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Old 01-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Suggestions about the right carrier for my family please??

So I am wondering what your recommendations would be for the right carrier for my family. I am 5' 2" and about 115 pounds, my husband is 6' 5" and about 200 pounds. Talk about opposites attracting, eh?! My son takes after his dad. He is almost 10 months, 21 pounds, and tall. I have heard that ergo carriers are not as good for tall kids, but I have also heard that bobas are not as great for petite women. I was looking into a beco, but I have heard a lot of people are not totally pleased with those. Ah! Suggestions are welcomed! Please!

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Re: Suggestions about the right carrier for my family please??

If you and your DH both wish to use the same carrier I would suggest a quality MT from KP, Bamberoo, or similar. Then you just tie it on. If you get a structured carrier like you mentioned all of the straps will need to be adjusted each time you switch.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Suggestions about the right carrier for my family please??

Only SSC i've used to date is the Ergo but I have been researching alot. First you'd need to figure out if 5'2" would be considered petite.. I wouldn't think but I'm 5'4'' and wouldn't know.

If not you could just get a carrier with plus straps that still work for "standard" women and tall men. Something like a kindercarry with plus straps is suppose to be able to fit me and someone tall. probably get the toddler size. The Kanga XP also is made with plus straps. I like the look for the Tula carrier but don't know about the straps. I've been at thebabywearer alot lately and would recommend visiting there.
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Re: Suggestions about the right carrier for my family please??

We have a kinderpack with perfect fit adjusters and it has worked well for us. It does stink to have to readjust every time we switch though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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Now I'm looking into a babyhawk Mei tai. Anyone have experience with those??

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Do you want a mei tai or ssc? I have tried and like baby hawk, I also like Kozy and many other brands, like bean slings.

For sharing a carrier with diff size people, a half buckle is ideal bc the only thing you have to adjust is to tighten or loosen the waist straps. Since the shoulder ones tie,
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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Well, I had thought I wanted a ssc, but after someone suggested a mei tai I began to look into them a little more. And now I can't decide! I don't have much experience with babywearing, so I'm a tad overwhelmed at the moment!

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For the versatility, price & convenience, a mei tai would work great for you!
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I loved loved loved my BH MT when my daughter was less than 20 lbs/front carries. Now I'm in full on love with our BBII (DD is 15mos, 28+lbs and in the 95%ile for height). Sometimes DH wears it; it is easy to adjust (but then again he is only 5'8", I'm 5'7"). I have a friend who is 6'2" and I loaned her our BBI and she loves it for her tall LO. HTH
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Re: Suggestions about the right carrier for my family please??

An ergo will still work for at least a couple of years
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