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#1 of 7 Old 04-27-2004, 06:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Current babe--2 years old--has never been much of a carrying kind of guy--he is active and prefers to be down on the floor now. There are a few times I want to carry him in a sling/carrier, however. I think I'd prefer back or hip carry.

I am short & slightly built (5'1", 107 lbs).

I have a Kozy, but am either too dumb or too lazy to figure it out and it may soon be appearing on TP (though it is a lovely thing to look at & I almost hate to part with it).

What is a really easy to use/virtually no learning curve carrier for my toddler?

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How 'bout a Hip Hammock or a Ride On Carrier?
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How about a hotsling??

I know Kristen couldn't recommend it herself, but she really has one of the best/easiest/cheapest products for a toddler!!

Talk about no learning curve, I slipped it on and slipped Libby in

I think for a toddler, they're not going to go through rapid growth like a newborn, so a non-adjustable sling is great because there's no effort

And I have become a pro at flipping her from hip to back to tummy/tummy in seconds

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For short trips a ring sling or pouch would work. For longer ones you could use a 3M wrap in a simple hip or back tie.
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I like the look of the hotsling--lovely fabric, and you can't beat that price, either.

Would it work with my DS, who is 2 and gosh, about 28 or 29 lbs? Could I expect to use it for the next year or so?

And remember, I am truly inept. This looks easy enough, but I am a clumsy, bumbling fool.

ETA: The hip hammock looks nice, too, but I read a few unflattering reviews on thebabywearer.com. Not sure how much value to attach to them.

Rideon looks nice, too.

Wish I could try on a dozen kinds and pick on.
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What about a Baby Trekker or Ergo? Both have good support for your back. You can improvis ea hip carry with the trekker but I don't know about the Ergo, at least not the newer ones with the non-crossing straps.
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Well, FWIW, I am 6 months pregnant and still wear my 24+ lb dd VERY comfortably in the hotsling

It is SIMPLE SIMPLE And soooo cute!!!

And seriously, if you order it and hate it, you can TOTALLY re-sell it on the TP

But I promise you won't hate it!

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