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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I would really like to get a carrier and everyone has been raving about the Ergos, but I was wondering if they would be ok for a small frame? I am quite petite (size 6-8) and average height around 163cm. Bub is only 2 months old, but living in QLD the sleepy wrap we have is just too hot. So I was looking at the ERGOs, Manduca and maybe even the Boba carrier, but I suppose they could be quite hot too?

    Can anyone recommend a carrier for me? or let me know what you think of the carriers mentioned?

    I would love to know what other small framed mummy's recommend too

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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I am the same height as you just about and a size 10 and no issues with the Ergo.

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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I'm pretty much the same size as you and have an ergo which we love I haven't tried the manduca, but did try a boba before getting my ergo and found it much comfier....would definitely suggest trying them on before you buy! Or if you need something cooler maybe look into wrapping....there should be a local babywearing group where you can have a look and try with what other people have got

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    I can't see how ergo would be an issue, the straps are fully adjustable and the height is designed for all people, really. I wouldn't go with ergo sport though, it has even longer straps!

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    Default Re: What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I am the same size as you except a cm or so shorter and I am thinking of getting a manduca as I have heard good things about them.

    Also I like that it doesn't need an extra insert for newborn which could make the ergo hotter if you still needed that.

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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    Sorry just read that back....found the ergo much comfier than the boba

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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I've used a few carriers and I had a beco which I found was a little big. But I've been using a wrap to carry my bub and found that much comfort and easier to use. I just got the fabric from the store and made it myself.

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    I'm a size 6-8 normally 158cm and had no issues with an ergo, love it infact!

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    I am not particularly small framed (170cm and around a size 8-10 when not pregnant) and have had an Ergo and a Manduca, and the Manduca is definitely my preference. It's way less chunky and has the zip out area so it can shorten or lengthen as bub's grows and has an inbuilt newborn insert though your bub probably won't need that anymore, it might be beneficial in future if you have another one.

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    Default What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??

    I am small too, hated the ergo it was too long for me, my baby is also petite. I have the manduca which I love, but recommend going and trying them all (go to a baby shop where you can compare them all and have them adjusted by someone who knows what they are doing). Any baby carrier that isn't adjusted correctly is going to be uncomfy. The manduca I found lighter and adjusted to a smaller height for baby. I am so glad I tried them as I almost bought an ergo just from reading reviews.


 

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