As a mother of two boys, I have tried four models of baby carriers over the last two years. After reflecting on my own experiences and the insights from 42 other mommies, I have decided to review the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ in this article.
More About Konny Baby Carriers
Konny offers four different models of baby carriers, which are made with either mesh fabric or cotton fabric. The summer carriers are made with mesh fabric and the regular carriers are made with cotton fabric. The FLEX carriers are adjustable while the regular carriers are non-adjustable.
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What to Look Out For
When choosing a baby carrier, many of the mommies we surveyed considered factors such as back support, baby’s security when inside, ease of use, and breathable fabric.
Between my husband and I, we prioritize different factors when it comes to baby carriers and so we prefer to use different ones. I think it is important that my baby feels secure inside the carrier and that the fabric is breathable since we live in a warm climate. As for my husband, back support is a priority because he would occasionally experience discomfort in his lower back.
Each caregiver may have different needs, so it’s important to review them before making a purchase. Further, it is worth noting these top pieces of advice from the mommies surveyed, besides the considerations above:
- Don’t just choose your carrier by the brand – select one that meets both your and your baby’s needs.
- If your budget allows, invest in a high-quality carrier.
- Lightweight and portable carriers may be more convenient to bring with you when going out with your baby.
What Mommies Have to Say
Out of the 42 mommies surveyed, only one reported using a Konny Baby Carrier, while five others considered it but ultimately chose a different brand due to factors such as its non-adjustable sizing.
However, it is worth noting that the adjustable version of the Konny Baby Carrier was only recently launched in June 2022, so some mommies may not have had the opportunity to consider this option before making a purchase.
Like me, the mommy who used the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ appreciated its lightweight and machine-washable material. She also preferred the support it provided for her and her baby after trying both the Tula and Konny carriers.
How I Feel About It
When I started looking for a baby carrier, I found that most were too bulky and did not suit my petite frame. I eventually stumbled upon the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ and was drawn to its snug design and lightweight material. However, I was hesitant to buy it because the size wasn’t adjustable.
In the end, I decided to purchase a second-hand piece and this turned out to be a great decision. My firstborn could only fit in the carrier for 4 months before outgrowing it. However, I still managed to make the best out of it. While my husband struggled to put our firstborn to sleep in his Ergobaby carrier, especially in the first 2 months when he was still so small, my firstborn would fall asleep in mine within a few minutes.
For my second child, I purchased the new adjustable version of the same carrier – the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™. The carrier has still been effective in putting my child to sleep. I also foresee using it for a longer time as I can loosen the straps as my child grows. I have already adjusted the size from the smallest setting when my child was a newborn to two sizes up at 4.5 months old. There are still 7 more settings that I can adjust upwards!
What Is Good?
What Is Not So Good?
How It Compares Against Others
Front facing in, front facing out, hip carry and back carry
As compared to my husband’s Ergobaby OMNI Breeze, which is advertised as the most breathable carrier among all Ergobaby carriers, I find the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ much more cooling for both the caregiver and baby.
The Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ is also much lighter than both the Ergobaby OMNI Breeze and Tula Explore, thus lessening the load on the caregiver and making it easier to bring around in a diaper bag.
At a lower price, the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ only supports two carrying positions, but these also happen to be the two most commonly used positions by caregivers. It also does not have any storage pockets.
Places to Purchase
Most of the mommies we surveyed did not use Konny Baby Carriers, but I resonated well with one piece of advice that many of them gave – to select a baby carrier based on your needs rather than just going with the brand. I am glad that I stumbled upon Konny and gave it a try even though it was not a popular brand among my friends.
I would recommend the Konny Baby Carrier FLEX AirMesh™ to parents who are looking for a baby carrier that:
- Has a snug and safe design
- Is lightweight and breathable
- Can adjust to fit growing babies and changing postpartum bodies
I hope that my experiences, along with the insights of the other mommies surveyed, provide you with the information you need to narrow down your options and make a more informed decision when purchasing a baby carrier.
To end off this post, I would like to give thanks to the sweetest mommies, who completed the survey amidst their busy schedules to make this review possible:
- chlovelleeee/ adewoopy
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