Hey all! I'm new to the board here. My husband and I for the most part practice attachment parenting with our new son born 4/12/2014. We haven't gotten into the baby wearing as much as I would like though. I used to Moby wrap when LO was first born, but I think its time for a soft-structured carrier.
I have to say, there are so many options and I am finding it a bit overwhelming! We would really like one carrier that would work for both my husband and I and during all seasons. My husband is 6'1 - average built and I am 5'3 - just barely plus-size. We live in a climate that has cold winters and warm/humid summers.
LO likes looking around, so I have been considering a carrier that gives a front facing option, but I am not sure this option is a deal breaker or not yet. Ones I am looking at that do this this are the Bjorn One (Mesh), Ergo 360, and Beco Gemini. For carriers without the front-facing option, I was looking at the Boba 4G, Beco Soleil, and Ergo Performance.
I'ld love you hear your feedback on the carriers above.
Thanks in advance and I am excited to be connecting with you all!
Re: Intro and Feedback Request on Soft-Structured Carriers
I'm 5'8 and DH is 6'2. We love our Boba 4G.
I remember they strongly recommend NOT putting young ones forward-facing on your stomach as this might lead to hip dysplasia and can be overstimulating. I wore DS forward-facing on my back. He could see, but still could turn head away if needed.
Dd is 17 lbs, and at this point I still use it for grocery shopping, but everywhere else she sits in the cart. I keep it in the car for places I don't want her in the cart and when I won't be there long enough to warrant the stroller.