BundleBean is the brain child of Emily Goodall, who was tired of the impracticality of carting huge quantities of gear around when taking her two toddlers out. Established in 2011, the company quickly expanded their product range to include covers for baby wearing items like slings and carriers.
The Babywearing cover comes in five attractive designs, choose from elephants, geckos, penguins, polar bears and flamingos – and if you don’t like animals a plain black coming in May! The cover also comes in a handy little stuff bag for compact storage. All the Babywearing covers come with a waterproof outer layer and a soft fleece lining: the waterproof material is surprisingly soft and flexible, not like the sort of rain-covers you get on hiking bags, which is what I expected. This is a one-size-fits-all kind of job: all ages from baby to toddler, from woven one-piece slings to large harness style carriers, featuring four elastic and Velcro straps that attach the cover securely over your carrier and a removable hood that keeps the little one warm and dry from head to toe.
There is a fleece lined pocket on the front you can use to keep your hands warm and dry because, you know, sometimes parents need a little looking after too. There are handy poppers along the bottom to gather up the excess material when using it with new-borns and young babies. At first, I was a little intimidated by attempting to put this on, but if you can get your head round a sling or the numerous straps and buckles involved in a baby carrier, this will be a breeze in comparison. As well as keeping baby warm and dry it helps keep you dry too, and after use the cover dries very quickly - faster than the baby carrier, in fact.
Due to the thick lining the cover does get quite warm, so it is best suited for cold winter days and maybe autumn walks, but spring and summer showers would prove too toasty for both child and carrier. The BundleBean Babywearing cover is beautifully made and practically designed, allowing you and your precious cargo to get out and about no matter what the weather is doing. RRP £39.99
4.8 out of 5
Easy to attach
Too warm for all year round use