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    Default Baby wearing

    What baby carrier do you have ?
    How much did it cost ?
    Do you love it or hate it ?

    And any other information you can give would be great

    Dd3 is a very clingy baby who seems to want me 90% of the time so decided baby wearing it is

    I have tried the ring sling ? I think it's called that and wasn't much of a fan

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    I have a bjorn. Its ok, but not really back friendly for long periods of time. It got given to me, which is why I gave it a go. This time round I'm going to try an ergo, have heard good reviews on those :-)

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    I use the hug a bub for around home, it's a stretchy wrap and great for froggy babies I find! My dd loves a cuddle and absolutely loves this wrap. It's a bit fiddly to get on in the beginning but you get used to it quickly. I think I paid $100 for it?

    When I'm about and about I use the ergo as it's more structured and she feels more secure in it, I got the carrier and newborn insert in a package for $140 I think?

    I love both of mine, DD cannot be put down and they ensure I can still get on with day to day things. I also used both from when she was about 2.5kg with no issues.

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    How old is your daughter @bunkx ?

    I found for a newborn my sleepy wrap was so valuable. Snug and cosy for dd as she adjusted to the outside world! That was $40.

    I've borrowed an ergo off a friend which I absolutely love, I also have one of the older style baby bjorns which was given to me. Its good for short term carrying but I wouldn't recommend it for longer periods. Dd loves it because she can face out but it hurts my back after a while. The new Bjorn looks really cool though, its got a waist band (like the ergo) so weight would be distributed evenly, can front and back carry and forward face. I've got a mei tai but it hasn't had much use as dd's legs aren't yet long enough to sit out comfortably, but they're too long to frog leg. The mai tei can front, back and hip carry. $40, also on eBay.

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    I have a few.

    - Hug-a-Bub (stretchy wrap), which is great for newborn, about $100. You can get cheaper versions though.
    - Ring sling, I like for quick trips/ wears, but it does put a bit of strain on my neck after about a hour, about $80.
    - Ergo Performance, I like for back carry, but I find it's still too bulky with DS2 who is 6.5 months, about $200.
    - Homemade non-stretchy cotton wrap, my fav atm and love for longer wears, about $40 in material from Spotlight.

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    I've had heaps! But the ergo wins hands down.
    I have the ergo performance now. It was $200.
    I had the original one for DD as that was all they made then. It was comfortable but too hot for up here. I've worn it for 5 hours no problems.
    I don't think there is anything I don't like? They are more difficult to put on then say a sling but much more comfortable.
    I have a sling ( can't remember brand) not a ring sling one with a buckle. I use that for quick things like school drop off.
    I've had a ring sling but could never get it to work for me. I found it very uncomfortable.
    Best thing to do is wait till bubs is born and test them out.
    Also heaps of fake ergos on ebay. Make sure you get one one from somewhere reputable.


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    Dd3 is 3 months

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    I had a hug a bub style while she was a new born we used that a few times

    I have been looking at the ergo but didn't want to spend that much if it wasn't that good
    I saw the $109 one at toys r us, they have a few others there might go check them out tomorrow

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    I had a Bjorn type thing with DS1. Hated it with a passion. Ditched it within a few wks.
    I have a Hug A Bub and hated it. I Dont like the stretchy and i could never get it to stay tight so had to keep adjusting it.

    I have two Woven wraps (and two on the way) and one Buckle Carrier.
    Woven- Ellevill Linen/Cotton blend- $160. LOVE
    Woven- Girasol Dark Rainbow. Cotton- $180. LOVE
    Buckle Carrier- Beco Butterfly II- $190 (from the US). LOVE

    My Girasol is hotter but softer and my Ellevill is cooler but not as soft (needs more use). I love my buckle carrier for short trips, and its very handy for the aeroplane.

    I started wearing DS2 in the Beco from about 2wks and in the wovens from about 6mths. I have a Oscha coming, which i will use as a Ring sling with squish. I also have another Ellevill on its way. I love all my wraps.
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    Op minimonkey do a carrier which looks similar to an ergo, its $130 so much more affordable


 

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