For anyone new to baby wearing this site is THE place to go to learn more about carriers and it has a used board:
But does anyone know what a good newborn carrier for a person with a bad back/neck would be? I want to wear my baby, but I'm worried about it hurting.
I found that a moby wrap was the most comfortable for the first 6 months or so. It spreads baby's weight over your shoulders, across your back, and down through your hips so no one area is getting too much weight. really, anything with a two shoulder carry and a waist strap is most likely going to work ok. I like the wraps best because you can also slide them around and redistribute the weight a bit as needed.
Just try to avoid the bjorns! They aren't ideal for baby or mama's backs.
I think I will get a nice stretchy cotton summery wrap for this babe. I have mei tais, ring slings, an Ergo etc. for older babes, but I want a snuggly tiny baby wrap.
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I really want to wear my baby. Right now on my baby registry (which I'm keeping private until February, probably) I have a Moby wrap and an Ergo. Will I need anything else? Mostly other people will be buying us stuff for the babe, so I don't want to put excessive stuff on there, no matter how cute it is! I'm also trying to keep everything color-neutral so DH can babywear as well.
There are a few other carriers I'd like, but they are low on my list since I have diapers and such to get. lol I have plenty of others that I should be able to use just fine.
I have a Baby Bjorn--not a fan...hurts my back...plus I worry about the baby's hips
I have 2 padded ring slings...these are "extras" that stay in the car--I don't particularly care for padded ring slings..too hard to adjust.
I have a Maya Mama Baby ring sling...LOVE IT--my son just recently outgrew it (actually I can still carry him on my hip with it, but, hurts my back to carry him on front....he thinks he gets to nurse whenever he is in it anyway lol...I used it a lot for the first full year putting him to sleep.
I have a Podeagis that I just learned how to use...it is my back-up for whenever I wash my Ergo.
I think I may buy a Moby--I borrowed one from my mom when my DS1 was newborn and really liked it a lot, so I may just invest in my own now. On the other hand I may go for something like a Mei Tie that could be more easily paired with the Ergo for double carrying---I hope not to do that often....but, who knows what life will be like lol
I'd like to get an MT or a Moby. But is a Mei Tei redundant when you already have an ergo?
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Has anyone here had any experience with the adjustable pouches, like the Mamas Milk or Kangaroo Korner? .
Never tried the mamas milk one though the velcro idea is interesting.
Has anyone here had any experience with the adjustable pouches, like the Mamas Milk or Kangaroo Korner? I used a hotsling like crazy with my dd, and then figured out how to nurse in a ring sling and loved that, then got an Ergo when she was about 13mo old (got it for free for demoing it at a baby stuff expo). That was the only carrier that dh would "do". We lived in the DC area temporarily then, and we took here all over the whole touristy everything in DC in that.
I only tried the fleece KK, which is incredibly awesome, but way too warm for summer. I have not tried the cotton one, and haven't heard many reviews, either.
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SO if you need a new one, get it now, rather than later.
So I really don't NEED anything, although everyone keeps telling me to get a Moby or something for the first few months.
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I was living in Pennsylvania when my 4th was born (he was born in the spring)
I could not stand to wear anything but a very airy wrap
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Then I got a ring sling (Taylormade slings) that I really liked but it was a large and the tail hung to my knees which I hated so I sold it.
Solarveil is an open weave but still blocks the sun. I liked that the breezes could get thru and it was still stretchy. The only bad part is that they need to be washed a fair number of times before they get soft IMO. I thought they felt a bit scratchy when they're new.
I'm definitely looking at getting a solarveil pouch or sling but it looks like the company is not making the fabric anymore so I'm already scouting around so I'm sure to get one before they're "gone forever"
I have a Hotsling pool pouch, made of a double layer of solar veil.
It is brilliant! I did not get much use of it with my winter baby obviously, but I expect to use it a lot next summer.
With my 4th baby, I used it all the time and he never got a burn - and it was very airy too. I can see how a ring sling would work better to offer full protection for a big baby, but with a tiny one, a pouch is plenty.
I use both a Mei Tai and Ergo with my son and love them both.
I tried a couple of different ring slings, but never liked them. I really loved my Kozy Carrier and I'm thinking about getting another one (I gave mine away). I was thinking that I might want to try a Moby Wrap, but I see some of you are saying they're warm (South Louisiana in the summer is beyond warm). The Beco looks nice!
I have an Ergo and a new native and a pretend new native. I also have a Mei Tai but that one doesn't get SO much use because it is such a PIA to tie and untie.
I am shopping for an Ergo for my SIL right now. I looked at the Beco's but the seem more 'mother only' than the Ergo and my BiL is going to be doing some serious chilcd