So, I have a mei tai wrap style carrier that I used when my boys were very small, and it served us well then, and then fell out of use for one reason or another, mostly because they got to be pretty content in their carseats for trips and things, so we started using the stroller. Around home, they liked their swings.
But now, it seems that they want to be carried more, and I find myself doing the hip-hold quite a lot. It is *killing* my wrists. I've tried the mei tai again, and unless they're actually sleepy, they want their little heads to be on the swivel! So not happy facing mama all day. I still feel like they're a little young to do a back carry with them or I'd try that.
Is it too late for us, or are the boys too big for a ring sling? (They're in the 15-17 lb range) Since they like being on my hip, I figured that'd be my best bet. Plus I've got some good bottomweights in my fabric stash that I could use to make my own. The other thing is that my hubby is a large guy and my mei tai doesn't work for him, so it's easy enough to make a ring sling longer. There are a few events we'd like to be going to this summer - things like baseball games and park concerts, etc that this would really help us out at - now that they're more mobile and alert, it's just not fair for them to be in the carseats if I can avoid it. (Not to mention, how in the heck do you take car carriers into a baseball park, no THANKS!)
Mama to twin boys, Oct-'09 and baby girl, Apri-'12!