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Old 06-19-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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best back support?

What carrier do you feel provides the best back support with a front carry? I have back problems and want to see if I should try another carrier. Currently have a beco butterfly (I think butterfly not gemini) It works ok, but my back acts up very fast which may happen with any. I also don't really like having the panel between me and bubs and I know many carriers don't have that.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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A woven wrap because you can do so many different carries to suit you. You could also try a half buckle tai like an Olives and Applesauce or a custom wrap conversion mei tai like Obimama. That way you have straps that tie instead of buckle for better adjusting.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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How old is your baby? Back carries will always tend to be more comfortable than front carries, especially if you have a bad back...
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How old is your baby? Back carries will always tend to be more comfortable than front carries, especially if you have a bad back...
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She is 6 months but barely 13 pounds. My only reservation about back carry is I can't hear her or see her (I am deaf) so harder for me. I used a sleepy wrap when she was younger- didn't mind it but didn't love it either so not sure about a woven wrap. I suck at wraps!
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Re: best back support?

Stretchy wraps are very different from woven wraps, so even if you didn't love the Sleepy Wrap you may still really like a woven wrap! Another good option may be a mei tai made from a woven wrap (also known as a wrap conversion mei tai) or even just a regular padded waist mei tai with wider shoulder straps. Most people find the most comfort in a front carry when they can cross the shoulder straps in an "X" across their back. Woven wraps, mei tais, and some (but not all) soft structured/buckle carriers can do that.
Good luck in your search. I hope you find a comfy carrier soon!
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Hmmm I wonder if just a high back carry would be good, you could still see her over your shoulder. You can use a woven wrap or a mei tai...If you still want to try front carries what about a half buckle? Structured waist and mei tai top straps. A couple I like are the Olives and applesauce and angelpack half buckles
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maby ergo or mei tai??
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I like the Gemini for little ones with the straps crossed like an X or a Beco 4th Gen. I can't stand the Butterfly II for front carries (though it is one of my favorites for back carries).
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