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Hello<br><br>
I've always loved using the baby bjorn where possible when doing things around the house. However it's not working anymore since baby is more active and about to outgrow it and I can't see over his head anymore, despite adjustments! I love the feeling of having his 'attached' and would like to take advantage of him being portable while I can.<br><br>
I know if I were to do it again I would do things differently. If there is ever another baby I would hope to wear him/her as much as I could manage.<br><br>
Can anyone suggest a carrier that would get me further? I am short and quite stout and baby is 8 months old, just over 20 pounds. I'd love to be able to cook, do dishes, vacuum, that sort of thing. I HATE coming home from work only to put him down to get things done.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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I just got a wrap (from Gypsy Mama) because my dd is outgrowing the Baby Bjorn, too. (And it's really uncomfortable for me.) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the wrap!!! So far I've only used the front cross carry, but that's really similar to the way she's held in the Baby Bjorn. It's so comfortable, too... her weight is spread out on my shoulders, hips, and back... not so much on my neck like the BB.<br><br>
... and the first time we used it I got lots of compliments. Some, of course, on how cute dd is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but one about how stylish the carrier is! Gotta love that!
 

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wraps are the best for household chores...hotslings are great for out and about errands when you need to pop baby in and out...so glad you guys are done with the bjorn...not the most comfy for you or baby! you have endless options...go to <a href="http://www.attachedtobaby" target="_blank">www.attachedtobaby</a> or <a href="http://www.wearyourbaby.com" target="_blank">www.wearyourbaby.com</a>, and considering buying the motherhood reprint of babywearing...from issue 140 i think...it was really comprehensive! explains pros and cons of each styl of carrier, makes recommendations.
 

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I think a supportive woven wrap (not a stretchy wrap) or a mei tai (Asian-style baby carrier, good brands are Kozy, Babyhawk, and Sachi among others) would suit your needs, especially if you practice getting him up on your back! It will be much comfier for you to carry him on your back than on your front.
 

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I'm a Kozy lover. I'm still learning how to get DD on my back, but even on my front I don't get any back pain. She's about 15 pounds now.
 

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thanks so much for the recommendations!! You ladies rock, so glad I found this place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am going to buy the Kozy wrap today. I can't wait to get it. I wish someone had given me one of these instead of the vibrating chair, but while I can't turn back time, I can take advantage of the time we have left.
 
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