LÍLLÉbaby Complete Embossed Baby Carrier Review

Even though we’re nearing the end of our baby carrier days, I just can’t help but love on LÍLLÉbaby’s new line of Complete Embossed carriers.

It has all the features you know and love in LÍLLÉbaby’s Complete carriers but in light and breathable microcloth, ultra soft suedecloth inside, and gorgeous embossed detailing all along the front. It’s available in blue, citrus, coral, and my fave, this gorgeous teal!

LILLEbaby front inward carry

Here’s a quick summary of the features you can expect to find in every LÍLLÉbaby Complete carrier:

  • Six ergonomic carrying positions without the need for an infant insert: front-fetal, front-infant, front-outward, front-toddler, hip, and back carry. The Complete grows with your child from 7 lbs to 45 lbs.
  • Removable lumbar support increases comfort, maintains healthy posture and alignment, and prevents lower back strain.
  • Two-way straps enable you to carry “backpack style” or with straps crossed in the back. Dual adjustment buckles simplify breastfeeding and adjusting straps on the go.
  • Removable sleeping hood with dual adjustment points to provide support for baby’s head while sleeping, sun protection, and privacy while nursing.
  • Extra tall and entendable torso provides extra neck and back support and keeps taller babies secure in the carrier. The adjustable width gently cradles baby’s head, and elastic straps provide support while allowing for movement and easy adjustment.
  • Large zippered storage pocket, plus easy-reach pocket for storing hood and essentials.
  • Wide, padded shoulder straps and waist belt to evenly distribute baby’s weight for maximized comfort.

I love the wide seat that fully supports even my 3-year-old and keeps her legs in the proper position. The extendable high back works well to keep her feeling secure, especially in a back carry. The removable lumbar support makes a big difference in wearability, especially for older toddlers. At 3 years old and 33 pounds, Kay was comfortable to wear for up to about 30 minutes on my front and at least an hour and a half on my back.

back carry

We tried the hip carry, but at Kay’s age, the off balance weight became uncomfortable for me and pulled at my neck after just a little while. Kay didn’t mind it at all though, as her position is similar to how I would naturally carry her on my hip without a carrier. This carry would work better for smaller, lighter babies.

Be aware that if you want to switch between front/back and hip carrying, you will need to rethread the straps each time. In general it’s not a practical set up for us, but if you do like to hip carry, the straps do a great job of keeping Kay in place and feeling secure hands-free.

LILLEbaby hip carry

6 positions make this a wonderfully versatile carrier, but it’s the little things that make it truly a joy to use. Like how the inside is lined with super soft suedecloth against baby’s skin, and how it’s made so that the suedecloth overlaps the edges of the seat so they never cut into your baby’s legs. How it comes complete with a removable lumbar support pad to maintain posture and prevent lower back strain, and how you can store the hood in the pocket below or remove it entirely if you choose.

There are little “pockets” on the shoulder straps to tuck the webbing away when I’m not using it, giving them a neat and streamlined appearance. The little padded cushion underneath the chest/back buckle protects my skin from the buckle digging in, and the convenient zippered pocket keeps my phone, keys, and wallet safe and secure.

snuggling in the back carry

The Complete carrier grows with your baby from 7-45 pounds, without an infant insert. The height of the back adjusts up and down with snaps on either side, and you can adjust the width of the seat for smaller babies or for facing out.

How to adjust the seat width on the LILLEbaby Complete Carrier

The wide, padded waist belt is adustable up to about 52″. The shoulder straps are padded all the way down to the carrier panel and adjust two ways, making it simple to get a comfortable fit for me and Kay.

adjustable straps

One of my favourite things about this carrier is that it’s machine washable! Busy mamas ain’t got time for handwashing and spotwashing everything, especially an item that babies will inevitably drool all over, spit up on, and have those dreaded blowouts in. And of course, no review would be complete without a close-up of this beautiful embroidery down the entire front panel that gives the carrier its distinctive embossed appearance. I love it!

Lillebaby embossed panel

The LÍLLÉbaby Complete Embossed retails for $169.99 USD. Connect with LÍLLÉbaby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Purchase your LÍLLÉbaby carrier direct from LÍLLÉbaby or on Amazon.

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  • This is a wonderful looking carrier – I like that you are able to use it both in the front and comfortably backpack style! very nice as well the weight range is so high!

  • That sounds amazing! I love that you can adjust both the seat width and the height of the carrier…it’s like a regular and toddler-sized carrier in one! None of the SSCs that I’ve owned allow for a hip carry, but dd#1 would have loved that when she was an older baby.

  • Such a beautiful carrier! I love how you addressed the hip carry; I’ve been curious about this one and wonder how well it would work with a younger child and nursing.

  • I’ve not had the opportunity to try one of these on but I’m loving how high up the back goes. The embossed design is really pretty.

  • Thanks for a good review! I appreciated your showing how to adjust the seat width. I do wish that pictures of the straps and buckles while in use had been included, though.

  • I appreciate your review! I have been a lover of babywearing since my first but buying an expensive carrier was out of the question. I used my moby until she reached max weight. I would have loved to wear her more but doing the research I did I am glad I didn’t just use a cheap carrier that could have harmed my sweet girl. I am looking forward to buying an embossed soon!

  • I have an all-season and I LOVE doing hip carry. When my son falls asleep I just slide him into front carry and continue on (with crossed straps). He loves front facing out but if he falls asleep and I’m solo it’s harder to switch him without waking him. I also love the lumbar support; I have a bad back but I was able to wear him for 5hours when he was 18lbs @ 4mo old without feeling it! I have memorized all of my strap adjustments too which helps when going between carries.

  • I am so excited for the opportunity to win one of these 🙂 If I win, I would get the complete all season carrier in stone. Thanks for the review and giveaway!!

  • I love the lumbar support and also that the suedecloth overlaps the edges. At only 3 months my baby is quite large for her size already, so I’m definitely looking for something that will be most comfortable on my back, and on her!

  • Oh how far baby carriers have come in the last 26 years!! My parents graciously gave us the baby carrier they had used for me for our LO. The support for the parent and even child has change drastically!! I had it on for less than 5 min and it was all I could take. I love how much support Lillebaby has for both the parent wearing and for the child. I definitely need to look at getting one!!

  • Awesome review. I’ve been wanting one of these for a while and your review goes into such detail and answers all the questions I had.

  • I love that its adjustable and that you dont need an infant insert. Also that its made soft on the inside. I think my baby would like this. She tolerates my tula but its not as soft or adjustable. She likes to look at everything but the tula doesnt allow her head to see. So this would be perfect to use, I could do the front facing so she could see

  • I don’t know why these carriers aren’t as well known as Ergos and Tulas…in my experience they blow them out of the water lol

  • Love the color and that you matched it for pictures! Great touch!

    I had no clue Lillebaby could face outward safely!!!! So thanks for sharing that! I honestly thought only beco gemini’s did that… So I’ll be looking into Lillebaby now! Hopefully I’ll just win one!

    As you stated I LOVE the details. The embossing is great!!! ?

  • Oh my goodness I just commented that my favorite was teal and seahorse… these carriers looks so comfortable and versatile I love that you can adjust them in a sea of the baby they are very cushioned you to wear them in front or in back. So looking forward to having one dor baby due next month. Will need it as i have 3 and 5 yr old with lots of energy.

  • I am in love with this carrier. The colors and embosing is stunning. I love the fact that is has an adjustable seat. My baby girl is just round with really short legs and is so hard to find a carrier she actually fits in without hurting her little legs. Thank you for your great review of the carrier! Your baby girl is adorable btw!

  • This looks like a great carrier. I am in the market for one, and I love this review. I like how it has the front pocket for storing items, and the adjustable straps so both my husband and I can use it.

  • Since I found out about lillebaby about a year ago, I have been in love with the design of their carriers. I haven’t been able to try one yet but I’m glad I held out, the embossed looks like an even more improved version (and it is gorgeous to boot!) I’m so glad to hear you liked it too. Love love love the teal colour!! 🙂

  • What a beautiful color and carrier! I love how long it lasts and can grow with your child till they are a toddler!

  • I have Lillebaby Airflow and I love it – carrier is really comfortable for me and my baby! I love EMBOSSED – TEAL – such a beauty!!!

  • I love the embossing, wow! This carrier sounds seriously awesome 🙂 I love the adjustable seat for forward facing or a small baby!

  • This is gorgeous! I love that you can adjust the seat so it eliminates the need to buy an infant insert. It truly “grows” with your little one.

  • Thanks for showing off all the adjustable features on this carrier– I think a lot of moms have no idea how much you can customize the fit! And the lumbar support on the Lille is just amazing– I have a sensitive back, and I can wear it for hours without my back quitting on me. It’s not the most minimalist of the SSCs, but it’s definitely among the most comfortable!

  • Love lillebaby carriers. Would love to win one so I can try it out. Our carrier now is very uncomfortable.thanks for the review

  • I really like the color of thus carrier! I wouldn’t use the out facing position, but I’d probably use all the other positions.

  • I love that you are able to use this carrier for your baby up to 45 lbs. I also love that you are able to carry many different ways.

  • I love the teal color and embossed pattern on this carrier.The wide weight range is wonderful to be able to use one carrier from newborn into toddlerhood, without an infant insert. An adjustable chest/back strap is an absolute must for me due to fluctuating breastfeeding breasts.I love the padding, extra pocket, hood options, and adjustable under Baby for an ergonomic carry throughout babywearing.

  • This is beautiful. As my five month old grows, one of the things I am most looking forward to are the different carrying positions I’ll be able to use my líllébaby for!