Stokke Baby Carrier Review: Review of the Stokke MyCarrier

Stokke Baby Carrier Review
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Stokke Baby Carrier Review: QUICK OVERVIEW

Easy and convenient

Value For Money

Comfort

Adjustability/
Versatility

What We Like

  • Ergonomic and hip healthy
  • Multiple carry positions
  • Newborn suitable without need for an insert (min 7.7lbs)
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    Very comfortable with even weight distribution
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    Neutral design and highly adjustable to suit and fit both men and women 
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    Sun hood for back carrier

What We Don't Like

  • No sun hood for front carrier
  • No Pocket
  • Quite pricey
  • 3 separate parts might make it tricky for some to change between back and front carrying

The Stokke Baby Carrier is one of those carriers that just feels like you're not wearing anything in - even with older babies. 

There is a very good, even weight distribution in all carry positions. And part of that is down to the fact that there is a separate setup for each carry position - and a completely different section that is attached for back carry. 

This allows the design to cater for the different carry positions specifically. 

Because of the separate parts, that makes it a little more complex to setup, when you are changing to a back wearing position. But once you're setup in a particular position, it's really easy to get baby in and out of. 

There are 3 different carry positions, so you can carry whichever way suits your babies size and personality - if you can do without a hip carry option, that is. 

And one thing we really like about the carrier is that it's one that is great for both men and women - so if you want the one carrier between two of you, then its got that covered - both in terms of aesthetics and in terms of adjustability and fit. 

Stokke Baby Carrier REVIEW

Stokke MyCarrier Front and Back Carrier, Coral Mesh

Note: The image above shows the back carrier.

The Stokke Baby Carrier is unique in the sense that there is actually a different component that is used for the back carry position. The carrier comes with: 

  • Main harness
  • Front carrier
  • Back carrier

Versatility/Adjustability

The Stokke MyCarrier has 3 different carry positions: 

  1. Front facing-in
  2. Front facing-out
  3. Back carry

There is no hip carry, so that's a downside if you like to hip carry. 

The Stokke Mycarrier can accommodate babies From 7.7lbs to 33lbs. It's not as wide a range as some, but still has a decent range. This is roughly 4 weeks old to 3 years, depending on your babies size. Baby must also be at least 53cm tall. 

The back carrier has two different seating positions - the higher seat position is for babies from 18-36 months - to give them a better view of the world. The back carrier can be used with babies from 9 months. 

The MyStokke baby carrier is also highly adjustable to fit a wide range of adults. Because of that, and a neutral looking design, its a great option to use for both men and women.  

Comfort

This carrier is super comfortable in every carry position. You feel like you're hardly carrying anything, compared to a lot of other carriers - even with bigger babies. 

Part of the reason for this is that the front and back carriers are separate. The front one is optimally setup for front carrying and the back setup for back carrying. 

Another reason is the harness which has a nice wide support for the lower back and support that continues up through the middle of the back and onto the shoulders. There's also padding around the stomach area. The harness also has optional aluminium bars for added back support. 

And, finally the carrier distributes weight very evenly and this really helps to make your baby feel lighter in the carrier.  

Easy and Convenient

The carrier is really easy to get on and off, as you can see in the videos below. 

The only thing that makes it less easy, is changing between the front carrier and the back carrier. This requires removing the one you are changing from and attaching the one you putting on. It looks a little complex but its something you would no doubt get used to after doing it a couple of times. 

Ergonomic and Hip Healthy

One of the most important thing, perhaps even the most important thing to consider with any baby carrier, is the position of the baby. The Stokke MyCarrier promotes good position (when used properly) and has been acknowledged as hip healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Who is this product for?

This product is for anyone who wants a comfortable carrier that minimizes back and shoulder strain but something that is also versatile in terms of  carrying positions, babies age and the size of the wearer. 

It's also great for anyone who have, or think they might have, difficulties putting a baby in a carrier by themselves. The Stokke MyCarrier is easy to get baby into and out of - in the front carry position anyway. 

It's not for anyone who wants to have the option of hip carrying. Also, for anyone on a tight budget, it might also be out of their reach. 

Overview of features

Type of Carrier:

Structured

7.7-33lbs

Rough Age of Child:

1-36 months 

Positions:

  • Front Facing In
  • Front Facing Out
  • Back

Machine Washable

Hood:

No

Pocket:

No

Budget = High ($150+)

Alternatives

Check out the following for other great structured baby carrier options: 

>>Best Structured Baby Carriers: Complete Reviews and Comparisons 

How to Use It

The Stokke Baby Carrier can be used in 3 different positions: 

  1. Front Facing-In
  2. Front Facing-Out
  3. Back

Check out the following videos for a visual look at how to use the carrier in the different positions.  

Front Facing-In

Front Facing-Out

Back Carry

Conclusion

The Stokke MyCarrier is a thoughtfully designed, versatile, comfortable baby carrier. 

On top of that it's ergonomic, hip healthy and easy to get baby in and out of, particularly in the front carry position. So, it has all the bases covered for a high quality carrier. 

It's a unique carrier in that it has separate front and back carrier sections that can be removed and attached to/from the main harness. Some of the great qualities of this character are, at least in part, owed to this design feature. 

There are some downsides: 

  1. There's no pcoket
  2.  No hip carry option 
  3. Swapping between back and front carrier is a bit of a process

But overall it's one of the best on the market, in our opinion. It's got all the important bases covered and it covers them really well. You do pay for it though. But if you're someone with a good budget and you've been looking for that ultimate carrier (and can live without hip carry), then you might have found your match in this one. 

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