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October 11th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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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!

Any suggestions?
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October 11th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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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.
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October 11th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Lyndsey has a bunch of good suggestions. She's the one I am going to ask when I get knocked up again, lol
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October 11th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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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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October 11th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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I never used one, but there sounds like some good advice above.

I can't believe how close you are now!
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October 11th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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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.

Here is the link for the ktan Baby K'tan Baby Carrier - A wrap without all the wrapping!
Here is the ergo Ergobaby | Home
And here a graphic to show you what I mean about the snuggli and the ergo differences Google Image Result for http://www.thebabywearingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/307124_10150846674505114_639055113_20832537_138359 936_n.jpg
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October 11th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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The K'Tan looks great! I think that's on the top of my list now Thank you!!!
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October 11th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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I have never used a sling. I like the wraps much better. I had a Moby when Keelan was smaller and then a Mae Tei now, which I love!
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October 11th, 2012, 10:10 AM
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The K'Tan looks great! I think that's on the top of my list now Thank you!!!
Your welcome. I called it the moby for blondes lol.
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