Im looking for suggestions on the best soft structured for me and my 3 mth old. Im quite thin and tall and so are my babies and an Ergo just felt bulky to me. Any favorites and why?
I've tried the Ergo (too short and wide), a Kinderpack (not bad, but the straps are annoyingly bulky, and if you're small, I wouldn't recommend it), a BabyHawk Oh Snap, and a Blue Kangaroo Kanga. I'd suggest a Kanga. They are not bulky at all, hold the baby up close in a high-back carry, and are so comfortable! I think the size you want is a X2....and I'd try to find one that cinches from regular to petite, that will give you the most sizing options. I have found them used on the Babywearing site...let me see if I can find one.....
This is one for sale...it is the bottom one, the pink one!
Or this one, the pictures are further down.
If my baby were smaller, I'd so grab this one!!!! So adorable!
Anyway....I love my Kangas! :) Good luck.
I personally have wraps now, for baby #2 :) I found them initially quite intimidating but once you get on the learning curve, they are super versatile! In the babywearing group I'm part of, the most sought after/comfy/highest rated SSC is the Tula, specifically the toddler Tula if you have a sizey baby :D
Thanks ladies for the suggestions! Ive been trying to get on the babywearing site but its giving me problems so I cant view anything yet. I have just about every other carrier except a SSC so Im hoping to make it a good fit for the longest period of time possible and Im thinking the Tula would work best. But shes still so tiny, just super long! Shes only about 14 lbs, when is it safe to carry her in it?
I, personally, wouldn't worry about her weight so much...it seems like the issue with SSC is more how their legs fit, so if she's super long, then her legs should fit nicely. Also, wanted to give more feedback on the Kinderpack--now that I've used it a bit longer, I'm finding that the straps, while bulky, are pretty flexible, so you may not mind them. If you go with one of those, try the infant/standard--it has a cinching strap so it can get very narrow at the base and can be let out to grow with your baby. Also, I've heard good things about the Tula, but the shoulder straps can't be crossed--so if you want to do front carries, it is nice to have the option of the crossed straps. Here's a link to one that's for sale:
That said, I do wonder if you'd prefer a Kanga, being smaller/narrower. I'm 5'3" but on the stocky side. (I really like that giraffe one I posted in the last post--it was the bottom link...that size would fit your baby for a long time!
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It depends on the person. I know people who adore their Ergos, I personally can't ever get it comfortable. Same with the Boba. My husband loves the fit of the boba and finds the Ergo quite comfortable too. I haven't tried Becos though they look smaller and less bulky.
Can you get an infant insert for the Tula?
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So I went out on a limb and ordered the Tula and its OH SO beautiful, its gray with a willow looking tree and humming birds embroidered on it, cant wait to get it! Its a good chunk of change too so I hope we are happy with it. I figure if shes too little for it now it will be perfect come spring/summer time at least!