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Which baby carriers are you using?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I have 2 favorites at this point . . .my stretchy wraps (I have a Hug a Bub and a Moby-- I prefer the cheaper Moby!) and my beloved Sachi ring sling . The fanned shoulder on the sling is just HEAVEN. I prefer the comfort of the wrap but since I want DD to nurse often and for long periods I tend to use the ring sling.

Poor DD1, though . . .she keeps asking me when I'm going to carry her again in the sling (well, we only use MTs for her). I think I feel healed enough to start again!
post #2 of 30
I am a dedicated Maya Wrap user. Really, I have tried other kinds, but I just like it better. Maybe because I am darn good at it and I don't like having to start from scratch with a new carrier :LOL I am just not up for learning something new even though I love the idea of a wrap. My oldest lived in my first one (he even slept in it still attached to me) until he started walking. I used it to carry him when he was tired till my 2nd ds was 4 or 5 months old and I couldn't physically carry them both for very long (they are big boys) anymore. I need to get my extra one back from my friend so that I can wear ds2 and dd at the same time. Ds2 is somewhat jealous of "his" sling being used for his sister.
post #3 of 30
I have a beautiful ABC sling that doesn't seem cozy yet- I like it for a bigger baby.

I have a hotsling that I like, but isn't as easy to nurse in as...

A maya wrap sling I'm using pretty much exclusively right now.
post #4 of 30
my favorite is an OLD (one of her first models i think) black fleece hotsling, which i am going to have to stop using soon - it's in the 70s here today!

i have been using my maya, which i am having a harder time with than the pouch-style. i can't quite get o. where he needs to be to nurse in the sling. with my daughter, i didn't get a sling until after she stopped nursing and was sitting in the hip carry almost exclusively, so i have no experience with adjustable slings and little tiny ones!
post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rainbow
I have a hotsling that I like, but isn't as easy to nurse in as...

A maya wrap sling I'm using pretty much exclusively right now.
isn't it funny how we are having completely oppposite experiences! what are you doing to get the maya to work for you?
post #6 of 30
i use a kissasling and a kozy carrier ( i have 2). i used the kissasling exclusively with my middle dd. my oldest used the baby bjorn till i was too big (preggo wise) to carry her on my front, then we switched to the kissasling.

i didn't get the kozy carrier until my middle dd was several months old, so i had no experience with a nb in it. dd doesn't seem to LOVE it as much as the kissasling, but she does ok in it. i've been wanting to try a pouch, perhaps i still will...............
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
I wish I loved the Maya. I have one and I tried it again yesterday, but it was so uncomfortable compared to the fanned shoulder of the Sachi.

danaalex, I keep trying my MTs with DD, too but she is just too wobbly for them IMO. I think when she's 2 months old they'll work better.

FreeRange, I think a mei tai would work well for you! That way you get most of the benefits of a wrap with a VERY LOW learning curve. But maybe I'm weak . . .I just get tired with one shoulder carriers for the most part.
post #8 of 30
Moby wrap... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by kate~emmasmom
isn't it funny how we are having completely oppposite experiences! what are you doing to get the maya to work for you?
It is funny! I'm sure maternal size and shape plays a role as well.

I put the Maya's hoop as far up on my shoulder as is comfortable. Make sure it is fanned and cupping my shoulder. Then I put the baby in so her head is just a few inches below the hoop and tighten it until her head is right at breast level. I also pull the inner fabric down so her inner arm can go out of the sling (under my arm) a little like it would if I were holding her in the cradle hold w/o the sling.

How are you situating the pouch?
post #10 of 30
LOVING the ergo baby carrier. Great for long walks (25lb baby), doing dishes with fussy baby, etc. Looks great on mom and dad, and really easy to adjust back and forth from our different sizes.
post #11 of 30
We were given the "Infantino" carrier (from Target I think) as a gift and it is working great, super for shopping and walking with baby and dog(s). I also have two slings hand-me-down from a friend that I have not tried yet.
post #12 of 30
We three (Annie, dw and I) are enjoying our Maya wrap very much. She falls asleep in it almost instantly & enjoys it as long as we're moving (although with the hot days we've had recently we're a bit concerned about overheating her in there!). Keeping the shoulder strap wide seems to be key to comfort--though after a 20-30 min. walk, it does get a bit uncomfortable. We'll probably also try a mesh sling for swimming this summer....
post #13 of 30
None of them, my baby just wants to sleep in her bucket
post #14 of 30
we have a bjorn that gets used every day. usually for walks or when we're out and about.

i sewed a ring sling before dd2 was born. i can't figure the derned thing out. don't like it one bit. it's uncomfortable and dd2 seems to despise being in it anyway. maybe it's because it's homemade or something. i used maya wrap's patter from their site.

i'm waiting (impatiently i might add) for the sachi mei tai i ordered two weeks ago. i think we'll really enjoy that. the bjorn isn't as comfortable as i thought it would be.

kind off topic, but, honestly, i don't really like to wear dd2 all day. i'm one of those people who needs a lot of personal space. between dd2 nursing, sleeping next to me, and needing to be held/worn a lot and dd1 climbing all over me all day like i'm some sort of jungle gym i just really want dd2 to sleep on her own sometimes. not having to be held/rocked/walked. i'd like to be able to put her down in her crib, our bed, her car seat -- wherever -- i don't really care as long as it's not on me! we could do this with dd1. we'd get her to sleep then move her to her bed or the basinette or something. at 6 weeks i'm beginning to wonder if dd2 will ever sleep by herself.
post #15 of 30
We've got a new native and a simply attached (formerly made by MOE) from dd, and I bought a wrap from mama kangaroo off eBay. The last one is the only one I've used with ds since he was about 1 1/2-2 weeks old. I got it because it looked pretty close to a hug-a-bub (which we couldn't afford).

I haven't mastered nursing in the wrap yet, but we've only tried out one carrying position. :LOL I guess I'll have to branch out now that he's getting bigger. Slings never really appealed to me because I need the weight more evenly distributed, but I can see how it would be easier to use them for bf.

I'm curious as to how many here actually bf from their carrier?
post #16 of 30
my girls all nursed while being worn. when dd#3 was 3 weeks old i went to the zoo with all three of them and she nursed twice in the sling while we were there. we went out today and she nursed again. i don't need to use it so much at home because she pretty much sleeps and nurses, sleeps and nurses. i have put her in the kozy on occassion when i am preparing food or something and she doesn't want to be set down.

nursing in the kozy, i haven't tried that one yet. i think once she is bigger that's work. i don't remember if i ever nursed dd#2 in the kozy or not? and with dd#1 i used a baby bjorn early on and i know i nursed in that quite a bit
post #17 of 30
Maya Wrap for little babies/newborns--ERGO carrier for BIGGER Babes!

Sar
post #18 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aprildawn
i sewed a ring sling before dd2 was born. i can't figure the derned thing out. don't like it one bit. it's uncomfortable and dd2 seems to despise being in it anyway. maybe it's because it's homemade or something. i used maya wrap's patter from their site.

i'm waiting (impatiently i might add) for the sachi mei tai i ordered two weeks ago. i think we'll really enjoy that. the bjorn isn't as comfortable as i thought it would be.
As for the ring sling . . .I can't get a Maya to be comfortable either. Truly, the fanned shoulder (Maya has an accordian style) is far more comfortable and easy to use. As for the Sachi . . .DD is very tiny still so maybe that's it, but I can't see it (or any MT) working really well until 4+ months. DD feels too wobbly.


Quote:
Originally Posted by aprildawn
kind off topic, but, honestly, i don't really like to wear dd2 all day.
I hear ya . . .with DD1 I'd get frustrated because I could rarely put her down so I HAD to find convenient ways of wearing her. Same is true with DD2. I've learned to just go with it because I'd rather no frustration/crying. Plus, she's fine with being held by others so that gives me some time alone, too.
post #19 of 30
Don't feel bad Aprildawn, I don't wear my DD all day. I carry her at home. I *rarely* use the sling at home yet- just if I need to do something and she is awake, but I still sit and hold her most of the time when she is awake or nursing. When she is asleep I put her in bed (if we're upstairs our bed, if we're downstairs the amby). But I couldn't possibly hold her all day and still play actively with my older two. And it is more comfortable to hold her with my arms if I don't need my arms for something else.

We mostly use slings for going out- the park, the store, walks, etc... at home she is usually in arms or asleep.
post #20 of 30
Faeriepants.com Maya-style ring slings.
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