Can anyone recommend a carrier for me? I'm looking at the Sleepy Wrap and the Ergo and just wondering if I should get one or the other or both? My newborn is quite a large baby (2wks old and 5kgs) so I'm wondering if he will outgrow the Sleepy wrap too quickly.
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18-06-2012 14:34 #1
Sleepy Wrap / Hug a Bub OR Ergo for newborn
18-06-2012 14:42 #2
I've bought the manduca
18-06-2012 14:48 #3
I've got an Ergo and sleepy wrap, but I am going to use the Sleepy wrap as I haven't heard very positive things about the newborn inserts in the Ergo, so haven't bought one (insert).
18-06-2012 15:27 #4Senior Member
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My bub was born 5kg and i used a close carrier til he was around 4 months and then into the Ergo. the close carrier is made of similar stretchy material to the Sleepywrap.
i haven't tried the infant insert for the Ergo.
18-06-2012 15:57 #5
18-06-2012 16:07 #6Senior Member
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I don't find it easy to put on the ergo. I think they're better for a bit older babies too. If you do buy it, don't buy on eBay. Lots of fakes!
18-06-2012 16:41 #7
I can second the close carrier. I had a HAB but the time it took to wrap was a pain. The close carrier is so similar but so easy. I still use it at 7.5 months. It's a breeze to put on to do the groceries etc. Takes less than a minute. DH would use it too whereas he wouldn't touch the HAB.
I also have a Manduca which is mostly used for back carries. We didn't have it from newborn though so can't comment on that although it is handy that the insert is built in rather than with the ergo.
18-06-2012 18:20 #8
I have a Sleepy Wrap and an Ergo and a bub on the heavier side too
I liked the Sleepy Wrap once I learned how to tie it properly. I disliked how it would drag on the ground while I was tying it and how after wearing a little while bub had slipped down due to its stretchiness.
I really don't like the Ergo newborn insert, it's hot and quilty and makes it so that I have to lay it and bub down to position it before I put it on.
I'm no help, I use a ring sling with the Newbie for those reasons I listed :/
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