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Old 03-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #21
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

i like my maya sling for the tummy to tummy carry until about 15 lbs. a used one on craigslist is about 40 -50 bucks. then i splurged and got an ergo performance

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #22
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Agree with PPs that you really need two carriers - a Boba Wrap (Sleepy Wrap) for the newborn stage, then an SSC like a KinderPack once they're bigger. There are some carriers that "work" from newbie to toddler, but you will find yourself much more comfortable if you get the right carrier for the right age.

As far as cost, a good SSC is around $150, but I would gladly have paid twice that for the amount we use our KinderPack. Think of it less as a piece of cloth and more as a different (and better) kind of stroller.
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Mei tai or woven. Birth to preschool in either of those!

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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

I mei tie or woven wrap.
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

I lived in my ring sling when she was tiny and have recently switched to the Ergo when she got a bit bigger. I'm not a big fan of the Moby, but some people like it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #26
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Action baby carrier(lightweight so its cooler/comfy, easy to put on/off, DD/DH/Me love it.)..weight limit is 10-40lbs so you might need an insert/blanket for newborn but it totally worth it! Hope this helps!
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I lived in my ring sling when she was tiny and have recently switched to the Ergo when she got a bit bigger. I'm not a big fan of the Moby, but some people like it.
I had the Moby for my daughter (now 5), and it was great once you got it on. But it just always felt so bulky and seemed like such a pain to get on and off. Not that it was hard or even took a long time, just an ordeal compared to some other quick on/off carriers I've used.

I agree with the PP who said Moby may not be a good fit for a newborn in the summer. Makes for a hot mama!
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

Ergo has been my carrier of choice from birth and still going strong at 17 months. He loves hanging out on my back now and just watches whatever I'm doing and I don't get sore or tired.
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

Any thoughts on the Stokke carrier, especially vs. the Ergo?
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

I would probably choose the Ergo - it's really secure, so it's great when you're chasing around your other kiddos Plus it's super easy to put on while out and about.
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