This has probably been asked dozens of times but I'm too busy (cough, cough...lazy) to look for it!
So when #2 comes along I'm thinking I'll need to use my carrier from quite early on, I didn't start using my ergo til DS was about 8-10 weeks old... So, can I use it from new-new born, or should I get a sling for the first few months? And if so, any recommendations?
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23-04-2012 18:11 #1
Ergo or sling for newborn?
23-04-2012 18:21 #2
I'm not sure about the ergo, but I just bought a "sleepy wrap" and I am in love with it. I got it on EBay for $32 + 8 postage.
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23-04-2012 18:23 #3
You can use the Ergo from newborn if you have the newborn insert..otherwise you have to wait until they are a certain weight.
I started with a sling for DS and then once he got a bit bigger I also bought a carrier (a Manduca). He's almost 4 months and I use both..just depends where I'm going/what I'm doing as to which I use.
23-04-2012 18:24 #4
oh and I have the Breeze Baby Sling..you can use it in water (great for in the shower) which is a bonus. I love it.
23-04-2012 18:34 #5
I used a sling when newborn then went to an ergo at around 6mo. At 8mo I still use my sling as a hip/side carry when I'm in a hurry.
23-04-2012 20:33 #6
With running around after a toddler you need something that gives good head control for all the times you are bending over etc. I don't know how many times I've had to help my toddler in the loo while babywearing - and a sling just doesn't cut it!!
So I use a wrap at home and my ERGO with the insert when I'm out and about - this combo works well for me and I don't feel like I always have to have one hand on my baby...
23-04-2012 20:36 #7
Thanks ladies. I think I'll mostly need it while outside with DS at the park, playing etc if bubs doesn't settle in the pram. Slings sound pretty cheap do maybe i'll get one just in case
23-04-2012 20:39 #8
I definitely prefer a wrap in the very early days, for the reasons pp mentioned.
I am also in love with the ergo (but prefer wrap when they are tiny). I have never used an infant insert - I just froggy the legs up and if more support is needed, I roll a bunny rug up around bub.
23-04-2012 23:16 #9
Yep def a wrap until 3ish months then I froggy their legs in the ergo. Depends how big bibs is, I def prefer a wrap when they are freshies as I find the ergo insert too bulky.
24-04-2012 08:25 #10
Yep my ds is 4 months and 8 kgs and just getting too heavy for long periods in the hug a bub, so I'm needing to upgrade to a structured carrier. The hug a bub (or a long piece of material) is awesome for new bubs, much better than a sling
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