Which baby carrier

Miranda - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi I'm needing help as to what type of baby carrier is best. I have a bb but found that with my son (20 months now) it hurt my back. I have heard that the hug-a-bub carrier is good and the ergo carier. Anyone have any of these and did they hurt your back and what weight did you find you could use them till? (having another bub in a few months so want something for when i don't want to take the big pram out)

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Kimberly - posted on 11/08/2009

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My son was 10 lb. 4 oz. when born and I carried him in the Moby wrap until he was 6 months or so old. We both loved it. The only reason really that we quit using it is that I found the length of fabric a teensy bit inconvenient to put on in public places. I then picked up an Ergo, which he started riding around in around 8 months maybe? and we love love love it. At first I wore him in front facing me, but then he switched to riding in the backpack configuration and we still do it occasionally and he's 18 months and 30 pounds! The reason we don't do it much is that I'm 8 months preggo and the strap digs into my belly too much. But I don't get a terrible amount of back pain carrying him, as long as it's not for tooo long. (An hour or two is probably my limit....) Hope this helps!

Katherine - posted on 11/08/2009

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I have a Moby Wrap, and love it to pieces. We're still using it, and my son is almost 23 pounds.

Marcy - posted on 11/08/2009

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I have used a babybjorn too, great when they are smaller but I have found that my HotSling is awesome and more versatile. Just a suggestion. I hear the Moby wraps are comfortable, but complicated to put on.

Miranda - posted on 11/08/2009

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No have not looked into sling as i figured it would prolly hurt my back too much. Thats why i was tossing up between the ergo and hug a bub as they seem to have the most back support.

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2009

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It verys on the manufacturer for the weight it is safe until, but I am really sorry to tell you that if you have a big boy like I do that all of them will hurt your back, just some in other ways then others lol! Sorry I couldnt be more helpful but it is the sad truth!

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