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Ring sling or ergo?

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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My son is 15 months and roughly 27lbs. I need a new carrier because the moby isn't cutting it anymore. How much weight will a ring sling hold and how easy are they to get baby in alone? Or should I just go for the ergo? How much weight will the ergo hold? What's a better choice overall? I need something easy on my back because its not the greatest :/ Thanks ladies :)
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melindabelcher
by mel on Nov. 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM
I would go with the ergo over a ring sling with an older/heavier child.
That said I prefer my boba
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JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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I have a 38lb 3 year old that I carry comfortably in both a ring sling and my ergo. The ring sling does become uncomfortable after about an hour or so though. I can carry him on my back in the ergo for a long time though. We went all over Disney with him on my back. That being said, I prefer the Boba as well. He sits deeper in it and provides him more back support.
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Eliots_momma
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM
I like nursing better in the rs but for longer periods it is really uncomfortable. I love my ergo and ds falls asleep in it if we walk for more than 15-20 mins :) I think Ergo goes to 45 lbs
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Ergo for his age...newborns I would say ring sling

heathermarie27
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM
Ty ladies :). I will look into the Boba and ergo.
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catholicmamamia
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Ergo or Boba.. :o) 


         

bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I love my Ergo but would buy a Boba if I could do it all again:)
peaches_04
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I would go with an upright carrier like an ergo, beco or boba
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Gingerella
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM
I was gonna say Ergo too. I've never tried a Boba but something along those lines over a RS. It's a quick in and out but not good for longer periods.
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orangeshirt
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM
I never liked the RS for toddler years...she was heavy and wiggly, so it would sag. I have had a love affair with my Beco for months, so I would suggest Ergo.
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