We have carried the Pikkolo baby carriers in store for 3 full years now and love showing mamas how it works – especially the adjustable base to control the spread of the baby leg openings. The photos below are an older model , so the color is discontinued and the style of the adjuster has changed, but hopefully this post still does the trick!
Pikkolos have this great drawstring inside the base so you can make baby’s seat nice and wide when they’re bigger, but you scrunch it down narrower so a small baby can let their legs hang down. A young baby can even ride on your front facing outward, which is a very rare option to find in a carrier that is able to carry older babies, toddlers , and do a backpack position. That requires a really wide base under baby’s bottom, and most frontpack carriers that allow baby to face outward lack a way to expand baby’s seat to support the weight of a 1 or 2 year old child, so the useful life of those frontpacks is much shorter.
Another note- with the Pikkolo when you choose how high on your waist to wear it, you’re choosing how tall to make the carrier body. Want to make it easier for baby to see out? Want to hide them inside for sleep or weather protection? It’s all in your control! And of course, there’s the actual sleeping hood you can attach if you’re serious about that nap or keeping the wind away.