Nuna CUDL Review

from Nuna
RRP £150
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by Ellie Kirwin-Jones |

Nuna CUDL at a glance:

You can't hold your baby all the time. Even though you may want to. CUDL makes it easy to keep baby close and secure, all while keeping your hands free. Keep baby facing in and snuggled up starting with an integrated infant booster for newborns, which then easily unzips as your child grows. As baby wants to explore the world, have them face out or switch to backpack mode for growing toddlers. Suitable from birth to 3 years, CUDL is ergonomically designed to support both baby and parent and magnetic buckles make taking little one in and out a breeze.

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Ashleigh Brough says: This sling is so easy to put on by yourself and wear for long periods it meant I could easily get on with anything around the house or chase after my toddler outside. My baby felt secure and safe at all times and the range of positions he could go in meant he was always happy! It is obviously a very comfy sling as he slept in it nearly every time he has been in it. the velcro waist strap meant I could easily change the fit every time I put it on, meaning the faff of leaving the house with two children was cut down.

Natasha Brown says: We love this carrier. Having a 4year old and a 5 month old means I generally don't have enough hands to go around when on the move, especially if popping out to the local shop for essentials. The Cudl frees up my hands of pushchair so I can hold 4 year old hand and a bag of shopping. Great, it also helps me get fitter. Going for a brisk stroll with a baby on my chest certainly makes me work harder.

Alexandra Bufton says: I found this a brilliant carrier. Having used many different styles of carriers and wraps with my older two I have lots of experience and struggled to find one which has it all. Once set up it’s very quick to put on and simple clips all can be done one handed. Great for long walks as padded and comfy but not too bulky. I like to take it in the car so can just strap baby to me if i don’t need the pushchair for quick shop trips for example.

Would you recommend this product to other parents?

Rebecca Brown says: I'd definitely recommend this product as I found it very comfortable. To the eye it looks excellent quality, doesn't look cheap. I'm not a snobbish person but when it comes to my children I'd like to use and give them the best I can afford, as you get what you pay for. I also love the bag it comes with for storage, and the pocket attached to the waist band comes in very handy!

Helen Bullivent coxon says: Definitely a product I would recommend. The fastening system is ingenious but it is also a good quality product in its own right- it’s very comfortable for my baby, and compares favourably to others on the market that are similar in terms of how comfy it is to wear. It’s effectively babybjorn plus!

Sophie Burrows says: I would recommend this product definitely because it is so useful for me as a mum and so comfortable and secure for him. I loved the button at the bottom because it allows the seat to be smaller for him so his legs aren't forced apart - this makes a difference from the carriers i've tried in the past!

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Emma Osborne says: For someone looking to invest in a comfy, robust carrier that will last from birth to toddler this is ideal. Also ideal if you have different aged children (0-3) and want to carry both. Personally i found it very bulky both on and off and whilst it was very padded and comfortable I just found that it was difficult to get on with household tasks or dealing with other children when wearing it which is one of the main reasons I baby wear. Most of my journeys are in the car so I like to be able to throw the sling in my baby bag or under the pram and get going but this took up a lot of room. Probably better if just use this on it's on. Carrying a bag alongside this would be difficult, although it does have a handy pocket but maybe not ideal for a full day out unless have another persona with you.

Hannah Porteous Ward says: I would choose Nuna Cudl's product above all others. It is comfortable and stylish and I was confident when carrying my child, it supported his head and the straps didn't slip, which happened with my older carrier. It has an integrated infant booster for newborns that zips out with ease as baby grows and feels like it is long lasting.

Danielle Smith says: I think this is a great baby carrier and I would absolutely recommend this to other mums. Compared to other baby carriers I have used, this just felt like a really high-quality item, from usability to design. I would say this deserves a win because it would be everything I would look for in a baby carrier. Everything has been thought of –design, comfort, usability. Even down to the extra features such as the newborn insert and sickness pads – great for my reflux baby. I think for the price, it is well worth the money.

What changes would you make to this product?

Rebecca Brown says: It's hard to find something that could be made to improve this product as I cant really fault it. Maybe if i was to be really picky it would be to make the direction of use a little more simple as the first time I tried to get my one year old in the carrier I really struggled how to. She got so upset I had to leave it and try the next day. I just couldn't find out how to loosen a certain part of the leg to get her in, i had to just figure it out for myself as I didn't find the handbook much use. I would have also maybe like a little more storage options. There is a little pocket which only fits half my phone in. We go on long walks near my home so I dont really have to take a bag with me so it would be nice to have some more pockets on the CUDL just for water bottle, cash, phones etc.

Alexandra Bufton says: The only thing I would suggest to change would be the velcro waist strap, I would prefer it to be clipped. This is purely due to my baby having cerebral palsy and a sensory processing disorder and velcro is one of her trigger noises. It’s extremely comfy and good size adjustable just purely a noise issue for us. I would just sneak out of the room to put it on and take it off then get little Doris in position!

Sophie Burrows says: I wouldn't change anything about this product. I think it is priced fairly in comparison to other similar products on the market and it is by far the best carrier i have used. The fabric is soft and the design is stylish and it is comfortable for parents to use, as well as a baby to sit in. It feels really sturdy and long lasting.

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