I'm just after some advice on which baby carrier to get. My bub is 3 weeks old and 3.5kg, I'm just after a carrier that is easy and quick to use, as I have a 2 year old and nearly 4 year old so will be doing kinder drop off 3 days a week and will need my hands!
I had a baby Bjorn with my first and I only used it twice I got frustrated putting it on and she didn't look comfy at all.
I've been looking at the baby k'tan or breeze baby sling ...
Any help would b greatly appreciated
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07-01-2012 10:13 #1
Baby k'tan or breeze baby sling?
07-01-2012 11:25 #2Senior Member
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I haven't used either of those specific carriers, but I would go with the k'tan - as it is a two shouldered, wrap-like carrier it should be more comfortable and you should be able to use it for a lot longer than a sling. Having multiple carry positions also helps when carrying for longer periods as you can change the weight distribution.
I found with ring slings that once DS passed the 6(ish) kg mark that it was too hard to carry him more than a few minutes without feeling the strain.
The breeze does look like it would be a lot cooler in summer though
07-01-2012 11:29 #3
Breeze is awesome - baby is so cosy and as long as you put it on properly it's really comfy! I'm still using it and my boy is now 6 months old it's really quick to put on/ take off too.
07-01-2012 19:54 #4
Thanks its so hard to know what to get... And all so different !!
07-01-2012 20:10 #5
I have both!! The baby ktan
Is much better for weight distribution, but I found once she got to 8kg or so, it was too stretchy and was pulling out of shape. The breeze baby I found better once DD could sit up on my hip easily. This took some of the weight off my shoulder too, I found it hard to wear when she was in it pouch style.
Another consideration is climate. Te baby ktan is quite thick material, so does get hot a lot quicker than the breeze baby. If you live somewhere cool or wear it indoors in aircon probably not such a big deal.
But the best one I have is an ergo
08-01-2012 08:59 #6
I live in Melbourne so we get our really hot days but also really cold ones too... Which did u find easier to put on and put baby in?? And this may sound stupid but does the baby dangle in the sling?
08-01-2012 09:17 #7
The baby K'Tan has a mesh version for hotter weather. I have a baby ktan and love it
08-01-2012 13:20 #8
Op I think the baby ktan is easier to put on. Because the straps are a fixed length there's no fiddling around trying to adjust it or get it just right, it just sort of works. Not sure what you mean by dangle? Do you mean just hang? If they're facing outwards they do dangle a bit, but I found facing in with legs spread her bottom sort of sat down inside the sling a bit more rather than hanging by the crotch. I didn't really put DD in the spread-eagle positions though until she could sit up, before than she was just lying in the sling.
08-01-2012 13:50 #9
I have the breeze baby sling. Awesome for hot days and the fact that bub can breathe through it so easily.
DS2 is 8 weeks old and almost 7kg and it's comfy to wear. Very easy and quick to put on and get bub in and out of
08-01-2012 16:49 #10
Thanks everyone I wish I could try them on to know what to get I suppose it's just trial and error everyone's different!
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