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Hi! I'm new to this babywearing forum, so I apologize if anything similar as been asked recently.<br><br>
I am wondering if you all can recommend a good carrier/ sling for me. I am really wimpy (5'4'', 103 lbs, LOL) and my baby is a chunky 19 pounder. I have one Slingling (pouch), but my back hurts like crazy whenever I wear her in it. It also slips off my shoulders, no matter how I use it. I'm not sure it's the right sling for me.<br><br>
My baby is also a wiggler/ fusser so I want something that she will like. She doesn't care to be too confined. She tries to jump right out of the Slingling.<br><br>
I'd like to be able to wear her on my back, so I can get some stuff done around here. She wants me to be with her ALL THE TIME, always has, but at 9 months, I need to start getting my house clean again! I really LOVE the idea of wearing her, but I'm so wimpy and she's so hard to handle, I don't know if it is possible.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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How about a Beco? This is a structured, 2 shouldered carrier, easy on and off and not too confining, good for back carries. It is similar to the Ergo (but a little more expensive and with cute fabrics). I have heard that the Ergo is not so great for smaller, slim shouldered people and that the Beco is better. I have also heard that the Angelpack LX is supposed to be a good structured carrier for smaller people, too.
 

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It sounds like you have a pouch that is too big. That would make it slip from your shoulder and cause pain b/c the babe is hanging too low.<br><br>
For two shouldered back carries, you definitely need a mei tai or a beco/angelpack lx. The MT goes on with ties (see <a href="http://www.babyhawk.com" target="_blank">http://www.babyhawk.com</a> ) and the hybrids have buckles/clips (see <a href="http://www.ecobabies.com" target="_blank">http://www.ecobabies.com</a> ).<br><br>
If you can carry your babe, you can wear her, and really, wearing is EASIER than carrying. My 30 lb DS loses 10 lbs like magic when I get him on my back. If she doesn't like being confined, try to find a shorter bodied carrier so she can have her arms out (like a regular babyhawk as opposed to the taller toddlerhawk).<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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I definitely agree that you should get something that goes over both shoulders... a structured carrier, mei tai, or a wrap.
 

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I would think a woven wrap would be the best choice- they absolutely do the best job of distributing weight evenly.
 

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I agree with the PP that a structured carrier or MT sounds like your best bet. Although I agree that wraps are very comfy, with a wriggler/fusser, IME it's best to use something you can get on and off quickly and that allows them to have their arms and legs free (but then is easy to redo to keep their heads from falling if/when they fall asleep).
 
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