Wednesday, September 28, 2011

*CLOSED* Action Baby Carrier Review and Giveaway!

*Shannon S was the random winner!  She has been notified via email!*

The Action Baby Carrier is manufactured by Optave Inc., a Michigan corporation. Optave Inc was founded in 2006 by Angela and Scott Alexander. The goal Action Baby Carriers and our parent company is to offer quality baby carrier products that are comfortable and stylish at a great price for all families!

Our company is dedicated to selling American made baby carrier products that are stylish and affordable so that every parent can carry their baby in style and comfort.

We love the environment! Our factory is located in rural Northern Michigan on 10 beautifully wooded acres. We encourage our employees to take walks, breathe the fresh air, enjoy the wildlife and beauty that surrounds us.

I am SO excited to share my Action Baby Carrier review with you! When I found out we were expecting baby #2, I knew we would need a carrier that is easy for my husband to use. I never thought I'd be a soft structured carrier kind of girl, but I am in LOVE with our new Action Baby Carrier! Something I was looking for in a carrier was adjustability. I wanted it to easily adjust from my tall, skinny husband to tall, not so skinny me. It is SO simple to adjust and only takes about 20 seconds to get it nice and snug! The hip belt goes from 28" to 53" !!

A close up of the fun print I chose - Camper.

I love how small it folds up. So easy to throw in the diaper bag when I'm in a hurry!

The first time I put it on, I knew it was going to be great for our family! It is very simple to use, and it is so comfortable. I've gone for several long walks, pregnant, with my 25 pound toddler on my back. She loves it, I love it. My husband is also a huge fan, which I am so excited about. He doesn't like the hassle of a wrap and isn't eager to learn how to use a sling, but THIS he can use! He said it was very comfortable and he liked what it did for his posture. The fit is excellent, and both parent and baby feel safe and secure. Honestly, it's so comfortable I don't even feel like there's a 25 pound person strapped to my back!

So happy on mama's back!

The carrier comes with clear, simple instructions on how to do both back carries and front carries. It comes in 7 prints, and 7 colors. It has a simple to use sleeping hood, which my daughter wanted no part in tonight when we took pictures. However, when she's sleeping on my back, it's VERY nice to be able to strap that down to hold her head in place and keep the light out! The Action Baby Carrier is designed for babies that are 8-40 pounds. This one carrier will get you through toddlerhood and beyond for some kids!

She is SO happy to be snuggled up to her daddy.

Awww! I <3 them!

I was blown away to see the interior of the Action Baby Carrier! Check it out HERE! I love knowing what the "guts" of our carrier are! No wonder it's so supportive!

Action Baby Carriers were designed in 2006. It is the lightest weight carrier on the market. One of my favorite things about Action Baby Carriers is that they are all made in the USA! This is important to me - to support our own economy.

Perfect smooching position! I think she prefers being on my back because I can't bug her with a million kisses.

So comfortable and secure.

The print and solid Action Baby Carriers are $98, and the Organic Action Baby Carriers are $109.

You can use the promo code : 10offdibs to recieve $10 off of your Action Baby Carrier! FREE worldwide shipping! The code is good until October 28th.

SURPRISE! This review includes a giveaway!!

Action Baby Carriers is giving away a carrier of the winner's choice to one lucky Dibs! reader

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, October 19th, and a winner will be randomly chosen. The winner's name will be posted as an update to this post, and the winner will be notified via email. This giveaway is open to USA and Canada.

To enter this giveaway just fill out the form below. Please only fill it out once per person! I made it very easy, because I know you are busy like I am. There are also several extra entry options you can choose to do. If you want an easy way to remember if you have entered or not, go ahead and leave a comment on this post to remind yourself.

Links to help you enter this giveaway:

Action Baby Carriers

Action Baby Carriers on Facebook

Action Baby Carriers Blog

My Action Baby Carrier was provided to me in order to complete this review. I was compensated in no other way. These are my honest opinions and your experience may be different than mine.


  1. Thank you for the review..Land giveaway. loved seeing pictures of your family:) Your daughter is adorable!

    Melissa H.

  2. I pushed enter while filling out the form... I didn't get to finish and it submitted!! I also follow your blog, follow you on FB, and subscribe via email! :) Not a huge deal if it doesn't gain me extra entry... it's all in fun. LOL. I know one day, if I keep entering, I'll win one, though. :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

  4. Great review! I have to agree with your choice of style - loving those owls. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  5. Just a head's up subscriber email is tvpg at aol dot com but I used dolphin4176 at gmail dot com for my contact email!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Christine GFC tubbytelly

  7. Thank you for sharing this with us. In regards to your 'not so skinny' comment. I can honestly say it is nice to see a product like this being reviewed by a regular sized mom -- not to say thinner moms are irregular. =)

    Having been pregnant many, many times I know my body isn't in the shape I'd like, but I have to remind myself that I received some pretty good gifts from those added pounds. Hopefully one day I will find time to get some additional exercise and get those pounds off, but for now I will just buy some clothes that fit. :)
    trishabear1970 at yahoo dot com

  8. These look like wonderful carriers and I've heard nothing but good things. I don't enter a lot of give aways, but I am trying to build up a lending library for my babywearing group and would love to have this available for the local mamas, most of which have only ever used a snugli!!

  9. i entered but when i hit submit my internet froze up, so i entered again not knowing if it went through. is there any way to check if i aam entered twice and remove the extra entry? thanks!
    -Nikki Perry
    nikkiperry84 at yahoo dot com

  10. I would love to win this giveaway I have been on the hunt for the perfect carrier!!

  11. lol i found the blog and posted on the how to wear a newborn post. :) I have 2 emails and but am the same person. :) Thanks

  12. i also posted your button on my blog at

  13. Hi! I tried to submit my entry (twice) and I'm not sure that it went through... But, I entered here on your blog, liked you on Facebook, liked ABC carriers on Facebook, and shared about the giveaway on my Facebook profile. Hope that gets me 4 entries up here in Canada! Thanks SO much for having a giveaway contest that is applicable here too :)

    Cara Schalin

  14. I did everything just now and didnt get any kind of confirmation that it went through :) Hoping it did I would LOVE a carrier for my LO