One of the most daunting things about using a baby carrier can be getting it on and your baby inside without tying yourself up in knots, not to mention the fear of letting something you are wearing safely hold your baby! Being hands free can feel very unnatural at first. The Complete Original baby carrier from Lillebaby comes with a great instruction manual with some of the most smiley women you have ever seen, clearly illustrating how to approach each carrying option. The general construction instils confidence in the security of the carrier, created from 100% cotton for a light weight, breathable and soft feeling against the skin. It also means that it is machine washable (cold wash), an essential feature when dealing with new-borns. The Complete boasts six different carrying positions without the need for an insert, these are Front-fetal, Front-infant, Front-outward, Front-toddler, Hip and Back carry, making it versatile and adaptable from new-born through to toddler (7lbs to 45lbs). The patented cupped seat adjusts to keep baby ergonomically seated with a unique bucket seat with adjustable side panels that widen or narrow the seat base to ensure healthy and comfortable hip positioning in every position. The extra tall, extendable torso allows your baby to comfortably fall asleep with extra neck and back support, this can then be dropped back down to allow baby to look around when awake. The adjustable width cradles your baby's head whilst the elastic straps provide support without restricting movement, it can also provide extra head, neck and back support for larger children. There is an adjustable Stowe-away or fully removable sleeping hood with dual adjustment that can provide support while sleeping, as well as sun protection and privacy while nursing if you should feel you need it. The shoulder straps are extra wide and generously padded, fully adjustable and can be worn in either X across the back or in a backpack style, there is an extra wide waistband to distribute weight evenly over the body and the Lumbar support helps to increase comfort, maintain healthy posture and reduce the chance of lower back strain. The Complete has two large pockets in the front with side-zip and top-load entry for essentials and hood-stowage, that gives you easy access in all positions. The Lillebaby Complete Original is available in nine different designs, all gender neutral and understated apart from the funky and colourful Tokidoki "Iconic". We found the Complete Original extremely comfortable and like all baby carriers, it takes a little practice to get used to. But it isn’t difficult, the only niggle was the straps and buckle are quite stiff to adjust but hopefully this will become easier over time with use. RRP £109

4.3 out of 5

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Suitable for new-borns without an insert

Very comfortable

Wide padded straps and hip belt with good lumbar support

Six positions

Adjustable head rest

Removable, storable hood

two zip pockets

Machine washable

100% cotton, breathable and soft


Buckle and strap adjustments a little stiff