Post # 1
hi ladies! just wanted opinions on structured carriers for infant and older that fit well for ladies with a petite frame (I’m 5 ft). my little man is due June 5th and I’m a FTM, so not really sure what the best choice is. thanks!
Post # 2
I’m 5’3″ and really like my Ergo Baby 360! It’s really adjustable and I don’t feel like it takes over my frame.
Post # 3
I’m part of the Lillebaby group on Facebook and there are frequently threads about how great they are for petite women. I am average height, but when I’ve worn Ergos and Tulas, my back hurts within 30 minutes. The Lillebaby Complete line comes with a Lumbar support that is awesome. If you decide to go with Lille or Tula, shop their websites, if possible. They have super cute patterns!
Post # 4
I’m 5’6 so definitely not petite but I have a small/thin frame and I feel my ergo 360 slips off my hips and is uncomfortable. Looking for a new one for this babe. Have you gone to a baby store and tried some on?
Post # 5
I believe one of the Beco carriers is pretty small fitting or you could look at wrapping or a meh Dai (sp) carrier?
Post # 6
I am 5ft with a small frame and love my boba 3g.
Post # 7
doxiedog1088 : i’m 5 feet and use the boba 4g with no problem. i liked that it had the pillow for 7-10lbs instead of the infant insert. my little guy was born at 5lbs so it took me until he was 6 weeks before i could use it.
Post # 8
Your best bet is to see if there is a babywearing group in your area. They have monthly (if not more) meetups where you can try on carriers. Many are certified but regardless they can suggest the best types for you/your baby.
Even better, you can check them out and try before you buy. These can be pricey so that’s what we’re doing.
After our first meetup we learned that Moby is for newborn to 15 lbs or so bc it is so stretchy. Wovens can be good for newborn to toddlers. Carriers (i.e. Bjorn, Ergo) are for once they have neck control (unless you buy newborn insert).
It’s nice too because they’ll show you how to wear them, where baby should be in it (ours has weighted dolls even) and ifferent ways to wear (i.e. more advanced).
I’m 38.5 weeks and we just checked one out, we’ll go back when baby is born too to see if someting else that might work better
Post # 9
RoseandShine : really? I had wanted a Lillebaby (hadn’t tried it on yet) and some women in my mamas group said they thought it would be too big for me based on their size.
knpswp : I haven’t yet…that’s on my to do list this week! just posted this to see which ones I should try and find in the stores
Kemma : the wrap ones scare me lol I think I would be always worried about it coming loose or something…probably irrational, but I am a worrier
summerbride2016 : thanks! I didn’t even know those existed…I will check it out
Post # 10
doxiedog1088 : join the group on Facebook! It’s called Lillebaby Love, I think. Once you’re in (it’s a closed group), just say you’re a petite mom considering the Lillebaby and ask for other petite Mama’s to post their pictures. People love to post pics in that group! There are great tricks people use to get a better fit on a small frame.
Post # 11
I’m 5″2 and I purchased the Baby Bjorn carrier (Original Spirit Black Diamond) this past weekend. It’s not a fancy brand or anything, but I think it will work well for me.