Recently, Infantino provided me with their new Eco Sash carrier to test out and review. It's designed for babies up to 35lbs and has a lot of great features, plus compared to other similar carriers it's a little more affordable at about $60. Infantino offers a variety of products for baby-wearing, but what initially drew me to the design of the Eco Sash carrier is the wrap and tie design. I used a wrap when my son was little and liked the adjustability, but as he grew older I also wanted more support (like thick shoulder straps), which the Eco Sash offers. Now that we've used it a bunch of times over the past 6 weeks, and I'm now ready to report back.
What I like about the Eco Sash carrier:
- The design caught my eye right away, I love the colors and pattern (it's also reversible to plain black)
- You can wear the carrier in several different positions: in front with baby facing in, in front with baby facing out, or baby facing in on your back.
- I like that I can tie it below my growing baby belly. Some other carriers have a hip belt that sit right on my stomach which is no longer comfortable. The ties are long enough that I can adjust as needed.
- I like that it is comfortable to wear on my back for extended periods of time. Jacob felt secure and supported.
- Finally, the detachable hood that keeps the baby's head covered from the sun or cold is a nice feature
- This carrier is a little trickier to learn to tie; it's definitely more like a wrap in that sense. Luckily, Infantino provides a helpful diagram stitched right inside of the carrier so you don't forget how to tie it.
- Ultimately I think I would give it 4 out of 5 stars, with the downside being it is a little hard to put on and adjust, which Jacob was not patient for. However, once he was in and the carrier was tied, we were fine.
Disclosure: I received the Eco Sash carrier free of charge from Infantino to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received.