Essentials - All Seasons

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Essentials - All Seasons


The best of both worlds, this versatile hybrid is ready for whatever comes its way. Featuring an exclusive temperature-control panel that easily zips-up for warmth and zips-down to expose cool, breathable, 3D mesh. It’s lightweight, road-ready and built for daily use—be it in the brisk fall winds or blazing days of summer.

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 journey - keep the Essentials handy.

Fabric: 100% Cotton
Four Carrying Positions
Perfect Fit Adjusters for custom strap length
Two-Way Adjustable Shoulder Straps
Machine Washable
(7lbs+ with infant insert found here)
  • Boardwalk
  • Circle of Love
  • Donuts & Sprinkles
  • Fall in Fern
  • Park Place
  • Seven Seas
  • Stone


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  • Essentials - All Seasons is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I started off with the complete, but I'm so happy I added the essentials to my stash. Simple. comfortable, cute, and it has the best pockets!
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable for someone short! I bought this carrier after reading lots of reviews in my local babywearing groups about how comfortable and affordable the Lillebaby was. I love the lumbar support and it was great for someone short and plus sized like I am. Lots of room to grow and super supportive even once my daughter was a toddler. Saving up now for a Unicornio!
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy! I really would like to have one of the Complete carriers but so far this is what I can afford. I am so happy to experience a Lille with the Essentials. This is very dependable and soooo pretty! I love it.. It's very easy to use as well.
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best carriers ever!! I purchased this as my 2nd Lillebaby so I would never be without! I would forget to transfer my 1st, the Lillebaby Complete All Seasons Cupid's Arrow, from my home to my car and back. So this gorgeous wrap stays in my car!! By far the most comfortable carrier ever, can't recommend them enough! I only wish I would have started my collection sooner, my youngest is 13 months and she's the 4th of our girls!
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazeing perfect I have the donuts essentials im in love with it my Daughter loves she loved to be carried she 1and1/2 shopping park the mall i take it everywhere with me its great to have a carrier because toddlers love to run around and when you doing shopping you want to always keep an eye on them and what more perfect then a pouchyyyy thats what i call my carrier Pouchyyyy she falls asleep in it keeps her warm and me as well its amazeinggggggggg
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADORABLE AND LIGHT WEIGHT I bought this for budget friendly second carrier option and absolutely love it! The PFA's make it super easy to get a great fit around baby and the all seasons mesh panel is an absolute must for Florida summers! Now my daughter and I have matching carriers (she has a donuts and sprinkles doll carrier) so we can match when I carry baby sister!
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this carrier! I love the comfort and for of this carrier! It has great adjustability options and I love the print options!
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my carrier Bought the essentials to have a second more lightweight carrier , also to be able to back carrier sooner as my 10 month old doesn't fit wide seat yet. We love it!
    Date published: 2016-12-14
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    It says this carrier can be used in 4 positions, what are they? Also what is the weight limit?

    Asked by: Taylor27
    The four carrying positions for the Essentials carriers are Infant, Toddler, Hip and Back. You can see example photos of these positions by scrolling to the bottom of the Essentials listing of your choice and choosing "carrying positions". The weight range of an Essentials is 7-45lbs. From 7-15lbs, this carrier will require the use of an infant insert, found under the accessories tab. No infant insert is needed from 15-45lbs.
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2017-02-11

    My husband is 5"10 and weighs 280 can he fit this? And does it have lumbar support?

    Asked by: Nicthis1980
    The Essentials carriers do not include a lumbar support, though a lumbar can be purchased separately under our accessories tab. The waist is 52", and we do have extension straps available, if needed which add an extra 9 inches to the waist.
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2017-02-11

    What is the size of the body panel?

    Asked by: Mommy Binky
    The seat of the Essentials is 16" wide at the widest point and the torso length is 15". You can see more measurements by visiting our Compare page:
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2016-12-10

    What is the size of the body panel?

    Asked by: Angie81
    The seat of the Essentials carrier at the widest point is 16" across and the torso length is 15". You can see more measurements by visiting our Compare page:
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2016-12-09

    Does this carrier include a lumbar support?

    Asked by: Joanna
    The Essentials carriers do not include the lumbar support. A lumbar support from a LILLEbaby COMPLETE carrier will fit on the waist belt of the Essentials carriers. You can sign up to be notified on the product page for our lumbar supports (under accessories), and we will do our best to keep you updated when those return.
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2016-11-22

    Is forward facing an option with this carrier? What two positions are not available with this carrier that are available on the "complete" carriers? 

    Asked by: Jenny
    The Essentials carrier has a classic 4-position design.Those positions are: Front-Infant (with a LILLEbaby infant insert), Front-Facing-In, Hip, and Back. The ESSENTIALS is recommended for children 15lbs-45lbs without an infant insert, and 7lbs to 45lbs with a LILLEbaby infant insert. Forward facing out is not a position that can be used with a LILLEbaby Essentials carrier, but remember that the LILLEbaby COMPLETE has six carry positions, including forward facing-out!
    Answered by: LILLEbaby
    Date published: 2017-01-26

    I am trying to decide between the complete and essential carrier. Can u tell me the difference between them?  Can u carry all 6 positions with the essential like u can the complete? Thx!

    Asked by: Faithsmommy
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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

    • 7lbs and up
    • Infant insert available here

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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?


    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?


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