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    Hi everyone I'm just wanting your advice on the best baby carrier. Thank you Kate

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    I've got a mini monkey carrier and I love it. Used to have an ergo original but never found it comfortable, it hurt my lower back and I found the baby didn't seat properly and fell downwards. When baby number 2 had colic and refused to go in the pushchair I carried him around for at least 2-3 hours every day in the mini monkey carrier and found it so comfortable and baby is so snug too. The baby is carried quite low and it takes a bit of fiddling and trial and error to get straps in right place etc but it's worth it. Also they are relatively cheap and often on sale online, just search for them on Facebook and the main sale site usually has some reduced.
    I also used a ringsling a lot when baby when tiny as it's easy to get baby in and out of in a hurry.

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    I have had 3 different types of carriers and each was useful at different stages.
    For very young baby I liked the hug a Bub because I was able to support his neck with the carrier. As he got heavier I found the hug a bub would sag and not sit well so I started to prefer the ergo baby.
    For very quick trips where I wasn't carrying bubs long but for example just transporting to and from the car I liked the sling type carrier (can't remember what it was called). Sounds like a lot of carriers but mine were really good condition because I didn't use them for that long and therefore sold them on ebay for decent price.

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    How old/heavy is your baby?

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    I use a stretchy wrap for newborn, woven wrap when bigger and ring slings for quick trips. I also have a Tula that my partner uses.

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    I use a Chekoh stretchy wrap for my bub which I absolutely lurve. Sadly, he's just outgrowing it now so I'll be moving on to the ergo soon. I also have a ring sling but Ds doesn't like it, maybe when he's a little older.

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    Thank you for your help I might go to the shop and see which once seems right for me

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    I have the ergo 360 which I love. When dd was a bub I used the infant insert. I use it up to 3 hours a day and find it very comfortable. This is the only carrier I've used so unfortunately can't compare. Good luck x

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    I found the tradition baby Bjorne great for up to about 7 mths, I tried a friends ergo baby and she tried mine, neither Bub liked the wide spread legs early on, I think they're still relatively wide in the baby bjorn when young but I think the ergo might be better later .... I read some review sites which suggested similar opinions to this that I had figured out..... The baby bjorn was good from about 3.7 kg my Bub was 3.45 at birth and it was a bit loose for about 2 weeks, heaps cooler than baby inserts as u don't need one

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    I have an ergo (the original, the 360 was not out when I bought mine 5 years ago). I love it and will use again with this child. It has an infant insert so I used it from newborn up until about 2 years (switched from front to back carrying). It was the most comfy on the market when I was looking.

    The only complaint I have us the infant insert is like a little doona - was great for my winter newborn, but I am thinking of getting a Chekoh wrap carrier for this bub due next month as its still very hot here in qld. I'll use the ergo when bub is a bit bigger or its cool enough to use the insert. DH loves the ergo, I think it's especially good for dads.


 

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