Caboo Lite is the direct result of NCT (the UK’s largest Charity for Parents) and Close working together, inspired by the shared desire to make easy, intuitive, soft carrying accessible to every new parent. One of the few carriers that can be used from day one, including premature babies (2.27kgs +). It is perfectly designed to provide the very best carrying experience from birth to independence, offering parents an affordable way to nurture and care for their baby with all the freedom of being hands free.
Caboo Lite combines some new materials and subtle design changes to deliver a flexible 'light' version of our tried and trusted Caboo+ organic carrier - well-loved for its ease and attention to baby's posture. The end result is a high quality carrier that makes choosing to carry that bit easier on the pocket! Its active yet understated gender neutral looks make Caboo Lite equally accessible for both Mum and Dad.
Why Close Caboo Lite?
- Wider stretchier straps distribute weight evenly and provide excellent head support for baby
- Padded cross section sits over the shoulder for a comfortable carry
- Easy adjustment pull fabric through rings for the perfect fit, no tying
- Multiple hands-free front positions, including discreet seated breast feeding support
- Secure straps support your baby from the top of their head to the base of their spine with excellent head and neck support
- Easy to use hip position for older babies
- Less fabric for a lighter cooler carrying experience
- Comfortable padded back panel
- New rounded strap ends on hammock and wrap
- Recommended ‘frog legged’ carry position for developing hips and spine
- Use from birth, 5lbs and upwards
What we think?
I used the Close Caboo Lite with my spring newborn. It was perfect. It felt secure and little one was really snug and comfy. The light material was great for the warm weather and soft enough against little one's newborn skin. The whole thing was compact enough to carry around just in case i wanted to use it. At around 6 months I moved onto the Manduca for more support.
The Close Parent Instructions:
The T.I.C.K.S. Rules for Safe Babywearing
Keep your baby close and keep your baby safe. When you are wearing a sling or carrier, don't forget the T.I.C.K.S!
T - Tight - Slings and carriers should be tight enough to hug your baby close to you, as this will be most comfortable for you both...
I - In view at all times - You should always be able to see your baby's face by simpling glancing down...
C - Close enough to kiss - Your baby's head should be as close to your chin as is comfortable...
K - Keep chin off the chest - A baby should never be curled so their chin is forced onto their chest, as this can restrict their breathing...
S - Supported back - In an upright carrier a baby should be held comfortably close to the wearer so their back is supported in its natural position and their tummy and chest are against you..
Correct Positioning Explained
Babies are born with a c-shaped spine called the total kyphosis. The spine takes about one year to straighten it is really important during this time when baby is carried that the spine is fully supported in this natural position and no excess pressure in place on one particular place. Baby should be carried in the correct physiological position “frog legged position” i.e. their bottom is lower than their knees. There should be at least a 90 degree angle at the knee .This is important for baby’s developing hips as it reduces the weight and strain placed on them. This position can be achieved by spreading the wide fabric all the way to the back of baby’s knees.