The reason these are so popular is that they are great carriers at an amazing value. Most SSC cost well over $100. At $89, these are very affordable carriers for people on a budget, but with all the comfort of a more expensive carrier!
These carriers have a very simple, clean look and come in a nice selection of solid and pattern prints. They are light weight compared to some bulkier SSC and the fabrics are breathable making them a good option for hotter summer weather. The waist belt and shoulder straps are padded for comfort. Usable for infants to 40 lbs, many people use these comfortably with their toddlers.
Action Baby Carriers can be used for a front or back carry. The straps can be crossed or worn in a backpack position with the chest belt. They are also made with an attached sleeping hood. The hood is long enough to offer head support to a sleeping baby, but not long enough to completely cover a baby's head if you are looking for sun protection.
Here's what one mom had to say about her experience with the Action Baby Carrier:
I love my Action Baby Carrier. I used a stretch wrap when my daughter was little, but found that I needed something more industrial as she got bigger. I got the Action Baby Carrier to use for hiking and general traveling use, and I LOVE it. I can carry my 2 1/2 year old child for several hours without any back pain! My daughter weighs 28 lbs and is heavy to carry in my arms, but she goes right into her carrier without issue. And, she loves it too! She will ask to go into the carrier when she gets tired of walking. It's easy to strap on, even with a wiggly two year old! I don't know what I did without it!
So if you are looking for a comfortable, quality baby carrier that will last you through toddlerhood, consider an Action Baby Carrier. The comfort and construction of this carrier makes it an amazing value for the price. You don't always need to spend a lot of money to get a great product, sometimes you can get more for less!
Please keep in mind though that no matter how great a carrier is, no matter how many people it works well for, there is no such thing as a carrier that works for everyone. Not everyone's body is shaped the same and although the Action Baby Carrier fits well on most people, like all carriers, it just doesn't work for some people. The shoulder straps on an Action Baby Carrier sit further out than some carriers, which works well for some and not for others. I have known really petite women that can wear the Action Baby Carrier just fine, but someone that has narrow or sloped shoulders may find that the straps sit too far out for them. The best way to find out is to try one! But don't be discouraged if it doesn't work for you, just keep looking until you find one that does!
Summery of specs:
- Simple to use sleeping hood
- Folds into a compact size that can easily fit into a diaper bag
- Breathable lightweight yet supportive material
- Versatility with front and back carry position
- Safety chest strap
- Baby carrier for infants to 40 pounds
- Adjustable hip belt from 28" to 51" with no extender belt
- Made in the U.S.A.