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post #21 of 26
For me, it wasn't a choice; AP or no AP, I was going to be carrying my older daughter, who was, um, never petite and carried like a huge sack of flour! LOL! She absolutely flipped out at the sight of the stroller. Her legs were rubber if I tried to get her to walk. And this was at close to 4 and I was pg and just too darned tired to heft her anymore. I so wish I'd known about the Ergo then! It would have made a rough time not so rough.

Once a kid gets heavier than you'd like to carry, if they want to go in the stroller, by all means! My 2nd has pretty much always preferred the stroller but I mostly didn't take it out of the trunk until she absolutely refused flat out to go in a baby carrier. It's still AP! I am respecting her wishes and needs to the best of my ability. As I did with my older daughter.
post #22 of 26
I love it when I go to post something on MDC and find that someone has already done it for me!

My DS is 4 months old and 20 lbs... I just met a BIG 15 month old boy today and realized that I was looking into my near future - and I knew that I will need a good carrier!

I mean, like Khéna's mom (saw the pics - adorable), my kid won't be walking before he will be really too heavy to carry in arms comfortably.

I just ordered an Ergo and I am glad to be reassured that it was a good choice!
post #23 of 26
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I just ordered an Ergo and I am glad to be reassured that it was a good choice!
I think you'll really like it for your chub man! My daughter was 13 pounds at birth & she just shot up from there. I've struggled with other carriers & finally tried the Ergo. We love it! Especially for a back carry.
post #24 of 26
13 pounds at birth?!?! is there a fainting smilie? wow! i bet you've got some serious babywearing muscles
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by hubris View Post
Ditto to the recommendation for a back carry with a mei tai.

Also wanted to reassure you that you can be an attached parent without wearing your child. Babywearing is just something you do. AP is a state of mind that guides what parenting choices you make.
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post #26 of 26
I wear my 33ish lb 3 year old in a wrap and I've always found a woven wrap to be the most comfortable carry.

A Mei Tai works great too, but for me the Mei Tai is the one that is a pain to take off and put on with long straps dragging.

If you wear your (not-so) little one in a front wrap cross carry in a wrap, you should be able to take him out and put him back in without untying it at all. So the wrap stays on you whether he does or not!

You can do this with a hip carry too, but hip carries generally go over only one shoulder and that is not as comfortable for long periods. Of course, if he's in and out, and doesn't stay in there for more than an hour, you might be perfectly happy!
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