ESSENTIALS - Original - Boardwalk

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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 - Boardwalk is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds up like a champ! I love the lightweight, versatile all seasons option. This is my first Lille and I'm hooked....and so I should my LO, so much that she spit up all over it so in he wash it went. Looks like I just took it out of the box!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and functional I have 2 carriers from lille baby and use them interchangeably. I love both of them!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, easy to use carrier I received an embossed as a baby shower gift and love it, but the microfiber was too hot for the summer. I purchased the all seasons essentials and use it almost daily. It is very easy to put on, breathes better, and the sea foam green color is eye catching. The mesh is soft and doesn't seem to bother my baby's skin. The pockets are huge and the hood attaches and rolls up easily. I do use the lumbar support from my embossed when wearing this carrier. This carrier is very comfortable and a great price!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best thing to ever arrive in my home!! I won this carrier in a competition!! Life changing, comforting, beautiful, I am able to keep my babies close and my hands free! What's not to love?
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making "Momming" a breeze This carrier has made my momming life of 4 boys so much easier! Thanks Lillebaby!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our lillebaby!!! Bought this before we went on vacation to replace our cheap one we bought when baby was born and it is awesome!!!! I love that it fits both me and my husband, I love the pattern and the color, and I love that I can unzip the center panel for airflow since my baby is like a little toaster! The privacy/sleeping hood is a great feature as well since it keeps people away when he's snoozing. I can't say enough good things about this carrier!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS CARRIER!!! I bought this about two months ago and I love it! The pattern is adorable, it's easy to use, lightweight, and comfortable!!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! I bought this about a month ago and I'm so glad I did, having a 4 year old and a 4 month old is kind of tough but thanks to the carrier It has been so mush easier on me. The baby loves being on the carrier and loves to sleep on it. No complaints, Must have, fashionable, light weight, Love it.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use!!! This carrier is great and is easy to get on and off with no help
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This print!! I love this carrier so much and the donuts make it even better!!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy! I looked into lillebaby because of all the beautiful prints. But then I saw reviews that talked about how comfy the straps were, and I knew I needed one! The last carrier we used for my first son used to hurt my back and shoulders and my husbands too, but we're big baby wearers, so we knew we wanted something for our second baby that would allow us to wear him for hours without feeling back or shoulder pain. And our lillebaby didn't fail us!!! We wear him everywhere, and he is so snug and comfy in there, and it's easy to put on by myself. I just can't say enough good things about LÍLLÉbaby! I am already trying to convince my husband to let me order another print!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential carrier I am in LOVE with my carrier Its so easy to use and so comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall amazing <3!!! I bought this All Seasons LÍLLÉbaby and I love love love mine. We've already used it to go to the Zoo and will be using it for our trip to Disneyland and just for regular day use it is a live saver and I wouldn't want to be without it anymore. Thank you for inventing this amazing carrier :)!!!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent carrier for everyday or adventures! I've been using my Lilliebaby for a month now. I use it daily; from shopping to mopping my little man loves being close to me. I recently wore it for 8 hours while we traces around New York City. It was comfortable and my little guy slept, enjoyed the view an so ultimately felt safe in the hustle and bustle of the city. I'd buy this carrier again. I love that it has the cool mesh option and the pocket. If you are looking for a comfy, cute, and wellmade carrier, this is the carrier for you!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this like 3 weeks ago, I love it! It had pockets that are super convinient, the mesh makes it cooler and my son seems super comfy. I have even stopped using my ergo. It was a great purchAse.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome deals! I recieved my lillebaby a few weeks ago and, i love it!!!!! It holds my precious baby just right so shes happy and sleeps well while im able to do house work and more! I cant say how much i truely enjoy your product!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Question I had just ordered this carrier and wondering if I need the lumbar support or if it comes with it. I have a 27lb toddler that I will be carrying and want it to be as comfortable as possible
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every day wear! Love you can wear this in any weather and at any age for baby. Comfortable for long hours and great back support
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I bought this in anticipation for our baby due in august, but I tried it in a back carry for my 2 year old. Even while pregnant it was very comfortable and easy to get her up and buckled. I'm excited for our little guy to get here and try it with him.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for dad! I bought the Essentials All Seasons carrier for my boyfriend for Father's Day, and he loves it! He is 6'6" and it fits him well. I am 5 feet tall, and tend to use wraps to babywear, but he couldn't get the hang of it. The Lillebaby fits him better and is much simpler. I am so glad I bought it!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New and improved I recently bought the Essentials- All Seasons (fall in fern) carrier. First, I'd like to thank Lillebaby for listening to their customers and improving their products. I owned a Lillebaby about 5 years ago that didn't have the nicer, more comfortable features that their newer lines have now. Second, thank you for having beautiful and fun patterns to pick from. It's nice to be able to pick something closer to my personality and color preference.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome carrier!! I bought this after buying a compete for my newborn and wanted to have another carrier for my 2yo and I couldn't be happier! I love this carrier and how easy it makes it for me to carry my 2yo she also loves it!
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the front pockets I bought mine about a month ago. I use it all the time. My 4 month old loves being carried around. Who ever design these clearly had mom friendliness in mind. I have other carriers and haven't touched them since I bought this carrier. Others don't have a place to put your keys or phone, this carrier does. It hasn't gotten hot enough to zip down the front but I'm glad that I can so that my lo doesn't get too hot. I would highly recommend this carrier for any mom on the go. It is soft, functional and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little one doesn't like it as much as the complete I have the complete from my first little one. Love it, and still use it, but there is no pocket (not a big deal, but the pocket is super helpful!) Love the fabric and look of the Essentials. I like having both options of carriers. The essentials seems to better for infant carry.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best baby purchase so far I recently bought this carrier for my 5 month old. He is very hot natured and I wanted something that would keep us cool during the summer, so I decided to go with the Essentials All Seasons and I am so glad I did! We live in North Carolina and travel to Florida a few times a year. This carrier has been great in the summer heat in both states - neither of us get too hot! I also love how easy it is to put on and take off without assistance, making going out alone with baby less stressful. The adjustability allows my husband to comfortably wear him too. My son was 13 pounds when I bought this carrier, so I have used infant pillow with it. The pillow is easy to use with this carrier and keeps him well supported. Overall, this carrier has been the best baby purchase we have made so far. I love this carrier and my son does too!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy for Nursing! When I bought the carrier my baby was around 17Ibs and 4 months old. Big baby and stretchy wrap didn't mix well for us anymore. So of course it was awesome to finally have! It did take maybe a couple of wears to figure out the settings and how baby and me prefer it. But its so easy once I figured it out and got comfortable. I can also nurse in it easy to! To store it I simple tool it up and click the buckle together. Simple! I totally love it!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable I purchased my carrier during mothers day weekend on sale because a lot of moms were telling me how good they were. When I received it I was instantly amazed by the comfort, easy wear, and adjustments it offered. I will purchase again.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best carriers ever! I bought two carriers for my twins. They are really good quality and comfortable carriers. They are a life saver.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this about a month ago and I absolutely love it!!! It's so light and I love that I can unzip it and keep my sweet girl cool. The pockets are great for my phone extra diaper or two and some wipes :-) :-) my little girl loves it as well!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Warm Weather! After trying 2 other carriers and having an uncomfortable and hot baby after about 10 minutes, I decided to give this one a try and we both love it! She can even take a nap comfortably☺️
Date published: 2017-06-08
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What are the dimensions of the panel? Height and width?&nbsp;

Asked by: JessCole114
The seat on the Essentials is 16&quot; and the torso length is 15&quot;. You can see more measurements by visiting this link: https://www.lillebaby.com/measurements
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-06-22

I have a couple questions as I'm comparing the essentials to the complete: Is there a difference with regards to support of the baby's head in these models? Can I do cross straps in the back with both models?

Asked by: CLEACOX
The Essentials carrier does not offer the adjustable neck support found on the COMPLETE style. To ensure your baby has enough support, the Essentials does require the use of an infant insert for the first 7-15lbs. Once your baby is larger, the Essentials can be worn without an infant insert up to 45lbs. The straps can be born back-pack style, or crossed depending on your preference.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-07-01

Hello! Can this carrier be worn front facing? Thanks!

Asked by: missblueberry
The Essentials is a 4 position carrier and cannot be worn forward facing-out. If your baby prefers that position, you may want to consider a carrier from the COMPLETE line. COMPLETE carriers have 6 carrying positions, including forward facing-out.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-06-04

Can I put the baby face forward and use this on my back as well?&nbsp;

Asked by: Maritza
The Essentials carrier is a 4 position carrier, infant, toddler, hip and back. While you can wear your baby on your back in an Essentials (as long as they are over 15lbs, no longer require use of the infant insert, and have good head and neck control), this carrier can never be used with your baby facing outwards, and no style of carrier LILLEbaby offers can be used on your back with your baby facing outwards (only facing in towards your back).
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-24

What 4 positions does the essentials have for newborn infant 7lbs

Asked by: Jenniferb
The four positions of the Essentials is infant, toddler, hip and back. For a 7lbs newborn, the infant position would be the appropriate position to use, and does require an infant insert from 7-15lbs. The COMPLETE style is our 6 position carrier that does not require an infant insert for any age/weight.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-30

Can I wear my baby facing out on the front carry in this?

Asked by: Vicktoria
The Essentials is a classically styled four position carrier and cannot be worn forward facing-out. If that position interests you, the COMPLETE style carriers are six positions and with a seat that can be narrowed, LILLEbaby COMPLETE carriers can be used forward facing-out.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-24

What color is the circles ?

Asked by: Megan88
The circles are white, making this a black and white printed carrier.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-24

Do you need an I can't I rest with the essentials carrier? What about the complete all seasons?

Asked by: Allie13
Essentials carriers do need an infant insert to be used from 7-15lbs, but no infant insert is necessary from 15-45lbs. COMPLETE styles, including the COMPLETE All Seasons do not need an infant insert at all.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-24

Hello, how much is the delivery cost for this item to Sofia, Bulgaria?

Asked by: Diyana87
To place an order in Bulgaria, please visit our international customer page here: https://www.lillebaby.com/international-customers
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-24

IF IM WEARING THIS IN THE FRONT CAN THE CHILD BE FACING THE FRONT TO LOOK AROUND, OR DOES HE HAVE TO BE PLACED FACING MY CHEST? ALSO WHAT IS THE RETURN POLICY?

Asked by: JESSICAL
Essentials carriers are a four-position carrier and cannot be used forward facing out. You baby will have to be worn facing in towards you in the Essentials. You may want to consider the six-position COMPLETE line if forward-facing out is a position you are interested in. We offer a 30 day return policy for carriers in new condition, with tags and packaging.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-20

Can you place child facing out with this carrier?

Asked by: Lp123
Essentials carriers are a classically styled 4 position carrier. Forward facing-out is not a position possible in an Essentials. If that position is important to you, the 6 position COMPLETE style can be used forward-facing out.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-17

What size baby can use this style carrier. &nbsp;I am looking for something for newborn to 6 mo

Asked by: Mimi M
The Essentials carrier can be used from 7-45lbs, but does require the addition of an infant insert to be used from the first 7-15lbs.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-17

can I use it for an infant about 3 to 4 weeks old? Do I need an infant insert?

Asked by: edenlove
Essentials carriers can be used starting at 7lbs, but do require an infant insert (available under the accessories tab) for the first 7-15lbs.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-09

Does this come with the insert? My toddler is 28 pounds. If it doesn't, do I need it?

Asked by: mytikamorgan
The infant insert (not included with purchase) is only needed to use the Essentials carrier from 7-15lbs.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-12

Where does the panel go when you unzip? Does it just flap around or come completely off?

Asked by: SK843
The panel is attached on the bottom and can be rolled up and secured with a tie built into the carrier.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-08

Are you able to carry a newborn in this without the insert? Does this have the lumbar support like the complete?&nbsp;

Asked by: SamB
Essentials carriers are a classically styled 4 position carrier that does require an infant insert for use from 7-15lbs. This style of carrier does not include a lumbar support, which can be purchased separately under the accessories tab (as well as the infant insert).
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-12

Does this purchase include the inserts for newborns? Or is it sold seperatel?

Asked by: Newmom1234
The infant insert is sold separately, and is required to use the Essentials carrier from 7-15lbs.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-28

I need to know what the back of this looks like, and how it supports the back and which ways to wear this one.&nbsp;

Asked by: Robin
The Essentials is a classically styled carrier that offers 4 positions: infant, toddler, hip and back. You can see more product photos by scrolling to the bottom of the product listing. While the Essentials carrier does not include a lumbar support, they are available for separate purchase under the accessories tab. Here is a great blog post that goes over the Essentials features as well: http://diaperbagconfessions.com/2015/10/meet-the-new-lillebaby-essentials-for-all-of-lifes-essential-moments.html
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-29

From what lbs to what lbs do you need the insert

Asked by: dori
The infant insert is required to use an Essentials carrier from 7-15lbs.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-12

does this have a lumbar support? also my baby is only 10 lbs. is it ok if i use the pillow instead of the insert?thanks!

Asked by: mommaroro
Carriers from the Essentials line do not include a lumbar support, which are available for purchase separately under the accessories tab. For a baby at 10lbs, you will need to use the Infant Insert in your Essentials carrier for the additional neck support it provides. Use the LILLEbaby infant insert for babies between 7-12lbs and continue using the Infant Insert for babies over 12lbs until baby demonstrates strong neck and consistent neck and head control. The infant pillow is for use in babies that are at a minimum of 12lbs and ALSO have consistent head/neck control. Hope that helps!
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-14

MY HUSBAND IS 6'4 AND 300 CAN HE USE THIS

Asked by: PUNKIN
Our carriers are designed to be easily adjustable for a variety of sizes and heights. The waist measures 52 inches, and we offer an extension that adds an additional 9&quot;. You can find more measurements by visiting this link: https://www.lillebaby.com/measurements, and please remember we do offer a 30 day return policy and are always happy to assist with personal fit help as well! Our return policy can be viewed here: https://www.lillebaby.com/policies
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-05-05

Where can I find a video showing how to use the infant insert in the essentials?

Asked by: xjeska7
If you visit the infant insert listing (under the accessories tab) https://www.lillebaby.com/accessories/accessories-infant-insert.html, and scroll to the bottom of the page you will see FAQ which includes a video for using the infant insert. The infant insert is necessary to use the Essentials carrier from 7-15lbs. We do anticipate the infant insert restocking in April, and you can sign up to be notified by adding your email address to the &quot;notify me&quot; box on that product listing.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-03-28

I watched a you tube video and the gal had the park Place carrier and the little label was aqua, on the pictures its more of a lime green. &nbsp;This might sound ridiculous but I love it with the aqua, not so much with the lime/yellow color...which one is it?

Asked by: Tracy H
On the Essentials Park Place carrier, the logo tag is the signature yellow/green (chartreuse) LILLEbaby logo. On some of the Essentials carriers you will find the aqua logo that you preferred (this is decided based on which tag best coordinates with the print/color). Donuts and Sprinkles and Boardwalk are two Essentials prints that include the aqua colored logo.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-06

Does this come with lumbar support?

Asked by: mmates
LILLEbaby Essentials carriers do not include a lumbar support. They are available to purchase separately under the accessories tab on our website and are interchangeable with the Essentials, COMPLETE and toddler CarryOn lines.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-03-21

What's the minimum &amp; maximum weight for the carrier?

Asked by: Kimkim
Carriers in our Essentials line can be used from 7-15lbs with an infant insert (found under the accessories tab) and 15-45lbs with no infant insert need.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-03-16

Can parents oversize ie 3XL wear this? Or it won't fit?

Asked by: Masnoreen
We have found that most Moms who are a 22/24 are able to use the carrier without the waistbelt extension strap. That adds another 9 inches in addition to the 52-54 (some carriers vary a little) inches that the belt has available. A great place to check for measurements is on this chart: https://www.lillebaby.com/measurements
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-11

Is this a good carrier for a infant? Will I need a insert? My daughter is 3 months. &nbsp;What would be my best choice for a carrier for her to use now and be able to grow with?&nbsp;

Asked by: aboyce
Hi. You will need an insert for baby until they reach 15 lbs. The insert is sold separately.
Answered by: staylaw
Date published: 2017-03-15

New to baby carring but with my 3rd baby this is Necessary- with a lot of research and really like Lillebaby carrier all seasons however with a 22lb 7 month old I'm thinking I need the Essentials All Season? This works in 4 different possitions correct??

Asked by: MamaBear3
The great news is that you have lots of options with your 7 month old! The Essentials carrier is a 4 position carrier and from 15-45lbs can be used without the need for an infant insert. Our COMPLETE line of carriers will also work well for your baby, with a weight range up to 45lbs. The seat on the COMPLETE is adjustable to allow for 6 carrying positions, including forward facing-out in a comfy and ergonomic seated position.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-04-18

How much weight can the carriers hold?

Asked by: Kldignin
The Essentials carriers have a weight range of 7-15lbs with an infant insert (available under the accessories tab on our website) and from 15-45lbs an infant insert is not needed. We do see many toddlers fit comfortably in an Essentials.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-03-14

Can these be use for a newborn as well as a toddler?

Asked by: Momtoallboys
The Essentials carriers have a weight range of 7-15lbs with an infant insert (found under the accessories tab) and 15-45lbs without the infant insert. This 4-position carrier works wonderfully for newborns through the toddler years.
Answered by: LILLEbaby
Date published: 2017-03-14
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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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