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baby carriers??!?!?!

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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please share your favorite baby carrier with me. i'm trying to find one that i'll be able to use with a newborn and when she is able to sit up too.

what's your favoite? and why?

what's your least favorite? and why?


by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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shandrarose
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM

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cowgirls10181
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM

i love my sling and they say it is better for their backs

they dont put pressure on their backs like some baby carriers

787BabyMom
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I have a Moby wrap.  It is pretty comfy and you can use it for a long time and position baby in several different ways.  The only thing is it canbe tricky to get on so I don't use it outside the house very much.

athenagmb
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

with my first 2 kids I never used them, I love the bouncy seats cause I could take it any where and have the baby right there. I was able to do dishes sit on the computer and take a shower and also break it down as easy as 1 2  3 and take it to a friends house. I love holding my babies but not everywhere I think the best thing are the vibrator bouncy seats.

Gabrielle- Wife to Andrew- Mother to Bailey 3 Jared 1 and Elissa Due April 28th I am a proud Army wifepregnant belly

UCMamaMandy
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

whatever you decide on, make sure that the baby is sitting in the carrier, not dangling from the crotch.  You want the thighs to be supported, and to not put too much pressure on their developing spine.  A good article ifyou're interested in reading more about it is here:
http://www.continuum-concept.org/reading/spinalStress.html

I love my homemade "moby" style wrap.  You can buy them here:
http://www.mobywrap.com/
or make them:
http://wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121

Ergo makes a good one, too:
http://www.ergobabycarrier.com

I had a snuggli, HATED it, it was uncomfortable on my shoulders, and by DD would only sit in for 5-10 minutes without screaming.  I just don't think they are comfortable for mom or baby.

My wrap that I use is SOOOOOOO comfortable.  You can spread the fabric over your shoulders and it very evenly distributes the weight of the baby over your shoulders and entire back, instead of just where your neck and shoulders meet, like so many carriers do.  I usually put my wrap on before I leave the house, and it's so light, that Idon't even notice it while I drive, and the when i get to where I'm going I just pop baby in!

~Mandy~
Freebirthing, cloth-diapering, anti-vaxing, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, tandem breastfeeding, loving mama and wife!


           girl on a swing                             breastfeeding                          in love
DD1 Hazel 06/02/06       DD2 Lucy 07/24/08       DH Sawn 07/21/06

Katyb123
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I actually got a sling from Hugamonkey. and i like it, it seems like its going to work. it can work in multiple positions, and it wasnt very expensive either.

mom2LynAvi
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

My sister got me what I asked her for, a baby sling :) I havent tried it yet (Im still pregnant) but I didnt care too much for the other kinds of carriers where the baby hangs from the front, newborns camt balance their heads yet and when they fall asleep, I fell like they are going to sufficate. I do like them for when they are a bit older though. But this baby sling can be used while bfing too :)

Forget-me-not
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

I had a padded ring sling with my youngest and didn't like it, it had too much padding but this time I am planning on getting a moby wrap.


  

Jennifer, Crunchy Student Midwife, Wife and mother to Hannah 12, Abby 8 and  BABY BOY  In June. Ask me about freebirthing?

doulala
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Excellent point, Mandy!

Quoting UCMamaMandy:

whatever you decide on, make sure that the baby is sitting in the carrier, not dangling from the crotch. You want the thighs to be supported, and to not put too much pressure on their developing spine. A good article ifyou're interested in reading more about it is here:
http://www.continuum-concept.org/reading/spinalStress.html

I love my homemade "moby" style wrap. You can buy them here:
http://www.mobywrap.com/
or make them:
http://wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121

Ergo makes a good one, too:
http://www.ergobabycarrier.com

I had a snuggli, HATED it, it was uncomfortable on my shoulders, and by DD would only sit in for 5-10 minutes without screaming. I just don't think they are comfortable for mom or baby.

My wrap that I use is SOOOOOOO comfortable. You can spread the fabric over your shoulders and it very evenly distributes the weight of the baby over your shoulders and entire back, instead of just where your neck and shoulders meet, like so many carriers do. I usually put my wrap on before I leave the house, and it's so light, that Idon't even notice it while I drive, and the when i get to where I'm going I just pop baby in!

I am an Ergo mama.   But my kid is almost 4 years old, lol!   I use it a couple of times/week and have been using it since whe was an infant.    I do use it with my 6.5 year-old on a rare occasion.  :- /

I loved my pouch sling with my first baby, pre-Ergo era.   LOVED it!    Tried the dangle-crotch Bjorn--  those kind are uncomfortable for mom's shoulders--   and at diaper changes there were so many big creases, it's too tight for baby to be held up by their diaper area.   :-(


  • We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong.                                                                      ~Harm
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.                                                                       ~Einstein
  • To know the way ahead, ask those coming back.  ~Chinese proverb

doulala
by on Jan. 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM

I dislike the padded and ring-type slings, myself. The pouch is simple and comfy. It is an organic cotton New Native.

Quoting Forget-me-not:

I had a padded ring sling with my youngest and didn't like it, it had too much padding but this time I am planning on getting a moby wrap.


  • We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong.                                                                      ~Harm
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.                                                                       ~Einstein
  • To know the way ahead, ask those coming back.  ~Chinese proverb

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