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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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.