My DH seems to think I should have gotten a more neutral carrier for my LO. I told him it doesn't matter, since I'm the one wearing it anyway. People will probably ask if he's a boy or a girl anyway, and if they mistakenly call him a girl I won't be offended at all since half of the time I don't know the difference with other babies myself!
What do you ladies think? Should I have gone with a more gender neutral/boyish carrier? I probably won't use the hood often just because I can see it annoying me more than anything, and that seems to be the girliest part of it.
I think it's your carrier and LO won't care what it looks like. I'm still using a stretchy wrap as Ashley is a dinky baby and I got a navy one, but that was so my OH could wear him not for the baby's benefit.
By the way what carrier is that? It looks really nice.
LO won't care! It isn't like he is going to catch gay or whatever because it has flowers on. I am against all this gender division of absolutely everything for children anyway. But yeah, perhaps it is your OH saying he doesn't want to go about with flowers on him - a baby boy won't mind but a grown man might! Perhaps get a second carrier in plain black or something?
I'm not sure what's overly girly about that carrier except maybe the flowers? In my opinion, it's perfectly suitable for either gender! Your little boy's not going to care if there are flowers on it after all.
We have a bjorn that DH could use that's gender neutral, but I really don't like it. It's uncomfortable, and the baby finds it uncomfortable too. He loves the ergo, and I can walk around forever with it on without hurting. The bjorn kills my back, and he's a bigger baby. Probably about 17lbs at this point.
Knowing my DH, he'll probably use it anyway. I'm sure he'll comment on how much more comfortable it is too. He loved having LO close to him in the bjorn, just hated the back pain. He suggested I get the ergo because LO looks so huge in the bjorn, almost like he's going to fall out of it. He was baffled by how it could even go up to 22lb!
Maybe I can convince him later to just get one that matches him a bit better.
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