Baby carriers

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VCoates's picture
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Baby carriers

So I really want to get a good baby carrier for this baby. I know Ergo is really good but honestly, that's just way more than I want to spend. I'd like a carrier that is comfortable to wear around and one that I could possibly nurse in. Though I'm not sure if I'll be able to nurse in one because I'm so large chested. Also, I'm a plus sized girl and I'm short, 5'2

I found one at BRU on their website and it's a lot like the Moby but it's not as difficult as the Moby. http://www.mybabynest.com/Position.html

Can anyone recommend a good one that isn't going to blow my pocket book?

There is also this one http://www.sevenslings.com that I got the free code for ordering an Udder Cover but I'm not sure if this is what I want.

Thanks ladies!

squirrel27's picture
Joined: 05/13/08
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Get a Moby!! Smile
Its nice as you tie it around you, so if you need it tighter at the waist or looser over the chest or whatever you can adjust it as necessary.
I didnt find it difficult at all - theres some GREAT youtube videos online that show you ways to tie it.

3-o-me's picture
Joined: 12/28/10
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Maybe start combing Craigslist or Kid 2 Kid stores to find a slightly used one?

nmc
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Love the Moby for little babies. I also have a baby ktan which is similar to what you linked to. I really like it as well, but not until the baby is a little older. The nice thing about the moby is that you can adjust how loose/tight you tie it. I was a little worried about how complicated it would be to tie all the time, but after the first few times it became second nature. I was able to nurse with no problem in the moby but still threw a blanket over my shoulder just in case.

You will probably find that you want more than 1 type of baby carrier as time goes on. I definitely recommend searching craigslist or garage sales for used carriers. They really are a personal preference. I bought an ergo based on all the great reviews I had heard and it just wasn't comfortable for me Sad Ended up selling it for half what I paid. If there is a specialty store near you, you might be able to try several different types of carriers before buying. I'm still trying to find a carrier that I can use for back carry that is comfortable. Considering a becco but I'm a little hesitant based on my ergo experience.

joysiloo's picture
Joined: 09/04/06
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I agree that you should get a Moby. I honestly think that the ones that are sewn together are more complicated to get on than the Moby and there are so many more options with the Moby. It really isn't that hard. I used it with Daphne until she was about 7 months old.

Also, Ergos are always popping up on babysteals.com for great prices, so check daily and you might land one for about $60.

joysiloo's picture
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"nmc" wrote:

Considering a becco but I'm a little hesitant based on my ergo experience.

I LOVE my Beco. It's way more comfortable for me than an Ergo was. I always felt like the Ergo was slipping, no matter how tight I had the straps. With the Beco, I can barely feel my 26 pounder on my back. It fits both DH and I. It also comes with the newborn insert (although I didn't get mine until DD was 7 or 8 months old, so I've never used it), so that's a bonus.

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Joined: 12/29/10
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My older sister is a carrier genius! I ask her about which ones to use, and which ones she likes...for now i think she is actually making me some!!

But she absolutely raves about the Moby!

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"rubyslippersbaby" wrote:

But she absolutely raves about the Moby!

When I was pg with DS, I didnt "get" why people liked the moby - I looked at it and thought it was a great idea, but I didnt know what the big deal over that kind was.
I went the cheap way, and ended up being given a few carriers for gifts when DS was born (one was a gently used one, and one was new) ... I hated them SO MUCH I never wore DS, I just carried him for over a month, and then when I started getting shoulder pain (He was almost 10lbs at birth and grew FAST) I ended up spending the money on the Moby and then kicked myself for not getting one in the first place. This time I'll be using it as soon as I can.