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When all you need are the essentials, our new Essentials carrier has you covered. This classically constructed 4-position carrier, made from our softest, most durable cotton, is the perfect addition to any baby carrier collection - designed for adventure, crafted with style, and yours to keep on hand, in the car, on the go, wherever you go. Parenthood is a journey - keep the Essentials handy.

Fabric: 100% Cotton
Four Carrying Positions
Attached Mesh Hood
Perfect Fit Adjusters for custom strap length
Two-Way Adjustable Shoulder Straps
Machine Washable
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$89.99
ESSENTIALS Original - Chevron is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable & Stylish!! I've had this carrier for several weeks and couldn't be happier! During that time my family had a major move and we are currently running from Hurricane Irma. It has been amazing to be able to carry our little bug around and use both of our hands! So comfortable - it has great back and shoulder support. Our 5 month old loves it! We have tried 3 other carriers, and this one is hands down the best I have used. The unisex design means hubby doesn't hesitate to throw it on and carry her either. Will definitely recommend and plan on purchasing another soon!
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Back-up Carrier I keep this in my trunk as the spare for when I am not thinking I will need a carrier. It has come in handy many times to help soothe a fussy little one who just needs to be held.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product! I bought this just in time to go hiking through the caverns in West Virginia! Worked out perfectly for me!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for After owning and loving my complete all seasons, I wanted a second carrier to keep in my car and use for high back carries. This carry is so comfortable and folds up smaller than the complete. It was nice having an extra and after my child was older this became my go to carrier. I love my essentials!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! We love our carrier so much, awesome product! Highly recommend this company. Thank you so much!
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to the Lillebaby family I bought this carrier about a month ago, and so far we LOVE it. We also have an Airflow and I've found that I prefer the fit and feel of this. I have a tall 13 month old and the panel comes just up to her shoulders which works great for both arms in and out. The fabric was soft to begin with and feels fairly breathable. The PFAs give us more adjustment in the front for nursing and in the back for a nice high back carry. My only complaint is the hood - it just feels too small on my baby and she hates having it up. Overall, we love this carrier and I'm really glad I bought it :D
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable, Stylish, and Comfortable This carrier is great and my 30lb toddler still fits well. The print is striking and stylish too! I find it really comfortable for running errands and shopping.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice overall carrier. I bought this after my little out grew the wraps. It is nice for everyday use. Very light weight & comfortable.
Date published: 2016-05-08
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Hello. I am wanting a carrier for my premmy baby of 7lbs without the fuss of a wrap. Did you do a carrier suitable for this weight please?  Do you ship to UK? 

Asked by: fayfay
We have several styles to choose from, that can be used starting at 7lbs. Our ring sling, COMPLETE styles and Essentials style. The Essentials carrier requires an infant insert (available under the accessories tab on our website) from 7-15lbs, however the COMPLETE style does not need an infant insert! We can ship internationally, visit www.lillebaby.com/international-customers and fill out the blank fields at the bottom of the page. The shipping fee from LILLEbaby.com is $25.00 flat rate plus import fees. LILLEbaby will not be held responsible for any taxes or duties associated with your shipment. You may also want to check Amazon, listings sold by LILLEbaby are our official listings!
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-10-26

I'm 5 ft and 120lbs I have purchased baby carriers in the past and they look bulky and feel uncomfortable on me.. is there a certain carrier that'll fit small women? 

Asked by: Natalie22
We have designed our carriers to fit a variety of caregiver sizes. We are always happy to help with fit help as well, if you ever need it! Please keep in mind that we offer a 30 day return policy, for new carriers so you can feel free to try one out and see how it works for you!
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-10-03

I am wanting to confirm before I purchase, that when carrying my baby (10 months) on my front, that he can face forward and doesn't have to just have his face to my chest. Does that work with this carrier?

Asked by: Jules2088
Essentials carriers are four position carriers, and cannot be used forward facing-out. If that is a position you are interested in, you would want to consider a carrier from the COMPLETE line, which does offer forward facing-out as an approved carrying position.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-09-14

Do you ship to Malaysia

Asked by: SeeHui
We have a distributor in Malaysia that can be ordered directly from! You can find their information here: http://www.mudah.my/lillebaby
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-09-14

I'm looking for a carrier for a newborn.. is this the right carrier to buy? It looks like you have several types and want to make sure I am purchasing the right one.. thank you

Asked by: Draysor
Essentials carriers are a classically designed 4 position carrier. They can be used from 7-45lbs, and do require an infant insert for the first 7-15lbs (available under the accessories tab on our website). If you would prefer a carrier that does not require an infant insert, you may want to consider the COMPLETE line. COMPLETE carriers can be used from 7-45lbs, no infant insert necessary and have 6 carrying positions including forward facing-out.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-09-11

Hello, I bought an Essantials on Amazon and read that I need an extra insert for my infant. Where and how can I buy one? Julia Dietz

Asked by: JuliaDietz
The infant insert is necessary in the Essentials carriers for the first 7-15lbs. They are available for purchase under the accessories tab here: https://www.lillebaby.com/accessories/accessories
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-09-11

Were can I order infant insert?

Asked by: Lizholland
The infant insert is expected to restock sometime this month, we are working hard to make sure those are available as soon as possible!
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-07-06

Where can I purchase an infant insert for this carrier? 

Asked by: Beezo
Great question! At this time, the LILLEbaby Essentials Infant Insert is not available for purchase, but will be released in 2016. Please feel free to follow us on Facebook for updates. If you need a safe, comfortable and all-inclusive carrier for your infant now, check out our LILLEbaby Complete line of carriers, which can be used from 7lbs to 45lbs without the need for an infant insert. Happy shopping!
Answered by: Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08
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Airflow Features

 

The LÍLLÉbaby ESSENTIALS baby carrier combines the basics of babywearing with LILLEbaby’s signature commitment to quality and style.  This simplified carrier design is a beautiful compliment to our COMPLETE collection, for those who prefer to keep a variety of carriers on hand or prefer the classic 4-position carrier construction.

1. FOUR ERGONOMIC CARRYING POSITIONS -  The ESSENTIALS provides four carrying options - Front - Infant (with the addition of the infant insert), Front – Facing In, Hip, and Back. The ESSENTIALS is recommended for children 15lbs-45lbs.  With the addition of the infant insert, it is approved for use from 7lbs-45lbs.

2. PERFECT FIT ADJUSTERS (NEW!) - The ESSENTIALS is outfitted with Perfect Fit Adjusters, or PFAs, which allow the wearer to adjust the length of the shoulder straps and positioning of the carrier panel to achieve a truly customized fit.

3. TWO WAY STRAP - Our two-way adjustable straps enable wearers to carry "backpack style" or with straps crossed in the back. Dual adjustment buckles simplify breastfeeding and adjusting straps on the go.

4. SLEEPING HOOD - The ESSENTIALS all-weather sleeping hood is constructed from a soft, breathable mesh, which provides excellent air flow for your sleeping baby and improved visibility for parents.

5. POCKETS - Our large zippered storage pocket offers ample storage space for all your other essentials, and the easy-reach pocket is ideal for storing the hood when not in use.

 

  1. INFANT
  2. TODDLER
  3. HIP
  4. BACK



AGE: 
  • 7lbs and up
  • Infant insert available here





AGE:
  • 6 months and up.
  • Use when baby can comfortably sit with her legs around your waist.

BENEFITS:
  • Baby is face to face with you, protected from the surroundings.
  • Ideal for carrying tired or sleeping babies.
  • Wide, deep seat ensure a natural sitting position.
  • Tall torso facilitates baby's weight leaning into you and keeps baby's center of gravity inside the carrier.
  • The wide seat helps improve weight distribution between hip and shoulders so you can comfortably carry for longer periods of time.
  • Comfotably nurse baby with easy-reach adjustment buckles on sides.
  • Privacy hood for sheltering from the sun and wind.



AGE:
  • 6 months and up.
  • Use when baby can strongly and independently support her/his head.

BENEFITS:
  • Hip carrying feels natural for many parents.
  • Allows baby's weight to rest on your hip, with less pressure on your back.
  • Ideal for communicating, learning and for exploring togeteher.
  • Baby can see your face and read your cues.
  • Simplifies doing tasks that would otherwise be difficult with a baby on your front.



AGE:
  • 6 months and up.
  • Use when baby can comfortably sit with her legs around your waist.

BENEFITS:
  • Ideal for carrying heavier weight.
  • Ideal for carrying a baby for longer periods of time.
  • Puts less pressure on your lower back.
  • Seat helps improve weight distribution between hip and shouldres so you can comfortably carry.




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1. How does the ESSENTIALS compare to the COMPLETE?
The COMPLETE is a 6-position carrier with a number of unique features. The ESSENTIALS was designed to offer the best solution in the more simplified, traditional soft structured carrier category. It features 4 carrying positions (with the optional infant insert launching in January) and includes different features than the COMPLETE. For a side-by-side look at the differences and similarities, please see our compare chart.

 

2. Will the ESSENTIALS replace the COMPLETE?

Not at all! We believe the LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE is the best baby carrier on the market and we will continue launching new exciting prints and options in the LILLEbaby COMPLETE line.

The ESSENTIALS, compared to the COMPLETE, is a simplified, traditional 4-position carrier option designed to compliment our higher end COMPLETE collection. We are proud to be able to offer it at under $90, allowing more families to experience the wonderful benefits of babywearing or to keep a second baby carrier as a backup (in the car, at grandma’s, etc) so that they are never without a babywearing option.

 

3. What are the weight limits?
The ESSENTIALS is recommended for children 15lbs-45lbs.  With the addition of the infant insert, it is approved for use from 7lbs-45lbs.

 

4. Does it have a hood?
Yes, the ESSENTIALS has a built-in, lightweight mesh hood which attaches with “hook and eye” elastic fasteners, and tucks neatly into the pocket when not in use.

 

5. Which carrying positions does the ESSENTIALS offer?
The Essentials is a classic 4-position carrier, which includes newborn with infant insert, front facing in, back, and hip. It does not have a forward facing option.

 

6. How do the straps adjust?
The straps features two-way adjusters so that you can easily tighten, carry with straps crossed, and loosen the carrier to breastfeed. In addition the ESSENTAILS features Perfect Fit Adjusters (PFAs) on the front of the straps which provide an additional way to customize the length of the straps and adjust the positioning of baby.

 

7. Can I cross the straps?
Yes.

 

8. Is it easy to breast feed in it?
Yes. Both the two-way straps and the perfect fit adjusters simplify breastfeeding.

 

9. What is it made of?
Carrier is 100% cotton with a Cotton Mesh Hood

 

10. Do I need an infant insert?
Yes. The Essentials does not have a safety harness nor neck support like the COMPLETE, and a rolled blanket in place of the insert is NOT sufficient. You MUST use the LÍLLÉbaby infant insert for infants who are not ready to sit with their legs around the parent’s waist. The infant insert will be available in January.

 

11. How long does the Infant Insert need to be used?
The infant insert must be used until baby is ready to comfortably sit with his or her legs around the wearer’s waist. The age depends on the baby’s size and build and also the parent’s size and built, but normally is minimum 6 months.

 

12. Does it include a lumbar support?
No. Lumbar Supports are sold separately.

 

13. Why is it cheaper than the LÍLLÉbaby carriers?
The ESSENTIALS is made with high end fabric and material, but with fewer whistles and bells, it is simply less expensive to make than the COMPLETE.

 

14. Can I use the LILLEbaby COMPLETE waist extender on the ESSENTIALS?
No. The waist extender for the Essentials will be ready in early 2016.

 

15. Will there be other patterns or colors, in Airflow, etc.?
At this time we are launching the Essentials in cotton only.

 

16. Is it washable?
Yes. Machine washes on delicate cycle and hang to dry.

 

17. Can it be used to tandem carry?
Yes.

 

18. Is this a limited edition?
No. It is here to stay!

 

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