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Infantino Sash Review

Inexpensive, fairly comfortable carrier with a few disadvantages
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Price:   $35 List | $29 at Amazon
Pros:  Softer fabric, easy to size adjust, budget-friendly
Cons:  Hang to dry, baby goes in before you have it on, mystery loops
Manufacturer:   Infantino
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Feb 19, 2018
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RANKED
#11 of 15
  • Child Comfort - 25% 6
  • Parent Comfort - 35% 6
  • Ease of Use - 30% 5
  • Ease Of Cleaning - 10% 5

The Skinny

The Infantino Sash is a Mei Tai style carrier that works without buckles or complicated adjustments. It can be used in a front, back or hip carry positions and for little ones up to 35 lbs. The Sash is budget-friendly, relatively comfortable for little ones and wearers, and can be machine washed. Unfortunately, it isn't as comfortable as some of the competition and it is harder to put it on and get baby in at the same time. It has parts we never did figure out how to use which makes the manual a disappointment. In short, while this carrier has somethings going for it, for longer adventures we suspect it will disappoint with the discomfort for both the wearer and passenger.

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Our Analysis and Test Results

Infantino makes various types of baby gear from toys and accessories to baby carriers. The Infantino company is made up of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and even a few grandparents so they can include different parenting insights for their products for little ones. Infantino stresses safety in their designs and makes efforts to use harm-free materials.

Performance Comparison



The Sash hold baby close and the tying straps mean you can make small adjustments as necessary for little one's comfort.
The hip carry of the Sash did not seem as comfortable as the other carry options.

Baby's Comfort


The Sash holds tiny testers close and most seemed content during testing. The fabric is soft, and there are no hard edges or thick support causing stress on little bodies. However, the lack of support and design can also mean that longer journies result in lack of support for little bodies as well. While the Sash may work well for quick trips, it may not offer what little ones need for longer adventures.

The lightly padded wide straps of the Sash can cause irritation for the wearer when the baby is on your back.
The hip carry position of the Sash can result in neck irritation as the majority of the baby's weight is on your neck and collar bone area.
While the Sash has padded straps the placement of the straps when they are crossed could cause a problem for longer adventures.

Parent's Comfort


The Sash is just below the average for the group for parent comfort and has the style advantage of fitting most parent body types thanks to the tie attachment. The wide lightly padded straps are comfortable and avoid putting too much pressure on a small space. However, for longer journies, it can get uncomfortable and larger little ones can be harder to carry.

The Sash has a removable hood that can provide additional head support and protection from the elements.
The Sash has a removable hood that can provide additional head support and protection from the elements.

Ease of Use


This carrier is simple and easy to use. It doesn't have any buckles or adjustments to hassle with thanks to the tie style straps. There are some mystery loops on the carrier that the manual doesn't discuss and we never did sort out what they were for, but it seemed to work fine without them. This lack of information makes the manual less than stellar, and we think it should include information for all of the features the carrier provides. However, what hurts the Sash's score is that you can't fully put the carrier on before you put the baby in and you need to support the baby while you arrange the straps and tie them. This method can be more difficult than you think.

The Sash is machine washable but needs to hang for drying. It is not the easiest to spot clean on the go  however  which could be frustrating.
The Sash is machine washable but needs to hang for drying. It is not the easiest to spot clean on the go, however, which could be frustrating.

Ease of Cleaning


The Sash is machine washable, but it can't go in the dryer. You need to hang it to dry, but it should dry faster than the thicker soft structured carriers with a lot of padding and internal support. It isn't the best for spot cleaning on the go should you get something on the carrier, which hurt its cleaning score.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team