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24/03/2014 at 09:04
hubby would like a carrier for the baby, rather than use a pushchair, mainly for walking the dog, even though we actually have a dog walking pushchair!
what he doesnt like is slings, he prefers carriers but we cant seem to find one that has the correct knee to knee positioning,
can anyone recommend a carrier for newborns that does support knee to knee
24/03/2014 at 09:14
Ant was the exact same. To be honest, neither of us like the idea of the wrap type slings, so we bought the ergo baby with the infant insert. Very little babies need extra support along the spine and neck, and they're not supposed to be in a sitting position because of how the spine develops. My SIL recommended the ergo, but she never had the insert so she had a wrap for the first 4ish months. When I saw it the insert was a bit baffling, but I watched a couple videos on YouTube (like http://youtu.be/chTgMFPocHc) and I'm glad we got it.
24/03/2014 at 09:15
thanks hun, i will have a butchers now x
24/03/2014 at 10:17
24/03/2014 at 11:25
Does he not even like connectas? I don't see how they are different to carriers in terms of looks.
24/03/2014 at 11:29
We have a Beco Gemini (buckle carrier) which *can* be used from newborn, although we didn't. We've bought a Close Caboo for no.2, it does look like a wrap sling but is easier to put on, if that's what he's worried about.
I had a Beco Gemini which I really liked, also considered a Manduca and my Connecta was good too.
24/03/2014 at 11:37
24/03/2014 at 12:07
he thinks slings look too tribal for him or something silly ?
24/03/2014 at 12:15
I didn't know there was a lower weight limit for the ergo with the insert! It's 7lbs, though.. I'm not sure I'll have a baby smaller than 7lbs, but I guess we will have to wait and see!!
24/03/2014 at 12:29
How about a Baba sling? They don't look tribal and my hubby still felt many wearing it :-) especially if you go for navy/black
24/03/2014 at 12:42
ill have a look at that thanks pocahontas!
24/03/2014 at 14:04
What about the Babybjorn carrier? Any thoughts on that one, have you seen it Monnie? I guess I'm a bit biased as I'm buying my friends one and as yet have no experience of it but she only wants £15 for it :)
24/03/2014 at 14:24
I have a close caboo DX. It's clearly targeted at a male audience but I use it everyday. It has clips rather than just tying on and an additional support but that was great for O when he had little neck support. There's good videos on you tube and the 'model' in the video is a man do might appeal to your H!
24/03/2014 at 14:41
24/03/2014 at 15:26
thanks MDD- ill sit him down tonight and show him :-)
24/03/2014 at 15:38
AR - thanks for the advice, that's why this place is so bloomin good, I shall have a rethink about buying it off her, thanks :)
24/03/2014 at 15:51
I'm bookmarking this thread as we are exactly the same about carriers, I love the idea behind the sling/wrap types but my brain can't compute how they stay tied up and H thinks they don't look manly enough!
24/03/2014 at 19:49
I saw this the other day on FB: www.facebook.com/photo.php
There's also a Babywearing guide that might be of use - www.schoolofbabywearing.com/.../BabywearingleafletMoby.pdf
Don't forget there's youtube which will have videos of various slings in action if you're not too sure how they work.
24/03/2014 at 20:04
Ds you star!!
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