Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

When father Doug Hartwell couldn’t find a compact and packable baby carrier for his daughter, he used his engineering background and sewing skills to make one. He also used the help of a soft goods design expert and top of the line fabric and materials to create the first Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier. The Bitybean baby carrier can be used for infants weighing at least 8 pounds and toddlers up to 40 pounds. And when not in use it can be easily folded into a cylinder the size of a child’s water bottle.

It’s hard to know what your baby will want or need and when, so as a parent of three, I tend to over pack. I especially did with our first child. I made sure we had everything from three days’ worth of food to the Pack ‘n Play with us every time we left the house. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but I always had too much stuff and not enough room in the car. There were several times I packed both the stroller and the baby carrier. In those cases I was glad I did. Depending on where the day took us—and on my daughter’s mood—both were valuable to have.

The Bitybean would have saved some room and been a no-brainer to pack since it only weighs 8 ounces and easily fits into a bag, purse, or pocket when folded into its included bag. And it can be worn as either a front or backpack style carrier. It was built for convenience and comfort, without losing the security needed while carrying your child. The Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier comes in several unisex colors and is machine washable. And because of the nylon and polyester and other quick drying fabrics used to make it, the Bitybean carrier can withstand some splashing while playing in the pool, lake, or stream.

Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier fits adult sizes Women’s 0 to Men’s XL. The waist belt extends to 46 inches and a waist extender can be purchased which would add an additional 12 inches to the waist belt. Other accessories include a fleece liner and a hood.

The soft Polartech fleece attaches to the inside of the carrier to provide an even softer ride for your baby while adding warmth too. The attachable hood is perfect for keeping sun, drizzle, or snow off of your child while braving the elements. The hood only comes in black and is made with breathable polyester. It also gives your child’s head some extra support when they decide to doze off.

This award-winning and innovative baby carrier can be purchased through Bitybean’s website or Amazon. And according to their website, the Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier is meant to help “families get out and explore their world together.” Bitybean took a big idea and turned it into a convenient and compact solution for parents looking to make the most of all their adventures.

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