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Best wrap/carrier/sling?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Just wanting opinions on the best kind/most comfortable wraps or carriers.  I know that opinions will differ from person to person, but I need a starting place!  I had a Hot Sling with Aria and I just never felt too comfortable with it.  Is there one that might be better for an infant and then a different one once they get older?  I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts! TIA!!! smile.gif

post #2 of 23
I really dislike hot slings. I have one that is similar for that I use, but it wasnt good until DD was 10 months. I was never comfortable in a hotsling either.

I love,love, love my moby for newborns and littles. I have a structured boba that is great for front and back carries when they are a little older.
post #3 of 23
I love love my ergo! I use it all the time. Both girls were born when it was hot so my mohy didn't get much use... when it was a bit cooler, theyxjust didn't fit comfortably because they were too big. I havexad more than 8 carriers and the ergo is my favorite by far!
post #4 of 23

I was also a HUGE fan of the ergo. We only used it with DS2 when we was a little older, so don't have anything to say on the infant insert.

post #5 of 23
I'm a big fan of the mei tai but I also got to use a friend's ergo one time and it was pretty rad. It was nice to have something that didn't have straps dragging on the ground while I'm getting it on, like my mei tai does. I mainly went with the mei tai because I didn't want to spend the money for an ergo an I really loved the one I bought. Then I sewed one for myself with inter-changable panels which is super fun.
It's very comfy and folds up into a diaper bag easily.
I used a pouch type sling for newborns but was never really comfortable with it.
post #6 of 23

also LOVE my ergo for bigger babies. I am also looking for something more comfortable for infants though... maybe a ring sling??

post #7 of 23

I had a kangaroo korner pouch for the early months and was happy with it, but I don't know if that company exists anymore.

post #8 of 23

I LOVE my baby ktan, and it is awesome for newborns. it's like the moby, minus all the fabric and wrapping. so its great for newborns and is not as hot and difficult. its super easy to use. i love it and lo falls asleep instantly in it.

post #9 of 23

Has anyone used a Maya sling?!

post #10 of 23

wow, that baby k'tan looks really easy and comfy!!  Very tempting!

post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Has anyone used a Maya sling?!

Yes, and I absolutely love it. I only got it about 5 months ago (ds is 18 months now) and so wish I had it since birth. So easy to slide the kiddos in and out and very easy to nurse in. 2 of my best friends have used it since birth as well. We all can't stop raving about it.

My other fav is the ergo. Easy, comofrtable, positions baby well. I used the insert with ds too
post #12 of 23

I use a wrap (similar to Moby) and my Beco. That was the best money ever spent!
 

post #13 of 23

I love a ring sling and a stretchy wrap for newborns until 3-4 months, but I much prefer the Wrapsody Bali stretch wraps to the Moby wraps.  They're much lighter (so not as hot, which can be an issue even in winter), and since they have hemmed rails they're safe for back carries. I still use mine with my 28 pound toddler for her naps sometimes. For older babies I love woven wraps (for naps and snuggles) and a soft structured carrier (Ergo and Onya Baby depending on baby's size) for longer days out. Kinderpacks are great too, but I don't have one. My every single day carrier from about 4 months on is a Scootababy hip carrier. Not comfy for really long use, but so easy and nice for running errands.

 

If I could only have one carrier from birth to whenever it would be a wrap, either Wrapsody stretch or woven. Two carriers and I'd add the Scootababy. After that I'd probably go with a soft structured, then a ring sling. Ring slings are often the cheapest, though, and they're great for hip carries with older kids, so if money is an issue, it's a great choice.

post #14 of 23

LOVE my Ergo (with infant insert and without).  Purchasing a ring sling for this little one, though, and hoping it will be used for breastfeeding.

post #15 of 23
Does anyone have an opinion of Ergo vs. Beco vs. Boba carriers? I know I want to get at least one SSC for hubby, but I'm not sure which we'd like most. The newborn insert for theErgo kind of turns me off, but with a Feb. due date, we probably wouldn't need it by the time it starts getting hot around here?
post #16 of 23

ka216, the infant insert is for birth-12lbs I believe.  My little guy was out of it by about 3 months (went from 5lbs to 15lbs in 4 months)!

post #17 of 23

kat216 - DD was born Jan 27, and she grew out of the Ergo insert just in time for warm weather (we're in southern Indiana).  But we would have had a few weeks leeway probably.  I've read the boba 3g can be used for infants, and from the description I honestly would have gone with that rather than the Ergo if I'd known about it when DD was born, but I don't have personal experience.  I do love my Ergo (without the insert).  I especially loved the hood for sleeping.

post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

kat216 - DD was born Jan 27, and she grew out of the Ergo insert just in time for warm weather (we're in southern Indiana).  But we would have had a few weeks leeway probably.  I've read the boba 3g can be used for infants, and from the description I honestly would have gone with that rather than the Ergo if I'd known about it when DD was born, but I don't have personal experience.  I do love my Ergo (without the insert).  I especially loved the hood for sleeping.

That's good to know. I'm liking the look of the Boba, but I don't think anywhere around here has it to try out!

I definitely think a variety of carriers will be good, in case baby has a preference. smile.gif Maybe a wrap, SSC, and ring sling?
post #19 of 23

Kat - You may be able to find some other babywearers at www.thebabywearer.com. It's usually a friendly group of people happy to share knowledge and let others play with their carriers! Or, next time you get to Ann Arbor, the babywearing group here meets every Tuesday from 10-12, every Friday from 2-4, and the last Saturday of every month from 10-12. Or if that doesn't work, let me know you're coming. I can probably gather moms with plenty of different carriers to meet at a park or something if you want to come check things out. :)

post #20 of 23
Jenifer, that is so sweet of you. smile.gif I will definitely look at Thebabywearer.com. It would be great tO find a meetup like that around here!
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