We very much enjoyed babywearing throughout DD's babyhood, with the Maya wrap, ring sling, and Ergo leading the pack. Then, around the time she started walking, we started using the stroller more. Now, at 20 months, she's developed a very short tolerance for the stroller, and gets tired with too much walking, so I'm back to doing a whole lot of carrying! My soul loves it, my body... not so much.
The Ergo is OK, but it's not helping me for long carries. DD hates the back carry, maybe because it's too low and she can't see? She's very insistent on wanting to ride on my TUMMY, which in the Ergo is very hard on my hips and back.
I'm wondering about maybe a toddler-sized ring sling, or taking the plunge into woven wraps. What's your favorite way to carry a toddler?
I can do a fairly high back carry in my sakura ring sling with my 34" 29lb almost 2yo where she can peek over my shoulder and is content. Then when she gets tired I slide her around to the front and she conks out on my chest.
A nice sturdy ringsling worked best for my 2 yr old so that I could do different positions easily, front, hip or back and then I could get him out of any position quickly if need be too. Only problem is it gets a little uncomfortable after carrying them for an extended period of time but you can always adjust it to 1 of the 3 positions so quickly/easily with the ringsling. I also wore my 2 yr old in a woven wrap front carry which is the most comfortable by far, but harder to get them in and out if they squirm, just takes a little more effort.