So you have a baby—congrats! If you gave birth during the pandemic, you may have left a few essentials off of your must-have baby list, namely, those that make traveling easier. Well, it’s finally time to dust off those suitcases and head out to see people we love and have missed so much!
You have probably figured out that you need a lot of gear to travel with an infant—but it doesn’t have to be that way… at least as far as carriers go! We have found the holy grail of baby carriers, seriously: We may want to have another baby now just to use this carrier—and couldn’t have come at a better time to travel and see family. Read on for seven reasons why the CUDL™ baby carrier by the baby-gear geniuses at Nuna® is the only baby carrier you will ever need.
1. 4-in-1 Carrier
Newborn carrying? No problem. Baby wants to face in? No problem. Baby wants to face out? Got it. Now your baby is not so little anymore and getting too heavy—want to carry them on your back? Go for it! This carrier works overtime, canceling out the need to keep buying carriers for multiple scenarios. Once again, the CUDL baby carrier has your back (and can go on your back), with four carry positions that encourage healthy hip and spine development: Newborn mode, facing in, facing out and back carry. With its wide adjustability range, 24-57 inches, it’s ideal for all sizes and shapes of adults, so you and your partner can share this one fantastic carrier.
2. Integrated Infant Booster Seat
No need to buy another item for your infant that you'll use for two months, then pawn off on someone else—Nuna's CUDL has you covered! An infant booster is included in the design for comfort and safety, with covered, locking zippers to ensure soft and safe use with babies under four months. They've also included innovative leg opening buttons for proper adjustment for smaller babies.
3. Magnetic Buckles?!
Cue music and slow clap: “A moment like this, some people wait a lifetime…”. We have struggled to get a carrier on and off ourselves FOREVER—but those days are gone, and we are never looking back. The CUDL has four ergonomic magnetic buckles with MagneTech Secure Snap™. These self-guiding magnetic buckles automatically lock into place, ensuring an easy and secure attachment. No more bashfully asking a stranger to help you clip on your carrier—you can do it all by yourself!
4. Dreamy Fabric
This extraordinary carrier is made with better-for-baby OEKO-TEX® fabric verified in an independent laboratory and tested for harmful substances. Nuna thought of everything and even included two GOTS™ certified organic cotton bibs. What's so great about GOTS? It's grown without harmful pesticides, and this organic cotton is toxin-free and best for babies. Need a refresher? Just toss the removable bib in the wash or your entire CUDL when life gets too messy. And because a sweaty baby is not a happy baby, the CUDL is warm-weather ready with mesh fabric that allows air to flow... ahh.
5. Hip Healthy
Because health matters, too: The CUDL is designed and acknowledged as a “Hip Healthy” product by the IHDI (International Hip Dysplasia Institute) when used as instructed. Dad joke alert: Hip, Hip, Hooray! (cue the groans.)
6. Winner, Winner! (Hands-Free So You Can Eat Dinner)
You want the best for your baby, and to make your life easier—you want a product that is out there winning awards; that’s how exceptional this carrier is! The CUDL by Nuna is the proud recipient of The Red Dot Product Design Award 2020, an international design competition for product design, communication design and design concepts.
7. Storage. Pocket.
Because parents have their own gear to carry, too, Nuna incorporated a zip-open storage pocket on the waistband to fit your cellphone, keys and cash—brilliant!