Nuna CUDL Baby Carrier Product Review
Fussy babe? Hold them close it’s time to CUDL.
Want to keep up your traditions of hiking outdoors on weekends? Time to CUDL.
Need a second to scroll your phone? Time to CUDL!
As a new parent, you’ve learned about the benefits of having skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Many continue with that routine closeness through baby wearing for many months after their little one has joined their family earth side.
It has been known to release a hormone that lowers stress to postpartum mamas on their healing journey while stabilizing babes breathing and heart rate. We’ve always loved the concept of baby wearing [our Co-Founder was known to wear her firstborn while working the retail floor], not just for convenience, but for the connection it brings as well!
Modern + MinimalThe CUDL is not your typical carrier – and does not require you to “do the jiggle” to get your little one in.
You know, when you do the “dance” to make sure they are in the right spot? The Nuna CUDL is practical and so easy to use that even Grandma will be able to figure it out! Simply pop the carrier over your head just like your favourite hoody on Saturday morning then fasten the Velcro waistband, and unlock the x4 convenient magnetic buckles to reveal a cozy [and cool] spot for baby. The entire carrier is made of organic cotton and soft padded mesh for breathability to keep those sweaty babes cool.
- Recommended use: Newborn to 3 years, or 7.7 - 35 lbs
- Seat width and body panel: W 6-13" x L 13-17"
- Waistband: 23.7- 57"
- Product weight: 2.7 lbs
Stages of UseYou can use your CUDL with your itty-bitty-newborn, and can maximize use until they turn 3 years old – let's dig in on the stages of use below. There are four carry positions to choose from, and each offer optimal support as your child grows.
Stage 1: birth to 4 months
- Facing in (with infant booster) from 8-15 lbs.
Stage 2: 4+ months
- Facing in from 15-30 lbs.
Stage 3: 6+ months
- Facing out from 20-30 lbs.
By this stage, your little one may be teething, so this is the perfect time to enlist the help of the included harness covers to keep your carrier looking new [more on those below!]
Stage 4: 9+ months
- Back carry from 25-35 lbs.
THOUGHTFUL INCLUDED EXTRASOkay, let's talk about value:
- x4 Carry positions
- x4 Magnetic locking buckles
- x2 Certified organic cotton bibs
- x2 Certified organic harness covers
- x1 Zippered side pocket
- Included integrated infant booster
- Included “dream drape” hood
- Included 2-year warranty
Babies drool, and that is just a fact. Once your little one starts teething, they are going to want to munch away at the straps of your carrier [facing in] and will drool all over the outside [facing out.] We also love that the CUDL comes with x2 cotton bibs and x2 harness covers that can easily Velcro on and off to protect your carrier from those sharp little teeth while also keeping that little mouth away from germs.
Accessories like these are usually sold separately so, BRAVO to Nuna for their innovation, allowing the user to easily Velcro both the bib and harness covers on and off without an additional purchase required. Having a second set means you can remove them for a quick wash when required.
Finally, we love the zip-out hood – but we like to call it a “dream drape”, as it reminds us of the pop-out protector found on the Nuna Pipa and Nuna Pipa Lite LX. The hood can be tucked in and zipped away when not in use, just like the excess strap slack which can be rolled away and secured.
What do you Think?With a 2-year warranty, the Nuna CUDL was built to last, and we think it may just end up being your favourite baby gear moment!
Perhaps we should thank the cast from the “The Hangover” for their nod to the baby wearing Dad! Check out our Related Content below for the rest of our top gear lists! #makingbabywearingcoolagain