Keep your baby close even as they grow and experience more of life together.
Combines the best of both wraps and soft structured carriers - comfortable, beautiful, and easy to use.
Designed for babies from 4 months to 2 years of age, from 13 to 28lbs.
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This is the perfect combination of a wrap and structured carrier. Wraps have too much fabric and feel like you’re wearing a sweater (not good when you live in Arizona) and structured carriers feel like you’re wearing a backpack. This one is soft like a wrap, easy like a structured carrier and I’m comfortable leaving it on even when baby isn’t in it. This will definitely be my go to gift and recommendation for new moms. Thank you for a great product!
My son is 6mos and a BIG baby. Chances are, my days of wearing him are limited, yet, when I saw this, though skeptical, I had to buy it. And here’s why:
I’m a huge advocate for baby wearing and have been wearing my son since day 1... EVERYWHERE and to do just about everything. Literally. I’ve tried nearly every product out there from wraps (Moby, Boba), wrap shirts (NuRoo, baby Ktan), assorted ring slings (Nalakai + generics), and structured carriers (Tula, Evenflo, Ergobaby +). I’ve literally spent hundreds trying to find the perfect item. I prefer the looks and styles of wraps/slings. I love their gentle softness and natural feel but could never get the wraps tight enough to prevent slipping and found myself constantly adjusting baby, fidgeting with the tails, or repositioning the rings which were digging into me... plus, SO MUCH FABRIC! Too much. I also love and wanted the security and weight distribution of a structured carrier. I’ve found the most versatile ones, (long time carry ability and multiple positions), are always bulky, don’t fit well under sweaters/coats or just have too much going on. I’ve settled for two, (the Nalakai & Tula), which we literally live in and alternate constantly depending on need/temperature/and the speed at which I need to get him in and/or out. I adore them both for very different reasons and wish I could combine the two into one. I lug them around everywhere we go and honestly it’s a pain. Now, that my sons bigger he can kick or wriggle out of the Nalakai and the Tula, although it’s super versatile, just has too much bulk to wear around the house, under a sweater/coat, while working or taking walks. My husband doesn’t like any of the wearing options we have and we’re always taking about inventing the perfect combination; structured like a carrier, but with the lightweight, natural, minimalist feel of a wrap.... enter the Lalabu. Dreams literally answered, and thus, my need to have it, regardless of how much baby wearing time we have left.
First things first, no doubt this is luxurious. Super luxe actually. The fabric is supple and delicious. Feels amazing, has decent stretch and NO ODOR!!! Also, there’s not too much of it, which is nice. The tails don’t get caught on objects around the house, or in drawers and doors. It’s ultra lightweight and the wide shoulders feel simply lovely. It’s breathable hood hugs babes head to my chest ever so gently and is one of the things I love the most about it. Babe fell asleep about 8 minutes after tucking him in and slept soundly for 2 hours, during which I did not have to adjust or retighten straps, nor did I experience any sag or discomfort/pressure in my shoulders from the straps. Also, key point to note, my babe is a genuine hot box. He is always hot and sweaty, especially during naps and usually when I pull him out of a wrap/sling or carrier post nap, he, the item and I, are a sticky, wet, sweaty mess. This fabric is so breathable and lightweight, no one overheated and we all remained dry. Huge bonus points! Plus this fits comfortably under a coat/sweater. Another awesome feature for BF Mummas; if you let out the straps a bit your babe can slide down to breastfeed while you remain slightly covered. I BF openly without much care, but for a more modest Mum, you can fan out the shoulder strap just enough to provide some coverage. Not having to take your baby out of carrier to nurse is an absolute win.
I only have two dislikes, if you can even really call them that, and hence the reason, I gave the kerrier 4 stars rather than 5. I suppose too, they are really just personal and may not apply to others, but here they are.
1). I wish the weight limit was higher, 40lb or even 35lb. I understand I have a giant baby, but a lot of Mums have larger kids and we still want to wear them for the first two years of their life. 2). I don’t love the waist band as it’s not exactly comfortable or forgiving, for a girl my size. (Size 10). Additionally, I had a csection so although fully healed at 6mo’s pp, the waistband doesn’t have any padding, so whether sitting above my hips or below, it does dig into/irritate that sensitive area. Same for the hips and back area. Would like to see this have a reinforced or padded, possibly slightly wider waistband, so it’s not digging into hips, back or belly. I will likely make some kind of padding to slide over the waist straps so it isn’t cutting into me so much. I suppose, we’re I svelte like the woman who created this and did not have a csection, it wouldn’t even be an issue. My husband, (who is very svelte), absolutely loves this thing. Loves it.
Overall, it’s an outstanding purchase and I’m SUPER pleased. It really absolutely has the best of both worlds. I highly recommend purchasing one for any minimalist, earthy Mum that believes baby wearing is Life. ♥️
Hi Kelly - Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy to hear your thoughts on the Kerier and we will definitely consider your feedback for future improvements. As you know from your experience with many baby carriers - there isn't a 'perfect' carrier, but rather different ones are ideal depending on your preferences and goals for babywearing. We're happy with what we've been able to create, but also recognize there is always room for improvement. We really wanted the belt to be an extension of the main body rather than use webbing, which is one of the reasons we designed it the way that we did. We wanted it to be beautiful and the belt plays a part in the overall feel of the Kerier. That being said, I'll consider how we might be able to add more padding.
To date we've taken the approach of trying to make focused babywearing solutions for specific stages that are also simple to use. For example, our shirts are ideal for newborns and we created them at a time when general carriers really didn't work well for newborn babies. For the Kerier we want it to be the best for right when babies outgrow our shirts up until about 2 years old (for the average baby). This is the stage from starting to move around on their own to being able to run around on their own. For larger babies, the sweet spot is probably 3 to 18 months. For average babies more like 5 to 24 months. But our focus was less on age and more on stage. Shirts for cuddling with your newborn. Keriers for wearing your baby while they learn how to move on their own up until they can run around on their own.
Perhaps it reflects our personal family culture some. We wear our babies and snuggle them all the time as newborns. We didn't even own a stroller with our first, but continued to babywear as he grew. But we're also an active family and at two years old our children are going on long hikes walking themselves. They are riding bikes by 2.5 years old. We view babywearing as absolutely essential in the newborn stage with so many benefits for mom, dad and baby. And then there is this gradual transition from essential, to beneficial, to optional and at 2+ years we think it becomes more of a preference depending on the child and family culture. That being said, I've worn my 3 year old to get through a full day at Disney and also to protect them on dangerous hikes, so I definitely see the value at older ages. My oldest son who is 8 would also love to still be worn. I think one of the reasons he is so affectionate is because he was worn from his earliest memory.
To make a product simple to use and ideal for a stage we have to make tough choices. In the case of the Kerier, we limited the weight range and pouch adjustments to allow it to be a better product for the baby stage. To have it support the toddler stage (2+ years) we would need to make compromises making it less ideal for the baby stage, and it would become more complicated in terms of adjustments, weight, and process to use.
I hope that helps to explain some of our thought process in the design of the Kerier. Thanks again for the great feedback! We'll definitely use it to make the product even better in the future.
Being the founder of a babywearing company, I've used and tested a tremendous number of babywearing options over the 8+ years I've been a parent. I have discovered first hand the benefits and drawbacks of each, which was the catalyst for our work in developing our own baby carrier - the Lalabu Kerier. There's so many aspects I just adore about the Kerier. First and foremost, it's simply a beautiful carrier to wear:
-The elegant, soft comfortable straps
-The flowing tails
-The matching waist belt and buckle
-The leather accents above the stainless steel rings
The sweet and simple head support which not only simplifies head support functionality for babywearing but also adds to the aesthetic of the carrier itself. All in, it's the perfect combination of beauty, comfort, and performance.
When front wearing the wide straps across the shoulders and supportive x across the back make iit the most comfortable front wearing carrier I've tried. When backwearing, the straps are streamlined and simple, making me feel like my baby is tucked snuggly into a cozy backpack.
My baby loves it. He sleeps in it. He laughs in it. He helps me pick apples in it. He's close and cuddly and helps all the oxytocin flow for both happy baby and mama. When I wear the Lalabu Kerier, my baby and my carrier make me feel more gorgeous and only add to whatever I'm wearing for the day - whether I'm on a hike in the Oregon mountains or at a Little Girls Garden tea party with my daughter or picking apples in the valley. I truly believe this is the best baby carrier on the market and I can't wait for you to try it out for yourself.
Ten years ago I started working nights and weekends to create an easy way to babywear that would allow everyone to enjoy it - and from that came the Soothe Shirt and Dad Shirt. One of the most common questions since has been, “Can you make something to use after the shirts?” I’m so happy to share the Kerier with you. We’ve been working on it a long time and testing it all year with our son. I know you’re going to love it. It combines the best of both wraps and soft structured carriers. It is easy to use, comfortable, and beautiful. And you can use it right from when your baby outgrows our shirts all the way until they are running around on their own.