Our 5.5mo old is getting too big for the baby bjorn air carrier.
We'd still like something to carry baby on us without needing pram (i.e. bushwalking).
Are the backpack style things (such as the Kathmandu Karinjo: https://www.kathmandu.com.au/karinjo...late-grey.html) the next step?
Baby can hold his head independently but cannot sit up unassisted yet. Is he the right age for a backpack carrier?
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26-09-2012 20:42 #1Junior Member
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Too big for baby bjorn but how to carry baby without a pram?
26-09-2012 20:50 #2
You could always get an Ergo, or a Manduca. They are like the bjorn but better for bubs and more comfortable for you.
Another option is to buy a woven wrap (such as a Girasol, Didymos, Ellevill try googling). They are great for most ages. They are easy to use and comfortable for bub and you.
26-09-2012 21:02 #3
I have an Ergo that I started using when they were newborns and still use now for my 4yr old.
Definitely a worthwhile investment.
You could definitely use one for your bub at this age... and because it allows the baby's weight to be carried by your hips (in an even distribution) it doesn't hurt your back, and because the baby is 'sitting' in it, not hanging in it, it's much better for their hips and back too
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26-09-2012 21:17 #4
Yep, what OJ said.
27-09-2012 05:20 #5
I'm another person that is going to say get an Ergo. Best investment ever!
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27-09-2012 06:03 #6Senior Member
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Another one who loves the ergo! I can confortably wear my (small) 2 year old for ages. I also had a found it million times more comfy then a baby Bjorn with a little one, so you might too, meaning a good inverstment if your planning another
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27-09-2012 06:11 #7
Another ergo lover here! I also have one called a Tula which is similar in design to the ergo but I find even more comfy.
It sounds like you guys like hiking, well we go hiking every weekend and I wear my 18m old on my back the whole time no problems. At 5 months I would have bubba on my front but you will still be very comfy.
Now as far as the hiking backpacks go, I wouldn't put baby in them till closer to 9 months. They just don't have the same support for a little baby. Having said that my husband likes the hiking backpack for our 3yo so you may end up using one in the future.
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27-09-2012 06:26 #8
Ergo is awesome for bushwalks Ours is still going strong, 19 months later (she's getting almost too heavy, though!)
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27-09-2012 07:18 #9
Another ergo lover here! Got one for my son when he was 15 months and loved it, since having my dd I have bought another just so I can have one at home & one in the car! I have carried her since birth in them and looove ergos!
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27-09-2012 07:30 #10
Ergo! We hired a backpack carrier when we went hiking with our ds when he was 10 months old. It was big & heavy, but did a good job. A year later he was nearly 2 and we decided to buy an Ergo - worked really well - dh managed him in it easily!
I can't carry my kids in any sort of carrier due to my dodgy back, but dh tells me the Ergo is quite comfy.
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