First off, i'm sorry for even posting this. I'm sure if i took more time i could find the answer to this myself, but i feel so overwhelmed by the huge selection of carriers. I've googled and googled and i just get more confused.
I'm looking for a carrier that can be used from birth, but i do not like wraps. I would ideally like one that works kind of like a backpack, buckles and that. Obviously i want to carry baby in the front...i just mean the kind of style i'm looking for. I like the parent part of the baby bjorn carriers, but they just look so uncomfy for the baby...i want one that is bigger around their bum...so their legs will hug me instead of just hanging down.
Do carriers like this even exist? Basically, i want the baby position of a wrap in a carrier.
I tried to like wraps, but i just don't like the look or use of them, and i get really hot wearing my niece in one, so i don't think i'd be comfortable carrying my own for hours and hours...
Not much help since you don't want a baby bjorn... but I love mine . We had LO in it at a few weeks old (with a head hugger) as he pooped all over his Moby, and he loved it. Now we just use the bb as he won't go in a wrap anymore.
Hope someone else can suggest a carrier you do want lol.
And you feel like your baby is properly supported in that one? The bum bit looks so small in those...i just keep thinking it must feel for them like you're hanging them from a pair of pants... how long at a time do you wear it for?
Yeah he seems super comfy . We tried a few and that was the one he was most supported and happy in. It still has plenty of bum support even though he's 8.5 months and it's nice and padded like a little seat. Some of the ones we tried were more fabric-y around the bottom and his little boy bits seemed a bit squished!
We had a few different types recommended to us by our pediatrician as DS may have a joint condition which causes dislocation so good joint and lumbar support is important (as it is with all babies), and this was one of them. There were others though, but I can't remember which
I'd definitely recommend going into a shop which stocks a good few different types to feel and try on.
Agree with above - a soft structured carrier seems to be exactly what you're looking for. Ergo is the most well known brand, but there are tons more. I have a manduca which is similar. When they are tiny you use the newborn insert. The great things about SSCs is that they are fast on and off, easily adjustable, you can carry them until they are toddlers, and I can carry LO for hours in it. My son lived in ours.
The things I don't like about them is that they are pretty hot in summer - and well I just like woven wraps better I am big fan of wrapping for newborns and my daughter has lived almost exclusively in wraps (first a stretchy - which I LOVE for newborns - and now a woven) But everone likes different things! I also find that SSCs are good for enticing OH to do some babywearing. My OH will carry my LOs in a SSC but he doesn't have the patience for the wraps. x
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