Who is a babywearer???
I already have a Moby wrap, a pouch sling, and a Boba carrier but I seriously think I have an addiction to baby carriers because I want something new for this baby!
What do you baby wear in?
I think I want to get a Solly Baby wrap - really similar to my Moby, but way thinner and more breathable for the hot summer months.
*I had a pouch sling for my DD which she loved, but it got recalled after she was big enough i'd stopped using it so I hesitantly sent it in and the replacement carrier I got is terrible (though my friend really liked it so I gave it to her).
*I bought a Moby to carry DS in which I loved as an infant but he hated to be so confined once he hit about 3 months and I never bothered to try other ways to wear him because I never was a fan of hauling all that fabric around.
*I have a front 2 back carrier that is okay for older babies (took my DD hiking in it a few times) but it hurts my back after a while.
*I have one of those "free" hot slings that I don't care for and haven't used.
So I guess I have an addiction too ;) And I ordered a Mei Tai carrier when I found out I was pg with this baby because I've always wanted one. Ba ha ha!
I have a cuddly wrap. It's an organic version of a moby I think. It's okay, but I find it gets stretched out a little fast when you're using it. I still put DD in it sometimes (up until getting sick) when I know she won't want to walk. I will definitely use it again from day 1 for the new babe. Especially if it's anything like DD and has to be walked in your arms to sleep!! It was a life saver when we finally got it when she was 3 weeks. We will likely be getting a structured one for DH since he prefers that, but didn't like the hand-me-down we got last time. Probably an Ergo or Mei-Tai. But that will be all.
- Peanut Shell sized sling
- Cuddly Wrap (like Moby)
- Ergo - NEW last summer. Never had with DD...so excited!
- Snuggly - Terrible, I know. It was given to us before I knew better!
- Hiking backpack
I didn't wear DD as much as I probably could have...but I plan to wear this one SO much more. I wished I'd had an ergo with DD but we just didn't have the cash. I can't wait to learn to nurse in the Ergo. SO hand for having a busy toddler too!
So I live in TX where it is 200 degrees in the Summer (ok, I exaggerate a little), but I will not be doing much baby wearing. Probably at the grocery store since I have no idea how else I'll keep up with 4 kids there.
I bought a new carrier with each kid :)
I had just the pouch sling with DD. I used it every Sunday at church to get her to sleep, and when we traveled.
I got the Moby when I had DS1 - was so excited for something new! Also I was glad to have something for "bigger babies" because he was NEVER tiny and didn't fit nicely in my pouch for long.
Then I bought the Boba when Ds2 was 5 months old. DH wanted something that HE could wear him in (and no way he was wearing a wrap!) I love my Boba but not for newborns. I still use it a lot with DS2.
I totally think I am justified in getting something new for this baby!
When El was very new she loved to be held and i got a moby which she liked for a while but it was always a pain to take anywhere and just frustrating to get confortable. I also have two carriers, which she absolutely hated. she is a very hot body as it is so would much rather be in a stroller :(
DH was the same way. He didn't want to wear my Cuddly Wrap or the sling. He would wear DD in the Snuggli but now we know those are bad for their hips. That's part of why we bought the Ergo this past summer. I had to pick a print he liked too which kind of SUCKED because I really liked girly ones...but the one we got is nice. We got it early because we new we were TTC #2 and it is good for DD too. We camp a lot and like to go out for walks in the forest. DD is walking a lot but back in the summer she would get tired after a while...so hubby would put her on his back in the Ergo when she asked and all was great. She even fell asleep in it once! At 2.5 years old!!!
Originally Posted by sandraleigh
I agree, you should get something new, but what? A Boba is like an Ergo, isn't it?
I agree. I had my cuddly wrap but it was a PAIN to take anywhere. Wrap that thing in a parking lot? Ya, right! Or better yet, while DD was screaming! That's part of why I got the sling. It's easy to keep in the diaper bag, fast to put on and fast to get her in! I like my Cuddly Wrap but it definitely has a time and a place. My friend said she'd tie hers at home before she left, then drive to the mall with it on and then stick her son in when they got there. Good idea but I didn't think of that or pre-plan that I'd be using it.
Originally Posted by quonsetmom
Yeah, a Boba is similar to an Ergo. I love it.
Since I already have a soft structured carrier I think I want another wrap. I like my Moby wrap but it is bulky and the material is heavy. With a June baby I have a feeling it will be HOT. I am thinking of a woven wrap of some sort - nice and breezy for summer, but nice and cozy for a newborn.
I have a hotslings. Also a snuggli, and I made a sling type wrap. I wear babies some, but not a lot.