Which baby carrier do you all prefer?

Mariel - posted on 12/30/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if anyone has a Sleepy?
I've got a Moby and I love it to death (I've had it for both of my kids) but my 6 month old likes to squirm, so I was thinking of switching from the Moby to the Sleepy..
Any suggestions?!
Thanks!

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Sarah - posted on 02/21/2010

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I have a BabyHawk Mei Tai, and I love it. I also have a ring sling, which is easy for quick babywearing.

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Love the Moby for snuggling a newborn, Maya lightly padded ring sling for quick hip carries while running errands, hubby loves the Babyhawk met tai, and my favorite go-to carrier is the Beco Butterfly.

Laura - posted on 05/20/2009

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I also wanted to add that I have heard from LOTS of moms who LOVE their sleepy wrap!

Laura - posted on 05/20/2009

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Believe it or not I am actually liking a Snugli right now for my 4 month old! She only can face me in it, but she seems to love it. I think she'll be outgrowing it soon, and I"ll be back into my "hating the Snugli" thing like I was with my last kid. She is starting to be able to sit up on her own, so I have a feeling we'll be back to our trusty sling.



I have been looking at getting an Ergo, but I've seen a few less than favorable reviews on it over at diaperswappers.com so I'm a bit sketchy about throwing down the money for one. Although it appears you can resell them for almost as much as you pay for them new!

Cassandra - posted on 05/12/2009

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My favorite was my Moby Wrap and I still use it often, however as my son is getting bigger I am falling in love with my Peanut Shell.

Kylie - posted on 04/12/2009

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I love my Close Baby Carrier. My son - 2 months - loves it and sleeps so well in it. I wish I had it for my other 2 children who are now 4 & 5. It's really easy to use and super comfy! I now have 2 of them so when one is in the wash I can be wearing the other. 

Cheryl - posted on 04/08/2009

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I have a Moby and love it.  My little handful is 15 months and when she doesn't want to walk or be in the stroller I sometimes still put her in it.  It solves our "hold me, Mommy" syndrome but still allows me to use both hands. 

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Moby was ok for about 5-6 months. After that I had an Ergo, but the Beco has been the best, hands down. And I've owned more than my fair share of carriers.

Katy - posted on 03/09/2009

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I've heard Ergo's were very nice, and my sis in Berlin says a few of her friends swear by them. (still using my Moby until he gets too heavy tho)

Jamie - posted on 03/09/2009

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Hi - I'm new here and I just wanted to second the vote for the Ergo.  I was given one when I was pregnant and thought I was going to jump for joy when I started using it.  It is so incredibly comfortable.  I wore my first in the front carry position until about a year, I think, and then moved to backpack position.  She's 3 1/2 and I can still comfortably carry her in the back position.  Five - six months is the perfect time to start using the Ergo.  It can be used for infants below 5 months, but you have to put them in diagonally.  Once they can open their hips and straddle you (as it is intended to be used), that is when it is much, much preferable over any carrier I've seen.  I use a sling for my second still (hotsling) but cannot wait until she can get into the Ergo!  Only a few months to go (she's 3 months now).



 



P.S. I'm on Maui where the company is located and if you order the Ergo look for me in the instructional DVD.  I volunteered for the job because I came to love the carrier so much and heard the casting call over the radio.  I'm the first one you see (I say "diapers, wipes, and Ergo!") and my husband's the bald guy.  I don't work for the company or anything, just wanted to put in a good word for them.  The owner is very nice and very sincere in her desire to make babywearing easy and comfortable, even into the toddler/preschooler years.

Emily - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have a slightly stretchy homemade wrap that I still use occasionally with my current baby... who is now 14 months. She's only 17lbs though, so she's not real heavy. I prefer my mei tais for use with my toddlers.

Katy - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have used the Moby Wrap since birth, and at 6 months, we're still okay.. (we'll see as he gets bigger)

Karin - posted on 02/28/2009

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My favorite, hands down, has been the Beco Butterfly. We've used it since my daughter was about 4 months old because that's when she started objecting to the Peanut Shell pouch sling. We love our Beco because it's quick & easy to use, easy to adjust as the baby grows, very comfortable even for long walks, and has never give me any kind of backache or soreness, even with a big 14-month-old. It comes with a detachable hood for rain or sleeping. Plus it's easily washable and comes in lots of cute fabric options. We just love it to pieces, really. The only downside is, it says you can nurse in it but personally, i don't see how that would work unless you have a boob in the middle of your chest! But other than that, it's perfect.

Lindsay - posted on 01/25/2009

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I have many carriers and love them all for different reasons.  My pouch sling is great for when we're just heading out for a short while & my daughter probably won't be falling asleep (she sits upright in it).  The mei tai is our favourite for bus rides and long walks, and I zip my coat up around her.  We also have an Ergo that is good for hikes and I use that when I wear my daughter on the front (9 mos) and son on the back (2 yrs) - son goes in the Ergo and daughter goes in the mei tai. 



I loved our Cuddly Wrap when daughter was wee and new, but she is too heavy for it now and doesn't like being so covered in fabric.

Brenda - posted on 01/19/2009

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For stretchy wraps that can hold even after the baby stage (though all stretchy wraps will tend to need readjustment more the heavier the child) I like GypsyMama/Wrapsody http://www.gypsymama.com/

For woven wraps, Didymos, but that's my personal preference based on variety of colorways and weaves.

For mei tai- the Kozy. I still use it w/ 4yo DD on hikes.

Emily - posted on 01/10/2009

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I have a few, but my new favorite is my Baby K'tan.  It has a ton of holds, and always feels snug.  I have unusually large children too, and it keeps all of the weight equal on my back and shoulders.  It is a wrap, but easier to figure out because it is pre-looped and stays that way. 



 



http://www.babyktan.com/

Hannah - posted on 01/10/2009

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I used a Moby wrap for 0-6mo and a homemade Mei Tai after that. Fit all my needs- i'd wear my son for 4 hrs/day sometimes because I took him to work with me (as a barista).

Stasia - posted on 01/07/2009

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i LOVE the ergo. I had a few slings but had really bad backaches and a "nursing hunch" The ergo is great because it supports from the waist instead of getting all of the pressure on your shoulder(s). Its also nice because you can position your baby in different ways. I can cook with her on my back but I can enjoy her on my front and have cuddle time while walking/shopping etc.

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I prefer the ease of use of pouch slings, especially the ones I sell, DreamSlings, at www.DreamSlingShop.com because they replace your diaperbag too! all the other ones with stuff to tie and wrap and strap and loop just were too much work for me, but I'm getting really tempted to make a MeiTei if I have a new baby.

Good luck with your decision!

Peggy

Emily - posted on 01/01/2009

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Definitely work on figuring out the wrap! I didn't figure it out until my third was born, and it's been my favorite carrier since.

Kandi - posted on 01/01/2009

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Our favorites:
www.newnativebaby.com
Our daughter loved this one! Our son is 10 years older and began to call this sling the "magic sling" since she would snuggle in and get cozy- no matter how fussy she was.

www.hotslings.com
I liked this one but not as much as the new native sling

www.babyhawk.com
When our little one got to be 6 months old, this became a handy way to carry her and she loved the "birds-eye" view of the world. The problem? Breastfeeding was not easy in this but it was a comfy way to carry her.

I also have this one:
www.mayawrap.com
I have never mastered it and plan to do so with the baby I am currently growing.

Good luck to you!

Emily - posted on 12/30/2008

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I love my wrap for newborns and cold weather (I wear it under my coat and never have to take it off). I love my ring sling for older babies and warmer weather (my wrap gets really hot during the summer). And I love my mei tais for toddlers and back carries.

I've never heard of a Sleepy, but I discovered that front facing in the wrap, or back carries in the mei tai were easiest with a squirmy baby or toddler. But slings are easier to get baby in and out if they want to get up and down a lot.

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