Evenflo Snugli Front & Back Pack Carrier (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- New dual side entry buckles with one handed design makes it easy to get baby in and out
- Three carrying positions – Face-in, Face-out and Backpack
- Seat height adjustment provides 2 fixed positions making it easier for parent to adjust seat to fit baby best
Top Customer Reviews
As seen in the pictures there are 4 buckles in the back. 2 that are below each arm and one in the back just below the shoulder blades. These are the ones you won't have to touch after you adjust them to fit properly. Just leave them alone and slip the whole carrier over your head with your arms through the buckles and it's resting on your shoulders. The 4th strap is the waist strap which you DO have to snap on and off whenever you use it. I especially like this strap because it makes the whole carrier more comfortable to use and less strain on the back.
Nows the tricky part. Once all the straps are on, you will need to remove the front part to put baby in. This has 2 adjustable leg hole sizes as well. There are 2 buckles and 2 slide/lock clasps to deal with. So once you place baby in the carrier (while you're sitting down) lift the baby to your chest and then slide the clasps into place and strap the 2 buckles above your shoulders and your done! The Clasps have a little lip that you pull towards you and slide up to release. The weight of the baby pulls the lip away from you which locks the clasps in place. It can be a little tight and tricky to hold the baby and put the clasps in, but it's not a big deal.Read more ›
As months passed, we discovered many other ways this carrier was handy. I use it to get housework done, Nate helps me make cookies in it, we walk together, and he is much happier for longer periods of time in the store in this than he is in the cart. For alert babies that are happiest to see what is going on, this is the way to go! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The waist and back bands do a lot to help support the baby's weight evenly, and I've never had trouble with back ache or strain as long as I have adjusted the straps correctly (I've needed to move them a couple of times as he's grown). Initially it was a little awkward to get all the buckles and snaps figured out, but after a couple practice runs I had no difficulty at all. The instruction manual was clear and helpful. Also important- the Snugli is machine washable and has laundered remarkably well.
I'd have given 5 stars except that the carrier has proved a bit too small for practical use by my 6'4 husband. Even with the straps let out and adjusted to the biggest size it doesn't quite cut it.
Although, it looks tricky with all the different straps, once you get it intially adjusted, it is very simple to use! This is the only one I could actually get my baby into by myself. Just get everything set, and do a trial run while you are at home.
Gave 4 stars instead of 5 b/c the directions can be a little confusing to figure out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We bought this product to use in lieu of the stroller. But getting our son in the thing was so hard, we used it only once. Read morePublished on November 13, 2008 by busy girl
I have one of these snuglis and wouldn't recommend it to someone shopping for a carrier. It worked nicely in the beginning, when our son was tiny, but now that he is about 17... Read morePublished on August 10, 2007 by Evie M.
This was a good product especially for the cost, but my daughter rather been held then the carrier. But for the cost definitely pick this up rather than spend more money for a item... Read morePublished on March 16, 2007 by Dezire
I used it with my first baby when she was about 6 month-old. It was a good way do stuff in the house without her fussing. We used it also a lot when we travelled in Europe. Read morePublished on December 17, 2006 by MGO
I purchased this carrier for its backpack option. It is very difficult to get your baby into the carrier no matter which way you have them facing. Read morePublished on November 30, 2006 by M. Holmes
I received this carrier as a gift when my fifth child was born. He is now nearly six months old and we use this carrier almost every day. Read morePublished on October 9, 2006 by SwissArmyWife
I bought two infant carriers when my daughter was born, a Baby Bjorn and a Snugli. The Baby Bjorn is easier to use by far, but it's also slightly less comfortable for a really long... Read morePublished on July 17, 2006 by R. Coker
Speaking specifically about the front-facing position (that is, a small infant facing inward), I really hate this product. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by C. Lowry