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post #101 of 112
What a terrific new forum!

I have 22 month-old twins: dd is 27.5 lbs. and ds is 24 lbs. I've been toting them around since the early days.

Newborn / infants - Dh and I used Baby Bjorns a lot when out on walks, and around the house when we needed to get something done. They were extremely comfortable and the "kangaroo" position was familiar to us and babes from our NICU days. But most of the time I "wore" dd or ds literally... meaning they were lying on my bare chest nursing and/or sleeping. I don't think I got up off our couch for 6 months.

Moving on...

Around 6 months old, I bought a Maya Sling. I loved it and still use it occasionally, though the last couple of months dd and ds are liking it a lot less. I usually did/do the hip carry position and found it extremely comfortable. But dd and ds really are too wiggly now to stay in it for long these days, and do the backbreaking outward lean/dive to tell me "it's time to walk mom!!"

Toddlers...

We got 2 Kelty frame backpacks for dd and ds' 1st birthday. We use them all the time. When we go to the grocery store or out shopping, we love to put them in, though more recently it's a toss-up as to whether they'll actually prefer to ride in the shopping cart basket.

When I go grocery shopping, I used to sling one in the Maya and the other would go in the basket. Later, during a toddler wiggly phase, I used the Kelty and the other in the basket.

Most recently...

I just bought an Ergo after doing some research on MDC and peppermint.com. I love love love it. It is so comfortable, and light and portable. My only issue is a learning curve, figuring out how to get dd or ds into the back carry position all by myself. So far, I'm still sitting on the end of the bed, I'm so freaked I'm going to drop them!!



Oh, this is kind of off topic, since it's not really baby "wearing", but more baby "carrying" :LOL but the BEST thing I found for carrying my two babies to/from the car was my giant L.L. Bean canvas tote bag !!! I would put them in it, facing each other, and prop them up with a receiving blanket or two (later, they could sit by themselves). I used this until they were almost one! It was really handy and nothing was more adorable than two little heads beaming over the edge of their snug little nest!
post #102 of 112
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Originally posted by TwinMommy
Oh, this is kind of off topic, since it's not really baby "wearing", but more baby "carrying" :LOL but the BEST thing I found for carrying my two babies to/from the car was my giant L.L. Bean canvas tote bag !!! I would put them in it, facing each other, and prop them up with a receiving blanket or two (later, they could sit by themselves). I used this until they were almost one! It was really handy and nothing was more adorable than two little heads beaming over the edge of their snug little nest!
That sounds SO adorable!

nak
post #103 of 112
Hiya, I'm Wendy and I'm currently wearing my 9mo ds in my MOE simply attached. It's the only carrier/sling that he's liked (I've tried a few) and we're both very comfy in it.
post #104 of 112
Ooooo - exciting new forum. Yay! Won't be able to stay away from here. I love baby carriers/wraps/slings and almost always want to buy each one I see. Fortunately, my limited finances keep me somewhat in check.

DS is almost 14 months and we currently use the ERGO carrier the most. I bought it hoping for something I could do housework in and also could put ds in without help. It took a little while to get confident putting him in..but now it works great. In addition to stuff around the house, we go for walks and little shopping trips in it too. I love that I can carry him for longer periods and it doesn't hurt my back or shoulders. Amazing.

We also use (and used to use a lot more) the Ultimate Baby Wrap. So comfy and easy.

Glad this is here. If/when we get pregnant again, I'm hoping to try some more slings...perhaps the maya wrap. Will do some reading here and have some fun getting some more.

J
post #105 of 112
I'm using two at the moment. I mostly use my Baby Trekker but I also use my Kanga Sling. My Trekker is awesome! I use the Kanga mostly for nursing. I use them with my 18 month old ds.
post #106 of 112
OMG this is NOT good---a babywearing forum...good grief. i'm doomed to buy several more slings with this forum ag

That being said--I am SO happy this is here.

We currently are using our KKAFP (it's still cool here in the NE) but I just got a moby wrap & love that too. MY DD who is 7 mo--just loves being worn.
post #107 of 112
Yay for this forum!

I have a baby bjorn I haven't tried yet, dd1 didn't like it at all.

Right now dd2 is in my pea in a pod fleece pouch, and I have a maya knockoff that I made which works well for walks when she's bundled up

Jen
post #108 of 112
I'm Melanie and right now Christian is in the Ergo carrier or the KKAFP the most.
post #109 of 112
Ds #2 is 22 months (and heavy!) and I have just recently stopped carrying him on my front in the BabyTrekker. I now put him on my back in the Trekker, or use our MEC backpack.
post #110 of 112
I'm April. DD is 13 months and we just switched from the KKAFP back to the trusty Maya. But we are eagerly awaiting our Kozy, hopefully next week!!!
post #111 of 112
I'm Natasha, and I wear Taylor who is 7 months. I carried my son Caleb in a NOJO and hated the bulk. Now I use my homemade Maya's. I have about 4 that I use. I would love to have one in every color, lol.
post #112 of 112
Hi everyone! What a great forum!

For ds who is now 3 and 31 lbs, dh carries him in a Tough Traveler backpack, that is, when he consents to be carried at all!
We used an OTSBH when he was an infant, didn't much like it but didn't know all the options!

For dd, who was a preemie and came home at 5 lbs, I used a KKFP, which worked perfectly and which we still use a lot. She is now 20 lbs tho' so I confess I don't carry her as much! We also love our Maya Wrap, and then for snowshoeing/skiing/hiking we have a Tough Traveler for her.
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