Originally Posted by Girl Named Sandoz
I use mine all the time (baby is 5 months old). It is extremely comfortable (and pretty!)and I can wear it for hours... often I almost "forget" I'm wearing it because it's just so comfy. I used pouches and ring slings before but always had problems with my shoulders/ neck and couldn't wear them for too long. The Calyx is PERFECT.
agreed! i've been using mine almost since the NB stage, even though MBD recommends not using with babies younger than 4 months. i know that you can frog babies in other SSC or position them almost in a cradle hold, as if in a pouch, and i did so safely with this carrier. now my son is almost 5 months old and weighs about 17 or 18 pounds. it's awesome! it's super quick to get on, beyond comfortable (no pressure points) and it's really flattering...no mama-flab sticking out. between all the carriers i tried when my three and a half year old was born, and the new baby, there have been more than 45 brands in my home and this is, hands down, my favorite. i wish i'd had one when my toddler was a baby!
this time i decided to keep things simple so i sprung for a new calyx after reading all the great reviews and aside from a new GM bali strech wrap, it was the only carrier i bought for the new baby and at this point, it's the only one i've kept. i have yet to test it out with my 34 pound toddler but i'm sure it's comfortable enough. i also have back and hip problems and wouldn't wear him at this point, though i was wearing him when he was 30 lbs and 2 years old and i suspect i'll carry the new baby that long, too - and in the calyx, it won't be a chore!