Baby wearing!

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nidia's picture
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Baby wearing!

I've seen a few posts on other BBs about this. So if you have worn your children.. what have you used? I really want a wrap and an Ergo.. Do the Ergos work well with newborns?

I have a Mei Tei but I used it with DS when he was about 6-7 months. Well, I guess I have it.. I've got to look for it LOL

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I have tried a few. Bought a moby with DS2 but we both hated it. Hard to get on unless you plan on wearing it all day or you get really good at it. You can buy an infant insert with an ergo so you can use it with a newborn. I personally like something you can put on easily and go like the ring sling or a front pack carrier. I have a few but didn't use them that much. I may have to this time since I will have a 1 year old running around. Interested to hear what other people like.

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I have the Moby for when they are little....once you use it a couple of times, it's not that hard. And I have the Beco. It came with an infant insert, but when I used it at 2ish months or so with DD, I didn't need the insert. She was a big baby though. I really liked babywearing, b/c it kept my hands free to help out DS and it was easier to go the the playground etc.

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I have a moby and loved it for the first year. If I can wear a baby with a feeding tube and connected to a heart monitor, anyone can master it! I love how the baby is so close and tight against you.

I also have a Action Baby Carrier (ABC). It is like a mei tei, but with buckles. It is fairly easy to put on, but I wouldn't use it with a newborn.

My neighbor has an Ergo and I tried it on. It is similar to the ABC, but I thought it was a little more comfortable. She has the newborn insert and used it for the last 7 months with her DS.

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Awesome! I would love something I can put baby in Smile Hopefully I can find something that will be easy and comfortable for us both!

I don't see many people wearing baby here in South GA either so when I wore my DS I got lots of looks but it's ok, I didn't mind lol

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"nidia" wrote:

I don't see many people wearing baby here in South GA either so when I wore my DS I got lots of looks but it's ok, I didn't mind lol

Heeeey, I'm coming to Atlanta (on my way to Myrtle Beach) in March!!!

Back on topic - Funny how baby wearing seems to be so regional. Around here it's really popular...we're pretty hippy like in BC though. Blum 3

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Heeeey, I'm coming to Atlanta (on my way to Myrtle Beach) in March!!!

Back on topic - Funny how baby wearing seems to be so regional. Around here it's really popular...we're pretty hippy like in BC though. Blum 3

I'm like 4 hours from Atlanta, closer to FL for sure. I can't wait for the beach but baby will probably have to wait til next year to make it there LOL Unless we go in September.

My mom is a baby wearer Smile She's from Mexico and always wore us so it's not unusual to me.. people here just think it's odd I guess!!

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I think babywearing is coming around again. 4 years ago when I wore DS1 people kind of looked like what's in there?? lol But now, people look and say oh thats a good idea or how cute!

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I think it's very awesome when I see a mom wearing their baby! I love the bonding you get plus the convenience of it too Smile

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OMG - LOVE this topic. I love, love, love the extra cuddles I get when I wear my LO.

So, here's my synopsis:

Slings - Don't like 'em, but I've never liked anything that is made to be worn on one side of the body, like messenger bags. They make me feel like my spine is going crooked, and I just don't like it. That said, other people love them.

Now, on to the ones I *love*:

Moby wrap - Freaking LOVE the crap out of this thing. Here's why: Once you learn to put it on and get comfortable with it, it's quick and easy. My DS2 was little in the winter and spring when it was colder outside. So I didn't want to waste time adjusting a carrier and getting him in it when we were out somewhere, but of course, I can't drive with him in the carrier on my chest (lol). So.. I would tie on the carrier the way I liked it before we left the house. The fabric is soft and flexible, so it was easy for me to drive with it on, even with my seat-belt on. Then when we got to our destination, I could get him out of his car seat and plop him directly into the carrier because it was already ready for him. It was quick and easy, and we could keep each other warm. Smile I found it most useful from 0-6 or maybe 0-8 months.

Mei tei (Babyhawk brand) - Loved this one also, and although it was less flexible, I still often tied it on before driving to make it quick and easy to get him in it when we got to our destination (my time-saving trick, haha). It would just require a little tightening after he was in and we were good to go. I used it some when he was a newborn, but I liked the moby better for a newborn. I found the mei tei best after he could support his own head/neck. My DH actually wore the babyhawk sometimes! I liked it best from 3-9 months.

Ergo - Another LOVE. I didn't have the separate newborn insert, so I didn't use it till he was older and had head/neck control. It is bigger and more supportive than my other carriers, so I found it better for when he was bigger, 6-12 months+. It was great for long trips to the zoo.

Can't wait to do it again!!

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I love my Ergo for newborns!!! I've used it for 3 newborns now and it is excellent. I did try a moby wrap for my 4th and it was too much work to get the thing on. You can get an insert for the Ergo, BUT, honestly I've used it without the insert too - you just have to make sure you have the carrier on tight and put the baby in a sling like position or with their legs tucked up underneath them. Smile Super easy to get on and off. I have used my Ergo almost daily since my 3rd dd was born, so close to 5 years now. I love it!

ETA: oh and I tried slings a few times too, and no matter what kind I tried, I always hated them!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

I love my Ergo for newborns!!! I've used it for 3 newborns now and it is excellent. I did try a moby wrap for my 4th and it was too much work to get the thing on. You can get an insert for the Ergo, BUT, honestly I've used it without the insert too - you just have to make sure you have the carrier on tight and put the baby in a sling like position or with their legs tucked up underneath them. Smile Super easy to get on and off. I have used my Ergo almost daily since my 3rd dd was born, so close to 5 years now. I love it!

ETA: oh and I tried slings a few times too, and no matter what kind I tried, I always hated them!

I'm looking at an Ergo.. found a lady on here on the baby wearing board that is going to sell it to me, used.. great deal and it comes with insert too Smile So excited!!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

You can get an insert for the Ergo, BUT, honestly I've used it without the insert too - you just have to make sure you have the carrier on tight and put the baby in a sling like position or with their legs tucked up underneath them. Smile

I've heard you can also put a rolled towel under their bums when they're wee.

I can't wait to use my newbie with my new ergo. I didn't have it with DD. I did use my sized sling with DD and I found it useful in some situations. It was fast to get on and get her in...and it was small and compact to store in the diaper bag. Two pluses. I only really used it when she was tiny though.

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I hope once baby is born everyone that wears baby can show us the baby wearing!! Hehe.. I love to see pics of it.. and how sweet the babies look.. Oh weee.. can't wait Smile

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I was thinking of doing a baby wearing photo day on Friday on the June board...so keep stalking (and remind me if I forget).

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Oh, I will Smile You know I am always over there!

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Just like I'm always here! Smile

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