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Old 10-08-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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What to use for 2.5yo?

My friend is adopting a 2.5yo little girl. She wanted to know what would be good for her DH (big guy) to carry their DD. I don't know how big she is exactly, but she' s on the low side of height/weight compared to most children in this country. Any good ideas? Thanks!

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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I can carry a kid that age (or older) comfortably in a large-bodied mei tai like a Kozy, or in a tall-ish soft structured carrier like a Toddler Patapum, or in a sturdy woven wrap (like Hoppediz or Storchenwiege) - the mei tai or the soft structured carrier would be easier to learn to use than a wrap so they'd be my suggestion. A soft structured carrier has buckles instead of straps to tie so it might be the most dad-friendly, but there are also dads who have mei tais with manly or neutral prints
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: What to use for 2.5yo?

You may also want to give her a heads up that wearing that much weight to start could be tricky. I wear my 26 lb DS very easily but I've been wearing him almost daily since he was 8 lbs, so I worked my way up to wearing 26 lbs one ounce at a time GWIM?

Remind her to start out slow 5 or 10 minutes here and there once or twice a day then work up to 10 or 15 minutes, then 20 or 30.....
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I Love my ergo! I still carry my thirty pound three year old in it! That's what I'd recomend
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i can wear my almost 4yr old no problem in a mei tai! but he's the same size as my 2 yr old
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