November 10, 2023

Infantino Sync Comfort Wrap Baby Carrier

As an Infantino Test Drive mom with a fondness for babywearing, I was eager to try out the new Infantino Sync baby carrier, sort of a hybrid between a wrap and a sling.
With a baby and a preschooler in my care, babywearing is not just a great way for me to bond with Jude, but crucial for managing life with two kids.  While my older son was not fond of slings or wraps, Jude really loves being snuggled up against me, especially when we're out and about.
Here he is in my sling, which he's since outgrown in the infant hold.  Babywearing has been a great way for me to make sure he gets his naps during times when we aren't at home.

I have a small collection of baby carriers that I use a lot, including upright ones (Baby Bjorn and Ergo), as well as a stretchy wrap.  I like the versatility of so many options, especially for accommodating both my comfort and my baby's, depending on the day.

That said, I was eager to try out Infantino's Sync carrier.  Despite being a little reluctant to figure out how to use it (I'm always that way with new baby carriers, since I often fumble about trying to juggle the baby and read or watch instructions), I'm really pleased with it thus far in the 3 positions I've tried (infant, front, hip).
What I like about the Sync Carrier:
  • 4 carrying positions in one baby carrier (infant, front, hip and back)
  • Can be used with infants and toddlers
  • Uses a buckle, unlike most wraps, which makes it feel more secure and makes it easier to put on and keep in the right place.  Also great for supporting the lower back.
  • Uses both a non-stretchy cotton and a stretchy material, which is a perfect blend of give (for tightening the carrier to you and your baby) and retaining the fit.  Also helps distribute weight evenly.
  • Very reasonably priced, at around $35
  • Fits all body types
  • Lightweight and easy to take with you
  • Machine washable
What I didn't like:
  • While the pretty pattern is appealing to me, I'm not sure many dads would want to wear such a flashy design.  They'd probably appreciate a basic black rather than a pattern.
  • The belt buckle can be slightly tricky to connect, being that it's located on your back.  Not a big deal though, just takes a few extra seconds.
  • The stretchy material can ever-so-slightly loosen over the time when you're carrying baby, requiring you to retie the ends.  This is the case with other wrap carriers that use knit fabric too.
  • Shoulder panels sometimes bunch up, especially if reaching overhead while wearing the carrier.  I simply have to spread them out again.
  • Back carry position requires help from another person, which can be tricky when home alone with kids. 
  • Also, I'm a bit wary of carrying a baby/child on my back with a stretchy fabric. It just makes me a little nervous, that it would "give".
In addition to all the above-mentioned great things about the carrier, Infantino has really made it easy to understand how to use the Sync both efficiently and safely.  The video below was of tremendous help for explaining how to wear it and for making me feel confident about doing so.
There are also detailed instructions on how to use all 4 carrying positions that come with the Sync as well as on the Infantino website
Overall, I'm looking forward to using the Sync with Jude as he grows up. It's a great addition to my babywearing trousseau.   You can purchase the Sync brick-and-mortar stores in your area as well as at

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Disclosure: I am a participant in a Mom Central Consulting campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products as part of my participation.


  1. Find another sling that works for you - a pouch sling is very convenient but since you can only wear it on the front it can limit mobility some. Try a mei tai (Asian-style carrier) that you can wear on your back with the baby (yep, even at 2MO) or an Ergo with the infant insert (which will be particularly handy when the baby gets a bit older).Baby Carrier loved it.

  2. Excellent review! You are right - it is not safe to carry a baby on your back with knit/stretchy fabric. Since knit fabric does give, it can stretch out just enough for baby to flip out.

    I will have to check this carrier out for myself. I am intrigued by the wrap/buckle hybrid. Personally, I prefer wraps without buckles, but that is all personal preference.


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