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I have a 2 year old little boy, that I used a baby carrier (bjorn) with, and I hated it! I thought it would help, because he had acid reflux and would always spit up. All it did was hurt my back, and helped me to get even more throw up stains on my clothes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><br>
I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant with my second son, and I definately want to get a wrap to use with him. I went to a LLL meeting, and a woman had a Mei Tai, and I loved it! There are just so many out there. I have no idea what to look for in one or any other carrier. I saw one for $70 but is that a good buy, or is it expensive. Does the fabric make a big difference, or are they all the same. I'm so confused, but I want to start searching while I have the time. I'm looking for something that both my husband and I could use.<br><br>
Also, I interested in getting something for toddlers. My son is 29lbs. I read somewhere that they have some that hold up to 60lbs. Where could I find these? I thought it would be great for me to carry the baby, and my husband to carry the toddler. I know my son would love to be in one, because he loves to snuggle and cuddle. Once in a while he wants to get down, but I think he'll really like it if he sees his little brother in one. We co-sleep with him, and have since he was about 3 months. I also nursed him until he was 22 months. So he loves being close.<br><br>
TIA!! Sorry I wrote so much, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> but I really want to get everything I need before it starts to get too cold and snowy outside. I can just stay in and enjoy my last few months of pregnancy.<br><br>
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I would want something made of 100% cotton canvas. Kozy carrier is closed to new orders for at least a couple weeks, but if you could find one used that would be cool. If you are savvy with a sewing maching you could always buy the fabric, fleece (for padding) and find a pattern and make your own. The one I use is homemade and I love it.
 

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i would reccomend a pouch sling for the new baby and a mei tei for the older baby.<br><br>
i just got a mei tei the other day and i can't get over how wonderful it is. it lets me carry my daughter on my back so housework is so much easier. i can also get her on my back without any help, which is a big plus for me since i'm a single mom.<br><br>
i also have a pouch sling, which i made, and i love that one equally. very supportive and distributes weight evenly.<br><br>
if you're interested in a sling for a good price let me know, i make pouch slings and my friend makes mei teis [she made mine], and we could get you one of each for much less than $70.
 

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I personaly love mei-tai's for all ages but pouches( my favorite pouch is a peanut shell strechy knit one)are also great for newborns. $70.00 isn't a bad deal for a mei-tai but you can get a better deal if you don't mind gently used. The best brnads i've found are babyhawk, freehand, sachi, and Kozy.<br><br>
My favorite palce to get seconhand carriers besides the trading posts is is over on thebabywearer.com for sale or trade forum. So many great deals there and tons of help too about anything babywearing related!<br><br>
Also, check out <a href="http://www.nineinnineout.org" target="_blank">http://www.nineinnineout.org</a> to see if you have a local chapter in your area. That would be a great place to try on different carriers and get some help.
 

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Have you thought about a stretchy wrap like the [<a href="http:/url">http://www.mobywrap.com]Moby[/url</a>]? They are awesome with newborns and would give you a lot of options for both upright and cradled carries. At home you can just put it on as your shirt and pop the baby in and out as needed for lots of great skin-to-skin and easy bf access. For dh, do you think he'd prefer a hip carrier or a back carrier? A simple pouch makes a great hip carrier for toddlers and is very no-fuss. It's easy to find them in solid, Dad-friendly colors, too.<br><br>
I love MTs too, but they are not my favorite with newborns. I just really love a tradional one-shouldered sling, either a pouch or unpadded, open-tailed ring sling, because I like the option of the cradle positions, and to me they are simpler to get on and easier to change the baby's position without taking the baby out. I prefer MTs for back carries once they get a little bigger.
 
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