When my daughter was little I bought a ring sling and tried out a few front pack carriers from Target. They all hurt me so bad, I ended up just carrying her all the time and stopped caring that the house was a wreck. But my daughter is going to be a little miffed if I can't play with her because I am always holding the baby so I need some hands free options this time.
The worst pain in my back is up around my shoulders. The only way I can wear a back pack of any kind is if it has a waist strap. But I am starting to get some low back issues too as I get older (yes, I do see a chiropractor and a reflexologist).
Anyway, what are my least painful options?
I'm thinking Moby when the baby is newborn and an Ergo later on? Am I right?
You might also consider a mei tai, for the versatility and the ability to get baby high up on your back from almost day one. I find back carrying to be much more comfy for longer term carries than front carries, even in a wrap. You can also get a serious woven wrap and do back carries with a newborn, but my personal preference is for the mei tai as I find it quicker and less cumbersome than a woven wrap.
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