Sunday 6 July 2014

Close Caboo NCT **REVIEW**

Peanut is now 3 weeks old and growing by the day! It just feels so crazy that in just over a week she will be a whole month old. Peanut loves being carried and held and whilst I love the newborn cuddles, I often still have plenty to do and of course James still wants me to play etc. 

So I was thrilled when the lovely people at Close Parent sent us one of there Close Caboo NCT carriers to try out! 

I have to admit one of the things I was worried about whilst I was pregnant was how I was going to manage to run around after an energetic almost 5 year old and look after a demanding new born and get the house work done. I hadn't really considered a sling as it wasn't something I had used with James, but oh my these carriers and slings are a total game changer!

The Close Caboo NCT has been our answer to all the above and more. It has enabled me to cuddle and hold Peanut as much as she needs me to whilst still being able to get on with day to day jobs and play with James. It has meant I can have peanut close to my chest (where she loves to be) and have both hands free to whip around the house with the hoover and play with James without having to juggle holding a baby at the same time. 

Its perfect for those time when you just want to nip to the shops and don't want to have to faff around getting the pushchair/ pram out of the boot of the car. Its also great for days out when you don't want the hassle or you are unsure if you will be able to get around with a pushchair easily (some places have very tight pathways or a lot of stairs etc). 

The Close Caboo NCT is so easy to put on any literally takes a matter of minutes! Watch this short video to see just how easy it is to get going... 

Peanut will quite happily sleep in the carrier for ages and looks so snugly and content inside. It is easy to wear and doesn't cause any discomfort in fact I barely know I am wearing it its so comfortable! Plus the material is breathable and lightweight so even on the hottest of summer days it doesnt feel uncomfortable or heavy to wear. 

The Close Caboo NCT adjusts to fit all shapes and sizes so in very versatile. With the Caboo, your baby is fully supported from the top of their head to the base of their spine and to behind the knees. Suitable from newborn, the Caboo has a weight range of 2.27 to 14.55kg (5-32 lbs) and is made from Certified 100% Organic cotton.

Features and benefits of the Caboo Carrier:
  • Caboo carrier has 5 different carrying positions including forward facing
  • Made from 100% organic cotton
  • Easily adjustable to fit all wearers – simply pull fabric through rings to tighten
  • Soft wide straps distribute baby’s weight evenly across the shoulders and back for extra comfort
  • Baby is held high and close to the heart giving them a feeling of security
  • Secure straps support baby and provide excellent head and neck support
  • Breastfeeding with the Caboo Carrier is easy and discreet whether at home or out and about.
I had never used a sling or carrier before this and I am already addicted to using this one and its already one of my must have items for any new mama's! The only thing I would say is I wish it came in more colour options although the charcoal colour is very versatile and unisex so both mummy and daddy can wear it.

We loved trying out the Close Caboo NCT and if you are expecting or have a young baby I would thoroughly recommend trying one out.

Check out www.closeparent.com to see their full range of slings and carriers (and many more products!!) or visit them on facebook here .. https://www.facebook.com/closeltd.

Do you use a sling or carrier? Which one do you use?


* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.. As a thank you I was allowed to keep the product.
* If you would like me to review your product or service, please email me on xJessLegresleyx@hotmail.com.


  1. Oh my lordy peanut is beautiful, what a gorgeous photo at the bottom too :) It has been a while since I had a baby but I have been helping my friend pick out some slings lately. They are so well designed for baby these days and for mum. I'm going to share your review with them now.

    1. Aw thank you that's really kind and I too think she is beautiful but I am a little bias lol ;). Yea I hadnt tried one before but I am definitely converted it has been so useful! Please do share :) xx

  2. I have to admit i would never use one of these as i would be worried about tripping over onto baby and hurting them and also i have heard so much about baby slings that have put me off for life. I do get that you have your hands full with little 5 year old and a baby though so i totally get why this would be useful for you.

    Love xoxkissablebeautyxox

    1. It has been really useful and I think the there are pro's and con's to a lot of baby products but for me the pro's out weighed the worries as my little boy is so active and peanut so demanding its been a real life saver to keep her close. xx

  3. We used a baby bjorn carrier, it did make life easier. She is so cute x


  4. what a lovely carrier x beautiful pictures

  5. That last picture is gorgeous! I like the idea of these, make life easier by the looks of it!


  6. So cute, I wish I had tried to use a carrier more when my boys were small

  7. What a lovely post. None of mine would settle in a carrier.

  8. I use a caboo, they are great aren't they

  9. It's a take-off of traditional carriers but I LOVE that it makes it so easy :) I would definitely buy one if I had another babe.

  10. Aww congratulations. I loved baby wearing it is so nice and benefits both baby and parent.

  11. huge congratulations hun, i used to be so so with carriers but i loved mine x

  12. I had a close baby carrier and it was the best one I have ever owned!

  13. I used one of these with my third daughter, and have just got another ready for number four - love it!

  14. I love wraps. I used the moby wrap with my second daughter until just before her first birthday and it meant i could get on and do things with my other daughter and still carry the baby. x

  15. Jack hated carriers so we didn't baby wear at all :( sounds like a fab product and that bottom picture is beautiful x