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Babywearing > I love my ergo but want somthing else similar to it.....
ohiomommy1122's Avatar ohiomommy1122 07:22 PM 12-08-2009
any suggestions?

I still want something with padded shoulder pads

pants's Avatar pants 07:26 PM 12-08-2009
If you want soft structured carriers go with Beco, Boba, or Catbird carriers. I like the pocket on the ergo myself. But those are other options that are similar to ergo.
treehugginhippie's Avatar treehugginhippie 01:06 AM 12-09-2009
boba
junipervt's Avatar junipervt 01:53 PM 12-09-2009
Baby Hawk just came out w/ a new carrier called Oh Snap. looks like you get the ease of the buckles (like an ergo),
comfort of a soft structured carrier (padded waist & shoulders),
the great support of a higher back (like the BH meitai or Beco),
ease of nursing b/c there is nothing btwn you & the babe (beco has an interior harness thing that makes nursing tricky), &
you get the great look & ability to customize (like the BH mei tai).

but it is pricy $140 but it is made in the USA (beco is now made in china ).

can you tell I really want one

http://www.babyhawk.com/
ElaynesMom's Avatar ElaynesMom 04:54 PM 12-09-2009
I've been wanting to try an Oh Snap! as well.They look great and I love that you can design your own just like the regular babyhawk.

If you're looking something that has a similar shape/features as the ergo you could look into an Olives and Applesauce carrier. They have some nice fabrics and are a bit bigger (as in the body of the carrier is a little taller/wider) than the ergo.
ohiomommy1122's Avatar ohiomommy1122 06:07 PM 12-09-2009
i like the buckles on the ergo, low back supprt belt and padded shouders, but I hate the pocket, hood, and that itdoesnt have any head supprt for when my lil one falls asleep, I'm gonna check out the baby hawk just mentioned, any thing else??
ohiomommy1122's Avatar ohiomommy1122 06:09 PM 12-09-2009
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Originally Posted by junipervt View Post
Baby Hawk just came out w/ a new carrier called Oh Snap. looks like you get the ease of the buckles (like an ergo),
comfort of a soft structured carrier (padded waist & shoulders),
the great support of a higher back (like the BH meitai or Beco),
ease of nursing b/c there is nothing btwn you & the babe (beco has an interior harness thing that makes nursing tricky), &
you get the great look & ability to customize (like the BH mei tai).

but it is pricy $140 but it is made in the USA (beco is now made in china ).

can you tell I really want one

http://www.babyhawk.com/
i just looked at the baby hawk but it doesnt really show any pics of it
junipervt's Avatar junipervt 06:44 PM 12-09-2009
Carhootel's Avatar Carhootel 11:41 PM 12-09-2009
Calyx!
Alisse's Avatar Alisse 05:07 PM 12-10-2009
My suggestions:

- A chunei: http://www.thekoreanbaby.com/
- A baby trekker: http://www.babytrekker.com/
ohiomommy1122's Avatar ohiomommy1122 01:37 PM 12-13-2009
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Originally Posted by junipervt View Post
thank you for the links- i think im sold..... but does anyone know if the babyhawk has more head support for a sleeping baby on your back ....my ergo doesnt except for the hood but my kids woke up everytime I put the hood up
Quirky's Avatar Quirky 02:43 PM 12-13-2009
The Oh Snap doesn't have a sleeping hood, just the headrest. I think the key is getting a sleepy baby/child to tuck his/her arms inside the carrier -- this is something you can practice when they're awake -- and also making sure they're really well bounced down into the carrier and seat darts.

It's really going to depend on how tall your child is.
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