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So with baby #2 coming when Kaylee is going to be 16 months, I am thinking I'm going to need some sort of carrier to help me be "hands-free" so I can deal with both kids at the same time. We have a Snuggli right now and it was great for when Kaylee was bigger, but I don't feel like the newborn would be very secure in there. So I'm thinking about a wrap of some sort.
I looked at the Moby wrap, and while I know everybody who has them says how much they love them, I don't like the look of them (way too much fabric for me) and it looks complicated as well.
I want something that's going to keep baby nice and secure and close to my body and that I'm going to be able to take on and off (by myself lol) in about thirty seconds!
I don't like carriers or slings, so I'm no help. Every single one I tried with Layla ended up returned at the store, & I HATE returning stuff, but that's how much I hated them.
I had a Moby for about 6 weeks with X. It was much better than any other that I tried in terms of comfort, but still didn't do it for me. For one thing, it was wayyyyy too hot. I was walking around like an idiot with 50 feet of thick black fabric wrapped around me in 105 degree weather. And to make it convenient, you had to wrap it around you before leaving the house so you could cut down on the time it took to secure baby. I think I almost sweat to death.
I sold it on Craigslist.
I hope others can offer some suggestions for you.
For a newborn, I never used a ring sling. I was told it is too easy for their head to get squished down when they can't hold it themselves. They were great when a little older.
During the newborn phase, they sleep a lot. I didn't need a sling until about 6wks adjusted.
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For a newborn I like the K'tan its similar to the moby in fabric style but there is no wrapping. I loved it with Everett. Ring slings or a hotsling is good for newborns as well. As they get a bit older I prefer the ergo. A snugli is not a good carrier. It is not good for your back nor is it good for the babies hips. It places them in a hanging position while the ergo or carriers similar to the ergo place them in a seated position. We still use our ergo or the boba (similar to the ergo but it is made more for toddlers.) every time we go out. Everett hates being in the cart he doesnt mind the stroller when he is in it but gets annoyed quickly because its harder for him to see things.