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Old 03-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #11
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #12
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Great info! I have been looking for a new carrier. I had a sling with my daughter but once she started moving around I stopped using it and this time I will be chasing a toddler and wearing a baby!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #13
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #14
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

I think it's really tough to find one carrier that will last for forever. The carriers that are safe and comfortable with a newborn really aren't meant for toddlers, and vice-versa. My advice would be to find a nice used Moby for the newborn stage, and then look for a carrier after that which works for you. Some like mei tais, others prefer SSCs, and some wearers prefer wraps. If you can go to a local babywearing meeting and try lots of things out, that's your best bet, once baby is over about 15 pounds.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #15
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Definitly a soft structured carrier. I love my beco butterfly 2, but lots love ergo too.

You can use them with a swaddled newborn, although if you can borrow or get a cheap used moby wrap those are really nice for the first couple of months
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #16
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Re: If you could only buy one carrier?

I agree with squirrly, you're really better off with different carriers for different stages. A Moby is a great inexpensive carrier for a newborn, or maybe a ringsling since a Moby can be kind of hot for the summer; then you'll likely want something else once the baby gets bigger.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:25 PM   #17
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Booba 3G. It's snaps down for newborn, easy to use and comfortable.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #18
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A woven wrap is the only carrier I think is good for all stages. And even then a lot of mamas like certain sizes better for different ages/carries. For example my son likes a ruck but not a double hammock so we don't need as much fabric.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:53 AM   #19
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Booba 3G. It's snaps down for newborn, easy to use and comfortable.
This is probably best since it includes the NB stage too. We don't have one we have 2 Ergos and love them but you would either need a rolled up receiving blanket or the infant insert with an ergo. But I do hear there is a new ergo called the urban chic and it is from NB to 45 lbs

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:29 AM   #20
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I love the beco butterfly. I also used a wrap when dd was tiny but the internal harness of the beco makes it super easy for us.
That's exactly what I was going to suggest. And it's easy enough for dad or SO to use as well. AND the inside panel allows to put baby in the back more securely and easily when you need more space in the front.

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