Ann-Marie - posted on 07/01/2009
Depends on your purpose. The BabyHawk is awesome. (and so is the Moby, Beco, Ergo and many many more.) I think of baby carriers as shoes....some people like a lot of different pair - one for each occasion. Flip flops, hiking boots, high heels, strappy sandals, etc. Other people prefer to have one or two versatile pair that they use for everything. Same with carriers. Some people have a lot so they can choose which one they want depending on what they are doing. Others prefer to have one or two that are really versatile and can be used for almost any situation. For instance, pouch slings and ring slings are great for newborns, nursing, and hip carries. A soft structured carrier (Beco, Ergo) are great for carrying a lot of weight for longer periods of time. They can be worn on the front or back and disperse the weight onto your hips. The Mei Tai (BabyHawk) is versatile and is simple. It doesn't have as much padding as the soft structured carriers, but it also doesn't have the bulk. The less padding means as your child gets older/heavier, it won't be AScomfortable as something with more padding. That's not to say that it won't still work for many people, it's just that you might start feeling uncomfortable after wearing your baby for an hour vs with a more padded carrier, it might be 2 hours.
Charity - posted on 06/27/2009
I have a babyhawk and it is ok. My little guy was too hot in it so I am going to wait until he gets bigger to try it again. I did use it on my 2 1/2 yr old and he really liked it on my back. I have a moby that I use for my 2mo old and he loves loves it and so do I . It is a little tricky to learn how to wear it first but once you do it a couple times it is cake. I love it and can wear him for hours and it doesn't hurt my back. So I would just say it depends on how old your LO is and how hot the temp is. Just my opinion tho.
Christa - posted on 06/25/2009
i just bought one, i like it but i would like one that doesn't need to be tied in the back, i don't like the knot. if there was a cross between the ergo baby (which my friend swears by) and the babyhawk i would get it. try out the ergo baby, apparently very comfortable, it didn't fit me properly, i have a long torso
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