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Okay, I'm probably asking too much of a baby carrier, but...(LOL!)<br><br>
Is there a carrier that great for newborns and toddlers, allows for easy and somewhat modest breastfeeding, and doesn't kill in the hips? I've tried ring slings and haven't been happy with them (ultimately, someone is always on the wrong side!) and we have an ergo, which DP really likes but it is really hard on my hips with my toddler (who is going on two and is only 34" and 24 lbs).<br><br>
I really like the wraps and am drawn to the k'tan, the sleepy wrap, storchenweige (sp?), and the uber expensive didymos. Do any of these work well for what I'm asking?<br><br>
Oh, and is it even remotely possible to wear my toddler and (future) newborn at the same time? Is there a carrier for that??<br><br>
Thanks!!!<br>
Samantha
 

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i would say the most versatile is definitely a good quality woven wrap. second to that would be a sturdy, larger-bodied MT (like a Kozy).<br><br>
wearing two babies at once is totally possible, and there are a lot of ways to do it. probably the easiest way to do it solo is to use two MT's. put baby on your front first, tie beneath baby's bum. then put baby on your back with backpack style straps, tie beneath that baby's bum.<br><br>
you can also do it with a very long wrap in a similar way.<br><br>
i think your best bet with a heavier toddler if you are interested in a wrap would be a storchenwiege. they are nice sturdy wraps that are very supportive for heavier kiddos. a didymos or other GSW would be fine as well. you can always fine used wraps on FSOT at TBW. a used wrap is actually preferable, IMO, because it's nice and broken in. woven wraps can be a bit stiff when they're brand new. stay away from something like a sleepy wrap which is stretchy - those are only good with wee small babies.
 

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If I were to have only one carrier, it would be my super-expensive Didymos. It does everything, and IMO it's worth every penny. A lower quality wrap (I've tried them) just isn't as comfortable and long-wearing.<br><br>
I justified the expense by not buying a bunch of other carriers. I admire some people's extensive wardrobe of carriers, and I'd love, but it's the trade off I made. I also justified it on the basis of not getting a stroller until my child was one (and could therefore get away with a cheaper, less full-featured stroller) and not buying a crib at all (that's a couple hundred dollars right there). I've always said, if there was one piece of baby gear that I'd run back into the burning house to save, it would be my Didy.
 

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I think that wraps are the most versatile carriers. The baby K'tan offers the advantage of a wrap without all the material. The only thing Ive found is that for babies 20 plus pounds it starts getting a little stretchy.<br><br>
A meitai would also be a good one that meets all the things you are looking for.
 

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The sleepy wrap is way too stretchy for a heavy baby. DS is around 16 lb and I just graduated him to an Ergo. I do like all the different things you can do with it, like face forward which he LOVES, so I will probably still be using it occasionally but not for anything long-haul.
 

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Agree with the pps about a good quality woven wrap serving those purposes well. Storches are relatively less expensive. Buying used is great for the pocket and you get a softer, more pliable wrap. I don't know about wearing two at the same time.. I've seen it done in pics etc., but I imagine that doing so for a long period of time would be uncomfortable because of the sheer weight (I'm assuming one LO would be a toddler.)
 

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I would recommend a Storch wrap or a Kozy Mei Tai. Of course to wear two babies, you'll need two Kozy's or a really long wrap. Or maybe you can get one of each?!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I would recommend a MT. Of course, I start to feel like a broken record when I say that again and again. I have never felt the wrap love (maybe because I've never owned a storch)<br><br>
But I find my MT comfy for my 25 lb DD and occasionally comfy for my 37 lb DS. I've worn two MTs before - DS on my back and DD on the front.
 
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