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Old 05-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #11
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I am a size 18 as well. How big was she when she grew out of the beco? DS is very tall and nearly 20 pounds already, so I am worried about not getting much use out of it. I am also talking to a woman online that has a Boba for sale, but the Beco is cheaper and local.
I moved up to the kinderpack when she was around 9 months or so. She's 13 months now and just over 20#. I think she'd still technically fit but it wouldn't be particularly comfortable for either of us.

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I am around a 20 and tried almost all the big name carriers. We started with a boba wrap and now son is 6 mo and 17 plus lbs. I really am comfortable with the boba 3G and I also really like the Tula. Pax baby offered rental if you want to try one out before you commit.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #13
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Glad I ran across this thread, I have gotten fluffier since our son and w/ our daughter I really want to baby wear but the ABC carrier we have barely fits now while she is 3mo so I imagine it isn't going to work much longer. I do really like my comfy joey ring slings though and figured I wouldn't be able to use any type of carrier now that I am bigger. I will be looking into the carriers mentioned. Thanks
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the ideas! We ended up purchasing the Beco Butterfly 2 because it was such a good price. I wore DS at our local farmer's market this weekend and he LOVED it! However, I could definitely feel it in my back. While it does the job it should, I feel like there is something out there that will be more comfy. Now that we know he enjoys being worn, I will definitely be looking into some of these other carriers. Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:53 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the ideas! We ended up purchasing the Beco Butterfly 2 because it was such a good price. I wore DS at our local farmer's market this weekend and he LOVED it! However, I could definitely feel it in my back. While it does the job it should, I feel like there is something out there that will be more comfy. Now that we know he enjoys being worn, I will definitely be looking into some of these other carriers. Thanks everyone!
Were your straps tight enough? I held my niece in that one and it hurt my back but i realized the straps weren't tight enough. They should be pretty snug against your chest.
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Were your straps tight enough? I held my niece in that one and it hurt my back but i realized the straps weren't tight enough. They should be pretty snug against your chest.
Agreed.

I mostly lurk here to learn more, but we did use a Beco w/ DD. I'm usually about a 12/14 & DP is plus-sized. We both used the same Beco with no problems until DD was 2+ & 30+ lbs. At that point, we still could have kept her in the Beco, but she mostly wanted to walk or be in the stroller by then. My biggest complaint was that DD was so tall, I didn't like her legs whacking me in the thighs . Anyway, I kept the straps pretty tight & it really didn't bother me back much...I'd try tightening before writing it off--but if it isn't "the one" for you, then it's not, KWIM?
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Thanks for all the ideas! We ended up purchasing the Beco Butterfly 2 because it was such a good price. I wore DS at our local farmer's market this weekend and he LOVED it! However, I could definitely feel it in my back. While it does the job it should, I feel like there is something out there that will be more comfy. Now that we know he enjoys being worn, I will definitely be looking into some of these other carriers. Thanks everyone!
Are you front carrying or back carrying? There's no way I could wear my 20# DD for a long timeframe (especially walking around) and not have my back hurt. But I just wore her for 3 days straight (for a good 5-6 hours each day) on my back in the kinderpack and I didn't feel it in my back AT ALL!
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I think the straps were short enough. When I first tried it, they were definitely too long. I shortened them quite a bit, and it seemed more comfortable. I front carried him this weekend, but I can see back carrying being more comfortable. I've tried it at home and he loves it, but I didn't back carry when we were out and about. He's still pretty young (almost 6 months) so I was worried about not being able to see him.
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I think the straps were short enough. When I first tried it, they were definitely too long. I shortened them quite a bit, and it seemed more comfortable. I front carried him this weekend, but I can see back carrying being more comfortable. I've tried it at home and he loves it, but I didn't back carry when we were out and about. He's still pretty young (almost 6 months) so I was worried about not being able to see him.
I got a little mirror that attaches to my carrier with a retractable cord so that I can watch DD! Pretty inexpensive too.
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