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I don't know if anyone else has seen this commercial, but I was watching TV and this commercial comes on. It starts with this babies face and you can see that the baby is in a carrier of some sort. It talks about how great of a time this is to live (it is some sort of healthplan or healt company commercial) because of all of the developments being made. Then at the end it zooms out and you see this baby is strapped in this carrier to its mom's back and is facing out and facing another baby being carried the same way by his father. The carrier looks super comfy, and dh has expressed interest in trying one, but I don't know what it is. Any ideas?
 

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OMG me and a friend of mine were just talking about that commercial today and wondering the same thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I hope someone knows. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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Ooh I'm curious as well, never seen a commercial about a baby carrier <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oh yeah! I have seen that commercial and thought it looked kinda comfy too. For some reason I got the impression it was European? What was the commercial for? Sometimes you can go to that company's website and they might have info about their commercial......
 

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The only carrier I know about that allows you to wear a baby facing out on the back is the Baby Trekker. I haven't seen the commercial since we don't have channels. Does it look like this <a href="http://www.babytrekker.com?" target="_blank">http://www.babytrekker.com?</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.babytrekker.com/movies.htm" target="_blank">http://www.babytrekker.com/movies.htm</a>
 

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How weird. I knew that a Baby Trekker was used in <i>My Baby's Daddy</i> because I recognized it, but I didn't realize the Vin Diesel movie also used a Trekker.<br><br>
Sheesh, I have one and I don't think it's that great, but I was able to nurse in it.
 

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This was discussed on TBW and I'm pretty sure that it was a BabyTrekker. But I think is some question as to whether this is a good way to carry a baby. I think it puts pressure on their spines? Not sure, can anyone confirm?
 

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That's it!!! Dh is totally interested in this, but it is awfully expensive. Maybe I will keep an eye out for one used. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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iris0110, try the for sale or trade board at <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a>. If you post an in search of, they might be able to help you locate one more cheaply.<br><br>
TheBabyWearer also has information on the whole position issue. The research is kind of murky, but you baby will tell you if they aren't comfortable.
 

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Very easy to find cheap on <a href="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=baby+trekker&category0=" target="_blank">ebay</a>. I did a search for you.<br><br>
I used to sell these at Mothersville. I think they are definitely more comfy for the parent than something like a Bjorn, because they are more heavily padded in the straps, and they have a wide padded waist strap so all the baby's weight is not hanging from your shoulders. The way the straps go across the top also makes it more nursing-friendly than other similar carriers. Cons are that it is a bit bulky, and looks less streamlined than similar carriers. Their newer model, the First Journey, has a more streamlined, mainstream look if you care about that. But the crotch on the FJ is even more narrow IIRC.<br>
If you buy one used, ask if the waits strap is buckle or velcro. The velcro is loud, which you don't want if the baby falls asleep in the carrier and you want to lay him down.
 

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I just have to say that although I've never used one personally with my DS, I did have a friend who used it with her daughter and the girl always looked like she was choking to me. That padding across the top there was always right at her neck (or when she did grow big enough that it wasn't cutting into her neck, she was always chewing on it) - so I don't know - if you have a very young baby or small one, I'd say look at something else like the Ergo.
 

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I tried the First Journey and got rid of it pretty quickly. It's quite cumbersome - we called it the "four-legged octopus," we always had straps waving everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The whole "baby facing out on your back" thing also seems pretty dangerous to me, and is not easy to accomplish.<br><br>
I much much much prefer a mei tai or a wrap.
 

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I'm not sure how you'd get it on safely. And, I'm not sure how good it is to have the baby facing outward. It just doesn't seem like a natural position to me.<br><br>
But it does look pretty cool.
 

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You lay the carrier out on the bed, lay the baby on top of it on his tummy, sit in front of the waist belt and buckle it on, then lean back and grab the straps and pull the carrier up and onto your back.
 
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