Comparison of Lillebaby Airflow and Organic carriers{+ Summer Babywearing Basics}

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary product for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own*


As you may know, I love baby wearing and still will often wear one of the kids when we are shopping.  It seems to be the only surefire way to really keep Charlie out of trouble in the store.  You may remember this post from last year when I reviewed the Lillebaby Airflow baby carrier.  Almost instantly, Lillebaby became one of my favorite baby carriers.  Aside from being a wonderfully made, high quality carrier, the customer service and care you get with Lillebaby is phenomenal.


I was thrilled to be able to review the Lillebaby organic baby carrier as well, and fell in love instantly with the lush, comfortable feel of this carrier.  I would be lying if I said I didn’t want a Lillebaby carrier in every single print and color.  I love them that much.  Today, I want to share some summer babywearing basics as well as compare the two carriers for you.

Summer Babywearing Basics

While the main features of the Lillebaby COMPLETE Airflow and the Lillebaby COMPLETE Organic carriers are the same, the difference between the two carriers is the material they are made from.  The Airflow is made with a lightweight, breathable, 3D mesh allowing for maximum airflow while you are wearing baby.  The Organic carrier is made with 100% brushed organic cotton that is so incredibly soft {did I mention that already?}.

 Lillebaby Airflow Lillebaby Organic

Since I have received multiple emails from readers asking the difference, or whether I really felt like the Airflow was cooler during the summer, I wanted to do a little experiment.  First off, yes, I do feel as though the Airflow is cooler, even if it isn’t so luxuriously soft like the Organic.  To make this as scientific as possible, we went out during the hot summer day.  On this day in particular, the weather was 84 degrees fahrenheit.  I wore Maggie for 10 minutes in the Lillebaby COMPLETE Organic carrier and then took the temperature  between her and the back of the carrier.  I then took a 10 minute break.  Then, I wore Maggie for 10 minutes in the Lillebaby COMPLETE Airflow carrier and then took the temperature between  her and the back of the carrier.  You can discover the difference below.

 Lillebaby Organic and Airflow Comparison

Outside:  Organic Carrier with the sun beating on our backs, temperature 106.2.  Airflow Carrier with the sun beating on our backs, temperature 102.5.  As you can see, there was quite a difference in temperature.  The numbers seemed very surprising to me, but as I said, we were in the direct sun the entire time.  I know that I can tell a difference when wearing the carriers, especially when I pull them out of it and their back isn’t all wet and sweaty from the Airflow.  It does still happen, but their back usually isn’t soaked in sweat from being in the carrier.


If you are looking at investing in a Lillebaby COMPLETE carrier, you will love whichever one you choose.  If you asked me to choose a favorite, I’m not sure that I could do that, I love them both so much!  I really hope that this information helps to answer any questions you have about whether the Airflow is cooler or not.  Happy baby wearing!


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44 thoughts on “Comparison of Lillebaby Airflow and Organic carriers{+ Summer Babywearing Basics}

  1. Definitely love the airflow, we need it for the hot Georgia summers! Must-have baby item is definitely our swing.

  2. Honestly I would be beyond blessed to win any of them there gorgeous!! I’d probably go with either the original pink/purple if it was back in stock or Original Designer Charcoal w/ Finch but again there all beautiful! My must have baby item with my first 2 was gas drops I know that’s not glamorous buut they were a huge must have that I learned to have with my first so now when I have my 3rd in august I will defiantly have them ready! 🙂

  3. Awesome review! I’m glad to know about the Airflow. I was hoping to get the Original in Black with Taupe Kimono, but you’ve convinced me that I want the Airflow in black!

  4. I would love to try the air flow carrier. Our SSC is an Ergo, and I have used it for 3 babies and love carrying them in the supermarket, the park and even at home! I love all kinds of babywearing. I love our ring sling, we used it in church yesterday, I love woven wraps for good weight distribution and they’re absolutely beautiful, I love seeing other babywears and wish I had received a carrier for my babyshower with my first son. Great gifts!
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  5. I love the líllébaby® COMPLETE™ Airflow Grey/Silver. Aside from a carrier, my must have baby item is…probably another carrier for the car or for a different type of situation.

  6. My favorite carrier is the líllébaby COMPLETE Original Designer Charcoal w/ Finch, so pretty! Another must have item for us is a lightweight, compact stroller.

  7. I think the airflow is my favorite. My LO gets so warm and sweaty in the carrier I currently have! In all honesty, I think my Kindle is my favorite baby accessory. My LO often drifts in and out of sleep while feeding, so having a quiet activity to do really helps with my sanity!

  8. I really like the líllébaby® COMPLETE™ Original Designer Black w/ Yellow Petals, it is so cute! My must have baby item would be a good pump so my husband and I can go on dates and leave the baby with a babysitter!

    • Oh, sorry, forgot to add my “must-have baby item” as requested. I loved carrying my babies around, so a comfortable baby carrier would definitely be my top item. After that, a stroller and a play yard. And, of course, a car seat.

  9. Must have item is teethers for sure! Right now we have a Moby Wrap, so this would be an awesome addition!

  10. I’d love to get the líllébaby® COMPLETE™ Original Designer Black w/ Yellow Petals. I think my must have baby item is a baby carrier, especially if you are on baby #2 or more. It’s so convenient to be able to keep baby right with you and still have your hands free to clean or chase your other little ones. It’s also the only thing that would soothe my daughter sometimes to get her to sleep.

  11. These look amazing! We love baby wearing. I would definitely go with the new exclusive blue bow print from Pink Lining. I’ve been drooling over it ever since I saw it introduced on Facebook.

  12. my favorite carrier would be the Organic Designer –
    Toffee w/Waves and my must have baby item would probably be a pacifier

  13. I love the airflow in cream (discontinued it though…)
    and my fave must have baby item is the MyBrestFriend nursing pillow deluxe- I had to have this, and now reccomend it to all friends

  14. Great review! It can be so hard to babywear when it’s hot out, so it’s great to know there are some cooler options out there.

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