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    Quote Originally Posted by tink9702 View Post
    Came across a pic of DD in it that I forgot I had on photobucket! She's 9 months here and managed to get her arm above which is a big no-no, but wanted to share anyway!
    It is? For all ages/sizes? DD won't even ride in a carrier at all unless she can get her arms out (now that she is big)...she still doesn't like to be carried in anything parent-facing unless she has enough space and freedom. I honestly think that's why she self-weaned with a vengeance at 13 months--nursing was too constrictive for her. Even when she was tiny, she'd wrestle around and look up a LOT. It was kind of like trying to nurse a wild animal most of the time. But anyway--is there reason to be concerned about an 18 month old having her arms out??
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    Being arm's out isn't a no-no at all. I wouldn't wrap a baby arm's out, but if the baby pulls his/her own arms out they're fine. Just make sure they're properly supported since there is such a thing as a too short of a carrier which can lead to them falling back and out. I make sure Aiden is supported to at least his arm pits. He won't ride in a ring sling very long unless his arms are out and he often pulls one arm out in mei tais and SSCs. In my current avi pic Aiden has one arm out.

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    interesting! I always thought they were supposed to have their arms below! Good to know when she does that it's not an issue! thanks ladies! Love that this board is active again - so much to learn!
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    The only SSC I have used is the Ergo and I LOVE it! It is so comfortable and easy to put on. I am dying to get one of the new patterned ergos that are now out. They are so pricey thoug!
    I have a million pics of me and my babe in our ergo but of course they are on my computer and not in photobucket. I am on my phone so this is the best pic I could find. I think she is about 6 months in the pic.
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    Aw. I love how she's buried into you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink9702 View Post
    Love that this board is active again - so much to learn!
    Ditto!

    Marcia--that is a cute Ergo you have already!

    Mine is hideous but functional...DH even took DD for a walk yesterday afternoon while I was out and put her in a back carry all by himself (he was very proud). Apparently she actually fell asleep back there for a while, even though she NEVER takes two naps anymore. Gotta love the soothing effects of BW
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    I love BWing naps! I like knowing that I can be out of the house during nap time and he'll still sleep.

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    I completely ditto Leigh's first post. I was highly suspicious of the claims people made about Ergos. I was all about buying WAHM knockoffs. Then my monster child started giving me back spasms. I was about to give up on BWing completely when I borrowed Leigh's Ergo for an hour. I bought one like 2 days later. DH was none too pleased with my purchase (seeing as we already had 4 carriers) but he was soon won over by the Ergo. He has a pretty severe herniated disc and even he can carry Teagan in it for quite some time. I LOVE how easy it is to get her into a back carry. I LOVE how comfy it is for her to nap in it. I'm not a huge fan of the color but I really don't care. I just posted a few BWing pics so I'll leave them out here.

    The only carrier I've ever hated was the first one I ever bought. I got DH a cheap Kelty carrier and it sucks giant monkey balls. Its not the hiking variety (which I have and love). I can't even find a pic of it on-line. I think they stopped making them as they're pretty much just torture devices. It had waay too many buckles and gadgets, no proper support and didn't feel safe at all.
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    YAY got my Kinder carrier this week! We havent used it a ton- we werent BW at all so we are trying to work it in. We took it with us today to look at some new boots. I opted for the Navy/Green standard carrier with standard straps. Its not too girly for DH and DS. lol! Its super comfy and fits both me and DH. we are both on the smaller side and we didnt need to completely cinch the straps down, he has a few more inches and I think I probably have 1-2 inches on the shoulder straps so thats nice. It fits the waist nicely and doesnt feel too stiff. Now since DS hasnt been in a carrier in over a year, he isnt hip to this idea just yet. I think DH wore him for about 15 mins and Tommy wanted out. Not sure if we need to readjust him or since he is on the smaller side its still a little too tall in the shell for him. but it did work out as he was leaning (like wth why am I back here kinda lean) he isnt sure what to do with his arms. When we first got it, his arms were out but today I kept them in. The carrier went to his knees for the optimum support. the shoulder straps are nicely padded but not too much where its bulky. Overall we are very happy with it. DH was especially happy to wear Tommy instead of carrying him on our hips. I think a front carry might be better for him the next time, which might be tomorrow- as we didnt buy any boots today. here is a picture or two of our new carrier. you can tell Tommy is not too thrilled just yet.

    Also DH just turned 18 months yesterday. he is 31inches and 21 1/2 lbs. - little man



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    Looks like a comfy carrier. Tommy will soon learn to love it! You'll get a lot of use out of that carrier having such a little peanut.
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