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Best carrier for running errands

post #1 of 31
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I'm having such a hard time figuring out what is going to work best for us. I'm looking for something that is easy to use to take DS out of the carseat and into a store.

My DS is 9 weeks. He does great in the Moby, but I really hate having to pre tie it before we leave the house.

We also have a ring sling which he doesn't like. I just ordered the Ergo with the new infant insert, but that insert requires you lie the baby down which won't work while taking him out of the car. And, I don't think that the insert is going to work for us....it makes him sit so high that he is right under my chin. I guess I'm too short!

What do you all use? Is there anything that might work better? Or do we just wait until he can use the Ergo sans insert or learns to like the sling? He prefers to be tummy to tummy rather than being cradled.

Thank you!
post #2 of 31
I'm all for a short wrap! If the sling doesn't work out, then a rebozo carry won't either. But you can do a kangaroo! Or you could try putting him on your back- most people wait until later but if you know what you are doing and put in just a few days of good practice, it is safe!
post #3 of 31
have you tried wearing him in the ring sling tummy to tummy like this
http://zolowear.com/WearingSnuggle.aspx
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by junipervt View Post
have you tried wearing him in the ring sling tummy to tummy like this
http://zolowear.com/WearingSnuggle.aspx
This is how I have worn all 4 of my happy babies! They love it and your guy probably will, too!
post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by junipervt View Post
have you tried wearing him in the ring sling tummy to tummy like this
http://zolowear.com/WearingSnuggle.aspx
I have tried it like that, but it just didn't seem comfortable for either of us. I watched the video on that site and the fabric seems so much more comfortable than the one I have. I got a Maya Wrap ring sling. Are ring slings all that different from each other?
post #6 of 31
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Originally Posted by lucifugous View Post
I'm all for a short wrap!
Any recommendations for a shorter wrap? I love my Moby but I do think it's too long.
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by MeredithK View Post
Are ring slings all that different from each other?

yup, different fabrics & different shoulder styles make for very different fits & feels
post #8 of 31
have you tried to carry him in the ergo w/ his legs froggy style like the newborn front carry here... http://www.babyhawk.com/Instructions/#ncft you don't need to use the insert to do it
post #9 of 31
What about an SSC? A little pricey but so so easy to use.

I am loving my Angelpack LX. I think the Pikkolo is similar, and there's a Babyhawk OhSnap! coming out nowish.
post #10 of 31
we used the Pikkolo for the early months and now we use our ergo pretty much all the time. the pikkolo is prettier, though.
post #11 of 31
If you like the moby but don't want to tie- what about a baby k'tan ?
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by kristac View Post
If you like the moby but don't want to tie- what about a baby k'tan ?
I never saw one of these. I'm going to look in to it a bit more. It may be a good solution. I can't find too many people talking about it. I'll have to keep researching.
post #13 of 31
What about a pouch sling like a hotsling or new native? I like them because it's so easy to pop the baby in and out.
post #14 of 31
I used a maya wrap sling at that age with my ds and it was a life saver. I think a pouch sling is also a great idea. Can you find a place near you that carries them so you can try them on since fit is very important. I think there are a few places that you can rent carriers too - slingexchange and slingsilove both have things like that I believe
post #15 of 31
I LOVE the Baby K'Tan!!! As comfy as the moby but MUCH quicker!
post #16 of 31
What about a plan bjorn or maybe a sling, like slinglings or hotslings?
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by junipervt View Post
yup, different fabrics & different shoulder styles make for very different fits & feels
I'm going to expand on this to ask a question. I have made several "slingmemommy" slings by hand, but I'm not extremely happy with my workmanship. For next baby due in a few weeks, I want to buy a good, pretty sling to use for errands and out n about. Anyone have any recommendations? I don't want any padding, and I don't like the shoulder on the Maya.

Input?
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by Thandiwe View Post
I'm going to expand on this to ask a question. I have made several "slingmemommy" slings by hand, but I'm not extremely happy with my workmanship. For next baby due in a few weeks, I want to buy a good, pretty sling to use for errands and out n about. Anyone have any recommendations? I don't want any padding, and I don't like the shoulder on the Maya.

Input?
Sleeping Baby Productions does a great shoulder. (Jan has resewn her signature shoulder on some original Maya slings, so you get the pretty fabric with a better shoulder. Also Comfy Joey slings are supposed to have a great hybrid shoulder. I have 2 of her pouches and she's a great seller to work with and answers questions so you find a good fit with your sling.
post #19 of 31
What about just ditching the insert?

If he won't splay to wrap around your waist, then just froggy him in there sans infant insert.

I'm carrying a 7-week old in the Ergo with no insert, just froggied in and she's happy in there. Sometimes I put a rolled receiving blanket under her feet, so it's a little softer than the Ergo belt or my own belt.
post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by Beauchamp View Post
Sleeping Baby Productions does a great shoulder. (Jan has resewn her signature shoulder on some original Maya slings, so you get the pretty fabric with a better shoulder. Also Comfy Joey slings are supposed to have a great hybrid shoulder. I have 2 of her pouches and she's a great seller to work with and answers questions so you find a good fit with your sling.
Thanks! I realized I was having a duh pregnancy day and meant to say it was the pleating I didn't like on the shoulders. I will have to check them out, but I think Jan does padding. I bought her pattern a few years back and never ended up following it.
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