Baby wearing, anyone?

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callie2's picture
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Baby wearing, anyone?

Any plans to use carriers for this LO? I got a Moby wrap last time when DD was almost 6 weeks old and it saved my sanity. I never got super efficient with it to the point I could use it quickly on the go, but at home I used it a lot so that I could eat or pee sometimes without a baby screaming while I did so. The first day I had it I made and ate a sandwich which was AMAZING since up to that day I was either not eating lunch or just grabbing a granola bar.

This time, I want to do a bit more "baby wearing," especially since I will have DD running around too. I still have my Moby and I got a ring sling from sleepingbaby.net from my grandma - I can't freakin wait to put Tatum in it! I also want a soft structured carrier...I'm looking into Ergo vs Boba 3G vs Beco Gemini. Leaning towards Boba. This type of carrier DH would use too. Anyone have experience with one of these?

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I plan to wear my baby. I have a moby and a mei tai. I have one friend who swears by her mei teis and wraps and another who swears by her ergo. I think I will stick with what I have and re-evaluate after the baby is here.

I'm looking forward to being more mobile as well. Lugging a stroller and carseat around sounds tricky.

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I bought a Cuddly Wrap (Like a Moby) before DD was born...but like you I found it a real pain to wrap...especially while DD was upset and screaming! When she was 2 months I bought a sized sling and found that was great when I needed to get her in something quickly. We also had a Snuggli but now we know how bad they are for the hips, yikes!

Last summer we bought an Ergo. We knew we were going to try for #2 and figured it was something we could use for DD in the meantime. DD is 3 and 27 lbs and goes in the Ergo. DH wears her on his back when she gets tired of walking. We went on vacation recently and didn't even take a stroller! We had the ergo and when DD got tired of walking she asked to go in it. It worked great! I can't wait to try new baby in the Ergo...I just need to get the infant insert. Biggrin

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Heather, you sound like me with the wrap and now wanting a structured carrier! I took the plunge after reading lots of things and ordered a Boba 3G last night from amazon (with my amazon mom prime account). It should come by Monday and if I don't love it I can return for free and buy something else...can't wait to put our DD (24 mo, 20.5 lbs) in it while wait for her sister!

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Me, me, me!! I have an Ergo Sport which DH will be using quite often hehehe. Can't wait to try it out.. and I also have a wrap.. forgot what kind it is.. it came with my Ergo, I bought it here from a mama on the baby wearing board. Anyway, I'm also kind of wanting a ring sling.. or some type of wrap that will be cool in the summer! Any suggestions?

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I have a sized sling because I didn't like the look of the ring sling and carrying around all that extra fabric. Mine is a Peanut Shell Sling like this:

Classic Baby Slings | Baby Slings by The Peanut Shell

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I have a Maya Ring Sling and an Ergo. Since DH doesn't do front carry at all, I will wear baby until they are big enough for back carry and then if we're all together, he is fine with wearing the Ergo on his back.
I first made my own wrap and found it too complex to put on and off all the time. Then I got a ring sling and I *love* it. It's so easy to slip on and off and I used it for hip carrying too.
I sort of wish we had something more comfortable for DH. He does complain about back pain but then again he has a sensitive back. Everyone I've talked to has said the Ergo is great for evenly displacing the weight and I never have problems with it.

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My hubby has a bad back too but he wears DD (27 lbs) on his back in the Ergo just fine. The hiking backpack is less good for his back. Perhaps your DH needs to do some core strengthening. Blum 3

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LOL Heather! He runs and does crunches at least twice a week but he has ALWAYS had back problems. I keep telling him to go to the chiro and I even bought him a Livingsocial deal for it but he just NEEDS TO GO!!

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I'll be buying the fabric for a Moby type, and may try my hand at making a K'tan. DH wasn't really supportive of my wearing DS in anything that didn't involve straps and buckles last time, but when DS was 1+ I made us a moby type and it was fantastic, I used it until he was 3 or so.

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Looks like I may need to try a ring sling Smile

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"tori729" wrote:

LOL Heather! He runs and does crunches at least twice a week but he has ALWAYS had back problems. I keep telling him to go to the chiro and I even bought him a Livingsocial deal for it but he just NEEDS TO GO!!

I was totally going to ask if he goes to chiro! LOL. Make him go! Honestly about 6 years ago hubby's back was so bad that he couldn't walk to the car without crutches. That was a terrible summer. He started going to chiro and has been going ever since. His back is WAY better now. Back pain can be such a life altering thing. Sad

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"MJDttc" wrote:

I'll be buying the fabric for a Moby type, and may try my hand at making a K'tan. DH wasn't really supportive of my wearing DS in anything that didn't involve straps and buckles last time, but when DS was 1+ I made us a moby type and it was fantastic, I used it until he was 3 or so.

Lurk...
I am wanting to buy a k'tan but may wait till she is here to see how she likes the moby first. How do u make the k'tan?

I also have an infantino balance ergonomic baby carrier, but honestly forgot abt it and was gonna get an ergo till I found it wasn't bad for babies hips. Score. Dd never liked being carried, so I only used both the moby and carrier two or three times.

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I used a Moby wrap from the day DS came home from the Nicu. He even had a feeding tube in his nose and heart monitor wires attached to him and I was still able to wear him. I also got an action baby carrier when ds was a bit older. It is a mei tei style but with clips instead of tying. I love both of them. Biggrin

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My Boba shipped today! I freakin' love amazon!

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here is the link for the K'Tan tutorial Lobolita ? X-Back Baby Carrier Tutorial

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"MJDttc" wrote:

here is the link for the K'Tan tutorial Lobolita ? X-Back Baby Carrier Tutorial

Thank u.

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Boba, baby!

I'm too preggo to wear DD right now, so I made DH try it out. DD seemed pretty happy in it, but I know she would want down pretty quickly most of the time. Might take it to the zoo this weekend in case he gets tired of walking. I can't wait to put LO in it!

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Super cute!! Love it. I can't wait to put Lucas in my Ergo! Ahhh!! I'm still on the look out for a cooler wrap/sling though.

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I have a bunch of carriers because I kept buying different ones when DS2 was born because he didn't like the moby, then he didn't like the snugli, and I ended it with a ring sling that he hated. So I guess we'll see if this baby likes being carried. I did want to try the k'tan cause it looks easy to put on. I also bought the new nuroo pocket which looks like it will be amazing! The lady at BRU could not stop talking about how beneficial it is for mommy and baby so I cant wait to try it.

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I also got a linen ring sling from sleepingbaby.net and it seems like it will be coolish (as cool as carrying a baby in summer could be...). I have put DD in it in a hip carry and a Cabbage Patch baby in it to practice tummy-to-tummy hold, haha. I'm so excited to carry this LO from the start; I think if I had known to last time, our first few months would have been SO much better...

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I have a Moby, a pouch sling, and a Boba. Love them all, for different things!

I just ordered another stretchy wrap that will be much cooler for summer - a nice lightweight bamboo wrap from Solly Baby. So excited for it!

Anyone looking for something cool and lightweight for summer should look into a bamboo wrap, or even a cotton gauze woven wrap (or a cotton ring sling). I like stretchy wraps and slings for when baby is still little, but plan to get a woven wrap once baby is bigger.

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Thanks, Sandra. Ill have to check out sollly baby.