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I never got the hang of wraps, so, early on I often used two pouch slings, criss-crossed. Then, when they were a few months old and one could go on the back, I'd use a MT on the back and whatever else I had on the front (usually a pouch). Around 6 mos old I found the Beco/SSC love and haven't looked back. Two Becos was/is my favorite combo, though I can safely say that now that mine are around 25lbs each and walking well, they haven't been worn together in MONTHS, lol!
I usually have one on my back, then carry the other to wherever our destination (with a cart!) is. My boys always wanted up-down-up-down-up-down....so the SSC was the least-fuss option. ymmv.
well, what really works the best is for me to wear one and my husband wear the other one! but that's not always an option.
When they were newborns I would tuck both of them into the front of a stretchy wrap (Gypsy Mama was and is my favorite stretchy wrap). This worked until they were about 5-6 weeks old, and then they just got too big and started to protest. Here's a pic, although they were getting a bit too big at this point.
What has worked really well since they were about 3 mos old is to wear one on the front in a wrap, and the other on my back in a Beco Butterfly.
(Gawd I look dreadful in these photos! I guess the lack of grooming is part of being a new twin mom.)
I've also tried the pouch/ ring sling combo, but it just didn't feel comfy or secure to me (no pics, sorry!). Both of my babies hated the cradle position, though, so I might try the double sling again when they're sitting unsupported. My husband called this the "Rambo Mom" look.
Hope that helps!
Okay, just another hijack, if that's ok I had never heard of the beco, but am now really interested. I had an ergo for a short while with my DD, but I have rounded shoulders and it didn't stay on very well. I don't know if I'll find a store in my area to try one on. Can anyone comment on the shoulder thing? The ergo always was slipping off of me, and I never felt that comfortable with how much of the baby hung out of it. (And I think she was at least one when I got it).
i liked two babies in the moby when they were tiny. a thin wrap and a meitai. two mei tais. a rebozo was nice (less fabric) for one of the carriers. onbus are great for back carries as well with only two straps. one-shouldered carries never worked, too uncomfortable.
but when my twins were a few months old , i liked two buckle carriers (front and back). i would definitely suggest at least one buckle carrier. it is so easy to just clip that second baby on your back no matter what the first baby is in
so i guess what i'm saying is to use what you like/are used to and just get a quick and easy "second" carrier for your back, like a beco, angelpack, connecta (ie, something with a sleeping hood).
on the beco topic... most people just unclip and then cross the shoulder straps for front carries, = no slippage. if you are in a rush, just push that sternum strap way up high onto the padded part (before you put baby in) and clip it behind your neck.
So you can wear two becos at once?
I just ordered a 4th gen and a butterfly - couldn't decide between the 2 but found a place that had one of each in the coveted carnival pattern - I feel like I will wish I had 2 4th gens instead but oh well we will see! Will I rue the day I bought the butterfly since it can't be used for hip carry? But I didn't know you could wear two SSC at once ... well that's not true I have seen a pic of someone with two ergos but... isn't that uncomfortable to have all that bulk around the waist??
My husband is going to be a little irked, LOL. This will bring my carrier stash up to 2 bjorns, 2 keltys, 1 moby, 2 MTs, 2 becos, and the babies aren't even here. I will have to promise not to buy any more...
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