Everything’s Coming Up… Chevron! {an Action Baby Carriers Review}

If you haven’t noticed the chevron trend, well, you must be living under a rock.  It seems like chevron is popping up everywhere this Fall!  The print has been “in” for about 2 years now and you’ll see the zig zag pattern in just about every product you encounter!

You may have seen my review of the Pouch o’ Pepper from Damsel in Defense


It seems that quite a few cloth diaper companies are adding chevron to their line-ups this Fall too!


Charlie – The new Chevron Print from Rumparooz.

 I even made Moreaya’s Crib Bedding with a Chevron reversible print so she could be right on trend!

 handmade crib bedding pillow

And our latest Chevron addition…


Our Action Baby Carrier that we were sent to review!  First, let me tell you that Andrea, the lovely lady behind Action Baby Carriers, asked if I liked Chevron or Elephants.  I picked Chevron, of course!  But then when I saw all the new prints, I was smitten with all of them!


Action Baby Carriers boasts two type of carriers – their Regular ABC and a Toddler version.  The only differences are that the Toddler Carrier’s body panel comes up 3 inches higher.  Honestly, I’ve never really worried about how high the back panel is on a carrier, once Moreaya got enough head and neck control to hold herself up.  So, why does a taller panel matter?

It has to be the reason that this carrier feels so streamline, slim, and comfortable for me.  Honestly, it’s probably the slimmest carrier I own, when I’m wearing Moreaya both front and back.


And I really think it’s because of the taller panel!  I feel absolutely no pressure or strain on my back or shoulders when I’m wearing her in it.


There are a few other specifics that I love about this carrier, besides the fabulous chevron print.  The shoulder straps and waist are very thickly padded.  They feel even more padded than some other carriers in our stash, which adds to the comfort.  I also love the fact that the shoulder straps aren’t sewn on the carrier on both sides.  They attach to the panel by another clip, which makes it possible to criss cross the straps for an even more comfortable fit.

The hood on this carrier is amazing as well.  Now that Moreaya is bigger, she still fits in a couple other SSC’s that we have, but if she’s sleeping, I can’t seem to get her head supported well.  Take a look at this attached hood on the Action Baby Carrier…


I don’t think we’ll have a bit of a problem with her head moving around in it!  It buckles to the shoulder strap with the same style of buckle that’s used on the carrier on the waist and chest strap.  And speaking of chest strap, the ABC features a sliding chest strap so it works well with parents {and grandparents, aunts, uncles…} of all sizes!

Be sure to connect with Action Baby Carriers on social media, via Facebook, instagram, and Twitter.  You’ll be sure to stay up to date with their sales and new print announcements!

You can purchase Action Baby Carriers on their website.  The regular carrier retails for $98 and the Toddler Carriers, like I reviewed above, retail for $114.

  1. There are SO MANY great aspects to this carrier, it’s hard to focus on one! I love the chevron print, that it has two ways to wear it and that it’s made in the USA!!!

  2. I’ve looked into their carriers before and wondered myself why there was a separate toddler size. Thanks to your review I understand now!

  3. Wow, lots of great padding on this. It looks like she is very comfy in it. I have to wonder though how hard is it to get her in, and take her out. Do you need to have somebody helping you?

    1. She is and so am I! That’s what I love about this carrier. I will say that I’m just NOW getting comfortable doing a back carry solo, but that’s only because I haven’t practiced extensively. It’s definitely a good idea to watch Youtube videos on how to back carry solo. 🙂

  4. I’be been looking for a good carrier for my tall toddler and this looks like it would be great, especially with the hood for when he falls asleep or it is snowing.

  5. I absolutely love that this can carry a 45 pound toddler and has a hood attached! I live in Florida and I can tell you that having an attached hood would definitely come in handy!

  6. After seeing this review, I am liking this carrier. I like how it has the hood to help with head control if they fall asleep. Seems very comfortable.

  7. That hood is insane!! (In a good way.) I love how tall the panel is in general on this carrier but I wonder if the straps look too thick (compared to others) to be comfortable for very long.

  8. I would love to win one of these to use with my baby girl. I only have a wrap now, and having a structured carrier like this would be so awesome! Looks super easy to use.

  9. I like that it is made in the USA and you can carrier you baby in the front or back and that there is a hood opposition

  10. I love that huge hood! Would make it easy to keep my toddlers big ol’ noggin covered when he sleeps HA! And the pattern is cute!

  11. What a fun carrier! A friend has an older ABC and she’s always lamenting the lack of hood. Looks like they’ve got that remedied! Thanks for the review :).

  12. I like that you are comfortably carrying your toddler in this carrier. My oldest is 2.5 years old, in the 80% for height and weight and I still love carrying her around. She loves that in carriers she can snooze : )

  13. I love the fact that it is made in the USA. I’m sold on that! I love how it is designed for toddlers. This would be really helpful since I have a very busy toddler.

  14. I do like the chevron look 🙂 I love how you can use it up to 45 pounds! And I love the hood feature, what a GREAT idea!!

  15. I would love to try this out with my daughter. I’ve never actually seen this carrier in person, and would love to know what my local community of baby wearers thought of it, too.

  16. This looks so comfortable and I love the big wide hood. I also like the wide seat. I’d definitely consider an ABC Toddler when my daughter is older.

  17. wow the action baby carriers are truely a must buy! i love that the hood can be straped unlike those that just put on the head, at least if my baby is on this his head would not be bent backwards if sleeping.

  18. Its amazing how a toddler can fit in a carrier I really do love this I have had carriers a lot that strain my back and it’s great the action carrier is made for you not to feel no strain or pressure loving this

  19. The thick straps looks like it makes wearing much more comfy and the buckles make it easier to adjust! Also, love that the height can be adjusted and baby can be in the front or the back!

  20. This carrier looks so amazing. I love the fabric and the design it looks so easy to wear too. I like the size of it you can use it for a long time as the child grows.

  21. I love that they make a larger size. My 3 year old still asks to be carried every now and then, if we’re at an all day event or have a long way to walk. Great hood!

  22. Really awesome that it’s perfect for toddlers. I’m expecting #2, so I’d be able to use our existing carrier + wrap for our newborn and possibly upgrade to the toddler one for #1.

  23. Taller panels make so much of a difference. That’s why I like my Boba vs. the Ergo for my 9 month old. I’d love an Action baby carrier as she gets older and taller! 🙂

  24. I’ve been eyeing that new rumparooz print. Love it! Hadn’t heard of this specific carrier before but it looks so comfy.

  25. I don’t think I’ve seen any chevron print baby carriers before, how great that Action Baby Carrier already has one! Love the higher back idea… more support sounds awesome!

  26. I’m a huge fan of their criss-cross support structure! This is a great baby carrier, and the higher back on it is awesome as well.

  27. I absolutely love this carrier, it is so cute but looks like it would work wonderful for our older toddlers! We are about to have 4 ages 4 and under so we def. think it is time to invest in a toddler carrier to help tote them all around! Thanks for the review 🙂

  28. I’ve got a chevron addiction myself!! Our girl has a chevron blanket, chevron diaper, chevron ring sling…our living room has a chevron rug, I have a chevron dress and phone case…even my hospital gown was chevron…but when I ordered my Action carrier (due to arrive any day now), I forced myself to go with something different, so I went with Cadence…still, I LOVE this one too!

  29. Love the Chevron pattern and the criss cross option. I also love that the weight limit is 45, great for toddlers that still like to be close! Thanks!

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