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    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.
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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:

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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. :P
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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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