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Close Caboo NCT Baby Carrier Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2016 Silver Best Baby Carrier/Sling
  • 2014 Shortlisted Best Newborn Product

Close Caboos’ NCT Baby Carrier is a quick, safe and comfortable way to carry a baby. The baby carrier is easy to use although YouTube videos are more insightful than the provided instructions when learning the wrapping technique.

It washes easily and the material is lightweight, which makes it suitable for hot days. The sling is secure and allows parents the luxury of free hands. It accommodates both front and rear positioning (there is no side position) and will help settle baby to sleep. It’s great for quick trips to the shop, days out and holidaying although the natural inclination of the sling can lead to shoulder strain if you’ve been wearing it for a while.

Admittedly, it’s not quite every parent’s cuppa tea – some users might find it uncomfortable and not all that supportive but overall, it’s a fairly priced product that comes highly recommended. 

Tested by mum AK Templer for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

The Close Caboo NCT is such an easy carrier. It is small enough to be tucked into a changing bag and I love how light it feels, but it still supportive and has a very high quality finish to it. It dries very quickly after a machine wash and the instructions are very simple and straight forward.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

The Close Caboo NCT allows me to play with my older son while keeping my baby daughter close to me. Due to the two ring slings it allows me to pre-tie the stretchy and leave it on in between car rides to and from school or shopping which saves me some time.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I would love to see more funky colours like the normal Close Caboo versions.

Tested by Angelika Alani for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This is a great first-time baby carrier and my son loves it. It's easy to put on and very comfy for the baby and parent. I love the fact that it is breastfeeding friendly so I don't have to take my baby out for a feed.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I am hands free when using it! My boy loves it and loved falling asleep while in the carrier. Taking him out for car rides and back in for walks is simple and off road walking and steps are no problem while using this carrier.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Nothing. 

Tested by  Kerrie Goodman for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I really liked this baby carrier. It's soft but very supportive. I found it very easy to adjust and the rings slide easily but feel secure. The material is strong but lightweight and breathable. My baby was very comfortable and happy while wearing her in the baby carrier. I would recommend this to any of my friends who have newborns.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It feels secure enough to go hands free and do some housework or play with my older daughter while my baby is close on me.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I would love to see more colours to choose from.

Tested by Julie Hall for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

The Close Caboo NCT is very soft and stretchy but it feels very secure once I put my baby inside it. The rings on both side make it easier to pre-tie the sling so I can wear it inbetween car journeys to school runs. It folds very small and I love the fact the 2nd layer of the baby carrier doubles up as a bag to store the carrier inside.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I only got into baby wearing with my third child and the carrier has been a real lifesaver especially on the school run and messy play class to help my middle daughter out when needed.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I only got into baby wearing with my third child and the Close Caboo has been a real lifesaver especially on the school run and messy play class to help my middle daughter out when needed.

Tested by Frank Cunningham for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

The Close Caboo NCT has so many positives from folding down small to fit in the changing bag to the practicality of my wife arranging the baby carrier for me so I just need to adjust it once the baby is placed inside it. Most carriers are confusing and way too trick for us dads, so it’s great to find a simple yet perfect sling to wear the baby in.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

The Close Caboo NCT baby carrier felt secure and most importantly idiot proof to put on and adjust. My daughter is very attached to her mum, so it was great for me to wear her, play with my son and let Mummy have a rest at the same time!

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I can’t think of any improvements to be made for this baby carrier!

Tested by Sammie Gill for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I loved this baby carrier. After watching some videos of how to put it on I found it so easy. I put my five month old in it and got on with some jobs. It was fantastic that I could see her straightaway without having to stop what I was doing. She even had a little nap, which is nice that she felt safe enough to do so. I didn’t like the look of fabric carriers without clips before trying this product, but after testing this we will be looking at buying one of these. This will be fantastic in the early days when baby has a grumpy day.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I can get jobs done in the house now even when she is crying. She knows I am there so isn't crying all the time and it means I can get things done.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I would like a more girly colour. 

Tested by Molly Harrison for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I loved the style and material of this carrier but couldn’t figure out how to use it with the instructions. I found as they were pictures only and no written instructions that it was difficult to understand. I would only recommend this to a person who is used to these types of baby carriers.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Once my little boy was in it, I was able to have my hands free to do other things. My little boy seemed happy enough in it. 

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I think it should be an all-in-one design not two different pieces.

 

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