C.S. asks from Framingham, MA on September 13, 2008
Which baby carrier is best for me?
I am having my 3rd child in a couple of months and am wondering if I should get a new baby carrier. With my other two kids I used the Bjorn for occasional outings but often just held my babies. With 3 kids I may need to use my hands more and don't know a lot about "wearing my baby". I've tried a sling (no jo) but can't seem to get the baby in right. Recently I heard about the Ergo carrier and mei tei. I am looking for advice on these baby products as well as how they compare to the Bjorn.
Any advice would be appreciated!
There are many brands of different baby carriers out there, Baby Bjorn, Ergo, Mei Tai, etc. We suggest you to try on different ones and see which one fits you best and your baby.
A.A. answers from Boston on September 25, 2008
I loooove my Bjorn carrier. I would definitely recommend getting the Active model... It has great lumbar support which makes a huge difference
L.M. answers from Boston on September 15, 2008
I have the Ergo and I really like it. My daughter is a preemie and when she was really little is was great. Now she is at the point that if she can't see over the carrier she isn't happy. We are working on it for her but I think the other mom's I know when thru a few weeks where the babies eyes are right at the top of the carrier and it annoys them. I think it just depends how old that baby is when they go thru this stage.
P.R. answers from Boston on September 15, 2008
R.B. answers from Providence on September 14, 2008
I have both the Ergo and mei tai (Kozy) carrier, and love both of them. They're more comfy than the bjorn and can be used much longer (both have 30+ weight limits). The Ergo is bulkier, but that's good for my husband (not too girly ;-)) and the kozy (my favorite) can be folded and kept in the car for trips out. (I actually own 2 of them!)
Good luck with your decision. I bought both, and love them!
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R.K. answers from Springfield on September 14, 2008
If you want to use a sling got to slinglings.com they are the best. They are custome made to fit you, nothing to adjust, and they are so comfortable. You can put the baby in several different positions and it goes up to 40 lbs so you definately get your use out of it. My 18 month old loves it. I use it still all of the time, when I take my dogs for a walk, when he's grumpy and I need to get house work done, and for the times when he just wants to be held. they are great. Good luck on your search.
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A.L. answers from Boston on September 14, 2008
My sister-in-law, who owns at least a dozen different carriers and slings, got me a hotsling with the birth of my second. I love it! It can be used three different ways and now that my dd is one, I am still using it as a hip carrier.
K.P. answers from Portland on September 14, 2008
I used the moby wrap with my second and it worked great. It is especially good in the first few months when the baby is still pretty little, but it can work for older kids too. The nice thing about it is that it is really just a long piece of fabric so it is small to pack and bring places and can be used in several different ways. Good luck with your 3rd!
M.A. answers from Boston on September 13, 2008
i like the moby wrap
C.S. answers from Burlington on September 14, 2008
I used an Ergo with my second child and I have to say that I preferred the Bjorn in the early months. However, the backpack function of the Ergo is great. It is comfortable and I always felt that I had a lot of freedom of movement. It was way better than traditional backpack!
K.A. answers from Boston on September 14, 2008
I think that you should be okay with not getting a new one. But once you have the baby in the carrier...see how you feel. If you are not feeling good about it, then get a new one.....good luck~
M.E. answers from Boston on September 14, 2008
Hi C.. I switched from the Bjorn to the Ergo with my second child and the difference was incredible! I LOVE the Ergo. All the weight is on your hips so it's much better for your back and shoulders. The only drawback is that your baby can't face out, which both my boys preferred. However, as they get bigger it's easier for them to look around. My son is now 10 months old and 23 lbs. and I still use the Ergo every day. I mostly use the front and back carry (rather than the hip) and occasionally I put my 3-year old in the Ergo on my back (for things like grocery shopping), which he loves as well. I tried the mei tai and liked it a lot (especially the fact that it is much less bulky than the Ergo), but I felt like I needed to be able to get my baby in and out of the carrier quickly and easily. If you go with the Ergo, I would recommend getting the infant insert so you can use it from birth. Alternatively, you could use the Bjorn until your baby gets a little heavier and then switch to the Ergo. Best of luck!