When shopping and trying out baby gear, we know it's quite easy to get overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles that are considered product "features". Sure, you understand theoretically why a day planner pocket might be useful attached to your already ten-pound baby carrier, but, seriously, how many times are you really going to use it?
That's why we're drawn to the simplicity of CatBird Baby's line of baby carriers based on the traditional Mei Tai structure. The carriers can be worn on the front, back or hip and will accommodate a newborn to a 35-40 pound child. That means you won't have to worry about tossing aside the CatBird carrier when your tot reaches that twenty-three pound milestone. And the simplicity of the design not only makes it versatile when carrying, but also makes it a compact item that can easily roll-up into your diaper bag.
Although if the simplicity and quality construction were enough to win us over, it's the unique and hip fabrics that make us really admire and lust after the CatBird Baby carriers.
Think about it this way: even if you find yourself constantly out and about in sweats, the CatBird designs force you to retain a sense a style -- a style that isn't well-represented in baby gear out there today. Take the Loteria design, for example, which features illustrations from Mexican lottery cards (and which we are totally in love with!). The parent that lusts after Mexican folk and commercial art and its like will be very happy to have something that is representative of their style. And they aren't going to find it at the mall.
Most of their other designs are more beautiful than quirky, with a great deal of them being inspired by Asian art. Yes, they're feminine designs but when dad needs to carry the baby, he can reverse the carrier and have his traditional, no-frills, solid-color gear.