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Ergo is killing my back. Anyone tried another carrier for a 9 month old?

  • Christine
    May 27

    I traded my Babybjorn for the lillebaby and love it! Got it because of the lumbar support. My 6 mo old is already 20 lbs. The Moby wrap is great too but my little one was spoiled by the Bjorn and couldn’t stand it.

  • Stephanie
    Jun 02

    I the slings are the best for your back.seems that's how they worked in fields back in the day. And they were leather. Could carry two year olds...hmmm we should market leather slings.

Anonymous posted in Babywearing Apr 16

I'm all for baby wearing... but which ones are the easiest to put on? I've come across wraps and carriers that are very complicated to put on... I feel like I need 4 arms.

  • Joni
    Apr 20

    I have a Lillebaby All Seasons Complete and a Lenny Lamb ring sling, and have used a Beco, a Lenny Lamb carrier and a woven wrap. By far, the ring sling is the fastest to get in and out of, and the least amount of fuss overall. I use it all the time for quick carries out and about to the grocery store, etc., and it was indispensable when my son was a newborn and insisted upon being held/carried... More

  • Sarah
    Apr 22

    We loved the Ergo

I have a 3 month (but 4 weeks early) Baby who doesn’t have very good neck skills yet. I’m a stay-at-home mo, so often I’m moving around doing stuff. And because of this, I have my Baby in the Boppy when I’m busy. I’m terrible at using the Moby wrap and he doesn’t really like the baby harness. What are mothers putting their babies in when they can’t carry them around? My little boy favors turnin... More

  • Sara
    Apr 15

    My boys were also a month early and absolutely hated tummy time and using a Moby with twins....disaster. Instead of getting on the floor with them, I put them on top of me and interacted. So, they were on their tummies and I was their personal floor lol they enjoyed that much more and started attempting to lift their heads on their own. Then I transitioned them to a pile of pillows in a “hill... More

  • Naz
    May 02

    My son had torticollis (shortenes neck muscle) when we realised he had to take him to physical theraphy and then he wore helmet to treat the flatness. Helmet part takes months so while he is still young, please take him to the therapist to avoid it. They offer more than tummy time and that is what really works.

Looking for a (non wrap) baby carrier that is super supportive for my back and shoulders. Any recommendations? I have the Infantino 4 in 1 and while I love it, now that my baby is getting heavier, Im looking for a more supportive one!

My younger son wants us to hold him a lot. I do pick him up when I can, but when I'm cooking or have my hands full he's kind of out of luck 😬 my question is, have any of you had a baby that wants to be held a lot and then end up spoiled as a toddler? This probably sounds like a dumb question, but he's the baby and of course I want to hold him as much as I can, but I also don't ... More

  • Brandy
    Mar 19

    Spoiled is a child that is entitled, not a child that is held a lot. Bonds are formed by closeness (physical contact).

  • Ashley
    Mar 23

    Girl , hold him while u can because pretty soon he won’t want u to hold him and then u will wish you would have while u had the chance, they grow so fast

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?

  • 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

Baby carrier question I have a 6 months old who loves facing out on the ergobaby, however she is 21lbs and my back/hips are killing me!!! Any recommendations? Which one should I get? Tia!

  • Lu
    Nov 12, 2017

    Ergo is a fine baby carrier. I’d try and find a babywearing consultant or a group where you live and have someone more experienced check whether you’re wearing your baby in the most comfortable way. Small adjustments go a long way, like having the baby’s legs more in an M positiong, wearing higher up your waist etc.

  • Michelle
    Nov 14, 2017

    I️ love my lillebaby carrier and so does my son! I️ have back problems and I’m able to wear him for hours with no pain.

I am looking into baby carriers that can face front & back. I was pretty set on the ergo baby Omni carrier until yesterday I went into BuyBuy Baby and the salesperson pretty much convinced me I need the Stokke mycarrier. Does anyone own one of these and love it??? Or can compare it to the Ergo baby option?? It is really difficult to find many reviews for this product… although I tried both ... More

  • Lynn
    Feb 12

    I love my lilliebaby. Great back support. It has 6 different positions and can hold up to 45lbs. I wear it with my 11m for long walks and my back does great. Got mine for $90

  • Tanya
    Feb 12

    Awesome! I ended up buying a lillebaby actually! Due in 2 weeks! Hope I love it!

Any good recommendations in a baby carrier? Which one worked best for you? I don't really like the cloth ones because of how long it takes to put on.

  • Leah
    Aug 02, 2017

    For <18lbs the Nesting Days is pretty awesome. Just got one for my week old boy. Made in San Francisco, just like him!

  • Alisha
    Sep 07, 2017

    Ergo! It's so comfortable, and we even strap it on when we go hiking with a 4 year old in case she gets tired. Still comfortable with all that weight!

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