Any recs for the smallest-storing, most compact (when folded up) baby carrier for a 33lb toddler? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
oolongtea's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: nyc/ct
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My child mostly walks around, but I'd love to have a teeny folded carrier in my bag for those moments he needs to ride.  Like when it starts raining and I need my hands free for the umbrella!  Any recommendations?  We currently have the lightest Ergo model, but even it has bulky padded shoulders.  I would trade some discomfort for greater portability.

unschooling in nyc

oolongtea is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 09:28 PM
GoGoGirl's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hmm, I'd say either a shorty woven wrap or a toddler sized mei tai.  Definitely not a SSC--those are so bulky, I hate trying to smash one in my diaper bag!  My woven shorties fold down to a little rectangle, and my mei tai folds down pretty little too.  Plus, I find them both more comfortable than SSCs.  If you haven't wrapped before, it will be a little bit of a learning curve.  The mei tai would be pretty quick to get the hang of though.


In a pinch, I've just worn DD in whatever I had on me, even if it's not a baby carrier.  Last time I did that, I put her in a hip carry (like a rebozo carry with a slip knot) in a pashmina I happened to have with me.  It wasn't very comfortable (they're so thin!) but it worked for the few blocks we were going!

Mama lady to my lady baby born 3/09 on the kitchen floor.  Looking forward to seeing which room's floor the next one will be born on in October.  love.gif
GoGoGirl is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-22-2011, 08:58 PM
snanna's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In the Lovely Maritime Northwest
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I used a Hotsling-style carrier at that stage-- if you fold lengthwise, then roll, it takes up almost no room in a bag, but is reasonably comfortable for a short-distance hip carry.

Pregnant and/or breastfeeding since May, 2004, with dd6, ds4, and dd born 9/11.
We homeschool.gif.
snanna is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-23-2011, 08:18 AM
ABO Mama's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would say a shorty wrap, tied in a rebozo.

Mama to twins, my little guy, and
ABO Mama is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 09-30-2011, 05:09 PM
finn'smama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: home...
Posts: 2,148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another recommendation for a woven shorty. You can do hip and back carries, they fold up small and can double as blankets and scarves. It may be a bit of a learning curve but well worth it for the versatility.

Mama to Finn (04/05) Arlo (04/07) and Henry (04/10)
finn'smama is offline  

Hotslings , Babywearing , Ergo Baby Carrier , Babyhawk Mei Tai Baby Carrier

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,505

39 members and 16,466 guests
a-sorta-fairytale , agentofchaos , bananabee , BirthFree , CricketVS , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , greenemami , happy-mama , healthy momma , Katherine73 , katyeb , Kelleybug , lab , LibraSun , manyhatsmom , Maria Ortiz , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , mumto1 , NaturallyKait , Nessiesmith81 , philomom , PPkK , rightkindofme , RollerCoasterMama , scaramouche131 , SoonToBe , Springshowers , TudorRose , verticalscope , VsAngela , yesyes , Zilver
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.