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Old 09-18-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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Baby at the Airport

Okay, so I'm taking my dd's to Orlando in Nov., and we'll be flying. I'm going to be draggin' three girls, and my youngest dd will be 18mo, and she weighs in at low 20's. I'm starting to think baby carrier, but I don't know where to start. My thought is that to strap her on would be way easier than dealing with a stroller. She'll also have to ride on my lap on the plane. As for the amusement park, we'll rent a stroller, but she LOVES being carried.. *(i'd never heard of baby wearing.. I have a feeling my life would have been easier this last year if I had).. I had a great sling, but too small now, and been loaned to a mama with a newborn..

So I'm looking for a couple of things..

One- advice for wearing older babies
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:00 PM   #2
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I wear my 18 month old DD all the time

either a Mei Tai or a SSC (softsided carrier) would probably best for what you are looking for.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=228965
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Re: Baby at the Airport

if you can, I'd get two carriers. one that has easy poppability for the airport (pouch or RS maybe?) and a SSC (beco, patapum, etc) or mei tai for amusement park.
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I know they aren't popular in this babywearing area, but I have a framed backpack (mine is a Kelty Kids). I love it in airports and such because when I take it off, it still keeps the kiddo somewhat contained so they're not running all over. Of course, you need to closely supervise the kiddo. It also works great as a highchair. My ODD is 18 months and is still in love with riding in it.
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if you can, I'd get two carriers. one that has easy poppability for the airport (pouch or RS maybe?) and a SSC (beco, patapum, etc) or mei tai for amusement park.
Okay... what's an RS? and whats a SSC?

Oh.. Soft sided carrier.. but RS?
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I wear my 18 month old DD all the time

either a Mei Tai or a SSC (softsided carrier) would probably best for what you are looking for.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=228965
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=226772
Eye balling that top one was what got me thinking about it. I was thinking of a framed backpack carrier, and my mom strongly advised against it because when she did it with my baby sis it Killed her back.
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I love my wraps, I have some for sale if you are interested. Here is a pic of my wearing my fosterson-sorry, I can't post a pic that shows his face, but I will also include a pic of my friend wearing her son in my gypsy mama wrap. If you are interested in my wraps I have for sale, send me a pm.
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if you can, I'd get two carriers. one that has easy poppability for the airport (pouch or RS maybe?) and a SSC (beco, patapum, etc) or mei tai for amusement park.


Depending on airport security people, you may end up dragging you little one in and out of the carrier and a pouch or RS makes that much easier.

For the longer stints in the park when you LO might fall asleep and it's easier on you, I totally agree with a ssc or mei tai (or wrap if you are feeling ambitious )
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Okay... what's an RS? and whats a SSC?

Oh.. Soft sided carrier.. but RS?
Sorry, RS means ring sling. One shouldered like a pouch, but adjustable with rings and a tail that hangs down. I have pics here somewhere...brb

Here is an SSC (beco) A wrap (didymos indio size 4)

A freehand Meitai

A crappy ring sling shot


DS is in the low to mid twenties in all these shots.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:18 AM   #10
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Oooh. good pics. So I'm ordering a custom mei tai.. I'm hoping we wont' be in and out at the airport.. I imagine it would just be once when going through the security check at the begining.. When I flew with my first DD when she was 4 months old, they had to wand her.. so I had to hold her out, in her little pink bunny jammies, while they scanned her lil self. I was a bit pissed, but in the end everyone in line was chuckling. Our tube of desitin (this was bc ..before cloth..) kept setting off the metal detectors.. (Zinc is a metal.) iguess.
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