March 2013 Moms

Baby Carrier

So, I received the Chicco Ultrasoft Carrier and I HATE it!  It is so unconformable and so hard to get my baby in and out of the darn thing.  I live in a big city and do LOTS of walking so a good carrier is a must.  Please recommend your carrier and what you like about it.  Thanks!
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  • i live in Chicago and walk EVERYWHERE so i have a few i love my baby k'tan wrap and my beco similar to an ergo. i borrowed my friends ergo and thats super great too, if i could justify another one id get an ergo, but the beco is too similar.
    my moby is okay, but too hot, and the baby bjorn was used for about 2 wks with my first before i hated it so much i got the beco
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    i live in Chicago and walk EVERYWHERE so i have a few i love my baby k'tan wrap and my beco similar to an ergo. i borrowed my friends ergo and thats super great too, if i could justify another one id get an ergo, but the beco is too similar.
    my moby is okay, but too hot, and the baby bjorn was used for about 2 wks with my first before i hated it so much i got the beco


    um sorry half of my punctuation disappeared....
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  • I just bought the Boba Air and I love it! It is so lightweight, folds into itself, and is easy to use. The only down side is there isn't much padding on the shoulder straps and I could see it becoming uncomfortable when she gets heavier. 
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  • I had an Ergo and hated it so I returned it. A friend gave me her Catbaby Pikkolo and I am OBSESSED. Its ergonomic, soft, can be worn backpack or cross strap, baby can face out or in, be on your back, front, or hip, and it comes in a ton of adorable patterns. Its also easy to stash in the diaper bag.
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  • Def a Tula or Kinderpack.
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  • Love love love the ergo
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  • Just an FYI that they're is an Ergo sale on Gilt right now for less than 100!
  • I have a bjorn, and love it.  Super easy to use, and he passes out in it every time. It won't be great when he gets heavier though, at which point I will likely get an Ergo if I want to keep wearing him.
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  • We have a ktan and an ergo. I have heard a lot of good things about the beco butterfly
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  • I have the Beco Butterfly and love it but tbh, I've never used it with an infant.  DS was about 6 months when I got it for him and so far DD has only been in the Moby.  It does come with an infant insert though.  I'm sure it would work well.

    There is also the Beco Gemini which allows for additional holds.  The butterfly lets you carry on the front (baby facing in) and on your back.  The Gemini allows for front carry facing in OR out, hip carry, and back carry.  I believe it is also less "structured".

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  • image KMac570:
    I have a bjorn, and love it.  Super easy to use, and he passes out in it every time. It won't be great when he gets heavier though, at which point I will likely get an Ergo if I want to keep wearing him.

     

    i love the bjorn! and when i nannied i used it with the little girl until she was 8 months. she loved it.. its the only thing that kept her calm! and i was preggo when i wore it and i didnt think it was uncomfortable at all. 

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    Just an FYI that they're is an Ergo sale on Gilt right now for less than 100!

    Thanks!

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  • image jen1022l:
    i live in Chicago and walk EVERYWHERE so i have a few i love my baby k'tan wrap and my beco similar to an ergo. i borrowed my friends ergo and thats super great too, if i could justify another one id get an ergo, but the beco is too similar. my moby is okay, but too hot, and the baby bjorn was used for about 2 wks with my first before i hated it so much i got the beco

    I'm in Chicago too!  So, a good carrier is a must.  What were the differences between the Ergo and Beco for you?  I'm still trying to decide!

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    I have a k'tan, a Beco Butterfly (2?), and an Ergo.  I love my Ergo, but I didn't get it until my older girls were about 1.  I used it a ton for back carries and can actually still put them in it today if I needed/wanted to (30ish and 35ish lbs). I got the Beco because it was on mamabargains and you can use it with little ones without an additional insert (the Ergo infant insert just looks a little unstable for me although there are plenty of people who use it and love it).  I like the Beco a little more than the k'tan for a little one because it just feels more sturdy/stable.  With the k'tan, I feel like I still need to keep a hand on her.  Also, the k'tan is sized, so it's not quite as flexible (wearing it over multiple layers, both you and DH using it if you are different sizes, etc). 
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  • I have a K'tan and a Beco Gemini. I use the K'tan for around the house because the fabric is very comfortable and I can sit comfortably while wearing LO in it. I use the Beco Gemini for outings. It is sturdier and distributes the weight really well, which is important for me because I have a bad back. I chose the Beco over the Ergo, because it works better with newborns and small babies. From what I heard, the Ergo is good after 6 months, while I planned to do most of my babywearing from 0-6 months. 
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  • I have the K'tan and Ergo (with an infant insert) and both are comfortable, but LO gets really sweaty in them. Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure how to cool her down and so I dont feel comfortable carrying her for long.
  • Looove our Becco Gemni baby can face in or out or be on back. Infant to larger. Adjustable for DH and me
    Great back support. Sturdy. Better seat area for DS. Fun prints/colors. Highly recommend!

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  • Lillebaby Nordic. It is sturdy, supportive, versatile, and only costs 80 bucks which is a steal for how great it is.

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  • I just recently tried the Pognae carrier and it was great!  I have a petite frame (5'0") and i thought it fit better than the ergobaby I used a couple of times before.  The shoulder pads are well-padded and the light mesh on them doesn't scratch up your skin.  I also loved the vent, since it kept my baby from being damp all the time. 
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