrey
    July 9, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    like how easy it goes on and has a pocket on it

  65. shellie clark
    July 9, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    The Cuddle Pocket is my favourite

  66. July 10, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    I can do my laundry with one hand while using the cuddle pocket!

  67. July 10, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I honestly love the storage bag. My other carrier jist kind of lays around

  68. shandie
    July 13, 2015 / 11:45 am

    the cuddle pocket! ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Josie
    July 13, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    I love the cuddle pocket

  70. jan
    July 19, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I like that it appears to be so adjustable

  71. stomping kobbler
    July 20, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    I like the mesh pockets so I can get things

  72. Judy Hunting
    July 20, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I love that I or my husband could wear it as it is adjustable

  73. Ariel C
    July 22, 2015 / 11:21 am

    i like that it’s adjustable!

  74. Lisa Gore
    August 12, 2015 / 11:03 am

    I love the cuddle pocket

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