I need moms opinions on what baby carrier to use

Amy - posted on 02/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




My daughter is going to be turning one next month and is very attached to me. If she sees me she starts crying until I get her even if she's with her father. I saw a mom with a Moby carrier today and looks like I would be able to get stuff done around the house with it but then thought maybe other moms recommend something else. So if you used a baby carrier what did you use and did you and your baby both like it. Thanks in advance for your help!


Jocelyn - posted on 02/27/2011




I used a Cuddly Wrap (same as a Moby wrap) and I loved it when my kids where really little.
Once they got past 20 lbs or so, I prefer my mei tai baby carrier. There are TONS of different brands out there, but essentially they are all the same--a square of fabric with 4 long ties lol. I made mine myself. There are also some really nice ones on etsy.

Mary - posted on 02/27/2011




Since your daughter is already one, I'd definitely go with the Ergo. It's good for up to 45lbs, and is amazingly easy on your back. My daughter is now 27 months, and weighs about 30lbs. We use the Ergo to walk our dogs a few miles each day; she loves it, and I am not even remotely sore afterwards. I have also used it with her to shovel snow, grocery shop, or at outdoor festivals when she is tired of walking. She even falls asleep in it when tired!

I absolutely love it, and cannot say enough good things about it. It is by far my most essential piece of baby paraphenalia.

Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2011




the moby wrap is great but i've found that its harder to use and less comfortable with an older baby. the moby has a 35lb weight limit but i found that once my son got to be 20lbs, the fabric is just too stretchy...he would just end up sagging and i would constantly have to adjust him, or completely re-tie it. if you do want a wrap, woven wraps work waaaay better for an older baby/toddler. they don't have any stretch to them, and are therefore safe to use for a back-carry position as well (moby is not safe for a back-carry)

with soft structured carriers you want to avoid the baby bjorn, and others that are similar. we in the babyweraring community refer to them as "crotch danglers" because the bit that goes between the legs is simply not wide enough and can hurt the development of the spine and hips. if you want a soft structured carrier, go with the Ergo baby carrier, or a similar style. with the ergo, the bit that is between the legs is nice and wide because you always want baby to be in a seated position with knees spread wide, and high up.

until we get our Ergo, i carry my 15 month old son on my hip in a ring sling. it worked great when he was smaller and less bulky but he is starting to get in the way now. hopefully we'll have our Ergo within the month.

i do most of the chores with my son on my hip. i vacuum, put away clean dishes, laundry (washing and folding), take out the trash and recycling, wipe down counters, walk the mail to the mailbox down the block. we never even bother bringing a stroller when going shopping.

babywearing...well, for us its toddlerwearing now...has been a lifesaver. we ♥ it.

Medic - posted on 02/27/2011




I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Moby wrap. Yes I can get anything done with it on although now that my daughter is 13 months I make her play while I do stuff. I still use it when we shop.


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Amy - posted on 02/27/2011




Katherine were you still able to get stuff done around the house with that like vacumming and folding laundry?

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