SaddleBaby shoulder carrier-Original Model
- Hands-Free Shoulder Carrier
- Designed for Children 2-5 Years
- Fits chest sizes Small to XLarge
- Great for theme parks, zoos, street fairs, hikes and more...
- Create fun and lasting memories with your child!
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Also, I find the saddle hurts my neck, and I cannot tighten the connection straps so much that it does not slip backwards when my daughter is sitting on it. That makes it feel very unsafe for me.
Last but not least, my daughter is not happy with the cuffs around her legs. She gets panicky when I close them. I am hoping that she will get used to this with time, though.
In conclusion, I will be trying to use this without the saddle. I got this on zulily so it is not such a big waste of money as if I had bought it for the regular price but even for half the price I think there are better carrier options out there. Nice idea, bad execution.
It looks good. It is too small for me, and I'm only 5'8 150lbs. My daughter is 2 and weights 30lbs.
It pulls my head forward, I am more comfortable without the device. The straps are far more complicated than need be, takes about 5 minutes to put it on. tangles to a mess when sitting on a shelf.
have the strap attach lower than just under my arm pits, or have adjustable height.
Have the seat further back.
Have the foot straps be adjustable for height.
Think about how to make putting this thing on easier. (maybe slide over my head and tighten it down?
Use some more tame colors to make us look less silly.
Use an average sized man in your product photos.
To make matters worse, they said that my Christmas gift was too late to return (Less than 90 days, only worn once), so this thing collects dust on a shelf to remind me of the $90 wasted on it.
If you are not a man that would normally carry your child onto your shoulders, this child carrier is not for you. I doubt that many women could even use this carrier. This carrier is very well made. It is very simple to use and you can use just the leg straps or you can use the saddle with it also. If your child does not have a strong core, this carrier is not for you.
We bought this carrier because my daughter loves to ride on my husband's shoulders but his neck and shoulders hurt after wearing her for only ten minutes or so on his shoulders. Now he can put her on his shoulders and we can walk around for extended periods of time without any issues.
For starters, the strap around the chest is barely big enough for me. (I wear a 40R jacket.) Bigger men, or women with bigger bust, will simply not be able to wear this, full stop. (I imagine wearing this would be too painful for many women anyway, since it cinches right around the bust.)
Secondly, the height of the ankle straps is not adjustable. My daughter at 2 1/2 was too short to use this at all, even though she could ride on my shoulders just fine. At 3 (and over 3 feet tall) her legs are still too short to ride comfortably -- my head is forced too far forward, and my neck hurts like crazy before too long. As her legs grow I think this will get better, but for now even the included saddle just makes it worse.
Finally, the ankle closures are just stupid. Even when my daughter was still too short to ride in the saddle, the straps were too short without using the included extenders. (I.e., her legs were too short to use the product, but already too girthy. What bean pole kid did they test this on?) But the extenders make them too long to be of any use. I know these people have heard of adjustable straps, so I don't understand why the ankle straps aren't also adjustable. The velcro closure works -- for now -- but it's not exactly roomy.
If you're a man with a strikingly normal-sized chest and have a kid with long, skinny legs, then this might work great. I keep trying it, hoping that one or both of us will have grown into it, but I keep getting a horrible crick in my neck. A+ idea, C- execution.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son and daughter-in-law absolutely love it!! Their four year old daughter sat securely on dad's shoulders leaving his hands free to push the two younger children in the tandem... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
The item was defective. I had to send it back paying the postage out of pocket.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was so excited for this product and couldn't wait for it to arrive. And I was equally disappointed when it finally did. It was simple enough to strap adjust the straps. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Sarah M. Kirkell
I would happily give NO STARS. My product is either a rip off, or a cheap excuse or a purchase. The clips to secure the child don't fit appropriately and one is broken. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ashley
The concept is good and the product is well made, but the saddle material is indeed too hard and not comfortable on the shoulders, like other reviewers mentioned. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miguel Sousa
Everywhere we go people ask about this and where we got it. I am sure that we end up in lots of people's pictures, too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Unkie_D
We used our Saddle baby for a 5 days in Disneyland, well worth the money! Love this so so muchPublished 3 months ago by Libby