Post # 1
It’s in the name. I was just wondering what everyone was using to wear their LOs these days?
I’ve personally used the Ergo carrier and thought we would for sure go for Ergo, but then I started hearing great things about Beco and I love the idea that baby could eventually go forward with Beco.
What carrier do/did you use?
How much did you pay for it?
What drew you to it (other than correct positioning for baby)?
Would you recommend it?
Post # 3
Oooh great thread! I am going to follow this, would love the mommas input.
Post # 4
@Mrs.LemonDrop: My daughter is almost 2 and while the carrier I had was amazing, she DOES NOT like to be carried. BUT, when we were snuggled up I used an Ergo. It was what I knew as the best at the time. It wasn’t until AFTER I made the purchase that I was educated about Pax baby which is probably what I would invest in now.
I paid $65. (I purchased it from a local mom secondhand)
I liked that it was more supportive than other carriers I have seen. I was able to carry her for longer periods of time with ZERO discomfort due to the way she was positioned and how the weight was appropriately distributed across my frame. I am very busty and the straps weren’t uncomfortable or unflattering.
I absolutely recommend Ergo for general use after the infant stage. (I wasn’t keen on buying the infant insert)
Post # 5
@Treejewel19: Thanks! I’ve been thinking them up for days! haha.
@missfroggy: Thanks! I’ll check into the Paxy – I don’t think I’ve heard of that one. I’ve also heard some moms complain about the ergo insert being too hot for spring/summer babies. I haven’t seen the infant insert myself but would like to check it out. If all goes well, LO will be born mid-to-late October so I don’t think heat would be an issue. lol.
Post # 6
@Mrs.LemonDrop: I think the insert is fine, but as a first time mother I was irrationally fearful of smothering her. Now that I have been there I wouldn’t be afraid to roll up a receiving blanket to position a newbie appropriately. It was pretty easy to see if she was overheating as a NB. I was using the Moby wrap then. Which was nice, I just didn’t know about the other options there were for wraps!
Here is a link to PaxBaby. I follow them on FB.pax baby
Post # 7
@missfroggy: Awesome! Thanks.
Post # 8
I have an ergo. I want a beco, for the forward facing option and the crossed straps option
Post # 9
What carrier do/did you use? Olives and Applesauce
How much did you pay for it? $169 (canadian)
What drew you to it (other than correct positioning for baby)? limited selection where I live. This baby store got them in and raved about them. I tested it at the store and fell in love.
Would you recommend it? Absolutely!
It has a built in infant insert so you don’t have to buy the insert seperate.
You can carry up until 35/40 pounds ( can’t remember which one ) so you don’t have to buy another carrier
You can do a front/back/hip carry in it. It has padded shoulders so it’s very comfortable for you. The baby gets a wide seat so they sit in a proper position. ( you can look up infant hip dysplasia about concerns on how babies sit in some carriers.)
It has a hood so you can shield the baby in it, or you can breastfeed in it if you’re coordinated enough to walk and breastfeed. 😉
It’s very comfortable. I use mine every single day. I don’t have any problems with it, it doesn’t feel like you’re carrying any weight at all really..
I’m also looking into getting a Tula. I use my carrier so often it’d be nice to change it up every once in a while. I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t comment on it.
What carrier do/did you use? Baby Bjorn Active mesh
How much did you pay for it? $120?
What drew you to it (other than correct positioning for baby)? A friend said she liked hers. I liked that it was mesh as it gets very hot here in the summer
Would you recommend it? Absolutely not. It’s horrid. It’s so uncomfortable, all the weight pulls on your shoulders. I was in horrid pain and I used it with my newborn so she hardly even weighed anything! It puts the baby in a bad position for their hips as well. The only thin I liked was baby could front face out.
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I’m registered for the Ergo (which seems to get great reviews here and elsewhere!) and I also registered for the Baby K’tan, which is supposed to be easier than the Moby, and will fit a newborn. (The Ergo needs a special insert to fit a newborn).
Anyone have experience with the K’tan?
Post # 12
commenting to follow and to add:
When you mention what baby carrier you use, can you say what you are using it for? I think the baby carrier will be my most important purchase and I need it for hiking and farm work so I need one that is SUPER comfortable!
Post # 13
What carrier do/did you use? Organic Ergo
How much did you pay for it? $80, we got it at TJ Maxx
What drew you to it (other than correct positioning for baby)? The Baby Carrier Consultant I saw recommended it for comfort for wearer and the baby. I tried a few others and it was so much more comfortable than the other, I can carry my extremely heavy child for hours. Also, Ergo is coming out with the Ergo 360 this year (spring I think), which will allow for forward facing.
Would you recommend it? YES!
What carrier do/did you use? K’Tan
How much did you pay for it? It was a gift, I don’t remember how much it cost
What drew you to it (other than correct positioning for baby)? I liked the versatility and thought this would be best for when baby was brand new. My daughter loved being snuggled in this. It’s extremely easy to use. I still use it for forward facing every once and a while, when I know she won’t be in it for long periods of time and will want to see out (like walking through our fresh market, etc.) You can spread out the “seat” part nice and wide so that her hips aren’t too out of place, but I still worry so I limit the time in it.
Would you recommend it? YES!
Post # 14
@JustMe12182: I use the ERGO for everything. We have taken baby hiking in it, I wear her in the grocery store, while doing chores, etc. Everything!
Post # 15
@FloridaGatorBride: I’m glad to hear that. I’ve only used Ergo on a bigger kid (14-20 months-ish). But I HATE strollers so I’m really wanting to use a carrier for most things.
Post # 16
@Mrs.LemonDrop: I used the Moby when DD was teeny tiny for around the house stuff. Over the summer, she got a little bigger and the Moby wrap was too hot, so I used a pouch sling (from SevenSlings) which was perfect for quick in & out trips to the store. Once she got some size to her, the one-shoulder thing was too hard on my back. I got a Boba carrier used from a local babywearing group (I think it retails between $140/$160 and I got it for $70) and I LOVE it. It buckles so it’s quicker than the Moby, it’s quick & easy, and it’s padded so it is pretty comfy.
ETA- when DD is bigger & my new pregnant belly is sticking out, I can use the Boba to carry DD on my back as well (but baby should ALWAYS face mama, whether it’s tummy to tummy or baby’s tummy to mama’s back)