Sounds like there's a big difference between the Classic and the New Generations (I read one review that went on and on about how much more comfortable the design was, in direct comparison)...good to know if you encounter people who may have had an Ergo around 2006-2007 and claim they don't like them...
I wear Evie in my Egro (sport, purchased June 2011 off Babysteals) every day when I go out to tend the garden. I wear her in back carry. I wear her in front carry if we are going to the store around nap time (I see I'm not the only one with poor planning) or if she's needing a nap and demanding to be held. If she falls asleep in back carry, then she falls backwards and while it can't be comfortable for her, it certainly isn't for me.
My dog has learned to recognize the sound of the Ergo snapping and has responded to it like I'm grabbing her leash. She seems to know that when the Ergo goes on, we are most likely going outside.
That's so cute about your dog! Glad to see you joining us in here.
I wore Aiden today! Woot! Just in a ring sling for 15 minutes. He fell down, ran to me, and yelled "up up!" with his arms up. He got sooo giddy when I grabbed a ring sling. Poor kid misses being worn, but I'm still letting my pulled muscle heal up more. I folded some laundry and started a new load while he was being worn.
Today we took the dog to the vet. The plan was to take both the dog and the cat, but I couldn't find the cat. Stupid human let her out this morning.
I wore Evie in my Ergo in front carry, but then swapped her to back carry when I realized I might have to bend over to push the dog onto the scale (she's a scaredy cat of a dog).
I am going to go down to our consignment store today and see what they have for baby carriers (it's a prenatal and baby consignment store and they are picky on what they take to sell). Evie is having her lip tie surgery tomorrow (they are putting her under and snipping, tucking, and stitching) and I expect her to be extra clingy and the Ergo doesn't get snuggly enough for that kind of comfort.
I have a stretchy cotton wrap, but even doubled up it is too stretchy. Evie is about 20 lbs now.
I honestly wish I'd have thought about this last week.
All the consignment store had was bjorns and crotch danglers.
I did cash in my sales money and took it down to the "boutique" and got a K'tan for $55... I could have gotten it cheaper online, or even got one of the wraps you have, always. I know how to wrap. I was even tempted to go down to the fabric store.. but that requires thought.
About how much fabric do I need? I bought a small K'tan. I figured, I can re-sell the K'tan at least next week at the consignment store. The good ones go fast. But the way the K'tan is, if I'm not careful to spread it out, I feel the knot of the "support band" in the back and it's not very comfortable. I did test it out in the store before I bought it, but I had the clerk helping me get it right. I got home and was all excited to try it on and pulled a muscle trying to adjust it when she was in and I felt the knot in the back.
I think I'm gonna take her down to the fabric store in a little bit and maybe return the K'tan. But, here's a pic of me wearing her in the K'tan...
Do note in BWing groups often the K'tan is put into the same category as stretchy wraps. It is basically a stretchy wrap in a slightly changed form.
For a woven wrap a standard size is 4.6 meters. I'm not the best to comment on buying fabric other than I keep hearing praises about osnaburg (apparently it softens up very nicely and most people eventually dye them since it's plain).
If you join The Baby Wearer forums they have a DIY section with threads that comment on fabric selection.
Last edited by alwayssmile; 10-08-2012 at 09:39 PM.
Yeah, I could tell that the K'Tan was a stretchy fabric, too. It is for up to 35lbs, though. My stretchy wrap (Miracle Wrap) is old and well used, so I figure it has lost some tightness by the use. This is why I tried her on in it at the store before buying. It seats her higher than my previous wrap and I would say I could even go to the bathroom with her on (may be useful tomorrow).
Thanks for the tip. I will head down shortly to the fabric store and price it out.