Kids’ Gear Giveaway #8 — Side Rider from Infantino (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The winner of the Side Rider from Infantino is Emilie who said, “The front2back rider looks great too! This would be fantastic for my little guy who is 21 lbs. Thanks for the chance!”

Email your address to me at kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize. Thanks!}

Kids are always wanting to be carried, and this prize is the perfect solution!

THE PRIZE

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Giveaway #8 is for the Infantino Side Rider ($49.99). One reader will win this handy child carrier!

MY REVIEW

We used a front carrier with our first son, but really only when he was really little. A side carrier is a better option once the child gets a little heavier. Carrying 25 pounds right on your front isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world, and seriously…? What are hips for, anyway?!?

The Infantino Side Rider is a great carrier option for children 14-36 lbs. and it really does work comfortably for 30 lbs. and more. My son is about 30 lbs. and I was surprised at how comfortable this carrier is for him. I thought that there might be too much pressure on my neck, but I was impressed to find that the weight is well distributed between the shoulder and hip strap. Most of the weight is actually on your hip, which is just where it should be.

There’s only one thing I had a hard time with, and that was the initial set up. It took a little while to figure out how to adjust the straps correctly, but once I had them set, everything was great.

This carrier is made with memory foam, which means it will retain its shape and thickness for much longer. (We had a memory foam Cuddlebag for about 3 years and it stayed just as fluffy and huge after 3 years as it was brand new, so I’m a believer.) It’s also made with a breathable mesh to keep the air flowing and your child comfortable. There are pockets for your stuff, and also velcro to keep the excess strapping contained.

The Side Rider is a great extended wear carrier for around the house or running errands, especially if you have more than one child. You can carry the youngest without breaking your back and still have your hands free.

Whether you have a young and light or older and heavier child who still insists upon being carried, the Infantino Side Rider is a great solution.

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES

  • Visit Infantino.com.
  • Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite carrier product before midnight Thursday, April 30.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Winners will have 3 days to claim their prize – if I don’t hear from the first winner, another winner will be chosen.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing any of the following (7 total extra entries possible). You must leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

  • Blog about the contest with a link back here
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Subscribe to my feed
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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Infantino!

{ 110 comments }

1 Jessica April 27, 2009 at 6:40 am

The Euro Rider looks pretty neat. I like the support the back offers.
This would be great for me! I have a 5 month old who we just weighed on our wii fit :) and he is 19.8 lbs already! Definitely too heavy for my belly to tote around.

2 Jessica April 27, 2009 at 6:40 am

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3 Jessica April 27, 2009 at 6:40 am

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4 Denise~Paper Ponderings April 27, 2009 at 6:41 am

This looks like another awesome product. GREAT idea!! I love the shopping cart covers on infantino and wish I had thought to find something like that when my oldest was a baby!

5 Denise~Paper Ponderings April 27, 2009 at 6:42 am

I subscribe through reader! Love the new products you find to review!

6 Harley April 27, 2009 at 7:19 am

I really love the SlingRider for small babies! I think it’s adorable :)

7 Harley April 27, 2009 at 7:19 am

I subscribe :)

8 Annette W April 27, 2009 at 7:34 am

The safari roller looks like lots of fun for a little person to chase!

9 Annette W April 27, 2009 at 7:34 am

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10 Annette W April 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

I have your link on my sidebar, too!

11 Annette W April 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

I am one of your faithful followers.

12 Dana April 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

I like the sling carrier in chocolate/pink circles

13 Dana April 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

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14 Dana April 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

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15 Dana April 27, 2009 at 7:43 am

I posted on a non contest post
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16 Alice April 27, 2009 at 8:05 am

I think the side rider is actually my favorite.

17 Alice April 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

I subscribe to your feed.

18 Alice April 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

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19 Kim April 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

my fave is the Euro Rider! totally.

20 Kim April 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

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21 Kim April 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

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22 Kim April 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

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23 Emilie April 27, 2009 at 9:07 am

The front2back rider looks great too! This would be fantastic for my little guy who is 21 lbs. Thanks for the chance!

24 Emilie April 27, 2009 at 9:08 am

I’m a subscriber!

25 CarrieO April 27, 2009 at 9:36 am

The 6 in 1 looks pretty snazzy!

26 Sallie April 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

I used a front carrier with my first and really think the side rider will be GREAT!

27 Sallie April 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

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28 Emmi April 27, 2009 at 9:45 am

I think the eurorider is a beautiful product!

29 Emmi April 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

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30 Bethany April 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

I think I might just about beat some one up for this one… really bad. I REALLY need one of these.

31 sara April 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

when my daughter was tiny we used the sling rider, it was great! I wish she was small enough to use it still!

32 sara April 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

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33 sara April 27, 2009 at 9:57 am
34 sara April 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

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35 Jennifer b. April 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

I love the Sling Rider!

36 Jennifer b. April 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

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37 Jennifer b. April 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

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38 Katrina April 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

I would be interested in trying the SlingRider with our next baby and the SideRider looks great as well. I used a front carrier with my son and my back was always in pain.

39 Katrina April 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

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40 Katrina April 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

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42 Katrina April 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

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43 Erin April 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

This would be great to have. I have a daycare and there isn’t enough room in the stroller when they get tired of walking.

44 Erin April 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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45 Michelle W April 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I like the side rider the best. I need to have less pressure on my back to carry a 6-month and this looks like the best!!!

46 Leah April 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm

what a post for my week! I’ve got a little guy that’s too big for his sling, but only wants his mama all day long! I love the side rider! How fantastic!
I love this blog! I subscribe via RSS feed to my Google Reader & I get your newsletter! Thanks!

47 Olivia April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I never knew such a great carrier like this existed!

48 Carrie H April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm

My favorite is the sling rider. I would have loved to have it with my little newborns to keep them close to me. I hope I win and can use it with my next little one!

49 Julie B April 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I have never seen this before but it looks great! My two are a year apart and my youngest still wants to be carried. This would be so much better than carrying her and pushing an empty stroller. Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

50 Julie B April 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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51 Jen April 27, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I love the front to back rider.

52 Amber! April 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I subscribe to your feed.
I am interested in the slide slinger. Never seen it before. The back carrier doesn’t hold enough weight and it is hard to hike with a kid poking your eye ball out when sitting up front. This is the perfect solution!

53 Adele April 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I haven’t tried many baby carriers.. I have a sling and I HATE it! It hurts my back so badly!! I would love to try this!

54 Adele April 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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55 Adele April 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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56 Andrea Shef April 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

That’s great!!! That would be really helpful!

57 Andrea Shef April 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

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58 Andrea Shef April 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

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59 Andrea Shef April 28, 2009 at 12:45 am

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60 Andrea Shef April 28, 2009 at 12:45 am

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61 shaka April 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

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62 shaka April 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

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63 shaka April 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

I love the euro rider

64 Barbara April 28, 2009 at 9:34 am

Totally love the side rider!

65 Barbara April 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

I have your button on my blog!

66 Barbara April 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

I blogged about the contest!

67 Sue April 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

This looks so great. I have a couple of baby showers coming up…

68 Maggie M April 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

I’m kind of diggin’ the 6 in 1 Rider in navy/plaid #151-018, it carries baby/toddler up to 35 pounds with six different possible positions, including shaopping cart and car seat:)

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69 Maggie M April 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

I’m a subscriber by email :)

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70 Maggie M April 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

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71 Maggie M April 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

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72 Maggie M April 28, 2009 at 11:50 am
73 Stacey Lokovic April 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

That 6-in-1 rider looks so versatile and useful!! We have only used a front carrier so far but I would love to use one for the side or back!!

74 Victoria April 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Love the Style Rider in chocolate/brown flowers.

75 Lindsay V April 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I like the black damask carseat cover

76 Lindsay V April 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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77 Allanna April 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm

We bought two Infantino carriers for the kids. We used them quite a bit, too. And they were easy to stash in the car. I think they might have been the Style Rider type.

I’d love to try the Side Rider, since I have a little girl who wants to still be held a bit while we’re shopping or at the library … and being able to have two free hands AND carry my 3 year-old WHILE being able to keep tabs on her brother would be pretty dang miraculous.

I do think about trying a sling, though. When I ever have another child/litter.

78 Allanna April 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm

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79 Allanna April 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I also subscribe to your RSS feed. ^_^

80 Cristina April 29, 2009 at 1:24 am

I love the 6-in-1 carrier and the side rider! My baby carrier has been a lifesaver! I truly believe it would be impossible to care for 2 kids, while away from home, without some kind of carrier! Sadly, my 7 month old is already 20 pounds and has outgrown the carrier. :(

81 Cristina April 29, 2009 at 1:24 am

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82 Cristina April 29, 2009 at 1:24 am

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83 Cristina April 29, 2009 at 1:25 am

I commented on non-contest posts. (A lot of them.)

84 dreamer April 29, 2009 at 9:46 am

I like the front 2 back rider

85 dreamer April 29, 2009 at 9:47 am

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86 Amanda P. April 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

I subscribed with bloglines.

87 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

I love the sling carrier in chocolate/pink circles.

88 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

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89 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

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90 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

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91 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

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92 amy p April 29, 2009 at 11:27 am

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93 Andi April 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I like the Eurorider.

94 Andi April 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Twitter follower.
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95 Andi April 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Subscriber.

96 Andi April 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Got your button.

97 Breezy's Mom April 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm

The 6-in-1 carrier looks pretty cool & would adapt as your little one gets bigger.

98 Connie April 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

The sling rider would be great but I love the one you’ve featured too! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

99 Connie April 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

I’m a subscriber!

100 Sue D April 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

Wow so many choices of carriers. I think I like the Side Rider simply because I tend to carry babies on my hips anyway.

101 Sue D April 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

I am a subscriber.

102 Sue D April 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

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103 Sue D April 30, 2009 at 9:29 am

I made a comment on your post about the Giant Jam Sandwich book

104 Amy April 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

As soon as I brought up the website, I recognized “INFANTINO”. They’ve got great stuff. I’m crazy about carriers, and I’ve got about 4 different kinds. The sling rider looks really interesting; I have something that is on the same concept as that, but I can never get it cinched tight enough.

105 Amy April 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I commented on the nursing cover up post. I think it’s cute, but wonder how annoying it will be to the baby/ mother. I might make one anyway for baby #3, since I’m all over easy sewing projects.

106 Brianna April 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

It is hard to decide…I really like the 6-in-1, in plaid…so cute! I thought the side one would be a little weird and awkward, and then I read your review, and it sounds great too.

107 sara April 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

i think the sling rider is probably my favorite, but the side rider will be useful for longer! i could sure use this with my newly adopted baby :)

108 sara April 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

entry two: i subscribe!

109 jennifer s April 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

The sling would be great for my 3 month old daughter but I could definitely put this one to use too! Thanks!

110 jennifer s April 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

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