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Old 04-23-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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For the newborn stage (0-3 months) I loved my peanut shell (fleece pouch).
Now, I love my Ergo. I can see it being my only carrier. Its no good for a newborn, though (I didn't get the infant insert- I thought spending 25$ on something I'd only use for a couple months max was silly; plus I'd already had the pouch from DS1). I like keeping the pouch in the diaper bag as a backup (it has lots of functions- burp cloth, nursing cover, blanket, changing pad...) The peanut shell was all I used with DS1 - up until he was 18m or so (and he was a big kid- ouch kiled my back!) thats why I went for the ergo this time- the double shoulder thing is great.
I have a Moby wrap too and though I like it, its not something I reach for; the whole wrapping and tying is too fussy for me, especially out and about. I prefer the simplicity of a pouch, and the no-brainer buckles on the ergo; I'm also a function over fashion kind of girl, too so looks weren't that important
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There are lots of great babywearing options in Germany that we can't get very easily here in the US....a lot of manufacturers won't ship to the US because of liability issues. Have you checked out the Manduca or some of the awesome Scandinavian Mei Tais?
I havent seen them, do you have a link to them??
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I do only have one (that I use, anyhow) and it's a Babyhawk MT. It's a lot easier for me than the ring sling was, it's supportive, and it's comfortable for long trips.
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BECO - love it with my 3 y/o and my girlfriend loves it with her newborn, no insert needed. It's WAY prettier than an ERGO IMHO.

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I'm a CHUNEI MAMA!!! I cannot, CAN-NOT live with out my Chunei!!! I love the ease, safety, and the way it takes away ALL the weight. I also love the fact that i can put my babies in the Chunei, and I have 2 free hands for WHATEVER!!! My Chunei has alos been a life saver- litterally! My baby has asthma, and the chunei helps him slow down his breathing and take deep breaths like mamma- so fewer asthma treatments! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my CHUNEI

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o wow i didn't know that the chunei did great wonders for you, Kellie.
but i am soooo glad you are enjoying it.

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I'm a CHUNEI MAMA!!! I cannot, CAN-NOT live with out my Chunei!!! I love the ease, safety, and the way it takes away ALL the weight. I also love the fact that i can put my babies in the Chunei, and I have 2 free hands for WHATEVER!!! My Chunei has alos been a life saver- litterally! My baby has asthma, and the chunei helps him slow down his breathing and take deep breaths like mamma- so fewer asthma treatments! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my CHUNEI

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For right now with my 17 mo. old, I would probably choose my Ergo or O&A SSC. But I would also want a short wrap so I could do rebozo hip carries, have a nursing cover, and be able to throw him on my back with the same wrap.

That said.... I really couldn't choose one carrier for all of my child's life from newborn through the toddler stage. A long wrap could work, but our weather is so wet here that a long wrap would be difficult to deal with while out of the house. A SSC is great for toddlers, but not great for most small babies.

For me, picking only one carrier is like trying to choose one pair of shoes to own... or one tool for my husband's tool box.... it just doesn't compute.
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Gypsy mama bali breeze wrap...
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