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May 8th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Hi girls...I was just wondering what kinda of carrier you recommend. We have the Bjorn and I LOVE carrying Cambria around In It. The problem is she Is almost a year old AND almost 20 pound's and Is starting to hurt my back after 30 mins of carrying her. I also have a sleepywrap but I only felt comfortable with her in it when she was little. How big can your child be before you can't carry them anymore? What kinda carrier would you recommned as your child gets older?
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May 8th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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It depends on what you're looking for.

If you'd like something that just buckles & you're out the door, I would say an Ergo or a Beco.

If you like to wrap, I would suggest a woven wrap, like a Didymos or Girasol or Hoppediz.

Ring slings are also awesome, I prefer unpadded ones. Also Mei Tei's rock..

Again, just depends on what you'd like & prefer.

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May 8th, 2009, 03:17 PM
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I absolutly LOVE my Mai Tei and my Hotsling. Both are good to 35lbs.

The Mai Tei is also really good for a back carrier too, which I find easy for longer carries.
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May 8th, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Hi! We have a great thread with carrier reviews here (Baby wearing basics 101)

I personally adore our moby wrap now that she is older and heavier. It distributes the weight so that I don't feel any pressure on my back.

What kind of carriers have you tried?
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May 8th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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I have a Bjorn and a sleepy wrap. I guess Im looking for something more like the Bjorn or ERGO. We also have a huge hiking backpack that DH's coworkers bought us but we haven't used it yet.
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May 8th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Hmm I haven't used either of those!
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May 8th, 2009, 11:58 PM
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I went from the bjorn to the ergo and I love it! It takes a lot of the weight off your shoulders because there is a waist strap- it does make you sore if you wear it a long time but it's a different kind of sore- it doesn't hurt, it just makes you sore because your "core" is working hard.
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May 9th, 2009, 03:13 AM
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Ben is tall and heavy for his age - 23lb roughly. I found that front carrying becomes hard work no matter what carrier you use once they get close to 20lb. I still front carry Ben now and then, but not usually for more than 15-30 minutes.

I use the Ergo carrier. It isn't cheap, but I found it to be worth the money. It is an excellent back carrier (you can do other positions too but I only find the Ergo to be ok for side and front carrying). It does take practise to do the back carry if you don't have help though. It comes with a good DVD to show you how, but in the end I came up with my own method that works well for me and Ben.

This is where I bought mine from: ERGObaby Carrier £79.90 with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. You get a 30 day trial so if you decide you don't like it, you can send it back.
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May 9th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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we went from a wrap to a ring sling (which hurt my shoulders) but now use a meitai and i love it!
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May 9th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I love my ergo. I can carry my 24 pounder around all day and it doesn't bother my one bit. It is soooo worth the money!
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May 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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May I echo the Ergo suggestion. We were just showing ours to a friend today and explaining how great it's been. We've gone on vacations without a stroller with just this, no problem. We've used it 1000x more than our rarely used stroller. It's very comfortable even with a toddler and I can imagine it's much more comfy than the Baby Bjorn. I only tried one on once with a friend's baby and I remember how super heavy it was with just a little 4-mos-old in it.
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May 10th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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I think something like an Ergo would work. I would love to have one but the cost is to much for us right now.

I have a buckle tai and have used it for my son. My son was on the larger size. Before he started crawling/walking he weighed 25 pounds and I could wear him (plus I was preggo). I think if he would do a back carry I could still do it...maybe...but that is due to pre-term labor issues.
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May 10th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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I've heard good things about the Beco and Ergo, but haven't tried one myself. I use a wrap and mei tai and I love my mei tai!
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May 10th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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I'll join the mei tai mei tai choir. It seems to be generally a very popular carrier.

A pointless anicdote. When I was browsing maternity forums a year or so ago I used to get so annoyed with those mei tais. Everybody was talking about them and i couldnt figure what it was. It seemed like a cult or something, the meitai lovers. Anyway found out what it was, got to try one and now I love love love it.

I tried ergo when DD was smaller, I dont know if it was me or the carrier but my back hurt within 5 minutes. I have really narrow shoulders though and the smallest setting on it seemed to be still too large for me. Just if possible try the different carriers before buying one.
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May 10th, 2009, 06:15 PM
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Can I ask a quick question about the mei tai? Does it buckle or tie? Will my husband and I be able to switch off with it easily?
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May 10th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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I'll join the mei tai mei tai choir. It seems to be generally a very popular carrier.

A pointless anicdote. When I was browsing maternity forums a year or so ago I used to get so annoyed with those mei tais. Everybody was talking about them and i couldnt figure what it was. It seemed like a cult or something, the meitai lovers. Anyway found out what it was, got to try one and now I love love love it.

I tried ergo when DD was smaller, I dont know if it was me or the carrier but my back hurt within 5 minutes. I have really narrow shoulders though and the smallest setting on it seemed to be still too large for me. Just if possible try the different carriers before buying one.
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May 10th, 2009, 09:12 PM
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LOL! I just ordered a Babyhawk and can't wait to try a Mei Tai. My "little" one is 15 lbs 7 oz and is only 3 months old He isn't going to fit in the wrap much longer.

I "think" I am going to get a Beco soon too
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May 10th, 2009, 09:34 PM
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Personally, I loved the Wrap for when my daughter was an infant.... Ring Sling, once she got heavy for the wrap... and Mei Tai now that she's a toddler! - because it works really well for carrying them on your back (which we do primarily). I have also heard great things about soft-structured carriers (Ergo or Beco)!! Ergo is next on my list!!
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May 10th, 2009, 09:40 PM
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I am still using my baby ktan and loving it. It works great for me.
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May 10th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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I am still using my baby ktan and loving it. It works great for me.
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