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Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
13th Sep '12

This is how we solve whiney toddler problems :D



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NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
14th Sep '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" This is how we solve whiney toddler problems :D "


:D

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
16th Sep '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" This is how we solve whiney toddler problems :D "


Cute!

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
17th Sep '12

Ren fest yesterday....everybody loved the sleeping faerie!
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Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" Ren fest yesterday....everybody loved the sleeping faerie! "


Awww what a sweetie :)

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
17th Sep '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" Awww what a sweetie :) "

Thanks :D Wish she was always that sweet, haha.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
21st Sep '12

Sold! yay!

*frisky2times* Due August 27; 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 1735 posts
status 21st Sep '12

I want to do this with this baby my first son is four now and he has sports and school and I want to be more mobile than with a stroller all the time I had like I back pack thing for my first son and I hated it what kind of other options are there?

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting *frisky2times*:" I want to do this with this baby my first son is four now and he has sports and school and I want to ... [snip!] ... with a stroller all the time I had like I back pack thing for my first son and I hated it what kind of other options are there?"


Stretchy wraps, bamboo, and cashmere blends are great for little tiny babies.
Though once they hit 15 pounds or so you wan't something with more support (and NEVER do a back carry with a stretchy, unless it's a Wrapsody-that's the only stretchy that a back carry is safe in)..
Wraps come in various sizes (I prefer shorties) and materials (hemp, linen, silk, cotton). Some good brands include- Girasol, Kokadi, Didymos, Hoppediz, Storchenwiege (there's more, I just can't remember the names right now, lol).



Then there are SSC's (soft structured carriers), these keep a rigid shape even when not being worn- Ergo and Beco are two good ones. Try to stay clear of crotch danglers (Infantino, Baby Bjorn, etc) they don't give baby a wide enough seat so it puts more stress on their hips/spine and they don't distribute the weight as well so they're less comfortable for you to wear.



There are a lot of asian inspired carriers, Mei Tai is the most common. There are brands out there, I'm not that familiar with them. I think Baby Hawk and Olives and Applesauce are decent. Wrap converted Mei Tai's are gorgeous and according to some people in my local group a lot more comfy than regular mei tais.



Podeagi is another asian style carrier (and my new love). Mine is a partial wrap convert (the blanket/pod piece is from a wrap) but the straps aren't (thought they are extra wide). Eventually I want to get a wc with wrap straps.



Ring Slings are great and easy to use. With a good supportive one you can do a massive amount of different carries (including the back).
I've tried a Little Joey (i think that's what it was) and wasn't a fan. I had a wrap convert and it was a lot more comfortable (though I sold it to buy an actual wrap, lol). Sleeping Baby Productions make AWESOME ring slings (whether they're wrap converted or not).



Then there's the Amauti, which I'll never own because they're too pricey, lol. Really cool though, they're coats that you wear your baby in the back of. Traditional baby wearing garb of the Inuit.



TheBabyWearer.com is my favorite place to go for info (and to browse fsot carriers :twisted:). They have sooooooooooo much, very informative.

*frisky2times* Due August 27; 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 1735 posts
status 22nd Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting NicoThunders:</b>" Stretchy wraps, bamboo, and cashmere blends are great for little tiny babies. Though once they hit 15 ... [snip!] ... is my favorite place to go for info (and to browse fsot carriers :twisted:). They have sooooooooooo much, very informative."</blockquote>



Wow!! This is like everything in over post! Looove it! Thank you so much!

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
23rd Sep '12
Quoting *frisky2times*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting NicoThunders:</b>" Stretchy wraps, bamboo, and cashmere blends ... [snip!] ... much, very informative."</blockquote> Wow!! This is like everything in over post! Looove it! Thank you so much!"


You're very welcome. :)



Check and see if you have a local babywearing group on facebook, I learned a lot from the ladies in my group (plus it's really nice because there's monthly meetings and other stuff in between like play dates and barbecues so we get to check out each others carriers. Really nice to see/feel things in person before you buy 'em, so you know if you like it.).
Babywearing Love and Support is another good facebook page (and of course the babywearing swap :twisted:).

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
23rd Sep '12

Moby or Ergo?



My husband and I are both fat (hopefully I'll drop a ton of weight after the baby like I did the first time) But we're about a foot difference in height. I want one we can both use for long day hikes.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
23rd Sep '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" Moby or Ergo? My husband and I are both fat (hopefully I'll drop a ton of weight after the baby like ... [snip!] ... baby like I did the first time) But we're about a foot difference in height. I want one we can both use for long day hikes. "


Well how big is baby?
Stretchy wraps aren't recommended for over 15 pounds. Not supportive enough and much easier for baby to fall out when they're heavier (which is why Moby no longer tells people it's ok to put them on the back, too many complaints of babies falling out because it's a lot harder to catch when they're on your back).



Ergo has waist extenders, so it would work for either of you even being fluffy.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" Well how big is baby? Stretchy wraps aren't recommended for over 15 pounds. Not supportive enough and ... [snip!] ... harder to catch when they're on your back). Ergo has waist extenders, so it would work for either of you even being fluffy."


baby isn't born yet. She (by my craving's i'm convinced she's a she) My other two were high 7 low 8 pounds.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Devil Duckie:" baby isn't born yet. She (by my craving's i'm convinced she's a she) My other two were high 7 low 8 pounds. "


Awww congrats!!!
A moby would be great for front carries while she's still a newb.
And if you don't mind used I see them alll the time on diaperswappers for like, $20.