Feelin’ Cool in the  LÍLLÉbaby Airflow

So, it’s no secret that I love to wear my kids or that my carrier of choice is LÍLLÉbaby.  Now, I also live in Texas and, as much as SSC’s are my favorite, It. Gets. Hot. We’ve survived summers in the past with our Complete Organic (including my 2 mile hike for the Postpartum Progress Climb Out of the Darkness last summer carrying a 3.5 year old Thing 1), and it wasn’t terrible, but there was definitely some sweaty Mama and kiddo involved.

Enter the Airflow.  The Airflow is made entirely of a soft, breathable mesh (not just a panel–the WHOLE carrier body), and it’s amazing how much cooler it is.  Our first trial was on a shopping trip to IKEA.  Now, if you’ve ever been to IKEA, you know that getting out in under 2 hours is nearly impossible.  This time, we were there for about 4 hours.  I wore Thing 2 in the Airflow pretty much the whole time.  She even stayed cool enough that she napped for about half the time, which is amazing considering she and I are both hot-natured.  The best part?  When she got down, neither of us was sweaty! 


Back view of Front Toddler Carry (hood in)


Back view of Back Carry (hood out)

As you can see from the photos, Thing 2 (21 months, 29 lbs, approximately 32″) still has good knee to knee coverage and back support.  In both photos, the extra support is folded down, but it can easily be clipped up for extra head/neck/back support when needed.  

After testing this in many other settings and for varying lengths of time (including family walks outdoors), I can honestly say the IKEA no sweat incident was not just a fluke.  Now, I’m sure that when it’s 100+ degrees outside (as it so often is in the summer in Texas), we’ll have a little sweat, but I also know that the magic Airflow mesh will keep us much cooler than we’d otherwise be!

Here are some highlights of the new, redesigned LÍLLÉbaby Complete Airflow:

  • 3D breathable moisture-wicking mesh for maximum ventilation and allowing both parent and little one to stay cool
  • 6 ergonomic carrying positions with no need for an infant insert: front fetal, front infant, front outward, front toddler, hip, and back
  • Lumbar support
  • NEW Two-Way Straps enable carrier to be worn “backpack style” or with straps crossed in the back.  Dual-adjustment buckles simplify breastfeeding and strap adjustment on the go
  • Removable hood
  • Extra tall, extendable torso (provides extra neck and head support for younger little ones and extra back support for older kiddos
  • Pockets (yay!)

The Airflow is currently available in 4 colors: Champagne, Charcoal/Berry, Black, and Grey/Silver.  For those of you with older kids, check out the new Carry On, which is made of the same breathable mesh as the Airflow.  And look for a review of the Carry On later this week.


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Sweet snuggles

Also, if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter to win a LÍLLÉbaby doll carrier here.

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