See again, it isnt a no brainer as everyone is different. Personally I dont want to carry an 18kg child in a sling, they have legs, my DD1 is 17kg at 2yrs and hates being carried and has even refused to get in the stroller for the past 9months. Having a baby carrier being cool is more a priority in Qld for me.
Yeah that is annoying not being able to try them, I use to live remotely so I know what you mean. All the best, I hope you find something you love.
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09-07-2012 13:44 #51
09-07-2012 14:07 #52
I live in a hot climate, and love our Ergo Performance . It's nice and light. DD is 2 yrs and 15kg, and I can still carry her comfortably for hours . Good luck with your search
09-07-2012 14:09 #53
Personally I wouldn't put a baby in something like a BB until the have good head control as I don't think there is any neck support so their head would be slumped to one side wouldn't it? I had a BB style carrier with DS but he was so enormous that it was never comfy and I wore it once for about 10 minutes. I also didn't like him dangling by his crutch, I wouldn't like to dangle in the air and only be supported from my crutch so I figured he wouldn't like it much either. I bought a jazsling and used to carry him on my hip sometimes for very short trips (he was seriously huge and I challenge anyone to wear a baby as big as he ws!) We tried him in the ergo but he didn't like it.
With DD I was a bit more prepared. I bought a range of slings second hand and borrowed a HAB from the luffly Izy. As it turned out DD liked different slings at different times. As a newborn she loved the HAB but that got a bit uncomfy so we moved to a peanut shell which was a god-send as she was a very clingly baby but was happy to lie and nap in this sling. As she got bigger I moved to a ring sling on the hip or the ergo which she's fine with either. I don't wear her much these days but when she was little they did have their place!!
Would second hand be an option? That way you might be able to get something cheaper and get more than one option?
09-07-2012 14:11 #54
With the baby Bjorn, the baby dangles from the crotch while with an Ergo/Manduca, the baby is sort of seated in the carrier so their weight is resting in their bum (I think that's right).
09-07-2012 17:53 #55
The positions are very different - a Soft structured carrier (SSC) like the Ergo seats the baby in a natural sitting position with knees up higher than bottom which is in a wide supportive seat. front pack carriers like the BB use the baby's crotch as the support seat - its narrow and babies legs hang straight down. It's like comparing sitting on a barstool without touching the ground to sitting upright in a hammock. One is certainly more comfortable than the other.
Because a SSC bears the weight on your hips and both shoulders and not your back generally most people can find they carry an older child for longer. I carry a 6 month old at 6 kgs and a 3 year old at 16kgs and I do carry both at the same time too. And I have a bad back - but the design of a SSC allows for better support for my back compared to carrying them.
Honestly you (generally) cannot go wrong with a SSC.
11-07-2012 18:23 #56
Yes I read another thread - for the ergo fans would you recommend an ergo for a small person
11-07-2012 21:00 #57Senior Member
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Im 5'2 and a size 6 and I adore my ergo! Very comfy, and fit me fine
14-07-2012 16:10 #58
Has anyone used a frankin and spencer sling?
14-07-2012 16:11 #59
Sorry franklin and spencer tylon sling
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