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Disclaimer: I am totally new to babywearing and only have experience with the Baby K'tan that I bought. But this looks great to me. I went onto Amazon and read a bunch of reviews. They are mostly really positive. A couple of the negative ones said it didn't work well with their tiny babies (specifically mentioned 2 mos and younger), but others said it did. I actually really like this and may get one when Lena is bigger.
Do you have a baby boutique in your area that may have one you can try on? That's how I settled on the K'Tan for myself (I did not try this one.) But I wanted one that was easy to use and comfortable for her. When I put her in the K'Tan, she loved it. She even cried when I took her out. So we bought that one. If you have a store like that, take Eli with you and try it. See how you like using it and how he likes being in it. That would probably give you the best idea of what works for you. If you try it/get it, post a review here. I would love to hear what you think of it to see if I do want to get one at some point.
I wish we had a store like that. We have to drive over an hour just to get to a babiesrus...
The whole baby wearing scares me, honestly. I feel like I'll be constantly afraid he'll fall. I originally planned to get the moby wrap because it doesn't have snaps or stitches that could break. But then, I saw this and I like the design better, but then I watched this youtube video Dangerous baby carrier, Mei Tai, bought new from ebay. - YouTube and I'm not so convinced anymore.
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That carrier could have been faulty, she did buy it off eBay and unfortunately some carriers purchased off eBay are china cheapies or counterfeit which the ergo carrier has had a ton of issues with. I love my boba, ergo, and my mei tai. Honestly I have noticed the mei tai straps getting loose so I stop and tighten them. Always look over your carrier before using each time and it will be fine. A moby is a stretchy wrap and is not recommended past the newborn stage because of the type of fabric '
I have this one! I tried it one day with Porter and he got fussy, so I took him out. He was a little too small for it at the time, but I think it will be great when he gets another pound it two on him. And a little better neck/head control. I've been using the Moby instead bc it holds him in so much better, but I get hot in it! The Mei tai was very easy to figure out and put on. Not as intimidating as the Moby for sure!
This is a big brand carried by large retailers and will not likely have the kinds of issues shown in the video. Knock offs with potential quality issues abound on cheapo deal sites and ebay, and I'd look for tons of great reviews before buying anything made by a WAHM or unknown brand that had straps and serious construction (even slings, you need to know the rings are solid). But I wouldn't worry about it for the Infantino. It looks like a fine no-frills mei tai!
I had to learn some knot tying as well. My go-to double knot it turns out is a granny knot and totally unsafe for babywearing square knots are better!
It really is all about personal preference when it comes to the carrier you choose to wear Eli in. I had a similar carrier when DD was a baby and I hated it cause it hurt my back and made me feel off center. I personally love a ring sling and they really are fabulous for newborn stages all the way up to even toddlers. I really recommend doing a lot of research and cannot tell you enough to try and try on different styles so an hour trip may be worth it. Also baby wearing is awesome and there are groups and tutorials for teaching how to baby wear so accidents don't happen. And always look over any carrier before use