Obi X-Sling Japanese Baby Carrier – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Price Range: $20 – $35
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5) – a personal favorite!
  • Pros:
    • Easy to put on
    • Folds up small to fit in your purse
    • Fabric breathes well
  • Cons:
    • Not for newborns
    • Bigger babies are more comfortable facing in
    • No lumbar support
  • Weight Limit: Approx. 35 lbs.

Most Helpful Reviews on the Obi X-Sling Japanese Baby Carrier.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – Well I must begin by telling you I am an avid Ergo fan. I love the support, the comfort, and the ease of baby wearing with the Ergo. Now that being said, we have a second baby (6months) who is getting very interested in what his big sister is doing…. So, in walks the Japanese baby carrier! I was unsure but at the low price point I figured it was worth a try. I love it! First of all, the black and white print is super stylish and very fun to wear. Secondly, it’s a CINCH to put on. Third, my little guy is happy as a clam facing out. He can also face toward me which is super cozy, too. I will use this for quick trips to the store, around the house, at preschool with my toddler, etc. I even put my 2.5 year old (35 lbs!) in it for a little while and she was fine. IPlus everyone asks me about it and compliments me on how cute it is…. (read more and buy it at
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – The pros: It folds up nicely and I can store it easily. It’s also super easy to put on and put baby in. It’s great when I don’t want to lug the car seat into the store, I just slip baby in and we are good to go. The cons: Depending on how big you are the baby leans out of the carrier… Also if you carry the baby in this for a long period of time it will start to hurt your back because there is no back support about the waist…. (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – This is the simplest and best baby item I’ve owned since the flannel blanket…. I’m right at 5 ft tall so the usual ‘adjustable’ carriers just don’t get that small. My husband is of course much larger (5′ 10″) but this thing works for both of us! … every mom should have this!… (read more and buy it at
  •  3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – This sling is easy to use. Just slip it over the head and pop in your baby. Does a good job for quick outings which is compact enough to carry with you all the time. Works best for slim people or smaller babies (not newborns)…. I would give this product 4 stars for its simplicity and usefulness if it wasn’t for the reverse side not be being solid back and sizing issue. If you’re looking for something super comfortable for long outings you’d want something else….  (read more and buy it at
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Gear in Action

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Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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