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What baby carriers do you have already?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

What baby carriers are everyone buying/receiving with this baby? Links please, if you share one that hasn't been posted yet.

 

I bought a Maya Wrap and have been given a Moby and an older Ergo.

 

http://www.mayawrap.com/

 

http://www.mobywrap.com/

 

http://store.ergobaby.com/

post #2 of 21

I also have an Ergo and a Maya Wrap. I'm planning on making my own moby-type wrap out of some jersey fabric that I have lying around. 

post #3 of 21

babyhawk, kozy, solarviel sachi mei tais

 

solarviel and fleece hotslings
 

post #4 of 21

I have a used maya wrap and moby wrap that were given to me. 

 

My wishlist includes a babyhawk and a sakura bloom sling.  My husband really wants an ergo. 

 

http://www.sakurabloom.com/ (So expensive, but so pretty!)

post #5 of 21

We received a Beco Gemini (http://www.becobabycarrier.com/cat-13/gemini) and Kangaroo (http://www.mamankangourou.com/pbebe.php?l=en) from our registry, and got a hand-me-down Sprout Pouch (http://www.sproutpouch.com/store/) which I think I'll start off with (less intimidating)...

post #6 of 21
I have a Beco Butterfly II and a crappy Seven Slings pouch. I'm getting a Hotslings and a Moby Wrap this week.
post #7 of 21

i have a moby wrap i love the DH bought me for my birthday several years ago. i have a homemade mai tei that i made myself. i have an older ergo that was gifted to me. and i just bought a used boba from a friend. the only thing i thought about adding was a woven gauze wrap for summer.

post #8 of 21
  • The Heart to Heart padded ring sling was my work-horse carrier with DS from infancy to childhood.
  • Mei Tai Baby
  • Sew Funky Panda Wrap....this will be my first non-homemade wrap and I'm looking forward to newborn wrap-wearing

 

....I also have an Ergo which is phenomenal and Seven pouch sling (which I don't think I'm going to love at all).

post #9 of 21

Homemade:

stretchy wrap

2 non-stretchy wraps

pouch

 

Not homemade:

Ergo

Maya Wrap ring sling

Pouch - the sun protecting kind

post #10 of 21

Well I have from DS 

 

- 5.2 m  Storchenwiege in the colourway Johannes II which is a German woven wrap http://www.storchenwiege.com/

- 4.6 m  Storchenwiege in the colourway Inka 

- A converted Didymos wrap made into a ring sling by http://www.sleepingbaby.net/ in the Le Leche League colourway (This is my workhorse and fav shoulder design, I even used it for 30 mins to lug a sleeping 3.5 year old 40 lb DS last summer)

- A burgundy silk ring sling for fancy events :)

- A Baby Hawk Mei Thai 

- A Mango Baby Mei Thai http://mangobaby.com/ which is most like a traditional Mei Thai. I think I will sell this one but am going to give it one more try with this baby

- A Hot Sling pouch

- My DH has a Hot Sling

 

I am donating a MayaWrap ring sling as I do not love this. It is an older style and I am not crazy about the shoulder style and I find it slippy

 

I just bought a 

 

- 6 m Mama made gauze wrap in deep purple http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilpeeperkeepers Can't wait to use this.

- A Moby wrap DH like the stretchy wrap as I can tie it on him and he can pop the baby in and out of it easily. I also like this wrap for the first few weeks.

 

If I had unlimited funds I would have some kind of soft structure buckle carrier, a Storchenwiege ring sling and a few more wraps :) I really really want a wool wrap for the winter.

post #11 of 21

Sorry duplicate post.

post #12 of 21

I have a homemade mei tai, first generation Ergo, Moby wrap, Kangaroo Korner adjustable fleece pouch, a Maya ring sling, a homemade solerveil ring sling, and a solerveil pouch.  Most of my carriers are 8 years old and have been used with 3-4 kiddos!

post #13 of 21



- Moby: My favorite for newborn - little baby stage. Learned how to nurse hands free in it and I feel that makes it such an easy choice in those early times of constant feeding.

 

- Ergo, celestial stars whatever whatever pattern(love this pattern, it has worn so well and looks as good as the day I got it): I love this for kids from 4mos - 4 years....this has been a workhorse and truly awesome piece of equipment for me. Cannot say enough. Every mom needs one, in my opinion.

 

- Various pockets: I really like having stretchy little pockets around. I have peanut shells, pea in pod, seven slings(haven't tried yet) and a few others. Any time I find something in a sweet little pattern, used, for a steal I pick it up. Some of them are really nice ones. They are just so awesome for "ooooh, look, a garage sale!" or "I'm just going to run into this store real quick" or whatever else.

 

 

Really would love to get a nice woven wrap, but my needs are so met by what I have that I can't really justify the money!
 

post #14 of 21

Two Ergo's

Baby Karma Pouch

one homemade stretchy wrap

one homemade woven wrap

 

I would like a really awesome ring sling to fall from the sky and present itself to me as the perfect sling.  Since that is not going to happen, I probably will end up not getting a ring sling.  I'm too lazy to check out all the options and actually pay money for something that I could make myself if I was more motivated.  This is totally 38wks + 2 talking here. 

post #15 of 21

DH chose a Mei Tai and we both wanted an Ergo,and those have been gifted :) We also received a ton of hand-me-downs: A moby wrap, a woven wrap, a sling, a ring sling, and a Baby Bjorn... Seems excessive, but I guess I really get to try out the types and use the ones that work best at various stages. I should probably figure out how to use the wraps and slings before baby comes, too. We have considered buying the infant insert for the Ergo - anyone used that? Useful, or a waste of $30?

post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by FaithHopeLove29 View Post

DH chose a Mei Tai and we both wanted an Ergo,and those have been gifted :) We also received a ton of hand-me-downs: A moby wrap, a woven wrap, a sling, a ring sling, and a Baby Bjorn... Seems excessive, but I guess I really get to try out the types and use the ones that work best at various stages. I should probably figure out how to use the wraps and slings before baby comes, too. We have considered buying the infant insert for the Ergo - anyone used that? Useful, or a waste of $30?



I was just asking the same question, re: infant insert. I've found some on CL, Diaperswappers.com and a couple of other places used, for $20-25. The new kind, too, the heart to heart kind.

 

I really like the idea because I love our Ergo...but when I do a search here on MDC about the insert and whether people liked it, there is such a mixed response in the threads going back...half the people couldn't live without it, the other half said "Waste of money" and a bunch of people said "just roll a receiving blanket up and put it under their bum, works just as well...but other people said "no it doesn't" - so, shrug.gif

post #17 of 21

I have my trusty Ergo that I bought second hand probably almost 5 years ago- a little faded- but that adds to its charm :)  I also have various homemade pouches in different weights- my fav has been a stretch twill lined with minkee- not sure if that will be too hot though.  My friend gave me her seven sling- very light weight which I hope I like- but if ya'll say they suck- well it will probably suck then.  

 

I have tried about everything though- and if I don't love it I get rid of it- like the snugllie (I suffered though 10 acres of tomato growing wearing  DD one summer with this sucker- I burned it), baby bjorn (horrid), ring slings (not bad- I just don't love them), and a woven (no stretch at all) pouch and a mboy wrap that was just too much work for me.

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post

I have my trusty Ergo that I bought second hand probably almost 5 years ago- a little faded- but that adds to its charm :)  I also have various homemade pouches in different weights- my fav has been a stretch twill lined with minkee- not sure if that will be too hot though.  My friend gave me her seven sling- very light weight which I hope I like- but if ya'll say they suck- well it will probably suck then.  

 

I have tried about everything though- and if I don't love it I get rid of it- like the snugllie (I suffered though 10 acres of tomato growing wearing  DD one summer with this sucker- I burned it), baby bjorn (horrid), ring slings (not bad- I just don't love them), and a woven (no stretch at all) pouch and a mboy wrap that was just too much work for me.

HAhahahahahaha. Oh, I love that.

post #19 of 21

I have a maya wrap ring sling, a handmade mei tai (padded) and a homemade podegi (love the style of these - narrow blanket - and so I made one for myself - not padded). The ring sling and mei tai are my go to's until about 6-9 months, then I drop the mei tai and use the podegi instead. Here's an image of something like what I made (here and here) and I will try to post a pic of my own soon... . I love it for back carries! and the ring sling for that up-down phase...

 

And we just registered for an ergo - this is for dh. despite using the perfectly good mei tai and ring sling with our son diligently and happily, I knew what he really wanted was something plain, manly, and with buckles instead of ties. So we registered for a black ergo and my grandmother got it for us. I don't think I'll use it much - I like the less bulky style of my podegi (I can wrap it up in itself and throw it in a diaper bag no problem). 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BroodyWoodsgal View Post

Really would love to get a nice woven wrap, but my needs are so met by what I have that I can't really justify the money!
 

 

Right there with ya! What I really wanted was a storchenwiege 4.2 m, but I really can't justify the cost when I have THREE perfectly adorable carriers. And DH had nothing for him specifically.

 

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Originally Posted by FaithHopeLove29 View Post

DH chose a Mei Tai and we both wanted an Ergo,and those have been gifted :) We also received a ton of hand-me-downs: A moby wrap, a woven wrap, a sling, a ring sling, and a Baby Bjorn... Seems excessive, but I guess I really get to try out the types and use the ones that work best at various stages. I should probably figure out how to use the wraps and slings before baby comes, too. We have considered buying the infant insert for the Ergo - anyone used that? Useful, or a waste of $30?

 

I've heard mixed reviews too. I do know someone who just swaddles her babe and plops her right in there - no need for the insert and it works just fine. I know I won't be getting the insert myself, but I also have someone who will loan me theirs... winky.gif

post #20 of 21

Love this thread!

 

2 homemade strechy wraps (new for #3)

1 woven wrap (ditto)

1 gorgeous wrap conversion mei-tei (ditto)

1 Hosausa Chunei (by far my fave with DS!!)

1 Hotslings sling

1 Sutemi wrap (no longer in bus?)

 

I'll be new to wrapping this time, and hoping I'll catch on quick. :)

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