I always have used the Baby Bjorn, because I got them as shower gifts, but I want a more cuddly, sling-type carrier this time. I recently bought a Moby wrap because I found one 1/2 off at a second hand store but it was brand new in the packaging! (yay!) so I am looking forward to trying something new with this little one!
Baby sling/carrier recommendations? - Page 2
I took dd1 to the zoo in Phoneix in a sling in late June. It was 104 that day. It wasn't a whole lot of fun, but neither of us over-heated.
There are mesh slings out there that allow for a litle more air, but mine doesn't have a very good ring. The fabric is stretchier, and tends to slip. It works okay in the pool (its intended purpose), but I've used it at the beach mid-summer, too.
I'd probably pick a very light weight guaze from the fabric store, 5 yards, and wrap pod style like I mentioned before. I was in AZ with dd3 in April this year, and was able to use my Ergo, even though it was in the upper 90s. My thicker wrap was a bit much, though. I took a really lightweight fabric, but wasn't comfortable with it because she was 7 months and heavy. It would have been great with a newborn, though.
Anyone know of baby carriers that put more weight on your hips, like a camping backpack, rather than your shoulders?
I have a damaged disk in my neck, and find it really uncomfortable to use anything that puts a lot of pressure on my shoulders. Babywearing seems convenient but my shoulders hurt just looking at most of them.
I find the backpack carriers KILL my back ( I have a bad back btw) have you tried an African wrap/carry? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uniAmJHStk
Thanks, Just1More! I like the idea of just using fabric for a wrap; it seems so versatile, and I imagine that I could find a lot of good light-colored, lightweight fabrics to choose from.
This is all so new to me; I'm tempted to get some fabric really soon and start practicing with the gigantic squash we got from our CSA.