Infantino Flip Advanced Carrier Review
Product Name: Infantino Flip Advanced Carrier
Product Description: Compared to other carriers, the Infantino Flip advanced carrier is what would be considered budget-friendly. It offers several carrying options to support your baby, from newborns to toddlers. Its breathable mesh means it can be worn comfortably all day long without feeling too hot.
- Build Quality
- Easy to Use
After testing the unit thoroughly, we can confirm that the Infantino Flip advanced carrier offers great value. The features that you get can be found in other more expensive baby carriers. There is no doubt that your baby will get optimal support for his/ her delicate body and the several strap adjustments that you can do ensures that you can fit almost any size. If you are looking for a budget-friendly carrier or baby sling, then the Infantino Flip advanced carrier should be worth considering.
Affordable price tag
Narrow and wide support for different baby sizes and ages
Works well with newborn and toddlers
Lightweight and breathable material
Thick shoulder pads
Clever Wonder cover is insignificant
Might cause purple legs to babies
Not great for plus sizes
User Review( votes)
Infantino Flip Advanced Carrier Review
When babies are inside the womb, their mother’s heartbeat and breathing are all they know and keep them warm and safe. Once they are born, the best thing a parent can do to help them cope in the outside world is through skin-to-skin contact. There is nothing more efficient than babywearing. Wearing our babies bring the closeness they need for their physical and emotional development. The great thing about baby carriers like the Infantino Flip advanced carrier is that our partners and other members of the family can bond with your baby safely and securely. Most importantly, carrying your baby close to you makes them happy, which in turn makes a parent happy.
Infantino is a baby carrier manufacturer that uses harmless materials in all its products. Other than baby carriers, Infantino also creates a variety of baby products such as gadgets, toys, and nursing/feeding support. The company takes every parenting and customer feedback to their designers, and create wonderful products for babies.
Compared to other carriers, the Infantino Flip advanced carrier is what would be considered budget-friendly. It offers several carrying options to support your baby, from newborns to toddlers. Its breathable mesh means it can be worn comfortably all day long without feeling too hot. Every detail has been thought of with all the supports and straps being adjustable so you can pretty much fit any size. This is one of the main reasons why parents are so satisfied with the Infantino Flip advanced carrier. It is comfortable, easy, and durable which is what you want when you need to consider carrying your baby for, potentially, hours. On top of this, you get a surprising back relief that you don’t necessarily get from other baby slings or baby carriers.
- 4 carrying position
- Narrow and wide seat options
- Adjustable head support
- Supportive waist belt
- Includes Wonder Cover bib
- Extra-padded shoulder straps
- Carry up to a maximum weight of 32 pounds (14.5Kg)
- Weighs 1.3 pounds (589g)
- 10.2 x 10.2 x 4.3 inches dimensions (25 x 25 x 10.92 cm)
The Infantino Flip advanced carrier’s 4-in-1 convertible feature allows you to carry your babies in 4 different positions. You can put them facing in with a narrow or wide seat, facing away, hip-carry, and on the back. Once again, Infantino thought about every detail and made the seat convertible to fit newborns up to toddlers. It also comes with a washable Clever Wonder cover bib to protect your clothes from any possible (potential) baby drool or food. In addition to this, the Infantino Flip advanced carrier is machine-washable so you can wash it easily without damaging the baby sling and extending its life span. On the negative side, it lacks internal supports, making it a little demanding for a parent to wear and not as comfortable as it could be for the baby. You only get two available colors, black and gray, but given its price range, this should be expected.
Choosing the right carrying position for your baby is as important as finding the best carrier for him/her. The Infantino Flip advanced carrier offers 4 different positions, facing in, facing out, hip carry, and back-carry. Facing in is the ideal position for newborns that need firm support for their head and neck. If the baby is able to hold their head up on their own, you can try to carry him/ her facing out. In this way, your baby will be able to look out while being close to our tummy and will help them also learn about the world ahead of us. Next is the hip-carry, which is a natural and suitable position for all babies. Lastly, the back carry is perfect for toddlers that can already sit up by themselves. It is a great position if you plan to go for outdoor adventures, long walks or simple tasks that require both your hands and arms free. You basically carry your baby as if in a rucksack. We suggest that your baby’s knees should be slightly higher than their bottom, like the M-position, because that will protect their hips and keep them comfortable.
Protecting the Baby
The baby’s head, neck, legs, back, and airways are the most important parts of their bodies to look out for when considering a carrier or sling. Especially newborns up to 4 months as their muscles are so undeveloped. The facing in position is the best option as the Infantino Flip advanced carrier has padded head and neck support to help keep him snug and safe. You should also consider your baby’s weight because if they are too heavy, you might be the one worse off as your back muscles will be overworked and potentially lose our balance or slip out. To avoid such accidents, always bend our legs when walking, watch your steps, and be alert for slippery surfaces.
It is important to learn first how to use your baby sling or baby wrap without a baby before using it for real with your baby on. Try all the carrying positions to work out which one suits you the best. Learn how to assemble the carrier until you get comfortable doing it. Adjust and tighten the straps until you feel everything is secured and safe for the baby. That way, by the time you put your baby in the carrier/ sling, you will feel you are in familiar territory, whatever the circumstances or environment. Below are some of the steps to properly use the Infantino Flip advanced carrier.
- For newborns, begin by adjusting the conversion flaps to the narrow seat position by folding the flaps upward and fastening the buttons.
- For older babies, adjust the conversion flaps by attaching the buttonhole over the conversion toggle on the waist belt for a wider seat.
- Unlock the chest back buckle and waist belt end buckle.
- Hold the carrier so the inner straps and waist belt facing us form a “V” shape.
- Place your arms through the shoulder straps, then connect the chest back buckle.
- Fasten the waist belt end buckle.
- Next, connect the side closure buckle on the right side.
- With the carrier open on one side and the baby facing us, carefully slide the baby by fitting their legs through the carrier, and fasten the left side closure buckle.
- Attach the two head support buckles above each arm. Tighten the head support strap to fit the baby perfectly.
- Lastly, attach the leg straps to the leg strap buttons on both sides of the carrier.
After testing the unit thoroughly, we can confirm that the Infantino Flip advanced carrier offers great value. The features that you get can be found in other more expensive baby carriers. There is no doubt that your baby will get optimal support for his/ her delicate body and the several strap adjustments that you can do ensures that you can fit almost any size. If you are looking for a budget-friendly carrier or baby sling, then the Infantino Flip advanced carrier should be worth considering. However, the distribution of weight is not as good as we would have wished, though we must mention and appreciate how light and breathable it feels when wearing it. Sleeping in the carrier doesn’t seem to be a problem for babies as they genuinely feel comfortable and protected. You will be using muscles that you are not used to so expect initial muscle aches for the first few days. Imagine going to the gym and doing weight lifting. The same applies here, you will be using muscle groups you might not be using that often so don’t be put off if the first day after using you feel stiff and pain everywhere in your back. It is natural and expected. In all fairness, after trying the carrier for a few hours, we did feel pain in the back and where the straps are located.
The Infantino Flip advanced carrier’s functional seat is a great plus for any parent. It can be converted from a narrow to a wide seat to suit different body shapes and sizes, supportive waist belt, and adjustable padded straps. It has 4 ways carrying options such as facing in, facing out, hip carry, and back-carry to choose from. These are plenty enough features to make it worth considering. Additionally, a Clever Wonder cover 2-in-1 bib is included with the unit to protect the carrier and your clothes too which is a welcome addition. The carrier is good for occasional or light use but we don’t think it is the best option for long hours of outdoor adventures. Again, it all depends on your budget and if this is all you can afford, rest assured you won’t be disappointed.
If for some reason this sling or baby wrap is not what you are looking for, check out our Baby Sling/ Baby Wraps review section or the Baby And Nursery section for other ideas. We are sure there is something there that will suit your needs and budget.
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