Anyone Know of a Sling/babywear Product That Works Beyond 35 Lbs?

Updated on October 25, 2010
S.S. asks from Muldoon, TX
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I met a woman when my son was an infant with her 3 year old in this great hip sling. I neglected to ask about it because silly me thought, I won't be holding him that much once he's that age. However, we practice AP and my kiddo is definitely a cuddler. He's almost 2 and 30lbs and my back and hip are taking a beating. Does anyone know of a sling type of carrier that will work beyond the 35lb mark and doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I don't want a big backpack of a thing, but I know there's got to be some babywearers out there that might know of one.

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answers from Austin on

Ergo Baby Carrier - hands down.

I still frequently carry my 4-year-old in it, and I can still carry my soon-to-be 7-year-old in it (not for very long, but it works in a pinch).

I ordered mine many years ago from They offer a 90-day $$-back guarantee, so if on the very low chance you aren't happy with it....

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answers from Boston on

Ergo carrier. You can probably get one second hand. They go up to 90 lbs. Good luck!

edited to add from the ergo website: ERGObaby recommends a weight limit of 40 pounds (18 Kilograms) for its carrier; however, the carrier has been tested up to 90 pounds (41 Kilograms). Our carrier will accommodate you as long as you and your baby are happy using it.

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answers from Bellingham on

I have a beco butterfly, and I LOVE it. Although my LO is only 8 months and 17lbs, It goes up to 45lbs. And it comes in super-cute prints.
Theres also the Ergo, which is similair. I think its to 40lbs. Or the a mei tai. BabyHawk makes really cute ones. I've heard great things about all of them.



answers from Corpus Christi on

many carriers that work past 35 pounds. BabyHawk goes up to 45 with the Oh Snap! :-)



answers from Seattle on

I have simply used the slings made from the patterns from and adapted HOW I wore the child as they grew. I use it to put them on my hip several ways, my back and more as they grow....this has worked best for me and they have worked up until they did not want to be in the sling anymore. Have found the sling/baby wearing is a very very slow weaning like everything else....



answers from San Antonio on

I had a Hip Hammock -- I think they are available at Babies R Us. It didn't work well for me though. Because the baby (well, toddler) was so heavy when we adopted him, the straps hurt my neck. I could comfortably wear my daughter because she was lighter, but babywearing didn't work well for her. Kept trying to get out and grab things around us. My son would have loved it (he loved the short time until I couldn't take it anymore!).
You are best off trying each one before you buy if that is possible. Everyone is built differently.



answers from Madison on

Check the weight on the Ergo - when I last checked mine, it recommened 40 lbs. Mine is a few years old.



answers from San Antonio on

The Moby wrap is awesome! I believe it holds up to 35 or 40 pounds. I love mine!


answers from Washington DC on

I can not be completely certain but I remember reading the instructions in my moby wrap and thinking it went to 65? check it out. I love mine and I carry my toddler around in it all the time.

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