Baby carrier for heavy newborn?

Evangelyna - posted on 08/18/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )




I just had my "little" boy 19 days ago, he was 9lbs 14oz 22-1/2inches at birth, he actually GAINED weight his first day lol and then lost a little and regained. At his 2 week check up he was 10lbs 15oz. I'm guessing he's up to 11lbs by now if not a little more since he's ALWAYS hungry, if this is any indicator I'm going to have to buy a farm just to feed this boy when he's older haha.

Anyway, I really want to find a baby carrier that won't kill my back and shoulders for times when I don't feel like dealing with his stroller. I tried using a wrap (different wrapping techniques and different fabrics), my dad bought me a 3 position carrier that I tried today and I had to take it off after 15 minutes. Are there any specific brands that are comfortable for mommy and baby that will accommodate a large newborn?


Shayna - posted on 09/14/2013




I waited until my third (and last) kid to get a decent carrier, and I SO wish I had invested in it 4 years ago, when my oldest was born! I have this one: And it is AMAZING. They have sales occasionally, and you'll catch them if you 'like' lillebaby on Facebook. That was how we managed to afford it, when it seemed like such an unnecessary luxury. The selling points for me: It's wonderfully comfortable for me OR my husband to wear ANY of our 3 kids! Yes, I have carried my 40 lb 4 year old on my back in this thing! It comes with the infant insert, so you don't need to pay any extra to carry a baby who doesn't have great head control yet. It adjusts to different positions to support your baby's hips. It's recommended especially to women who are a little more top heavy, since it does NOT squish your boobs, and it's still SUPER easy to nurse in. I think it's easy to get in and out of, and I don't need any help to buckle or unbuckle it. And it's a nice light weight fabric, but incredibly sturdy. I wore it around the beach this summer, and even with the sun cover up, we weren't overly hot or sweaty. It was fantastic, every time I put the baby in so I had my hands free to chase his sisters in the sand and surf, he fell asleep in minutes. HIGHLY recommend Lillebaby carriers to anyone I meet. :) They also have amazing customer service, which is important to me.

Tamika - posted on 09/14/2013




Stay away from those cheap store carriers like bjorn. Get an ergo or beco, those others are vad for baby's posture and hurt mom often. They are not cheap, but at 12 months 25# I still use my ergo daily!


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Mary - posted on 09/08/2013




I think it's really just a question of individual preference. At that weight, I was still fine using a Bjorn carrier with her in the front. I could easily walk my two dogs with her in that carrier for an hour or more. WIth time and a bit of practice, I could even nurse her in that when we walked. I was 38 at the time, and have an old back injury, and it really didn't bother me at all. It wasn't until she got to be about 18-19 lbs that my back started to bug me after a mile or so.

At 19lbs, I switched to an Ergo carrier. It is a 3 position carrier, although I mostly used that with her on my back (she was 10 months at that point, and able to safely be on my back). That made a HUGE difference for me; she seemed almost weightless back there, and I could easily hike 5 miles with her and the dogs and not be even remotely sore afterwards. I used that thing up until she was 3.5, and just shy of the weight limit of 40 lbs. I know that sounds insane to many, but since I had been using a carrier everyday for these long walks since she was an infant, the weight increase was very gradual, and I just slowly got conditioned to it.

As for the hot daughter was a hotbox as well. It was especially bad when she was still nursing. I guess my own hormones were still out of whack, because I was unusually hot all the time. Even in the dead of winter, I wanted to sit outside in nothing more than a tank top after nursing her.

Evangelyna - posted on 09/08/2013




Thanks anyway. =) I don't use a diaper bag, just an old purse I had since I never used to carry a purse before. I'm starting to like the stroller a little more. It's a pain in the patootie at times but it's way to hot to have him strapped to me anyway. He runs so hot he's like a mini heater.

Patriciariggs - posted on 08/18/2013




I am very sorry, right now I don't know of any but will try to see if and what I can find out for You. Sometimes it is best to use a stroller that way You have the diaper bag on the bottom of the stroller and can easily carry Your purse and keys in hand so You have everything right where You need it, but please never leave your baby or keys let lone your purse out of your sight when out shopping or at the doctor's office. May God Bless You and Yours always.

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