Organic Earth Belle Baby Carrier
I have to admit that personally I am a ring sling babywearing mom. There is something about the simplicity that draws me to it. The Belle Baby Carrier has this great simplicity about it that I just love! For those of you familiar with babywearing carriers I’d like to compare this to a cross between a typical backpack style carrier and a Mai Tia carrier. The Belle Baby Carrier is in a sense a fitted Mai Tia carrier.
I received the Organic Earth, which is part of their Belle Pure line to review. This carrier is perfect for those concerned with the environment and the footprint they leave behind. The outside of the carrier is made of a hemp canvas. A caution to those that love their black shirts as this material has a natural tendency to ‘shed’. The inside – the part against the baby – is made from the softest blend of organic cotton, hemp and fuzzy fleece. It’s not too thick either so it’s still the perfect material for summer outings!
As my neighbor tried this carrier with her one-year old daughter she noted how soft the lining was. It was quick for her to put on and she did have it originally on wrong but we consulted the directions and quickly realized she needed to criss-cross the shoulder straps. While her daughter was in the carrier she noted that she felt a little loose. She had removed the optional headrest and I believe while facing chest to chest that you need this headrest. She also should have tightened the straps until she felt that both her and the baby were comfortable and snug.
Overall, this is a beautiful carrier that with it’s natural hemp canvas can go with any outfit. It is simple in design and when used correctly provides direct contact between the baby and parent. Mothers can also nurse discretely using this carrier.
From the Belle Baby Carrier Site:
Nature Freaks Celebrate!
Our newest addition to the Belle Pure line, the Organic Earth features 100% undyed Romanian hemp canvas, The fabric has been prewashed for softness and has a nobby, textured appearance and wonderful smell. The inside liner is 100% Organic cotton and hemp blended undyed ultra-soft fuzzy fleece.
The buckles on the Organic Earth are the same as those used on high-end outdoor backpacks, and the waistbelt rings are durable stainless steel. Wastbelt, shoulder straps and seat are lightly padded.
Includes detachable head support panel made of the same outer hemp fabric and inside fleece liner.
100% undyed organic cotton and hemp and 100% undyed Romanian hemp. Machine or hand wash and line dry.
Suggested Retail Price: $119.95
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Overall Rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Alaina Frederick, publisher of Dinker & Giggles, loves helping to create a healthy environment for her four boys and husband. Her favorite time of year is winter - trees blanketed with fresh snow, hot cocoa in hand, and a great book completing the package.
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