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post #21 of 27
I am a totally babywearer - the stroller hardly got used with DD, but I didn't wear her all the time. My babies need time to wriggle freely and bat at hanging objects etc. I was adopted at 5mths and had been carried all the time. My mum wore me in a mei tai, but I wasn't even rolling over at 5 mths. Apparently I did it within a week of arriving.

Now that I have 2, I wear DS more around the house and less when out with both if strollering. If it's just DS and me I usually wear him or if DD is going in the shopping cart I will wear him using a wrap or mei tai.

By 4 mths you'll definitely want to master some sort of back carry using a WOVEN (non stretchy) wrap or other thing - mei tai, SSC, etc. Makes life v comfy and easy. Also, so much quicker to pop on in a parking lot than the stroller.
post #22 of 27
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A taste of success!

We got a good deal on an Ergo today. I put Little Bea in it this evening to walk around outside before bed and she got all drowsy and fell fast asleep - no bouncing to James Taylor, no exhausted wailing and writhing, just calmly drifted off to sleep. I'd almost consider it worth the $75 even if it never happens again. Almost.

Again, thanks to all for your input. It's really helping us out.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
A taste of success!

We got a good deal on an Ergo today. I put Little Bea in it this evening to walk around outside before bed and she got all drowsy and fell fast asleep - no bouncing to James Taylor, no exhausted wailing and writhing, just calmly drifted off to sleep. I'd almost consider it worth the $75 even if it never happens again. Almost.

Again, thanks to all for your input. It's really helping us out.






Yep, after my dd got to 25 lbs I could not do it with my arms alone. My Ergo was a lifesaver!
post #24 of 27
DD insisted on always being carried. But she hated the nice wrap, every position. From 4 months onwards we could sometimes get her to accept being in a front-carry, forward-facing, if we went for a walk outside.

My back was shot from carrying her in my arms always.

When she was 8 months old she stopped sleeping in the push chair, and I was at wit's end. A friend lent me her Ergo, and DD went straight to sleep!

So we got a second hand Ergo, and later I made a mei tai. We love it! It is great for calming down a tired baby/child, for long walks, for short walks with a tired one, for putting baby on your back to get some things done (washing, cooking, sorting, moving...), for going out after baby's bedtime...

I think, with DD, that she hated the wraps because she hated having her movement restricted, she couldn't stand swaddling either, and hated getting dressed. An ergo or meitai worked better for her.
post #25 of 27
I only wore my kiddo really as a replacement for the stroller... so when we were at the store.

I found it so AWKWARD and have no idea how people do it all.the.time. I couldn't get anything done because it just felt like she was falling off me or she was in the way so I couldn't do anything without bumping her (yeah, I definitely couldn't do the dishes... it wasn't happenin' with her on my chest.) I had her on RIGHT, of that I was positive... but I just couldn't couldn't DO anything. seriously... maybe my arms are weirdly too short but I couldn't reach around her to do much of anything, especially if she was napping. I'd bump her into counters too trying to do things because I just couldn't reach with her in the way. Thats what it was... she was in the way.

It was frustrating because she just wanted to be on me all the time with me moving so I was exhausted and had a house falling apart so I was totally falling apart.

I certainly couldn't figure out a back carry and I didn't even feel safe CONSIDERING it til she was older... 6-8 months maybe... and by then she was giving me brief moments of no touching time so I just gave up.

I'm really glad you found some success with the ergo... I hope it lasts for you!
post #26 of 27
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I think, with DD, that she hated the wraps because she hated having her movement restricted, she couldn't stand swaddling either, and hated getting dressed. An ergo or meitai worked better for her.
This is EXACTLY like Bea. Even in the hospital she wanted her arms free, AND nothing provokes acrobatics like putting a blanket on her. She'll break milestone barriers to get it off her feet. I think we will try making a mei tai, too.
post #27 of 27
I think you'll have lots of success with the Ergo mama. I'm using a wrap but I have an Ergo that we've used for all the kids. My ds is 4 mo also, and I almost exclusively wear him on my back and sometimes on my hip. The only time I can wear him on the front is if he's really ready for a nap.
For me it's a total necessity because I have two other kids to deal with, so I tend to wear when we're out and about so that both hands are free. The only time I wear him at home is to get him down for a nap or if he wants to be held but I need to make a meal or hang the laundry. He's pretty happy to lay on the floor or sit in his rocking chair and watch all of us otherwise.
The Ergo is awesome for back carries once you get confident getting your LO back there, but it sits quite low. That's why I've been using (woven) wraps, I can get him nice and high so he can see over my shoulder which tends to keep him happier about being up there. Because sometimes he doesn't have a choice, lol!
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