THE REVIEW: I was provided with the opportunity to test out The Freeloader and let you guys know if and how it works. I chose the 'Midnight' color. There are other options available on their website, but since I wanted to try this for me and my daughter personally, I selected the one that would work the best for my situation.
Carrying around a tiny baby is not the hardest thing in the world, but when that baby grows, it becomes a bit more difficult to get around comfortably.
When babies are little, there are a plethora of modes of transport-- from wraps to strollers, it's all up to the parent.
Sure, a toddler can be toted around in a stroller, but is it practical? Sometimes I find a stroller to be cumbersome and bulky in certain situations. When I am trying to do quick shopping, or when I am expecting a crowd to gather, or when I need to move fast, I look for something like the Freeloader child carrier first and foremost.
Before I even begin the 'official' review process, I would like to share my first impression notes:
+ This arrived in a very small box. I thought it was going to be more of a 'pain' to set up, but it was very EASY!
+ It feels extremely high quality.
+ This actually folds up for easy transport/storage.
This child carrier can be found here and costs $299.99. Shipping (for me) was calculated at $20.
Here is a little bit of information about this child carrier from The Freeloader:
+ Ergonomically designed waist and shoulder straps distribute weight through to the hips and core, open back design helps maximize airflow to keep your back cool and dry, easy-to-use, 5-point child safety harness
Cici and I use this child carrier all of the time!
She feels comfortable on the seat, and we love the adjustable straps and harness.
There is an adjustable waist strap for the adult as well as an adjustable shoulder strap to keep everything safe and fitted.
One of my favorite features is the extra storage pockets on either side of the waist straps. If you have to have a waist strap, you might as well have storage pockets, right!?
Both adult and child shoulder straps are padded for maximum wear comfort.
The seat folds up and down for storage and transport. It is a large seat that is reminiscent of a cycling seat, and it provides a lot of room for a growing child.
Lastly, another important feature is the back of the product. There is a physical barrier between your child and you. It is breathable and it is lightweight. However, it is padded so your child is still comfortable but not leaning directly on your back like they would with a normal child carrier. It's genius!