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#1 of 8 Old 02-02-2011, 09:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 2 year old daughter loves being carried but neither one of us loves the Ergo anymore.  She dislikes being on my back, I do not find the hip carry very supportive and she really is too big for the front carry.  I still want to be able to carry her, especially during those trying toddler moments when she needs it most.  At 32 lbs, she is getting heavy so I need something sturdy but also very supportive.  I have been thinking about getting a woven wrap.  Does anyone have any thoughts on this, any brand suggestions or perhaps an alternative to a wrap?

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I have the same problem only I have never use a baby carrier, I didn't know that was such thing as babywearing until a few month ago, I was just holding my baby in my arms without the help of any baby carrier, but now, he is to heavy to hold for a long period of time, so I'm lost, there is so many options. Can somebody help me? 

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I actually decided on a woven wrap and am slowly getting the hang of it.  My daughter loves being held but does not always love how long it takes for me to get her in a hold.  Hopefully this will pass as I get quicker with wrapping her.  So far I am finding the wrap very supportive.

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Try kindercarry.com. They aren't cheap, but are comparable to some (though not all) woven wraps. You can get one in a "preschool" size, designed for a bigger kid. I haven't tried one myself, but someone in my local bw'ing group swears by them, and they seem to be the go to carrier for a larger babe.


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You say your lo doesn't like back carries. Have you tried the hip carry with your new woven? I loved my Didymos shorty for hip carries at this stage.

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What carry are you using for a back carry? Maybe the problem with a back carry is the carrier?


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If you are looking for a woven wrap, I love the Natibaby stripes and my BBslen. They are very supportive and not too expensive and they are light enough that I think they will be good for summer. I find them easy to wrap with because they are not too grippy.
I got both of mine used on TBW and I just did a search and it was hard for me to find a store in the US to buy them new. Here is one http://www.uppybaby.ca/categories/Wraps/Woven/BBSlen/
Here is what natibaby stripes looks like http://www.natibaby.net/sklep/index.php?p=p_11&sName=woven-wraps-stripes-100-cotton

Anyway, check TBW for more suggestions and I would definitely go for used because they are more broken in.

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oops, I just saw that you already got a wrap! I hope it's working well for you.

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