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DaisyDoo
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Baby carriers & slings, did you use yours?

Dec 16th, 2012, 18:35 PM   #1
 
I bought one when i was pregnant with dd and i sold it because i never used it, but i have this really strong urge to buy one again and im not sure whether to or not!

DD was a winter baby and i did like to see her all snug and wrapped up in her pram, this baby is a spring baby and our routine is going to be very different so im wondering if a carrier would come in very useful.

What did you find? Did you use yours much or wouldnt bother again?
 
 

 
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Dec 16th, 2012, 18:53 PM   #2
 
We had two forced upon us but I never wanted to use it as I was worried that I wud trip but I know a lot of ladies use there's all the time!
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Dec 16th, 2012, 20:30 PM   #3
 
I have a Baby Bjorn I got from a girl at work and I used it loads when Rory was little! He's getting a bit heavy for me to take him out in it so much now so I'll be looking for a back carrier instead. I found it so useful for little trips in to town shopping, much easier to get on the bus, very easy to keep an eye on him when he's sleeping and once he grew a bit and could hold his head up so I could face him fowards so he could look out and see everything around him which he really enjoys.

I really would recommend the Baby Bjorn but they are stupidly pricey and although mine has seen some serious wear it's still perfect so I'd say go second hand, they have loads on eBay.
 
 

 
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Dec 17th, 2012, 16:35 PM   #4
 
Thank you both! Brought the subject up with dh last night, but as soon as you mention spending money he says no straight away - not that thats ever stopped me mind you!
Im tempted to buy one, dd goes to school thats about a mile and a half away from home, its walkable but theres a biiiiiig hill and i dont fancy trying to push a big pram/buggy up there if i dont have the car!
 
 

 
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Dec 18th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #5
 
I have 3 slings and use them all depending on what we're doing. I have a kari me stretchy wrap, a close carrier (this is the easiest one to use) and a hop tye which isnt stretchy and better for long dog walks. We also have a pushchair but at 10weeks old he has only been in it 3 times as we tend to carry all the time. I would recommend the close carrier the most as its easy to put on and off and it can be dad friendly as long as you go for a neutral colour. You can get them second hand. If your hubby is worried about spending too much maybe you could look for a local sling library and hire one. We have a fab one in portsmouth and you can hire a sling for 5 a month (with a refundable deposit) and i know there are libraries across the country that have a huge variety of slings, structured carriers and wraps to try out. That way if you dont use it/ like it you can try something else or havent lost too much money. Good luck with finding something that suits you!
 
 

 
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Dec 22nd, 2012, 00:50 AM   #6
 
I bought a babasling and James screams the place down as soon as I put him in it. I also have a Mei Tai (new, just arrived yesterday) and I can't even work out how to use it.

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Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:58 AM   #7
 
I've just bought a baby along from babies r us was on offer for 19.99. Wore it round the house last night and its fab! Really comfy Ollie fell asleep so he must have been comfy too. Going to try it out today while we're out

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Dec 22nd, 2012, 06:20 AM   #8
 
I've just bought a Manduca baby carrier it looks and feels fab. They are pricey but I intend to use mine a lot. I wanted something with straps and buckles as I wasn't sure if I'd be confident with just a wrap. If you do have a sling library near you go along and try some out
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Dec 22nd, 2012, 17:35 PM   #9
 
I had a moby wrap and I used it constantly! I had a winter baby and found it so much easier than the pram! He also had bad colic and reflux so the sling was an absolute life saver! I also used to wear him to put out my washing/do chores. In fact today I actually said 'I wish I could still wear you' to him because it was so easy and I loved the closeness! I wouldn't even bother with a pram if I had another baby (very doubtful!) x
 
 

 
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Dec 26th, 2012, 21:07 PM   #10
 
We have like an out door technical looking one, but it's fantastic- so easy and convenient for going town etc.. love it so much! Xx
 
 

 
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Dec 30th, 2012, 15:09 PM   #11
 
We used our moby loads!!!!in the house and out of it. Once you get used to putting them on they are amazing!!!

Had a baby Bjorn - which I didn't like and remains unused! Be warned - with BB style carriers having them facing outwards is bad for their wee hips and spine! Xx


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Jan 3rd, 2013, 18:51 PM   #12
 
^^ was just going to say the BB is associated with hip dysplasia and spine problems so steer clear.

I used one with Cam every now and then and have bought a moby for this time although not figured it out yet.

If you aren't sure on stretch wraps the go for a soft structure carrier, SSC. They are similar but have belts and buckles Xx

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Jan 3rd, 2013, 23:49 PM   #13
 
I had a fabric wrap which lo screamed the place down in everytime she went in it, and a babybjorn that she loved. I think babybjorns are fine for moderate use, but possibly not if you intend to do more heavy duty baby wearing. My lo is a chunky monkey though and my back couldn't stand carrying her for long so she was in the pushchair after several weeks!!
 
 

 
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Jan 10th, 2013, 04:49 AM   #14
 
I have a moby wrap and is a blooming nightmare. You have to have the patience of a saint to put it on and the most patient baby to squeeze in it! I don't like it. I spent 9months carrying him, damaging my back that its even worse now trying to carry him. He is 14lb already, such a string baby also that if (and I mean if) I manage to force him into it and he wakes up he can wiggle his way into such a frenzy. It's hard work carrying him in it. I'm buying a carrier that is simpler soon so that I can use it to just do a few things round the house. I didn't want to do this as I don't want him being too clingy but when you have housework to do and no one around to help look after M just for 10 minutes I kind of have no choice. He doesn't like me leaving him...someone has to wash up, vacuum, clean and cook....too young for him to do it yet!
 
 

 
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Jan 10th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #15
 
Btw...before someone points out my stupidity, I don't mean to carry him around in a carrier and cook! I was just spooling off my dilemma!
 
 

 
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