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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My new favorite carrier...Kokopax (Review)

I never used a carrier when Libby was a baby. I owned one but she hated it. I did too. So baby carrier was not one of my list to buy when I was pregnant with Emma. About towards the end of my pregnancy, I started entering giveaways. One of the first giveaways I won was a Phat Baby Wraps. The first time I wore Emma in a wrap and saw how peaceful she looked, I fell in love with baby wearing. It changed my whole perspective about baby wearing. Now it's a lifestyle. I would rather wear my daughter done use a stroller.

I love being close to Emma at all times and have free hands to do what I want. I can cook, clean and play with Libby while Emma is being carried. I don't know how I would survive the first few months without one. Since Emma outgrew the wrap, I have been using both Ergo and Lillebaby. I love them both and use them for Emma and Libby. It is so much faster and better to carry them on a carrier when grocery shopping, going to the mall or to the park than using a stroller. In fact, I have three double strollers and four single strollers and right now none of them are being use. I even sold the other double stroller because it was still in the box.

However lately, I have not been wearing Emma at home. She still loves being carried but at 10 months old she no longer falls a sleep easily on a carrier. When she's cranky and wants to be carried I can't wash dishes, clean or cook while she's being carried in my Ergo or Lillebaby. She's at the age where she likes to touch anything and everything. So carrying front facing while washing a dishes or cooking is not such a good idea. I still have not mastered carrying Emma on my back by myself with using an Ergo/Lillebaby. Someone has to help me but my problem is that no one can help me. Libby who's almost 3 years old, I have no problem carrying her on my back alone. So for the past couple of months I have only been using my Ergo or Lillebaby while we are out or when I'm putting Emma to sleep. Most of the time, washing dishes and cleaning has to wait until my husband comes home.

When I learned about Kokopax, last year I honestly did not care for it. I don't even remembered entering a giveaway for it. But since I have been wanting to be able to carry Emma on my back easily (by myself) I wanted to give it a try. I was really excited when I was given the opportunity to review the Kokopax City Carrier.

The moment I took it out of the box I was in love with my Kokopax. It looks so much better in person. There was no assembling needed. It was ready to use! The instructions was very easy to follow. Actually, I was so excited to try it that I did not even read the direction! They sent me the stones print and I love it!

My favorite features
  • It's very lightweight. It weights about 3 pounds. I can hardly feel a difference carrying Emma on an Ergo or Kokopax.
  • Very easy to load and so much faster too. It's like putting a child on a high chair.
  • I love the 5-pt safety harness. It gives me assurance Emma is not going to fall out or jump out of it.
  • Very well padded shoulder straps. It gives you a lot of support and does not hurt your shoulder or back.
  • It has a toy ring to attach koko or other toys. I love this feature. I attach it to the no throw for her bottles or sippy cups so it won't fall on the ground.
  • It has a pocket. I can put my wallet or phone. It can even fit a diaper and wipes for those quick run to the grocery store.
  • It can be use up to 2 years or 35 pounds. I know I will be using this for another year and hopefully for my next child (whenever that is)
  • You can go HERE for more features.
I have been using my Kokopax for a few weeks and I love everything about it. I prefer using it than my other carriers. I love how easy it is to load Emma and carry her on my back without anyone's help. I can even put her down by myself. Every time she's cranky and wants to be carried or if I'm trying to protect her from her sister (because sometimes Libby likes to push, kick or poke her) I can still carry her and do other things such as wash dishes/bottles, cook or fold laundry.

Most of the time when Emma is being carried in the back she leans back when she's getting uncomfortable. But with the kokopax she never complains when she in it. She is very comfortable and has no problem falling a sleep while in it. I think the added back support really helps a lot. She can sit back and relax.

Another feature I love about the Kokopax carrier is that if I'm tired from carrying her I can put her down and my husband can take over and carry her without taking her out of the carrier. If she's hungry I can put her down and she can stay in in it while I feed her. It's like having a portable highchair! Every time someone sees me feeding her while she's in it, they are always amaze.

I have not left home without my Kokopax. We took it to Maine last week and camping last weekend.


waiting for daddy to come out from the bathroom...


Waiting for me outside the bathroom...

If you're looking for a carrier that will let you carry your child in the back easily, I definitely recommend Kokopax. They have three different types of carriers, eco-classic, classic, and the one I reviewed city carrier. You can purchase the city carrier for $99.99.

Kokopax also carries adorable baby sun hats that matches with their carriers. And for moms they also have Samantha diaper tote. It is not only stylish but also functional. I love how it does not look like a diaper bag. I think I know what I want for Christmas!

Kokopax is giving all my readers 10% discount on any order. Use coupon code luvtosave2010.

To learn more about Kokopax, you can "like" them on facebook and follow them on twitter.

I received the Kokopax for free
NO other payment was given. I was not obligated to
write a positive review.
This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.


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