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post #21 of 28

I've tried so many different ones...

 

My back and all my other joints for that matter, are really bad- so I have only been able to use soft structured carriers comfortably. I love my Ergo and I also got a Beco in my dream print on FSOT which I was really excited about. I'm waiting to use that with the new baby :)

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Phineasmama View Post

I've tried so many different ones...

 

My back and all my other joints for that matter, are really bad- so I have only been able to use soft structured carriers comfortably. I love my Ergo and I also got a Beco in my dream print on FSOT which I was really excited about. I'm waiting to use that with the new baby :)


Ergo and Beco look the same to me. What's the difference? I cant seem to find them locally to see them in person. I was exclusively a sling mama for my last kids but Id like to branch out this time around with so many new fun things to try!!!

 

post #23 of 28

I love my baby carriers joy.gif

 

I have tried lots and have my favorites for sure!

 

Love the Moby for the first few months, but I can't use the Moby after my babies reach 15lbs. as it pulls too much on my back (too much stretch in the fabric).  After the Moby, I use a woven wrap mostly (Didymos and Easy Care are my favorites).  I use the woven wraps primarily for napping and anytime the baby will be on me for a long time.

 

In my car, I have my BabyHawk mei tais....my favorite on the go carrier...and super easy to use.  I think this is the easiest type of carrier to use (imo:))

 

I also have a ring sling that I use in the car for super quick in/out of the store trips.  I can't do one hip carries for very long as they throw my back off, but the ring sling is great for about 6 months on, when baby can sit up on your hip (and super easy to nurse in a ring sling too!)

 

Things I own/have owned that I don't like are my New Native pouch...just not as versatile to me Peace.gif and I also hated my Beco Butterfly duck.giflol....way to many buckles, I hated that I had to put the baby on my front side before sliding them around to my back....ehh...just not worth the effort to me....

 

For this baby, I would like to get a Didymos Indio love.gif

post #24 of 28

I always use the Moby wrap for the 1st several weeks/few months, and then use my Maya ring sling until, well, the next baby comes. lol

 

I lovelovelove my slings & can't imagine life without them! :)

post #25 of 28

A couple thoughts on a couple previous posts:

 

Man friendly- Definitely the ergo.  My husband, who won't touch the Moby (I think the wrapping scares him), loves the ergo.  He's used it a ton- both front carry and back.

 

Differences between Ergo and Becko- I *just* got a Becko at a consignment sale. They're the same in regards to essential function- the both offer front and back carry, where the weight is centered around your hips, not your back.  The biggest difference is that w/ the Ergo there is nothing between you and your baby (unless you're using the newborn insert).  With the becko, there is a layer between you and your baby.  The becko I have has a built-in, removeable (doesn't that make sense?) infant instert.  The ergo's infant insert is sold separately.  And then there's the fabric.  Beckos, in my opinoin, are a little more "pretty" and have those pretty fabric choices.  The Ergo, with it's rugged cotton canvas-like fabric is a little more utilitarian, but they do have that zippered front pocket, which I have found to be hugely useful.

 

I have a moby, a ring sling, a pouch-ring sling hybrid, an ergo, and now a becko.  I love them.  They all serve their functions.  Like many others posted, I use my moby the most in the newborn phase.  I used it with my beefy little one until he was about 20 lbs, and honestly, the moby saved my first-time-mom sanity.  My son HATED his carseat, and after going on any errand in the car he'd be SOOO mad, it would take him forever to calm down, so I never wanted to go anywhere.  Once I discovered the Moby, I knew that I could go anywhere, and that as soon as we got there I could pop him in and he'd be happy.  From then on I became a mobile mama!  It was SUCH a releif.  And then I added the ergo and the pouch/sling hybrid, and I was addicted!  W/ dd i got a pretty ring sling, and now in prep for #3 I've got the Becko.  My husband thinks I have a problem! :)

 

 

ETA:  Since I posted this, I've got some new perspective on the Ergo Vs. Becko and DH input.  He's relatively tall (just over 6 ft), broad-shouldered. While he likes using the ergo, it does ride up for him a bit in the back, and it takes some adjusting to get a good fit- for both front and back carryies.  He just tried out the becko w/ our 19 month old, and he REALLY like how it fits- it was much more natural for him to get her into it, get it adjusted, and he said it was MUCH more comfortable. I think he's going to choose the the Becko from here on out.


Edited by learnlovebe - 4/6/11 at 3:41pm
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by learnlovebe View Post

A couple thoughts on a couple previous posts:

 

Man friendly- Definitely the ergo.  My husband, who won't touch the Moby (I think the wrapping scares him), loves the ergo.  He's used it a ton- both front carry and back.

 

Differences between Ergo and Becko- I *just* got a Becko at a consignment sale. They're the same in regards to essential function- the both offer front and back carry, where the weight is centered around your hips, not your back.  The biggest difference is that w/ the Ergo there is nothing between you and your baby (unless you're using the newborn insert).  With the becko, there is a layer between you and your baby.  The becko I have has a built-in, removeable (doesn't that make sense?) infant instert.  The ergo's infant insert is sold separately.  And then there's the fabric.  Beckos, in my opinoin, are a little more "pretty" and have those pretty fabric choices.  The Ergo, with it's rugged cotton canvas-like fabric is a little more utilitarian, but they do have that zippered front pocket, which I have found to be hugely useful.

 

I have a moby, a ring sling, a pouch-ring sling hybrid, an ergo, and now a becko.  I love them.  They all serve their functions.  Like many others posted, I use my moby the most in the newborn phase.  I used it with my beefy little one until he was about 20 lbs, and honestly, the moby saved my first-time-mom sanity.  My son HATED his carseat, and after going on any errand in the car he'd be SOOO mad, it would take him forever to calm down, so I never wanted to go anywhere.  Once I discovered the Moby, I knew that I could go anywhere, and that as soon as we got there I could pop him in and he'd be happy.  From then on I became a mobile mama!  It was SUCH a releif.  And then I added the ergo and the pouch/sling hybrid, and I was addicted!  W/ dd i got a pretty ring sling, and now in prep for #3 I've got the Becko.  My husband thinks I have a problem! :)

 



Very helpful, thank you! My DH already has informed me he wants something in camo! LOL, shaking head! I think I will end up with a half a dozen different items myself, hey why not?energy.gif

post #27 of 28

I bet you could get a Beco in camo print! Or maybe a Babyhawk Oh Snap...they do custom fabrics I think?
 

post #28 of 28
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Ive got my eyes out!!! Supposedly there is a store called "Papoose" about 45 minutes from here that has a ton of slings and carriers. I'm going to check that out real soon! Otherwise Craigs list has had a few but not it my style so I will keep checking. Ebay is ridiculous, I don't know where people get off selling items for 3x what they are worth. I barely bother anymore, I don't have the patients or time to bid. I always forget and lose anyway! I don't see him liking anything he has to tie on, he will want a sturdy system with straps and stuff. Manly man with the sweet tiny baby! He is so excited, its just adorable! partners.gif

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