Pikkolo Soft Structured Baby Carrier by CatBird Baby
Scroll down for prints. New colors in stock! If you love the Ergo Baby Carrier, but your baby would love to also face out, or you love your Baby Bjorn, but your back is killing you, this is the carrier for you!
New and improved models are now in stock! The pikkolo carrier is a unique blend of mei tai and buckle carrier that features comfortable but slim memory foam straps, enables you to do an ergonomic front facing out carry, can be used from birth without a separate insert, and still works great for carrying toddlers up to 40 lbs.! Features attached, stowable hood, sliding chest strap for use with back carrying, and instructional booklet. 100% brushed cotton (exclusive of trim).
Pikkolo is a mei tai inspired carrier with the convenience of side-release buckle closures. Additionally, Pikkolo's unstructured waist makes it possible to cinch the carrier narrower to enable small babies to ride legs-out or older infants to face forward comfortably.
This carrier is put on 'apron-style', which forms the pouch for the baby to sit in. This pouch can be cinched-up with a drawstring to make a more narrower carrier for baby facing out. All buckles adjust both ways for an optimal fit.
with your detachable flat sleeping hood (included with purchase) when your little one's head gets floppy
Pikkolo carrier comes in colors (click on image for close-up):
Cafe au Lait
Below are some wearing tips from the designer/owner:
The waist webbing is meant to go around your natural waist, or even above. If you are used to wearing buckle carriers such as Ergo or Beco lower on your hips, you may be putting the pikkolo on too low. Wearing it above your natural waist will shorten the body and bring the baby higher, so it usually works best for small babies and babies who want to face out (to give them more room to see out). Otherwise, wearing at the natural waist is the intended position.
Also, make sure that your baby's bum is seated deeply into the carrier. If there is 'pouching' or rumpled fabric in the area of the baby's bum, then take the straps down, make sure baby's legs are spread as wide as comfortable, smoothing fabric of carrier body out horizontally and bring out and up as you start to bring the shoulder straps up over your shoulders. You may even want to hold both shoulder straps and give a little bounce to get the baby in deeply.
For reference, you may see the photo below of our coming soon khaki carrier. You can see that this 12-month boy who is 30' tall has the carrier coming up to base of the neck. As always, if you have wearing questions, please feel free to contact CatBird Baby.
We used this carrier a lot for front carries when baby was small. The fact that the carrier cinches in on the bottom and was adjustable made it a perfect fit. It was comfortable for mama and baby, not to mention cute!
This is the ABSOLUTE best baby carrier out there. I love it! It is so versatile, you can use it forward or inward facing in front, side carry, or back carry. For my husband, this was very important, as he wanted the baby to be able to see the world. It fits well on my petite frame (5'2, 125 lbs before pregnancy) as well as on my husband, who's 5"10. High quality soft fabric, beautiful colors. :)
We do require a Return Authorization for all returned merchandise. Items returned without a Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the package might be refused delivery or charged a restocking fee. To receive an RA number, call us at 1-888-998-2229 and we will be happy to assist you. Returned items must be received in brand new clean (sellable) condition including original packaging, manuals, warranty cards, tags, etc. Please note that items sold with free shipping will be refunded the product cost less our shipping expense. The customer is responsible for all return and exchange shipping costs, with the exception of flawed merchandise.
Exceptions: No returns on Dutailier furniture or glider cushions No returns on products marked "Clearance" or "Final Sale" No returns on books. No returns on personal-use breast pumps. Once the box is opened or unsealed, we cannot accept returns of bottles or breastpump replacement parts, due to hygiene and sanitation. Certain bulk parts come from Medela without boxes - because there is no sealed packaging in the first place, we cannot take these back. There is a 20% restocking fee on - strollers, car seats, mattresses and co-sleepers
Dutailier gliders, cushions, and ottomans cannot be returned or exchanged but you are covered by warranty in case of flaws or shipping damages - just contact us and we can order a replacement and send you a prepaid shipping label at the manufacturer's expense.
You may select your shipping service during checkout. The Nurture Center offers Ground and Air services, as well as Priority Mail. Most orders ship within one business day (check the item availability info for exceptions to this rule). Please note that we cannot give credit for shipping costs if packages are delayed by the carrier in transit or by international customs inspection.
The Nurture Center ships Monday thru Friday (except holidays). Orders placed on Saturdays and Sundays will not ship until the next business day. We will get express orders out the same day if ordered by 1PM pacific time.
Shipping costs are calculated real-time based on shipping method, weight, and distance. We keep these prices as low as possible by never charging a handling fee or adding any markup. To see the actual shipping cost, press the "Add to Cart" button for the items you would like to order. Enter your zip code and click "apply" to see your shipping choices. If you do not finalize your order, your personal information is not transmitted to us.
The Nurture Center ships by Fedex Ground. We ship most items from Northern California - see the map below for FedEx Ground transit times to your location Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are not considered transit days.
Fedex Express Saver - 3 Day
Express Saver is a good selection if you are ordering from the East Coast. It takes 3 business days when Ground delivery would be 5 business days.
2nd Day Air and Overnight
We use FedEx 2-day and Overnight. Express orders should be placed by 12 noon pacific time to be guaranteed same-day shipping.
If you order is placed late on Thursday or on Friday morning, and you need Saturday delivery, please enter "Saturday Delivery" in the Comments section. There is an additional charge for FedEx Saturday delivery, which will be added to your shipping charges after your order is placed.
Priority and First Class US Mail
Priority Mail shipping is appropriate for P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and packages under 4 pounds. Packages under 13 ounces with the Priority Mail shipping option selected might ship First Class Mail.
Shipping Policies for Dutailier Furniture
All Dutailier Furniture must ship Ground. We cannot ship Dutailier Furniture outside of the Continental US, but we can sometimes ship the replacement cushions.
We do ship worldwide. In checkout, the country selection box will show the countries that we are able to ship to at this time. We use Priority Mail International which is 6-10 day airmail service, and Express Mail International, which is 2-5 day service. Not all products are permitted to ship outside the United States.
California customers will be charged 7.25% sales tax.
New Colors in stock are Annika, Apriana, Georgia, Pascal, Zephyr, as well as traditional solid Black and Cafe-au_lait.
The Catbird Baby carrier is based on a traditional Chinese carrier known as a mei tai. This design provides comfort for baby and wearer by bringing the baby's legs up into a seated position (rather than hanging straight down) and employing the wearer's waist and hips to bear some of baby's weight. The padded shoulder straps distribute weight evenly across the back and both shoulders. Discreet breastfeeding is also a breeze in a Catbird Baby carrier. Fabrics are beautiful and eye-catching; we want your baby carrier to be a fashion statement and not just a utilitarian parenting tool.
New and improved models are now in stock! The pikkolo carrier is a unique blend of mei tai and buckle carrier that features comfortable but slim memory foam straps, enables you to do an ergonomic front facing out carry, can be used from birth without a separate insert, and still works great for carrying toddlers up to 40 lbs.! Features attached, stowable hood, optional chest strap for use with back carrying, and instructional booklet. 100% brushed cotton (exclusive of trim).
Pikkolo's unstructured waist makes it possible to cinch the carrier narrower to enable small babies to ride legs-out or older infants to face forward comfortably. All buckles adjust both ways for an optimal fit. Use pikkolo:
* front facing in or out
* on your hip
* on your back
* with babies and toddlers 8 lbs. up to 40 lbs.
* with your detachable flat sleeping hood (included with purchase) when your little one's head gets floppy