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DS loves being in the Moby wrap but he's getting a tad heavy & i'd like something that's a bit faster to put on.<br><br>
So, what should I try out? Ergo? Beco Butterfly? Beco 4th Generation? Mai Tai? Others? Tell me the pros & cons....<br><br>
DS loves to face forward can he do that in these carriers?<br><br>
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I would like to try a Beco. But I do have an Ergo and a BH mei-tei. Both bought used. They are great. Good for different things. The BH is good for long usage as it's more comfy for lounging in. The Ergo is good to use at the store, but harder to nurse in.
 

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I(well we) have an Ergo, bought it because DD started to get way too heavy for wearing in a sling, plus we were going on a trip to Mexico with her when she was 16 months. Let me tell you it is great, I like all the different ways to wear DD, plus it's not "girly" looking like so many of the Becos and BH's, plus DH and I both are not "knot" people, I like the buckles. DH wears it like a sling on his hip, it's great because we could wear our DD who is probably at least 25lbs on our fronts while traveling and could also wear her on our back, drawbacks they need to make these suckers a tad bigger, DH and I both are not huge, but are at the end of the straps. Other than that we love our Ergo. HTH.
 

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We got the Ergo mainly because I wanted something that DH and I could both share.<br>
I really wanted a Becco, because I think they are prettier, but could not justify paying the extra $$$ just for that (yes, I am cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">)<br>
I seriously considered a babyhawk as well, because I think they are beautiful and the fabric choices are great, but in the end I knew from a practical standpoint (at least for DH) that the clips of the ergo would be better if I expected him to use it. (he refuses to use the moby because he says its too much work :roll<br>
I have to say, I think the ergo is great (not having tried any of the others) It is very comfortable- carries both my 31lb 2.5 yo or 14lb 2.5 month old with no problem, and while it is a little utilitarian-looking, it does its job well and is liked by both DH and I. It does not do a forward-facing carry, though. They have a whole blurb why it doesn't (and why FF isn't recommended) on their website.
 

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At this point if you're planning on wearing for a bit longer and only going with one carrier I'd stick with an SSC. Don't get me wrong, you can wear an older child in a MT, for a long time even, but an SSC is going to be much more supportive. Once my DS hit 15lbs it was getting hard to wear him in a wrap, but I could still wear him in my BH. As he reached 20lbs I started to notice that I couldn't keep him on me for more than an hour or I'd constantly be readjusting the straps trying to stay comfortable.<br><br>
I opted for the Beco over the Ergo b/c (1) I wanted something pretty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">, and (2) the design/body of it. I read up on TBW about it and found out that some preferred the slightly longer body. This was a must for me b/c I have a long torso and so does DS who is also pretty tall. He likes to lean all the way back and try to hang upside down when being worn so I wanted as much fabric holding him up as I could. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Even though I wanted a girlier pattern, I chose the Metropolis print b/c DH kept commenting on how it was the least girly and he'd actually wear it. And he does! I was shocked, I honestly thought I'd end up having to buy an Ergo too (not that I would mind or anything <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).
 

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How do you get your husbands to wear your Little Ones...DH looks at me as if I have two heads whenever I suggest it. he doesn't have a problem carrying DS...but to actually wear him... he flat out refuses.<br><br>
So I guess that gives me the excuse to go with the prettier Beco! =)
 

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My fave MT (and I basically ONLY use MT's...I did love the Hotsling for the nb stage though) is Kozy. <a href="http://www.kozycarrier.com" target="_blank">www.kozycarrier.com</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got the Ergo mainly because I wanted something that DH and I could both share.<br>
I really wanted a Becco, because I think they are prettier, but could not justify paying the extra $$$ just for that (yes, I am cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">)<br>
I seriously considered a babyhawk as well, because I think they are beautiful and the fabric choices are great, but in the end I knew from a practical standpoint (at least for DH) that the clips of the ergo would be better if I expected him to use it. (he refuses to use the moby because he says its too much work :roll<br>
I have to say, I think the ergo is great (not having tried any of the others) It is very comfortable- carries both my 31lb 2.5 yo or 14lb 2.5 month old with no problem, and while it is a little utilitarian-looking, it does its job well and is liked by both DH and I. It does not do a forward-facing carry, though. They have a whole blurb why it doesn't (and why FF isn't recommended) on their website.</div>
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It was surprisingly the opposite for my dh. With my brown and pink BH, he liked that it was girly so people would stop calling LO a boy. He hates the Ergo with a passion, but loves the BH.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do you get your husbands to wear your Little Ones...DH looks at me as if I have two heads whenever I suggest it. he doesn't have a problem carrying DS...but to actually wear him... he flat out refuses.<br><br>
So I guess that gives me the excuse to go with the prettier Beco! =)</div>
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Well, it started before our first was even born! He just HAD to have a Snugli so he grandmother bought him one. He wore her everywhere, all the time. I wore her a little around the house, but it squished my boobs and kill my back for long periods of time.<br><br>
So when our second was coming along I had to find something so I bought a hotsling. DH wasn't thrilled and was annoyed that I gave the Snugli away. So we graduated to a wrap and a MT. He wouldn't go near the wrap, and was leary of the MT. When I showed him that he could wear the MT backwards so that the pattern didn't show then he got into it. He really liked that he could wear DS at 15lbs or so in the MT, but he knew he could never do that in the Snugli. So, I asked him for a Beco and he jumped on board, he just made sure it wasn't girly and now he probably wears it more than I do.
 

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nak<br>
another vote for the Ergo!<br>
switched from the Moby around 17 pounds as it would sag and cut into our shoulders.<br>
dp and I both really like it, and it supports our ds (6 months and 20 pounds) really well. easy to use, even the back carry is easy to do! the video helps!<br>
only drawback is, as pp said, inward facing only -- some say this is best, but ds loved facing out in the wrap and sometimes gets irritated in th Ergo since he can't always see what's going on . . . but he's getting used to it, and i often do things "to the side" a bit so he can see<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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