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which is the best carrier for toddlers?

post #1 of 17
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my 14 month old seems to be outgrowing our ergo, which I used to LOVE!  she is really tall for her age and the carrier just doesn't seem to hold enough of her body anymore.   any suggestions?

post #2 of 17
Oh my! I love the ergo. I still carry my 2 year old in it. Are you sure you have it adjusted properly?
Have you checked the baby wearing forum?
Here's the link. http://www.mothering.com/community/f/245/babywearing
Best!
post #3 of 17

I used the Boba well into his second year (and I loved it!) but I think it is similar in design to the Ergo.  Once he got too big for that, instead of a stroller I used a tricycle that had a handle for me to push and a seat belt and a little rim around it, because it was so much more fun for him and he hated his stroller. 

 

This is it:  http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Ready-Set-Red-Trike/dp/B003B7LDHI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389726795&sr=8-1&keywords=alex+tricycle

 

Looks like this is no longer being made so is quite expensive but there are other very similar items on Amazon. 

 

Good luck!

post #4 of 17
Toddler Tula!
post #5 of 17
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Toddler Tula!


yes!  after all my research, this one seems perfect!!! thanks :)

post #6 of 17

Oh wow that looks amazing. I wonder if dh would notice if I spent $170 on a toddler carrier? :W

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Oh wow that looks amazing. I wonder if dh would notice if I spent $170 on a toddler carrier? :W


LOL!  My thoughts exactly!:rotflmao

post #8 of 17

OP did you get the toddler tula yet? I just spoke with a really nice lady at KissedbytheMoon.com about them. They do rentals for a $100 deposit. It's a one week rental and if you don't like it you return it and get refunded your deposit minus shipping cost and a $10 rental fee. If you decide to keep it you pay the additional $69 for the tula since they sell them at the $169 with free shipping. You also choose the print you want and request it. They do the rental in the tula you would want to buy and you just keep it or return it if you don't like it for some reason. As soon as the tax return comes I think I'm going to buy from them since I can rent first to make sure I like it. Dh shouldn't complain since I'm saving us a ton of money on the replacement carseats rightttttt???? LOL 

post #9 of 17
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oh wow! sounds like a great offer, I actually bit the (financial) bullet and bought one about a week ago!  I bought mine directly from the Tula website (and didn't even think about looking for alternative sellers).  I even shelled out the extra $30 bucks for one of  their embroidered designs!  My husband and I were actually ok with the money because baby stuff like this has a great resale value (where we live anyhow), and I wear our LO constantly!  (I wouldn't get anything done if I didn't!! LOL)  Anyway, I am super excited to get it and I will definitely post a little review after we try it out!  Thanks for the tip though!  I will be interested to hear how you like yours!

post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by tracyamber View Post

Oh my! I love the ergo. I still carry my 2 year old in it. Are you sure you have it adjusted properly?
Have you checked the baby wearing forum?
Here's the link. http://www.mothering.com/community/f/245/babywearing
Best!

I am definitely wearing it correctly, my LO is super tall (95 percentile for her age) and though its working for now, I'm not sure how much longer we will use it because the back just seems too short and it makes me nervous when she is on my back, I liked the Tula because it has an extra high back specifically for toddlers!  I ordered one so I will be able to compare to two soon!  (the other issue I have with my Ergo is that the canvas leaves red marks on her little legs where as the Tula has padded edges for leg support!)

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oh wow! sounds like a great offer, I actually bit the (financial) bullet and bought one about a week ago!  I bought mine directly from the Tula website (and didn't even think about looking for alternative sellers).  I even shelled out the extra $30 bucks for one of  their embroidered designs!  My husband and I were actually ok with the money because baby stuff like this has a great resale value (where we live anyhow), and I wear our LO constantly!  (I wouldn't get anything done if I didn't!! LOL)  Anyway, I am super excited to get it and I will definitely post a little review after we try it out!  Thanks for the tip though!  I will be interested to hear how you like yours!

 

Awesome! It's definitely worth the money. My big issue getting myself to shell out the cash is that my LO is already almost 3 (in Apr) and is likely my last so idk how much use I'll get out of it. She will carry a good bit while I have it but it still is a chunk for just maybe a year or so of use. I'm glad the resale value is high though as I'll likely be reselling mine in a year or so. That does make it easier. I can't wait to get it and see if it helps since we haven't carried in a while due to no carrier big enough!

post #12 of 17
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Crazyms, My LO is only 15 months so Im hoping to get lots of use (also not planning on having another baby).  Im excited to know how you like it!  I wish I could wear my LO forever! LOL!  Honestly Im trying not to think too much about the price (I had a mini panic attack after I ordered it).  A baby carrier is the ONE thing I tell every new mom to get though, and sometimes I think they are worth their weight in gold! (like when LO is tired or grumpy and I have a ton of house work!)  Just this morning I strapped her to my back so I could shovel snow and tend to chickens!  (usually DH's chores, but I wanted to let him sleep in :)  Mainly I just love having her close to me!  Its that same part of me that wants her to stay a baby forever...all though, I suppose I would trade baby wearing for sleeping all night eventually!  Ha ha! 

post #13 of 17

LOL sleeping all night would be nice! My LO is still not sleeping through the night although it is getting better. In her defense though she's been a high needs one and has dealt with some pretty bad reflux issues since newborn stage so I guess it's to be expected. Honestly though my oldest is 8 now and only 22 months older than the middle child, add in my part time night job on the weekends since 2004 and I haven't slept through the night in a decade so I don't really remember what that's like to miss it anymore :laugh

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LOL sleeping all night would be nice! My LO is still not sleeping through the night although it is getting better. In her defense though she's been a high needs one and has dealt with some pretty bad reflux issues since newborn stage so I guess it's to be expected. Honestly though my oldest is 8 now and only 22 months older than the middle child, add in my part time night job on the weekends since 2004 and I haven't slept through the night in a decade so I don't really remember what that's like to miss it anymore :laugh

 

oh my gosh!  you are one crazy busy mama!!!  my LO has never been a good sleeper either, and I have always suspected reflux!  how did you find out that was her problem?

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oh my gosh!  you are one crazy busy mama!!!  my LO has never been a good sleeper either, and I have always suspected reflux!  how did you find out that was her problem?

 

I don't have an actual diagnosis for her but dh has bad reflux and so I'm figuring that's what it is. The lactation specialist said during newborn/baby phases that she likely had reflux causing her colic-y issues. She only slept semi-upright in a swing or something as a baby. As she got older (and couldn't sleep in the swing) she would wake up in the middle of the night screaming out of now where and would try to drink her bottle to feel better. I had to give her a pacifier at around 18 months just to get the bottle from her! She STILL at almost 3 (in Apr) doesn't sleep through the night and uses that binky at night. She has trouble with car rides also. Reclined RF seats would make her throw up and choke, she gets sick in the car if she's ate, etc. She does get sick after eating sometimes too but it's more when she lays back after eating or something. Idk but reflux seems right to me. We've been able to manage it but I need to talk to the doc about it.

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I don't have an actual diagnosis for her but dh has bad reflux and so I'm figuring that's what it is. The lactation specialist said during newborn/baby phases that she likely had reflux causing her colic-y issues. She only slept semi-upright in a swing or something as a baby. As she got older (and couldn't sleep in the swing) she would wake up in the middle of the night screaming out of now where and would try to drink her bottle to feel better. I had to give her a pacifier at around 18 months just to get the bottle from her! She STILL at almost 3 (in Apr) doesn't sleep through the night and uses that binky at night. She has trouble with car rides also. Reclined RF seats would make her throw up and choke, she gets sick in the car if she's ate, etc. She does get sick after eating sometimes too but it's more when she lays back after eating or something. Idk but reflux seems right to me. We've been able to manage it but I need to talk to the doc about it.


thanks for the info!  my lo had her 15 mo wellness visit today and I asked the doc about it.  we are already off dairy because the doc said that was probably what was causing her frequent barfing, and so far so good.   she said that food sensitivities can trigger reflux.   she also told me for bad cases they give meds.  hope your lo starts feeling better soon (and sleeping!!!)

post #17 of 17

I hope so too! I'm glad they gave you something to go on with your dd. I hope she continues to show improvement! My dd doesn't react as bad now as she use to so I'm hopeful. It sure would be nice to sleep through the night again :)

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