Hi, I'm not sure if I posted in the right section but I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a baby carrier that works for you. My baby is 6 months old. I have both the ergo 360 and the moby wrap. I love both of them in different ways. I used to always use the moby around the house and the ergo out in public because I always hated wrapping the moby outside because of the long fabric and hated having to tie it before I left. But I do love how comfortable the moby is. Lately he has been getting to heavy for the moby and it always seems to stretch out no matter how tight I make it. I do however love the ergo still but it's just not as comfy as the wrap.
We are looking for a carrier that will be nice and comfy but is easier to use in public. We are planning more kids so will be good if it can be suitable for a newborn, right up to an older baby. Hopefully an affordable option.
Thanks for your help people, I appreciate your comments.
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25-11-2015 10:39 #1Member
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25-11-2015 12:13 #2
I would suggest a wrap conversion full buckle carrier like Lenny Lamb, or a Mei Tei. They are softer & more comfy than the Ergo. Mei Tei would be most similar to wrapping without the huge amount of fabric. You could join your local babywearing group, they often have sling libraries you can borrow carriers until you find one you like.
Or try a short wrap eg size 3 with rings? Learn some different carries?
25-11-2015 12:16 #3Senior Member
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Subbing. I'm interested in this too. I have a baby k'tan which is good at the moment (my dd is only 5 weeks old) but I think as she gets heavier it will be a bit like your wrap as it's just made of a stretchy material as well. I think it might be a bit hot for summer too.
I've been looking at ring slings, connectas, and lillebaby complete air flow carriers but can't decide what would be best! None of these require an infant insert.
25-11-2015 12:55 #4
Stretchies aren't recommended for older bubs. I love using ring slings.
25-11-2015 16:57 #5
You can pre-tie a stretchy if you're going out, then just put Bub in when you get where you're going. They are no good after Bub gets bigger than 5-6kg as they sag too much.
I love the lillebaby airflow, you can cross the straps if wearing on the front & wear on your back once Bub can sit independently. Although it's still not as soft as a wrap conversion & the waistband is very structured so not great if you want to sit down while wearing.
25-11-2015 17:55 #6
If you're not keen on wrapping with a woven wrap (as opposed to a stretchy wrap like the Moby), but want something softer than an Ergo, then I'd second rosey82's suggestion of a wrap conversion full buckle/half buckle or mei tai.
I also love my ring slings but they're not for everyone, as some people need support on both shoulders/around the waist.
25-11-2015 18:05 #7
A mei tai with wrap straps might be up your alley? Or a half buckle (clip at the bottom, wrap straps up top)?
25-11-2015 21:41 #8Member
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Wow thanks everyone! I just love the look of the Lenny lamb wrap conversion. If I wasn't worried about affordability I would just order one now. They look perfect for me. Is there anything comparable to Lenny lamb within a smaller price range? Or is this just what you need to pay for a wrap conversion? Unfortunately I am on a tight budget but oh how I wish I could get this!
How about the mei tai's? Is there any good but affordable I option there? Do they have no buckle?
I really appreciate all your comments guys. Thank you.
25-11-2015 21:50 #9
I think mei tei's are a bit less expensive, have a look at at Fidella & Hoppediz are the ones I know of with wrap straps. It's a piece of fabric with 4 straps - you tie around your waist, pop bub in then wrap the other straps over your shoulders/under bub's bum. YouTube some videos to get an idea of how they work.
If you're happy to wait you could join some babywearing BSS pages on Facebook & look to buy second hand but sometimes the value of wrap conversion carriers actually goes up depending on the wrap they are made of!
26-11-2015 06:08 #10
I have an ergo which I've never found that comfy especially with the infant insert so I bought a mini monkey carrier a while ago and use it multiple times a day with my now 5 month old since he was about 6 weeks. You can use it from birth with no insert and baby is just so comfortable in it. I also find it so much more comfortable than the ergo and it's lightweight and cooler in summer. Much cheaper also!
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