For Pets–or Babies? When Carriers Get (Too) Maternal
Like a traditional baby carrier, you slip the pet's legs into the diaper-like sling (there's even a hole for the tail), and the pet is supposed to be carried around like, well, a baby. But getting the animal into the carrier is a mission in itself. Although the advertisement billed it as "perfect for small dogs and cats," the cats have to be very, very small. With long legs. When I tried to fit my adult cat, Kc, in the carrier, his legs weren't long enough to straddle the fabric, and he was too long to fit in the carrier. He was also way too impatient to let us keep trying – so instead of having a new way to carry him around, we ended up with an extremely annoyed kitty instead. Jeep advises that "your daughters might like carrying their baby dolls and stuffed animals in here also." Our advice? Leave the baby products for the babies and treat your pets with what makes them comfortable instead.