Infant Carriers

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Infant Carriers

I Love Love Love my moby wrap. It's the most comfortable carrier ever, especially for long periods. But it's a total PITA to put on. I like to use a carrier when I go to pick up my DD1 from daycare so that I don't have to carry the carseat into school and then carry that, plus all of DD1's stuff out with me.

What carriers do you all use that you like?

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I too enjoy the Moby but agree it's a PITA to get wrapped. I really want to try a ring sling when we have the spare $ for a similar style with the fabric but that will be easier to put on.

The only other carrier I've used is an Ergo. I loved it, DD wasn't so into it (though she likes the back carry now with DH). I have yet to use it with DS but I plan to soon as it would be so much easier for a lot of situations then dragging the carseat around.

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I love my Beco Butterfly. Sarah has already spent a lot of time in it around the house because if she's fussy and I need to get things done, the carrier puts her to sleep!

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"eislem" wrote:

I love my Beco Butterfly. Sarah has already spent a lot of time in it around the house because if she's fussy and I need to get things done, the carrier puts her to sleep!

Hmm... I have one that looks similar, it's called a Boba, but don't think it works for newborns. I was looking on their site today and it look like later versions of the carrier have a modification that makes it snap into a shorter carrier for newborn use. Sad I have the original. Ugg.

I was thinking ring sling too...

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I have a 7sling (I think that's what it's called) that's really easy to put on and use. I love slings! Mia, for DS2, I bought a set of sling rings cheap online and then went to JoAnn Fabrics and had 2yards of fabric cut to make my own sling. I usually get coupons once a month so it made the fabric really cheap. They have tutorials on YouTube for making your own sling.

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"kristycoulter1" wrote:

Hmm... I have one that looks similar, it's called a Boba, but don't think it works for newborns. I was looking on their site today and it look like later versions of the carrier have a modification that makes it snap into a shorter carrier for newborn use. Sad I have the original. Ugg.

Yes my Beco has an infant insert that you velcro in for infants under a certain weight. Without it Sarah wouldn't be long enough to reach the top of the carrier.

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I have an Ergo with the newborn insert and I love it so far!

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"DrakePlusOne" wrote:

They have tutorials on YouTube for making your own sling.

I may need to do this. Ring and fabric slings are a racket! It's a crime that they charge $100 for something that probably costs them $5 to make.

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Lurker...Sleeping Baby Productions sells ring slings for about $40 or $50. She is a fabulous WAHM and recommended by lots of babywears. Her website is sleeping baby productions | custom-made ring slings

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"alisharae" wrote:

Lurker...Sleeping Baby Productions sells ring slings for about $40 or $50. She is a fabulous WAHM and recommended by lots of babywears. Her website is sleeping baby productions | custom-made ring slings

I have heard great things about these slings. I definatly plan to buy one of these.