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31/03/2013 at 18:56
Hello ladies we currently using a tricotti sling for baby lg but looking for a structured carrier for when she is bigger, also at NCT class H got introduced to a babybjorn and wants one of those. Quite like look of manduca or ergo - thoughts or recommendations
Went to the baby shop yesterday and we were in there 2.5 hours albeit we had a half hour feed, out of the Ergo, manduca, piccolo( spelling?) and ergo performance. The manduca was a good fit front carries only, ergo original hung off the ends of my shoulders. 3rd one felt dgigging my boobs - so the only one that fitted my narrow shoulders and big boobs was the performance ergo- so glad I went to try on or I could have bought one that didn't fit just because I liked the colour! Brought the insert too so can use now
31/03/2013 at 19:15
I have a monthercare version of the babybjorn- J loves it and so far it's been really good (we've only used it a couple of times)- it was half the price of the babybjorn too.
31/03/2013 at 19:38
For longevity alone I wouldn't consider a Baby Bjorn style carrier, let alone the issues with them not holding baby in an ergonimically beneficial position. Ergo have a really really good reputation, although there are issues with fakes on Ebay so I would only buy from an authorised stockist. We had a Beco Butterfly which, whilst not my favourite sling, was good for H. Personally I prefer a mei tai as I can get it more comfortable. It might be worth looking at www.petitpoppet.co.uk as you can hire a couple of different slings and see what you get on with the best.
31/03/2013 at 20:20
I love our baby Bjorn. E was discharged from hospital with a clicky hip but the consultant said there is no reliable evidence to prove that a baby Bjorn carrier is bad for babies hips and was happy to use it even before her scan gave her the all clear. I'd definitely recommend it.
I've tried the Moby which I loved when e was small, I can't put her into it now at only 12 weeks..
31/03/2013 at 20:21
I have a boba 3G and it's fab for front and back carries, as well as having a picture of a kangaroo on it. So pretty.
31/03/2013 at 20:48
I have a connecta and a rose & rebellion. Both are fab I never really considered a baby bjorn type carrier after doing a bit of research. There's so many out there, would definitely recommend getting yourself to a sling library.
31/03/2013 at 21:08
I have the ergo and its great. You need a newborn insert until they are 4 months but H loves being in it and its v comfy on the back. Would totally recommend.
31/03/2013 at 21:14
I haVe a manduca. Its totally fab. Everyone who has tried it, has gone on to buy one - my local "natural parenting" group is like a manduca clique!! Bought when LO was 6months and still comfy now (20months)
31/03/2013 at 23:00
I love my Connecta, been using it since I was 3 months old & still use it regularly now at 14 months. I would also recommend going to a sling library to try out different ones to see which ones suit you & your LO
01/04/2013 at 03:46
Thanks ladies - not sure if I can get to local sling meet but have found a shop that stocks both so maybe go there for a try. My friend has a moby wrap which I can't be bothered with all the wrapping myself up like a mummy and a mei tai again it is the tying up the loose ends that put me off. Hoping to get a click and go sort of system if that makes sense.
01/04/2013 at 08:26
There is a pre tied version of a moby I believe LG. Just can't remember the name..
01/04/2013 at 08:34
I have an ergo sport and love it. In fact, I'm feeling a bit lost not being able to use it right now due to baby bump. It's so comfy and snugly. It's like walking around giving your baby a cuddle (or them cuddling you for back carries). I didn't get it until he was 7months, so looking forward to using it with newborn insert for baby!
01/04/2013 at 10:44
Rose and Rebellion are on Zulily today.
I love Connectas for quickness. Really easy to use and really comfy. I did an Easter egg hunt with E (nearly 11 months) on my back in one yesterday and I honestly couldn't feel the weight.
Another advantage of non high street carriers (ie not baby bjorn style) is that you can carry babies on your back in them. This gives them more longevity as you can carry heavier weights on your back.
01/04/2013 at 10:46
Another recommendation for a Connecta here - I've been using mine since Jacob was less than a week old, and have only stopped using it recently at 2y8m as my bump is getting in the way! Easy to use, not faffy at all and massive longevity.
01/04/2013 at 14:42
I had a tomy first time around, but didn't use it much as I didn't like how C seemed to 'hang' in it and she was never happy in it anyway. 2nd time around, with more awareness of the potential problems with tomy/baby bjorn style carriers, we got a manduca following a friend's recommendation. We and S love it. She's so cosy in there and always falls asleep. When you try a baby in one of these type, you quickly realise why Baby bjorn etc are not really advised as the knee to knee position is much more comfortable for all. It can also be used as a back carrier and according to the weight limit, I could still carry my 3yr old (not that she'd be too pleased, I shouldn't think!).
I went for the Manduca rather than a Connecta as I liked the little newborn insert and they just seemed to hold the smaller babies in better. They are bulkier though and also more of a one person carrier as they take some altering for me and H to use it, but once it's set up and you've got used to it, it really is pop in, click and go.
They also have good resale value, unlike my tomy that I can't seem to get shot off!
01/04/2013 at 15:07
I carried zoe in a baby hawk until she was 3.5 years. No way you could do that with a baby bjorn type
04/04/2013 at 14:10
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