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Carrier for a toddler? Flag Due May 1; 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1742 posts
status 28th Jan '13

I have a wedding to go to coming up, and LO will be just over a year and probably walking.



Thats great for a while, because she can walk around... But as the night goes on I'm going to want her in a carrier, preferably one she can fall asleep in.



I have one of those Snugli carriers, but I don't want to use it because



a) I don't like her in it for long because of the pose it puts her in
and
b) I'm going to be in a nice dress and don't want to look like I'm wearing a backpack on the front.



Any idea what kind of carrier might be good here? I thought a ring sling looked good, but I think she'll be too big. I know very little about my options!

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
28th Jan '13

Moby or somthing to that extent. I wanna ergo.

*L0ViN.J.D.&M* 3 kids; Virginia 5233 posts
28th Jan '13

i carried my 3 year old in a moby until i had the new baby. he was almost 3.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Jan '13

Moby! and put her in the hip hold. My daughter, 25 months, still uses it in this hold when we go places. She's 35 inches, 27lbs, and I'm 26 weeks pregnant. Lol love the Moby.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
28th Jan '13

A wrap? A ring sling could work, though, there are ones that will fit toddlers.

Flag Due May 1; 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1742 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" Moby! and put her in the hip hold. My daughter, 25 months, still uses it in this hold when we go places. She's 35 inches, 27lbs, and I'm 26 weeks pregnant. Lol love the Moby."


The only complaint I've heard is that it sags after a while. Do you find this?

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25314 posts
28th Jan '13

Moby or Ergo.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13

Do NOT carry her in a moby. They are useless after 15lbs and do not provide the support that mama, nor baby needs, to be safely worn.



There are plenty of good ways to wear a toddler. There are soft structured carriers like the Action Baby Carrier, the Beco, Olives and Applesauce, that you can wear her on your back with.



Ring slings are fine for toddlers. I carry my 2.5 yr old, and my 15 month old in a RS around the house.



Mei tais are generally less expensive, come in pretty fabrics, and are awesome for quick up and downs.



If you're looking into long term BWing, you could always look into a woven wrap as well. They come in gorgeous fabrics, but there's a bit of a learning curve.



Also, I would just throw that Snugli out. They are TERRIBLE for baby's hips and spine:
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Alice+Ozzy 2 kids; Burnaby, BC, Canada 3762 posts
28th Jan '13

Ergo would be the comfiest and sturdiest. I carried my 2 year old up until recently but now I'm way too pregnant, DH still carries her.



They make Petunia Picklebottom ones now that are really cute and stylish, they look way fancier than the regular ones.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Holly+Jon=Alice:" Ergo would be the comfiest and sturdiest. I carried my 2 year old up until recently but now I'm way too ... [snip!] ... her. They make Petunia Picklebottom ones now that are really cute and stylish, they look way fancier than the regular ones."

How big is your 2 yr old?
The Ergo was grossly too short and narrow for my DD. It's only got a 13"x13" body!

Alice+Ozzy 2 kids; Burnaby, BC, Canada 3762 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" How big is your 2 yr old? The Ergo was grossly too short and narrow for my DD. It's only got a 13"x13" body!"


She's not very big, about 23 pounds but she's probably average height? She's still pretty comfy in it, it still goes up to her shoulders and she has about an inch past her knees sticking out

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Holly+Jon=Alice:" She's not very big, about 23 pounds but she's probably average height? She's still pretty comfy in it, it still goes up to her shoulders and she has about an inch past her knees sticking out"

Gotcha. Yeah, my DD is 30lbs and 37" tall, and she spills out of ours:
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Thank god I've got a bigger toddler carrier coming in the mail, because my DS is huge too lol.

Alice+Ozzy 2 kids; Burnaby, BC, Canada 3762 posts
28th Jan '13

^^Haha, that's so funny the pic with her arms up. If DD gets her arms above the top it digs into her armpits. She's teeny, I'll probably be able to carry her until she's 4. I'm only 5 feet even and DH is only 5 foot 7 so she probably won't get too big.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Holly+Jon=Alice:" ^^Haha, that's so funny the pic with her arms up. If DD gets her arms above the top it digs into her ... [snip!] ... probably be able to carry her until she's 4. I'm only 5 feet even and DH is only 5 foot 7 so she probably won't get too big."

I'm average, 5'5 but DH is 6'3! Lol. She definitely got his height.