What They Say:
The FALCON Car Seat Carrier is designed for parents on the go. It eliminates packing, unpacking, and assembling a baby stroller for those trips to the store. The FALCON Car Seat Carrier allows easy entry into and out of the user’s vehicle. No more bruised legs or sore arms from dangling the car seat by your side. This hands-free infant car seat carrier keeps baby close and secure while shopping, going to restaurants, feeding or using your cell phone. Created by parents for parents.
What Crap4MyKid.com thinks:
The Flying Falcon stays attached to the car seat, as opposed to having to take it off and put it back on each time you want to use it. It does not prevent you from putting the car seat in the car. The strap does not block the seat latches. The self-adhesive Velcro that is supplied with the Falcon is very strong, which allows for a secure attachment to you car seat. It is extremely durable and according to the Flying Falcon website, has passed many lab tests for safety. I have been using the Flying Falcon to carry Ellie around and she seems to really enjoy being so close to me and facing me while being schlepped around.
The strap should be a bit longer to accommodate bigger people, namely me. Because of the length, the strap tends to dig into your neck and shoulder. This may not be an issue for a smaller person. Supposedly, the manufacturer is starting to produce the strap longer. Not conducive to carrying for long periods of time.
We think the Flying Falcon is a great product for the right person. If you do a lot of errands that don’t take a lot of time and don’t want to drag out the stroller every time you get out of the car, the Flying Falcon is your solution. The strap, although padded does put a lot of pressure on your neck and will be even worse the bigger you child gets. You definitely feel it later. That being said, the fact that your kid is facing you while being carried, as well as being nice and close to you is great. One thing I think the manufacturer of the Flying Falcon should consider is the addition of some sort of padding option for your hip. Often time, the car seat digs into your hip while carrying it around. If you shift the car seat so it is resting on your front, it is much more comfortable.
We consider the Flying Falcon to be “Pretty Good CRAP”.
Crap4MyKid.com Rating: 3.5 Dirty Diapers