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Old 03-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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Re: Need a rec for a toddler carrier for a kid in the 95th+ percentile...

You might want to take a look at this site:
She has a chart that lists all (like ALL) of the pros & cons of some on the more popular baby & toddler carriers. This chart helped us decide on a Boba, and we LOVED it!
Here is her FB page, where you can ask about specific carriers:

Important things to look for: Their legs should be at a 90 degree angle and their back should be fully supported. Any carrier that is going to support a large child (older infant or toddler) should buckle AT YOUR HIPS (not your waist) in order to properly distribute your child's weight without putting too much pressure on your back or shoulders. Your child should be worn high (like at the level of your ribs, not your waist), whether front carry or back carry, or you & they will not be properly supported.
The Boba had all of this, as well as a bunch of nice features (like foot supports and comfort straps). My physical therapist confirmed a lot of the advice that I listed above, fyi. Try it on ahead of time, and put your child in it. If it feels at all unstable or you feel like you must support your child with your hand while they are in the carrier, then it is not a good one.
Good luck, mama!
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