Infantino EcoSash Wrap & Tie Carrier ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Friday, September 03, 2010

When we're out and about, we often take a stroller for the kids. However, there are many times when a stroller is not ideal. Kaelyn can easily walk with us, but Kaden is getting bigger and harder to carry by the day. That's why having a good carrier is a must! I was excited when I learned we were going to have the opportunity review one of Infantino's new carriers as part of the Infantino Test Drive Program through Mom Central.

When deciding on which carrier to review from Infantino's new line of carriers...I was immediately drawn to the EcoSash Wrap & Tie Carrier. I have worn several carriers over the years, many of which are difficult to adjust for a comfortable fit. I liked that this one is buckle-free and and can be tied to get the right fit.

EcoSash Wrap & Tie Carrier features & benefits:

  • Designed with style and comfort in mind
  • Natural, form-fitting design
  • Adjustable to grow with baby
  • Three carrying positions
  • Detachable hood
  • Reversible fabric prints
  • Wide padded straps
  • Mesh Washing Machine Bag
  • Buckle-free
  • Suited for 8-35 lbs
  • Soft Fabric
When the EcoSash Wrap & Tie Carrier arrived, I was really excited to check it out. Kaden was napping at the time, so it gave me some time to check out all the features and read the included instruction manual.

One of the first things I noticed, and really liked, was the Mesh Washing Machine Bag it came in. This is not only great for machine washing the carrier, but also for storing it when not in use.

I was very impressed with the quality. The fabric is amazingly soft, which is great for me and Kaden. I like when baby items are made with a baby's sensitive skin in mind. It's also durable and something I see lasting use after use.

Some of the carriers we've used in the past have been more 'girly'. I appreciate the design of this carrier and the fact that it's something my hubby can easily wear as well. The fabric on it is not too feminine, but even if a person thought it of the great features about this carrier is that the patterned fabric is reversible. It attaches with Velcro which makes switching it very easy.

I have to admit, that when it came to actually figuring out how to use it, I was a little overwhelmed. Being a tie carrier meant it took a little bit longer to figure out and get put on correctly. Thankfully the instruction manual was very helpful. I've referred to it several times, as there are different things you need to do with each position you use it in. I wouldn't say it's confusing, it just takes some time to figure it out. It's like other tie carriers I've had in the past though...with practice, it becomes easier and easier each time you use it.

Something I really like is that there are helpful labels sewn right onto the underside of the carrier. They provide guidance on how to put the carrier on for each position. I really liked this feature a lot.

As Kaden grows, it's nice to have a carrier like this that grows with him. I not only can adjust it to fit him just right, but having three different positions to carry him in is also great! When he was first born, the front position facing toward me would have been perfect. Now that he's older, he would much rather face outward, which is the position I carry him in most. He absolutely LOVES it!

The front forward facing position was pretty easy to figure out. First, I had to cinch the bottom so his legs could easily fit and hang.I then tied it around my waist. From there, I needed (and still do) my hubby's help. I think with more time using it I could probably get used to doing it myself...but it's much easier with someone else to help. He helped me get Kaden in and then criss-cross the straps behind me and get it tied in front tight enough so Kaden was secure and positioned correctly.

It is a bit more time consuming to get a carrier like this put on, but once it is in's wonderful! I love the wide padded shoulder straps. It's not only comfortable for me, but Kaden also really seems to enjoy it.

I tried the back position, but Kaden is still too small for this. He does not sit up high enough and I am much more comfortable being able to carry him in front.

Overall I am happy with this carrier. I think the quality is great, and the fact that it can be used from 8lbs all the way to 35lbs means we'll get a lot more use out of it. I do wish it were a little bit easier and less time-consuming to put on, however, I have to admit that getting such a perfect fit makes it worth it in my opinion. I'd rather be comfortable wearing it and have it take a little more time.

For more information on the Carriers Infantino has to offer, check out the Infantino blog.

Buy It: The EcoSash Wrap & Tie Carrier is available at Babies R Us for $59.99. Check stores for availability. Babies R Us is offering $10 off the EcoSash and Balance carriers from August 11-September 21st.

You can connect with Infantino on Facebook and Twitter as well.

** I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products as part of my participation**

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  3. Xenia September 3, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

    That first picture of you and Kaden needs to go in Infantino's promotional materials - who wouldn't buy this after seeing how happy he is in it?

    Have a great holiday weekend - talk to you next week! :)

  4. Anonymous September 7, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

    This is adorable! I wish I had a baby so I could get one :)

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