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March 24th, 2013, 01:37 PM
getnthere's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Do you have one you love? I have a KTan I loved but its probably too big now I was like 50 lbs heavier back then. I think it gets stretched out a bit too. wearing bigger kids like when she was 9-10 mos
So Im considering another one or an ergo. I want to be able to breast feed in it. I was learning about hip dysplasia too and the ergo seems a bit at an advantage. I think my boob will never find its way to a baby I don't have very big ones.
What have you used?
What do you know about this stuff?
Anyone nurse or plan to in carrier?

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March 24th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Oh no.. This is my favorite and my least favorite baby topic..

I will for sure absolutely be nursing in a carrier.. I personally love ringslings the best for ease of nursing in.. Ring slings are one shouldered (and NOT all created equally) so for long periods on time when the kiddo is bigger can be hard on your back..

An ergo is a fantastic option! .. Many people don't end up liking the infant insert though so they don't use it until the baby is older.. An ergo is not as easy to nurse in but it's for sure doable.. More so when they are about 5+months old

Other ergonomic carrier options include but are not limited to (hehe) ... Woven wraps.. Mobys (won't last much past 15lbs) .. Mei tais.. And other soft structure carriers like the ergo.. The Boba 3G is supposed to go from infancy on up.. The beco Gemini is supposedly wonderful for new squishes ... There are really endless options..and I personally feel like each kind of carrier offers its own pros and cons so I have more than one or two,. And I am also planning on buying more!
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March 24th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I have a moby wrap and an ergo.

The moby is great for nursing a newborn but in my opinion a pain to put on when you're out somewhere since it's so much fabric.

I loove my ergo and actually found it pretty easy to nurse DS2 after a few times of practicing (didn't buy it until DS1 was 9 months old). We do have an infant insert and I do like it but it's very padded and isn't breathable for a newborn in warm weather. We will be rolling up a receiving blanket or 2 to prop Olivia up in it until it cools down enough to use the insert. I love that I can still use it for my 3 1/2 year old on my back too if I need to (although he's getting a little tall but still within the weight limit).

I've thought about getting a Ktan since they at least look easier to use than a moby.
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March 24th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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I want a carrier, I'm not sure what type though. The ergo is appealing but before i knew I was having twins I planned on a ring sling. My only concern is being a plus size lady that an ergo won't fit me, I think the ring sling would since there is so much fabric.
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March 24th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I bought a ton of carriers with dd but the ones I used most were the baby ktan and the ergo. Because of the weather, and because my ergo was pink and flowery, I planned to replace them for this kiddo with a ktan breeze and an ergo sport. I bought the breeze from a friend but it's a small and the on I used (and still have) is a med, so I'm not sure hers will fit. Then after I sold my ergo I saw a beco butterfly on a bargain site for a good price so I'll be trying that one out this time.

I never tried nursing in a carrier last time, but I'll try to give it a go this time.

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March 24th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Ergo (and I think other soft structure carriers) also sell waist extenders.. If need be

... I honestly don't think either the ktan (maybe the ktan breeze) or the moby are good hot weather carriers.. I will be using my thinner material ringsling (it's a grass hemp Indio wrap conversion ringsling)

There is a wrap called the wrapsody Bali breeze that is known for being a cooler summer wrap... It is also supportive enough to last you much longer than a stretchy wrap...

I plan on getting a beco Gemini
A didymos waves wrap (which is thin and also good for warm weather I've heard)
And a mesh water ringsling for the beach use...

Then my infant summer stash will be complete
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March 24th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I have an Ergo but hate it. I have narrow sloping shoulders and it never fit me right, even with the chest strap cinched. It's DH's favorite carrier, though, so your mileage may vary.

I preferred the AngelPack. It seemed to work best for my body type. I don't like it for newborns, though. I'll use a Slingling or Comfy Joey sling for teeny babies.

Once my kids are older and taller... usually around 20 months... I switch to a Kanga XT. It has a taller body and is more supportive for both them and me, especially when they're napping.
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March 24th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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I also have narrow/sloped shoulders. I liked the angelpack as well! Great ergonomical carrier. I used it from about 4 months though. I now have a babyhawk mei tai, and it is SO simple to use. Those start at newborn too.
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March 25th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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I have a Moby and a Pikkolo. I love both. I pretty much wore my Moby nonstop for the first 6 months of my son's life. I may just go to the fabric store this time a buy something really lightweight that can be used this summer as a makeshift Moby wrap since the Moby itself is a little heavy and can make me sweat. I'd like an Ergo this time too.

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