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Old 01-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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What is the most COMFORTABLE soft-structured carrier?

I want to buy a soft-structured carrier for back carrying and it's really important to me that it be comfortable on me. I'm looking at the Onya and the Boba, but if anyone has experience with those or others as well...what is the most comfortable for wearing a bigger baby (my 9 month old is already 24 lbs) for extended periods of time? The Onya looks the most comfortable, but the Boba is cuter and cheaper.

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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Re: What is the most COMFORTABLE soft-structured carrier?

SSC's aren't really my thing, so I haven't tried a ton. I prefer MT's.

My favorite has been my Kanga/Bloo Kangaroo. Hands down.

Ergo. Meh. Dh loves it, though.

Olives and Applesauce. The straps ride up my neck

Beco. Hated it and gave it away.

I hve a Bamberoo, also, but it's a toddler size and my LO is only 2 months old. I got it after my 4 year old was done wearing, so I haven't tried it.
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I have tried: ergo, Yamo, kinder pack, kanga, olives and applesauce, boba and beco 4 g. I didn't like the onya that I saw- the waist strap adjusts on the sides.

Olives and applesauce and beco 4g are most comfy for me.

I've heard great things about dream carriers and bamberoos as well. And tons of others, now that I think about it .

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Re: What is the most COMFORTABLE soft-structured carrier?

Bobas are *fabulous*. If I could only have one carrier from birth to end of babywearing, that would be it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Do you have a babywearing group nearby that you could try on at? I think SSCs, more than other carrier types, are more body specific. What is comfy for me might feel droopy shouldered for you. That said, I consistently reach for:
Onya
Tula
Bamberoo

I do really like Olives and Applesauce. Kinderpack is also very popular. Pognae is a great price and really nice for the cost.
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Our absolute favorite SSC over here is our wrap conversion Tula. Nothing like it on earth!
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I would say a lot depends on the size of the person too. I like my Boba and it is comfortable. But it can rub a little much on my arms. My husband wore it hiking once and his armpits were really hurting.
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I would suggest finding a retailer and trying a bunch of different brands on. I thought I wanted an Ergo, but ended up with a Boba. I tried on 5 different brands and they all felt very different. I think it depends on your body shape and baby's size.
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Re: What is the most COMFORTABLE soft-structured carrier?

Kinderpack was my fav
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I like the Ergo. I've heard great things about the Beco, but I haven't tried it. BabyHawk has a mei tai with buckles on the waist that is supposed to be very comfortable too.
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