1. What carrier do you primarily use and what age of child(ren) are you using it for?
2 weeks - 9 mo: used Maya wrap exclusively
9 mo - 16 mo: used Wise Woman exclusively
now: I seem to be using my gypsymama wrap exclusively. And am rediscovering my kozy, which never really worked before but is suddenly feeling right.2. If you could only have ONE carrier- what would it be and why?
I... I don't understand.... One, you say???
Well, a month ago I guess I would've said Wise Woman. But now I am finally understanding the appeal of wraps... I don't know.3. How many other carriers do you have and use?
Maya Wrap (it's pretty worn out, I never use it anymore)
KKAFP (use it only for bedtime)
Kozy (rarely use it)
Tai One On (never use it)
4. What carriers have you tried that you do not like and why?
The KKAFP has been great for putting ds to sleep, and my mom finds it very easy to use when she watches ds, but I haven't really liked it for anything else. It's much too warm, doesn't feel quite as secure as other carriers, I can't wear him on my back, and I can't nurse in it.
I bought the Kozy when ds was 5 mo, and kept trying it every couple of months thereafter, and it just never worked for me... until this week. I guess I like it better for a toddler than an infant.
I really liked the Tai One On at first, but once I got over my fear of wraps there didn't seem to be any point in the TOO anymore. So I've barely used it.
The Maya was my very first so it will always have a special place in my heart, but now that I've had a Wise Woman I could never go back to a non-pouch ring-sling. Altho I made it work, I think the Maya is not a good choice for a beginner, it's just hard. The Wise Woman is so easy to use yet flexible, I think it is the best bang for the buck.
But then there's wraps...