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Concord Wallabee Review

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RRP:
£84.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Baby Carrier/Sling
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say:

“Extremely comfortable baby carrier in 100% cotton. You can hold your baby close at all times - on either your front or back. Ergonomically designed in line with your baby's anatomy, with a wide shoulder strap and stable hip strap to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer. Includes neck bolster and an adjustable headrest for optimum safety and protection for baby's neck muscles and head. Available in 4 cool colours.”

Tested by mum Katy Staines for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The Concord Wallabee is so easy to use. I had no concerns about putting my daughter in this and knew she was safe both on the front and the back. The main component was how comfortable it was for me though as I suffer with back problems so am always a bit wary about slings and carriers like this, however this caused me no pain whatsoever.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This has made simple daily tasks like walking the dog and popping to town so much easier. My daughter is comfortable in it, can see out and be close to me whilst I have free use of my arms and hands. Its simplicity is what makes it great. It's also so easy to keep clean as well which is vital with a baby.

Would you choose this product to win?

This is the first carrier that both my partner and I have enjoyed using as it's done everything we have needed it to. I have recommended it to friends and would definitely use it again. It's packs away so neatly and is easily transportable so ideal for days out and holidays where a pushchair isn't ideal.

What changes would you make to this product?

The Concord Wallabee is a really great carrier however if wanting to use it on your back you do need someone else around to position the child for you as it is impossible on your own. It's also slightly frustrating that the manual says nothing about putting the child in forward facing when carrying on the front but this was my only option when alone which I am 90% of the time. It still worked effectively but I'm not sure if it's against the recommendations.

Tested by mum Elizabeth Davies for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I loved the Concord Wallabee. The fabric is really soft and comes in different and lovely colours. The carrier takes no space so it is very convenient to take with you in a bag. It is a bit tricky at first to put your little one in it but you quickly learn how it works! Overall a very good product.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The Concord Wallabee enables you to wander around knowing that your baby is comfortable, close to you in a carrier that has the softest fabric ever. It is very comfortable as well for your back. It is so much more practical than a pushchair which is often heavy and bulky. With this carrier, shopping is easy!

Would you choose this product to win?

I have never seen a carrier with a softer fabric which is so important especially for newborns. It is also very comfortable and supports mum's back very well. It also feels cosier for the baby compared to the other products on the market. I think its price is very reasonable.

What changes would you make to this product?

The main thing I would change about this product is the attaching mechanism as it is not very straightforward at first. However, I absolutely loved this product and will no doubt be recommending it to my friends. I would be happy to purchase it and use it on a day to day basis. I would just say that you need to give it time to get used to it!

Tested by mum Alice Prince for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Easy to use, lightweight and made a difference to me walking to the shops with my toddler who doesn't like to walk or go in the buggy. Fabric was good quality. Waist strap helped to distribute the weight of my toddler well. Used it as a back carry which I haven't done with my other slings before. Had always wanted to try back carry so was pleased to get the chance and this made it easy.

How did this product make your life easier?     

Was able to easily carry my toddler to my local shops. Often he doesn't want to walk or use his buggy so this provides a great alternative to get places quickly. Great for an urban mum who spends a lot of time darting to the local shops/parks. Was also easy to use, helpful to get a sling that does not need a degree in origami to use.

What changes would you make to this product?

The sling doesn't pack down very easily into a compact size. A pouch to put it back in so it is easily storable would be useful. Or if it could fold in on itself and have a strap to carry it when not in use would also work. I wasn't clear from any label on the product as to whether it was machine washable so not sure how long term it would be if not washable.

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