(Closed) MommyBee’s, What’s Your favorite Baby Carrier?!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Hate the Bjorn.  Its fine for a newborn, but it quickly becomes uncomfortable and I had the one with the back support.  I don’t know anyone who likes thier Bjorn!

I LOVE my Becco Gemini.  It is very similar to the Ergo with a few added bonuses – 1 – you don’t need an infant insert (which I have heard is a pain and also very hot in the summer) 2 – baby can face out (also in and on back) 3) the straps cross in the back which I find provides added comfort.  That said, the Ergo is hugely popular where I live and everyone I know who has one seems to really like it.

my son is now 19 pounds and I can use the Becco for a long time.  love it!!!  I use it when we travel and just check his stroller.

ALSO, I really loved the Moby Wrap for a newborn – they are all snuggling and secure inside.  If we couldn’t get my son to sleep, the surest fire way was to put him in the moby.  Plus since it was so small, it was easier to travel with than the regular carriers.  And we used it when he got bigger too, but once we got the Becco I have been using that exclusively.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think the best carrier for you depends on how you plan on using it.  Are you going to be wearing your baby around the house on a daily basis?  Or are you looking for something you’ll use only on hikes/places a stroller doesn’t easily go?  Are you the only one going to be using?  Or will your partner or other care-takers also use the carrier?  How long do you hope to use the carrier (e.g. birth to several years old? or only in the newborn stage?  or only before they can walk? etc…)

I used the Moby from newborn to about 6 months and loved it.  Some people don’t like wrap crarriers because it can be a bit intimidating to figure out, but I found that I was very comfortable tying it after a few practices.  And I liked that you can move the baby from one carry to another without having to take off the carrier.

We’ve also used the Baby Bjorn from about 1 month on.  I like it for more rigorous activities like long walks or snowshoeing.  She’s getting too big for me to carry in the Baby Bjorn, though (at 7 or 8 months, her feet started hitting me in the thighs when I walk), and we’ve been looking at an ergo, but I would like to try it out in person before committing.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have kids but from all the reviews I’ve read, the Moby is very popular ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Mrs. Spring:ah good questions! I should say I live in Manhattan, so my experience is of someone who loves to just put the baby in the carrier and head out the door to run to the grocery store, get on the subway, etc….we used the moby around the apartment but the Becco for going out.  I know some people love the ring slings for in home use….

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Sunchick19:  I love the Bjorn!  Even now, we still use it with Addie, although my main problem is that Addie is too tall for me to carry her in it for very long any more.

I’ve looked at the Becco, but I’m unsure because the Becco is more expensive and we like that the Ergo has an additional “day pack” attachment you can buy.  Do you feel the extra cost was worth it?  And do you use the Becco for hiking/going out when you’d need to carry a few supplies?  If so, do you just take an extra bag with you?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I heard that it just depends on your baby. We’re waiting until we have the baby to purchase one, that way we can try them out and see how she fits in them.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I haven’t tried it out yet since she’s just a squirmy belly baby right now but I just made a wrap out of cotton jersey (so there’s a bit of stretch but not too much) for when she’s a newborn and needs a bit more neck support.  It was only a few bucks so I figure if she likes it great, if not ah well. 

Then one of my friends got us a carrier, I think a bjorn, but I don’t remember, which I figure we’ll use when she gets a bit bigger and on hikes and stuff.

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I recieved the moby and plan to use that at first…I hope it works out as well as it did for my friend who gave it to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Mrs. Spring:Ok so you are now officially the first person I know who likes the Bjorn ๐Ÿ™‚  I am glad you do! Most people feel that since it doesn’t distribute weight to the hips it is painful (As I did).

I don’t remember the Becco being all that expensive, and I think the way it positions the baby’s legs it can be used for a long tiem (Ryan is 29 inches and its perfectly comfortable still).  But I was also irritated that we had to buy a second carrier (given we both hated the Bjorn) so I was just happy to find something we liked! For the amount we use it, a few extra dollars is well worth getting what worked best for us.

I am not familiar with the Day Pack, but I just carry a bag when I have Ryan in the Becco.  I almost always need something with me when I am out although we haven’t used it hiking yet – plan to if it ever gets nice out!!

 

@artbee:very true.  We bought the Bjorn before he was born and then after went to a store that specializes in carriers and tried a ton out when we bought the Becco.  I suggest bringing your partner with you to do this because you want one that you will both find comfortable!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

For under 15 lbs I like the soft woven wraps the best (moby or lovey duds).  For over 15 lbs I love my ergo… so much so that I have 2 of them!

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