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lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons Review

Price:   $140.00 List | $139.98 at Amazon
Pros:  Sturdy, stylish, ergonomic
Cons:  Bulky, tricky adj, head panel lacks support
Bottom line:  Comfortable & a good value, but cumbersome
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Manufacturer:   lillebaby

The Skinny

The Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons offers a lot of great features. However, it wasn't as easy to use and is bulkier than most of its competitors. As promised, the back mesh panel did allow for great airflow. Overall, this is a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing carrier that we think baby and wearer will enjoy.


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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results

Review by:
Adrian Hogel & Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
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June 21, 2015

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Lillebaby's "next generation" carriers claim to be complete in "comfort, functionality, safety, and style." The Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons comes with a built-in ventilation system designed to keep baby cool in warm weather. This carrier also allows baby to face out OR face in while in the front carry position, much like the Ergobaby Four Position 360, the Beco Baby Gemini, and the Babybjorn Carrier One. Read on to see why the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons came in fourth place overall in our testing.

Performance Comparison



Baby's Safety


The All Seasons scored an 8 of 10 for Baby's Safety. It has a nice, wide seat supporting baby's legs in the "frog" position, except for when baby is facing out. Another problem we experienced is that the head support seems almost too low when folded down, which took away from the security of this carrier.
At almost 15 inches  the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons has a very wide  deep seat that properly supports baby's legs and hips. Unfortunately  the head support panel is so large  that when you fold it down so baby can look around  you lose a lot of the head and neck support.
At almost 15 inches, the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons has a very wide, deep seat that properly supports baby's legs and hips. Unfortunately, the head support panel is so large, that when you fold it down so baby can look around, you lose a lot of the head and neck support.

Baby's Comfort


When compared to the others, the All Seasons received an 8 of 10 for Baby's Comfort. The adjustable seat provides a comfy ride for baby regardless of weight/age. Anyone who's ever carried a baby knows how hot they can get in there, so the zippered air vent is a much appreciated feature that no doubt adds to baby's comfort. Extra padding around the leg holes, like Editors' Choice Tula Ergonomic Baby has, would definitely bump up the comfort level on this carrier.
The zippered air vent in the Lillebaby keeps baby and parent cool in warm weather.
Once unzipped the air vent panel rolls up nicely for storage.
Lillebaby air vent panel all rolled up and stored away while in use.  This feature really helped to keep baby cool.
 

Parent's Comfort


The Lillebaby received an 8 of 10 for Parent's Comfort. The padded shoulder straps and wide waistband provide good support and weight distribution. The extra lumbar pad was a unique feature that added lower back support while in a front carry, and the shoulder straps could be worn criss-cross, similar to the Onya Baby Outback and Beco Baby Gemini. This feature really helps distribute the weight more efficiently while in a front carry. The only drawback is that at 1.9 pounds, it is on the heavy side, and we felt that weight after carrying baby for more than a few minutes.
Thick padding on the shoulders and the extra lumbar support pad make a front carry very comfortable with the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons.
Thick padding on the shoulders and the extra lumbar support pad make a front carry very comfortable with the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons.

Ease of Use


This carrier scored an 7 of 10 for Ease of Use and offers two seating positions — a narrow seat and a wide seat — making it capable of carrying babies from infancy through toddler-hood, without the use of an infant insert (although there is a removable "safety harness" for infants). This adjustability also allows older babies to face out while in the front carry position (although adjusting it isn't always easy). It utilizes snaps instead of buttons, so changing it and raising the head support panel is faster and easier than the buttons on the Ergobaby Four Position 360. This carrier has convenient features like a zippered storage pocket, a detachable sleeping hood, and air vent. Nursing baby was easy and the head support panel and hood provided additional privacy. Our biggest complaint with the lillebaby is the bulkiness, which makes it difficult to fold up and stash away.
It takes a little practice to quickly and easily convert to the narrow seat configuration on the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons.
It takes a little practice to quickly and easily convert to the narrow seat configuration on the Lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons.

Ease of Cleaning


The All Seasons is machine washable, but must be washed using a mild detergent without perfumes, dyes, or optical brighteners. As with most soft structured carriers we tested, it must be hung to dry. It scored a 7 of 10 for Ease of Cleaning.

Best Applications


Sturdy  versatile and well made  the Lillebaby COMPLETE should last season after season.
Sturdy, versatile and well made, the Lillebaby COMPLETE should last season after season.
With a weight range of 7 to 45 pounds, the Lillebaby will truly carry baby through newborn to toddler, and we found it to be comfortable and functional for babies of all sizes.

Value


At $135, the price is lower compared to the other three carriers we tested that offer the same four carry positions (Beco Baby Gemini, Ergobaby Four Position 360, and Babybjorn Carrier One) and we believe it is an excellent value. Lillebaby is also committed to making sustainable products, so you can feel good about your purchase.

Conclusion


Lillebaby set out to make a safe, functional, comfortable, and stylish carrier and we think they did just that with the COMPLETE All Seasons. While heavier and bulkier than most of the other carriers we tested, it is very sturdy and you can use this carrier until baby is 45 pounds, so it should stand the test of time.

Other Versions and Accessories


Lillebaby currently makes two other COMPLETE carriers: the Lillebaby Complete Original and the Lillebaby Complete Airflow, which come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Available accessories include:
  • Lillebaby Stirrups, which attach to the hip belt, create a better sitting position for baby, and better balance and distribute the child's weight, allowing you to carry baby for longer periods of time more comfortably.
  • The Lillebaby Lumbar Support pads attach to the waistbelt of your carrier and promote good posture and prevent back strain while carrying your baby.

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