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I have a 16 month old, and I need something that will allow me to do some light housework (sweeping, dishes, folding clothes, etc...) while she hangs out or sleeps. I have a kissasling, but it is terribly uncomfortable to me the way it cuts into one shoulder and never stays tight or secure enough with all her wiggling. I'm thinking a back carrier might be best for us, but I didn't know if a baby could actually sleep in one. I've looked at the Ergo, and it seems a little pricy, but I'd be willing to try it if other moms have found it good for back carrying and the baby sleeping. Any suggestions?<br><br>
Not real experienced with the sling-thing,<br>
Becki
 

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I just got the Ergo yesterday and I really like it. DS will be able to fall asleep in it, he is 21 months old.<br><br>
I have a Maya that he still falls asleep in but not on my back and its getting hard to carry him on only one shoulder. The way I looked at the price of the Ergo was, we had been wanting to start going on short hikes now that DD is 4 years old but DS could not handle it so we decided to get a back pack but the good ones are $200 or more and then I would only use it for hiking and stuff, not for shopping and around the house because its too bulky. The Ergo can be used hiking or anywhere else and is small enough to fit into the diaper bag when not in use.<br><br>
So yes it is expensive and I was not going to get it because of the price but then once I thought of it as a back pack and not a sling, it was easier to spend that much on it, and that is how I got DH to agree on it. LOL
 

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i just got a mei tai yesterday... it carries on the back in the same way as the ergo (which i haven't tried), only it has straps that tie rather than the buckles. i bought it for my up and coming baby, but last night i put my grumpy 2 year old in it on my back, and i was able to load and unload the dishes comfortably. i imagine that i would be even MORE comfy if i didn't have a big round mama belly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
for my last two babies i used a maya wrap, but having the weight more on one shoulder than the other made my uncomfortable... and i have big big babies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> i also used a baby bjorn when they were both infants... but i hear that the mei tai is better for their spines...<br><br>
check out:<br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.freewebs.com/freehand/index.htm</a> - where i got my mei tai (she has some on ebay too)<br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.equanimitybaby.com/meitai.html</a><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.kozycarrier.homestead.com/</a>
 

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I ditto the Asian Baby Carrier. I have a Kozy, and DD will sleep on my back. It's pretty much the only way she'll go to sleep w/out nursing.
 

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I use my ellaroo wrap alot and podeagi. My 2 yr dd loves the podeagi the most. I will use a pouch sometimes- just depends.<br>
~Danielle
 
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