Thursday, January 10, 2013

Favorite Baby Carrier Cover - Hands Down!

We've had the Kowalli Cover in our lending library for a while now. When it first arrived, my oldest was starting to become an independent little Trekker and I didn't get much use out of it personally. Now with the addition of our newest son, I've had the chance to really use it and totally fall in love with it. It is hands down my favorite baby carrier cover. Here's why:

  • Most of the other carriers have a small hole or slit through which baby has to put their head. Besides the fact that babies don't tend to like putting their heads through small holes, it makes it that much more difficult when wearing them on your back. Still other benefits of the wide opening is that you can easily adjust the baby and use the sleep hood (like on an Ergo). This too can not be said for some of the other covers.
  • My other pet peeve with some of these carriers is that your own jacket must remain open. With the Kowalli, My own jacket can be zipped up. (I also recently found the best baby wearing, no bulk, super warm jacket... we'll save that for another review). 
  • The fleece is super soft.
  • A pocket!
  • The design is no frills, simple & smart.
  • Not only is the Kowalli constructed in the USA, the fabric is made here too! Usually clothing and gear may be constructed here, but the material is outsourced. Not in this case. I also happen to love that the company is out of Providence, RI. I grew up in Lil Rhody and my family still resides there, most of them in Providence.
  • Alizah, the owner of the company is accessible and so generous! She sent Taiga Trekkers the cover, free of charge to keep in our lending library. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want me to bring it along for you to use! It is also available for use during other Anchorage Outdoor Family Network events too. Again just shoot me an email.


  1. How do you wear your jacket with babywearing. I bought this becuase of your review. We are moving to Kodiak in May and have a 3rd child due July 5th. All of the reviews I looked up are women wearing short sleeves inside demonstrating. And obviously if you need this outside you probably aren't wearing short sleeve shirts. I have the jackets I want to wear, and they are warm and not bulky, I just want to see how someone else where a jacket with it since doing this while pregnant doesn't give me a good idea. Thanks! Glad to have found your blog and enjoying the tips while we are preparing ourselves for an entirely different environment. Hot and humid Savannah, Ga has been our home for the last 3.5 years.

  2. What baby carrier do you have? I wear my coat (not bulky down) zipped, then the babe in his Ergo Carrier, with the appropriate cold weather clothing, then the Kowalli Cover over all of that. There's a picture of me wearing him above.