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#1 of 12 Old 08-18-2006, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I think my pouch has seen the last of its days. When I use the hip-carry, it kinda throws my lower back out of wack and he doesn't fit well in the other carries any more.

What's a good toddler-friendly carrier?

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My favorites...Mei tai and the Ergo Carrier. You can do back, front or hip carries with these two!


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Ergo!!!

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Mei tai!

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Depends on your needs and what you prefer.

I personally find the ERGO to be bulky and dislike the material. A lot of people love it and it really works great for them.

I prefer a Mei Tai because it folds up small, can be customized, you can use back/front/side, is soft and unstructured. I also love wraps for older kids.

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Any two shouldered carrier whether it be an Ergo, a Mei Tei or a wrap. Wraps IMHO are the most versatile. I used it recently to cover a nasty hot carseat.

Just an FYI, I bought a woven wrap for the birth of my second daughter. Just for grins and giggles, I tried carrying my 32 lb, 3 yo with it. (Hey I've heard moms online say they did it). OMG! It was so easy and she just went nuts! I haven't carried her for well over a year and a half because she was too heavy for my stretchy wrap.

Well, it looks like I might be carrying a toddler while the baby sleeps in the stroller for our outing to the county fair.
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Definitely the Ergo....my toddler loves it!

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I use my maya wrap still, and dd is 40 lbs, and ds is 30 lbs. but, I can't carry them for as long in the sling as I can with the backpack, which has padded shoulder straps and places the weight on your pelvic bones, instead of your shoulders/neck.

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Has anyone tried Jackpack baby carrier? I'm considering to get one for my little boy.
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padded mei tai!

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Another vote for the Ergo - I carried DD (then 14 months) all over Disney in that thing. And I have a bad back (had surgery three years ago). The Ergo is great!

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