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Fleece Baby Carrier Cover

Gorgeous 200 weight microfleece carrier cover from Catbird Baby keeps your baby warm when babywearing without adding bulk or changing the fit of your carrier.

Outer layer is charcoal gray; lining and pocket are black. But with a little effort, you can reverse the inside to the outside, and have a black cover with gray lining. Nice!

This carrier cover is an economical and practical alternative to buying an expensive babywearing coat for $200 or more! Unlike a babywearing coat, the cover fits *all* sizes of babies and wearers.

The foot pocket of the cover is elasticized to snug around baby's legs and keep them cozy and toasty warm in cold weather. The top flap simply folds over the top of your Pikkolo, Beco or Patapum and snaps over the shoulder straps.

You attach the cover prior to putting the carrier on, so you can easily use it in both front and back carries.

100% polyester, made in the USA. Wash on cold, delicate cycle. Dry on delicate or hang to dry.

Fleece Baby Carrier Cover  $39
Pikkolo with Fleece Cover
Catbird Baby Fleece Carrier Cover, showing pocket for feet

Babywearing Advantages

  • No need to lug around an awkward & heavy carseat, or drag a bulky stroller up stairs, in/out of your car, through large crowds, narrow aisleways, or over rough terrain. Wearing your baby is an easy and fun alternative...with endless benefits for both of you! Try taking your stroller to the beach, down a cobblestone street, or on the bus/subway. All of these are a breeze with a good carrier.
  • Frees you to accomplish daily activities, chores, and errands while still caring for your children. Keep your baby close, safe and happy, or give a fussy/tired toddler downtime in busy environments.
  • Helps your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Excellent for difficult nappers and allows for sleeping under almost any circumstances.
  • Prevents flat heads and bald spots, minimizes external pressure to the baby's skull. Encourages neck and torso development, balance and coordination. Baby is upright, free to move the head and upper body, moves in all directions with the wearer's movements, and is not strapped into an immobilizing device.
  • Encourages mental development -- since worn babies spend less time crying and trying to soothe themselves, they are freed (in their state of quiet alertness) to observe more and to positively interact more. Carried babies are more intimately involved in their parent's world and are more engaged in what is going on around them. They socialize better since they are carried at eye level instead of sitting parked at knee level, like in a stroller. The brain is stimulated by the inclusion provided by babywearing and therefore is encouraged to grow and develop. Scientific evidence shows that carried babies demonstrate advanced speech development and enhanced visual and auditory alertness.
  • Soothes crying and colic -- babies worn at least 3 hours a day cry 43% less overall, and 54% less during the evening hours. (1)
  • Reduces incidence of post-partum depression -- studies shows that post-partum depression is much less common among mothers who frequently wear their infants. The reason is not entirely known, but many speculate that it may be because of the hormonal stimulation baby-wearing provides, and because worn babies cry much less.
  • Better bonding = easier discipline? -- the deeper the connection between a parent and child, the easier discipline may be in the future. Wearing your infant in a sling is a bonding investment that enhances the connection between you and your baby. Credible research comparing well-connected children with poorly-connected children brings to light that connected children are more secure, settled, trusting, sociable, positive, adaptable, confident, considerate, co-operative, willing to share, empathetic, sensitive, affectionate, persistent, and eager to learn.


    (1) Hunziker, U. A. and Barr, R, G. (1986). Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 77, 641-8.

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