Infantino Fusion Carrier
10.0" x 9.9" x 1.0"
Yes - machine wash cold, separately, on gentle cycle with mild detergent. Do not bleach. Wipe clean with a cloth or sponge between machine washings. Drip dry only. Do not iron.
• 4 ways to carry: facing-in with a narrow seat for a small baby, facing-in with a wide seat for a larger baby, facing-out for babies with head control, and backpack exploring for older babies and toddlers.
• Convertible seat for baby to toddler that can be adjusted to a narrow or wide position.
• Dual side openings for easy on and off.
• Padded head support for baby.
• Includes supportive lumbar belt.
• Extra wide padded shoulder straps.
• Sternum strap is easy to adjust, and a back-trap slider offers fine-tuned adjustments.
• Lightweight, easy to store.
• About half the price of the BabyHawk, but time will tell if its value exceeds the cost.
• Works great as a secondary carrier for me and The Man loves it. Great for Dads who can’t get the tying down.
• Adjustable seat to grow with your baby into toddler stage.
• Perfect for front and back carrying.
• Not easily foldable to fit into diaper bag. A little bulky for on-the-go.
• Baby’s legs are not enclosed, even with newborn carry. Not suitable for new newborns, in my opinion.
• Doesn’t fit as snugly around the baby on the sides.
• There are buckles and snaps to adjust.
• Depending on you and your partner’s sizes, may need to adjust in between carrying for each of you.
In my shopping for a baby carrier, I knew it had to meet my standards for style and healthy positioning of my baby’s legs to avoid hip dysplasia. I ultimately decided on a BabyHawk Mei Tai carrier, but when it arrived, my hubby was less than impressed. So we immediately set out to find one that he would also enjoy using. That lead us to the Infantino Fusion carrier. This is a more modern working of a baby carrier, similar in scope to an Ergobaby that everyone on every other mommy message board seems to love, BUT, a much better value for our budget. Clocking in at only $39.99, this carrier is one of the better valued pieces of baby equipment we’ve found and we receive lots of compliments and questions about it with people wondering if it is an Ergo.
Of course, daddy wanted cool baby gear so he could rock the baby too, so we got him a carrier if his own, which I’ve also tested out. Again, in buying the carrier for The Man, it was still important to find one that provided the best support to prevent hip dysplasia and gave him full support.
It is versatile in that you can do both front and back carries with your child, and it will grow with them. Unfortunately, when my hubby and I switch off using it, we do have to readjust the straps, and the seat must be buttoned with different snaps in order to change from baby facing in and baby facing out. However, for the most part, it is easy to use and has really instilled some enthusiasm in my hubby for carrying our son. The sophisticated color scheme of gray black and red make it a great match to any outfit. Like any baby product, though, there are pros and cons. You can read more on those above.
Overall, this is really a great value for a product and after using it for a year, I am much more satisfied with it than I initially thought I’d be.
Note: Before I buy my gear and products, I always do a lot of internet digging. I don’t have a ton of money to go out and buy every product and try them all, so I rely on other people’s reviews. The ones I find most helpful are the people that get into the nitty gritty. How does the product really work in their daily lives. I absolutely hate “Product is great!” reviews. I want the specifics. So my reviews aim to help you in that way. How does this product truly enhance or take away from my mothering experience is what you’ll get…carry on.