This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!
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About the Onya Baby Cruiser Baby Carrier
Onya Baby makes going anywhere with your baby a breeze. Comfortably wear you baby, toddler or preschooler on your front or back and securely and ergonomically carry them wherever your journeys take you. The best part is this unique baby carrier has an integrated chair harness that transforms pretty much any seat into a safe place for your baby to sit. Carry all you need with you in the two zippered double entry pockets and entertain baby by using the toy loops on each shoulder strap. With a weight limit of 75 lbs and an extra high back, this carrier goes well into preschoolhood comfortably. And with the new addition of the Onya Baby Booster, you can even wear your newborn in this carrier! If you have anyone on your holiday gift giving list that takes care of a young child, the Onya Baby Cruiser would be the perfect way to give them hands free mobility with their young one.
I love babywearing! It is the perfect way to cuddle close to my kids and go anywhere with them! I love that Onya Baby is a big on being able to nurture your child while still enjoying your normal daily activities. And that’s just exactly what we have done in our Onya Baby Cruiser!
I have tried many carriers, and what I love about the Onya Cruiser is the extra tall body. I can wear both of my children (4 years old and 15 months) comfortably on my front or back in this carrier which is saying something. The Cruiser I tried has a snap so I can fold down the top of the carrier to accommodate my little guy and then unsnap and flip up for my big girl. I can also say that, though I mostly wear my son on my front, this is my favorite soft structured carrier to wear on my back. I find it the most comfortable of the many I have tried.
The Onya Baby Cruiser is made of soft 100% soft brushed cotton and comes in two colors: Chocolate Chip/Dove (which is what I reviewed) and Leaf Green/Umber. Some of the great features of this carrier are a double entry side zipper pocket which is one of the larger pockets I’ve seen on a soft structured carrier, toy loops and a sleeping hood that tucks away into the front pouch and closes with magnets. I really love that the sleeping hood is completely out of sight and stays put with the magnet closure yet when you take it out it is a nice large hood.
The Integrated Chair Harness
Perhaps the thing that really sets the Onya Baby Cruiser apart is the amazing integrated chair harness. This thing is awesome! You can’t tell at all by looking at the Cruiser that this nifty little seat is stored but unzip the bottom of the pouch on the front and there it is ready to secure your little one to just about any chair you come across in your travels. You’ll never have to worry that you’ll be unprepared if you find yourself out where you need to put your baby in a seat. You have a wonderful way to secure your baby if you have your Onya and your baby will enjoy it, too! My little guy from a pretty young age fit in the chair harness, and we enjoyed watching him digging his cool seat. He had the biggest smiles while using his special chair harness sitting in a big chair next to mommy, daddy and big sister. You can see via the video below how it works.
The Booster, Coming Soon!
This is pretty exciting because the booster will make it possible to wear your newborn in both of Onya Baby’s carriers. Now you can start from little bitty baby and wear all the way to preschoolhood as the Cruiser has a weight limit of 75 lbs! Onya Baby’s Booster is made of organic cotton terry and Air-Mesh. It’s much cooler for the baby and wearer than other inserts.
It’s fully adjustable and becomes an integrated part of the carrier. By threading the snap straps through the Booster and Onya, it becomes a part of the Onya carrier system, securely cradling baby in the Onya by pulling the sides in nice and snug. It’s also adjustable and allows you to lower your baby in the Onya as your baby grows.
You can purchase your own Onya Baby Cruiser Baby Carrier at Amazon for $129. Onya Baby also offers the Outback Baby Carrier and Chewie Teething Pads and soon will have the Baby Booster as well! Onya Baby will be offering a two-day Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale through all Onya Baby retailers and at their site November 29 and 30!
For your own chance to win a Cruiser Baby Carrier from Onya Baby, or one of the 26 huge prize packages we’re giving away, come back to this post on November 6th when our Rafflecopter widgets will go live for your chance to enter! Or you can visit Natural Parents Network on November 6th to see and enter to win all of our fantastic prize packages at once!
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