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Is five months too late to try a baby carrier wrap? I’ve always wanted to try them but I’m worried my busy body baby won’t enjoy it. Also, which wrap carrier worked well for you baby wearing Mamas out there?

  • Joey Carlton
    Mar 10

    I still put my one year old in a ring sling sometimes and would do it more if he wasn't so dang heavy. I think once kiddo is sitting up it's awesome doing hip carries. My kid is always on the go but he will settle in and enjoy the cuddles when he's in a sling.

  • Jennie
    Mar 10

    The knit wraps aren't great for bigger babies, but a woven wrap would be ok. They are a bit of a bigger learning curve though. A ring sling is great for all ages, I still use the ring sling for my 3 yo at times (can do back or hip carry). Tula makes cute ones.

  • Megan
    Mar 10

    We used a ring sling when baby was tiny, then we switched to the Ergo Omni 360 so he can face out. Had an original Ergo, but it did not have a forward facing option and this kid is all about the forward facing. He whined the first couple times I put him in, but quickly changed his tune. Now we rarely use the stroller and ergo it pretty much anywhere.

  • Ariana
    Mar 10

    I use the Boba carrier and I still use it with my 4 year old (she’s tiny). It’s great because you can wear it on your front and on your back!

  • Patti
    Mar 10

    LOVE the Becco Soleil which you can front AND back carry up to like 70#

  • Katrina
    Mar 10

    We're still wrapping at almost two! Wrapping is a skill, and what your needs and preferences are might be different from another. I highly recommend finding a nearby babywearing group, or at least an experienced wearer, both to get some help in trying/deciding what would work best for you and for learning how to use it. I've found groups through Google and FB searches, and through asking babywearers I just happen to run into in public.

  • Katrina
    Mar 10

    Most people just learning to wrap choose a base size wrap, which is usually 6-7 for a United States medium women's shirt. Bigger wearers and bigger children means your base size will be bigger (I've gone up a base size as my kiddo grew.) To find out your actual base size, your base size is the size that you would use for a front wrap cross carry with your preferred tail length. As I said, I highly recommend working with a group/person who can help you through trying different wraps and proper wrapping technique, but if none is available Wrap You In Love has a great YouTube channel.

  • Katrina
    Mar 10

    Also, there are lots of material options depending on climate and expected usage. Take those into account while searching - definitely wouldn't want a wool blend if you live in the tropics!

  • Katie
    Mar 10

    I used the moby with my son for the first few months but the fabric I pretty stretchy so it wasn’t supportive enough whenhe got bigger. So we just switched to a Bjorn and he loved being carried facing outward so he could see everything going on.

  • Erin
    Mar 10

    I have an ergo baby carrier that I still use with my 10 month old. It’s nice when we’re out and about running errands. I also have a toddler so it makes it easier to shop with my baby in the carrier so my toddler can sit in the cart

  • Christina
    Mar 10

    My daughter lived in our baby k’tan until about 10/11 months when I switched to the more structured lillebaby. She is also super tall and heavier than average.

  • Samantha
    Mar 10

    My 3 month old likes the baby bjorn and the boba wrap, but he will only tolerate them for about an hour, he wants out after that

  • Polly
    Mar 11

    No. There’s no harm in trying. My busy baby loves her close-to-mommy time.

  • Elle
    Mar 11

    Whatever you do, make sure you're facing the kid in the right direction and orienting his hips properly for his age/physical development so to not risk hip dysplasia or other hip issues.

  • Sarah
    Mar 11

    We still use the baby k’tan and we love it! 😍 it’s super lightweight compared to the ergo and super easy to put on.

  • Liza M.
    Mar 12

    More love for the k'tan wrap! It's very lightweight, is easy to use and is conducive to different bodies and babies. You can wear it several different ways depending on your baby's age, preference or whatever. It also goes right in washing machine/dryer.

  • Amber
    Apr 03

    I still use and ergo with my almost 2 year old. I have used it since he was born and he loves being in it. Well worth the money.

  • Michelle
    May 06

    Baby wearing currently at 3 yrs(just not as often, but it does come in handy!) started at about 3/4 months

  • Elle
    May 06

    Baby K'tan