The phil&teds emotion carrier is a traditional style carrier that’s suitable for your baby from newborn to 15kgs. It offers two front facing carrying positions, inward & outward.
The emotion carrier is made from a cotton mix fabric and comes in black, midnight blue & scarlet colours.
Availability: Baby Bunting with other phil&teds stockists to follow
We love …
- magnetic top clips (so smart)
- integrated headrest for your newborn
- ability to adjust before popping your baby in
- soft fabrics
In use …
My first experience with the emotion was one of frustration. I’m so used to clipping baby carriers from the back that it took me a little while to figure out that the emotion zips at the side. So you put the phil&teds emotion carrier on a bit like a back-to-frount backpack. What makes the emotion carrier different is that it forms a little pocket you can slide your baby into. This means you can fully adjust the emotion carrier before you pop your baby in.
Getting your baby into the phil&teds emotion is pretty easy with only 2 clips to do up on one side (you might get away with one if you’re tricky). The top clip though, is a bit magical. Or should I say magnetic. Phil&teds call it their one-hand system, but it’s so effective it’s almost no-hands. All you need to do is get the clip in the right vicinity & the magnet does the job for you. (It’s also very easy to undo).
As I mentioned above, the phil&teds emotion carrier has an inbuilt head support for your newborn or sleeping baby. It’s a pretty standard design, the top folds up to support your newborn’s head, then folds down when your baby wants to look out & around. There’s also an adjustable crotch strap so you can adjust the emotion carrier in length as your baby grows.
The phil&teds emotion’s waist strap sits pretty high, so most your baby’s weight is distributed across your shoulders & back. The large plastic buckle that joins the back straps is surprising comfortable and effective in alleviating weight from your shoulders. Depending on your stamina, you should get about 2 hours comfortable carrying time from your emotion carrier.
I know it’s near last, but it was one of the first things I noticed about the emotion carrier; the lovely soft fabric. Really nice (& somewhat cool) against the skin. The quilted finish is also a nice touch.
Finally, keeping your phil&teds emotion carrier clean is easy. It comes with a detachable bib on both the front & back which protects you & the carrier from inevitable dribble. If, by any chance, dribble & dirt does make its way onto your carrier, just chuck it in the machine.
Consider this …
The phil&teds emotion carrier is made for small to large mums (it will be a tight squeeze size 18+) and small & medium dads. If you’re a larger size, try the emotion on for size before you buy.
The verdict …
The phil&teds emotion carrier is a well designed and comfortable carrier. The quality is great and the price reasonable.
It’s only downfall is it’s sizing. Our tester family were disappointed that it didn’t fit dad!
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