BABY BLOG #12 Which one is better????

Posted By: Cindy Simmons · 9/26/2012 8:09:00 AM

So, I am into the home stretch of pregnancy now as I will be 36 weeks this weekend. Crazy how time flies when you are pregnant. Ok, not really (lol) but I am definitely excited and ready to meet this new baby girl Luna James. I can't say it has been the easiest pregnancy but honestly, it doesn't matter because the end result is such a wonderful miracle it is worth every single minute!
I went to the Doctor yesterday and she is at six pounds and looking good. I feel that I am pretty close to being prepared at home too. We still have a bunch of necessity items to get but we are going to try and tackle that this weekend. One thing I can say that we don't need are clothes! Our wonderful friends and family have definitely made sure Luna is going to be one well dressed little girl. :o)
But speaking of necessities, I wanted to get your opinion on something. With my first child I had one of those Bjorn carriers that I used once in a while and I liked it fine. Seven years later, I am seeing alot more of those slings as well as ErgoBaby carriers and others that look good. What are you guys using, if anything, when you feel like being hands free and carrying your little one on your chest?
Any thoughts you have would be appreciated. Thanks so much!!!

♥ Cindy :o)

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  1. Kym posted on 09/26/2012 08:29 AM
    I LOVE my Ergo. I cannot tell you enough! My son is 18 months old and I still use it to wear him on my back. It evenly balances the weight and places the pressure of the child on your hips instead of your shoulders. However, it is not great for small babies. The infant insert is just not wonderful. I used a Moby Wrap and was not a big fan. Too much fabric, so I actually just sold mine. I am planning to use a Baby Ktan which is less fabric and seems to be easier to use. Both the Ktan and the Moby allow you to wrap the baby really close to you and keep their head supported when they can't do it themselves. Once my first was several months old and too big for the wrap I started using a ring sling. It was great to use especially to breastfeed conveniently. When I meet new mommies I tell them they need a ring sling for the beginning and an Ergo for the rest. Best purchases ever!
  2. Megan posted on 09/26/2012 08:38 AM
    I loved the Maya wrap for when she was little. It's very easy to put on (one handed) and it has a pocket that fits keys, wallet, and a bottle. Now that she's older I like the Ergo. It's still east to use and she seems to like it. But I HATED the Moby. It's hot, and it takes ten years to put on.
  3. Christine posted on 09/26/2012 09:13 AM
    I LOVE my ergo too! I used it yesterday at the grocery store and my little girl is 10 months old..I still wear her in front but I can see myself using it a lot longer expecially when travelling..i can just strap her to my back at airports...
    I used a Moby when she was little and while I loved the concept and the way it held her close it was just too much fabric and hard to get on without it dragging on the floor in the process which was a big no no for me...I think I used it until she was about 4 months then it got too warm anyways...
  4. Melinda posted on 09/26/2012 10:55 AM
    I don't have babies myself, but I was a nanny for 2 1/2 years. I started watching the first one at 2 months and the second from 1 week. They were 1 and 3 when I stopped watching them. I really like the original BabyBjorn carrier, honestly. I tried the Moby, but I was very uncomfortable using it. The first little one was very active, and I was, honestly, scared that he would find a way out of the wrap! I also tried the Ergo when the second one came along, but I just don't like it. I feel like it doesn't have enough structure in it, and the little one always seemed uncomfortable in that one. I loved the BabyBjorn because all I had to do was slip it on, hand the baby to me with one hand, and do the snaps with the other hand. I could also come inside with a sleeping baby and smoothly transition them into their bed. It is definitely personal choice when it comes to carriers. I, personally, suggest trying a few different ones. What works for some, doesn't work for others.

    Good luck!
  5. Julie posted on 09/26/2012 02:43 PM
    Please don't get a Baby Bjorn or other "crotch dangler." These types of carriers compress the baby's spine and do not hold the baby in an ergnomic position. The baby should be seated and the carry should cover her from knee to knee. Ergo, Beco, Boba are all good carriers that are readily available. Ring slings are great too as they are very adjustable. Be careful of pouch slings as they can be hard to fit and your shape will change a lot postpartum. Come to a local babywearing meeting to find out more and try some on. Good luck!
  6. Melody posted on 09/26/2012 06:10 PM
    Maya Wrap is the best. I have a 2 month old and use it daily. Very good for Kangaroo hold. You can use it from newborn on. She was 6 pounds and I used it from the first week. Its great for older kids too because you can use it to side carry on the hip. I recommend this to every pregnant person.
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