Originally Posted by arismommy
Can you give me some ideas on two shoulder carriers? I am clueless beyond my Maya! Thanks!
Sure thing! There are a few different options.
You could go with a wrap which is basically a long strip of fabric that can be used to tie baby on in a variety of ways. There are two styles of wraps - woven and knit (also referred to as stretchy). The woven variety includes the EllaRoo, Girasol, Didymos, etc. The knit variety includes the Moby Wrap, Hug-a-Bub, Baby Bundler, Ultimate Baby Wrap, Simply Attached. (The first three are fairly similar cotton knits like a t-shirt, the UBW is a cotton/lycra blend, the SA is a polyester fleece. Different beasts really, but all classify as knit/stretchy wraps.) It is also quite easy to make your own wrap with 4-6 yards of fabric cut to 25-30" wide.
Another option would be an Asian-style baby carrier, often referred to as an ABC. These come in unstructured and structured versions. Both start as a basic rectangle of fabric with straps coming out of each corner. The unstructured usually has unpadded or lightly padded straps that you adjust by tying in a knot. The structured carriers, often called soft pack carriers, are usually more heavily padded in the strap area and fasten/asjust with buckles and clips. Unstructured would include the Kozy Carrier, Baby Back Tie, Packababy, Equanimity Baby Mei Tai. Structured soft packs include the Ergo and Sutemi.
If you check out http://www.thebabywearer.com
there are links for all of the carriers in these categories, including reviews of the different brands and styles. You have to register to see the information, but it is free painless.