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#1 bebe12

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

HI,

I need to buy a carrier for my ds. He is 10 weeks old and weighs 6.5kg already and is very tall (both DH and I are tall). I am currently using a sling but he is getting to long and a bit heavy to carry like that any more.

Has anyone used these items with thier LO?

Is the baby bjorn miricle hard to carrier a heavier child - my concern is that he is big already and is hard to hold with sling as weight is on one shoulder mainly with the sling. So is it hard to hold when they are 8-10 kg?

With Ergo my main question is do the kids like the side postion, and do you then lose the ability to use both hands in that postion? Second question on ergo is how old do they need to be to be carried on your back?

Hope EB can help me with this decision biggrin.gif

#2 Caseymay

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

I have a Manduca (similar to an ergo) and it is great. It puts the weight of the baby more onto your hips and I can carry my 8 month old DD who is about 10kgs for ages without it hurting. The Manduca also lets you cross the straps over your back so that you can make it even more comfortable when carrying heavy babies.

I used to have a BB (older style one) and it made my shoulders ache after about 30 minutes.


#3 solongsuckers

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Ergo over bb no competition at all

#4 mayahlb

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

I only lasted 10 minutes before giving up on the BB. My shoulders were in a lot of pain. Our ergo is great, I can still carry my 4 year old on my back fairly easily. I did have to stop using the front carry with DS2 when he was 2 but that was because I threw my back out, not actually anything to do with the carrier. Never used the side carry, but the front and then back were fabulous. Still use the back occasionally when shopping with the 2.5 year old.

#5 Le-a

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

As PP I had/have a Manduca and a BB. I hated the BB. The crotch-dangling, neck hurting, BB didn't get used by me after I bought the Manduca. DH liked the BB, but also used the Manduca because it seemed to be more comfortable for DS.

Plus, back wearing is great for arms free activities!

#6 CountryBumpkin

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

BB shouldn't be bought for anyone, Manduca or ergo are both great carriers, I always preferred the Manduca because of te built in infant carrier over the bulky horrible ergo infant insert. Personal choice.

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

A zillion years ago, we had an Ergo. We chose an Ergo because it put bub's weight onto your hips, rather than onto your shoulders and back. Hips are designed for carrying weight, backs are not as good at it. It meant that I could carry DD for hours at a time (used the front position) without getting tired or strained.

My friend who had a BB, tested our Ergo - and promptly went out and bought one for herself. It made a huge difference to how long (as in age and size of bub) that she could carry her child for.

#8 pippityroo

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Ergo by a long mile. The Bjorns are horrible.

#9 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Ergo ergo ergo. Better for you, better for baby. End of story. I love mine, DS is 18 months old, back for wandering about, front for snuggles and sleeping.
Best baby purchase hands down.

I'd advise ANYTHING that carries baby in a ergonomically hips supported position and the weight evenly on your hips.


#10 Madeline's Mum

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Ergo over a BB any day! I always cringe (yes I'm a judgemental cow) when I see people using a BB, it's so bad for the baby's hips, because it leaves them crotch dangling.

I still carry my 10.5kg 16mo in my ergo. Highly recommend them!

#11 pinkyjim

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Ergo! love it, still carry my hefty 3yo up & down the sand dunes in it. Best baby gift I received

#12 TeaTimeTreat

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

I think the miracle carrier is different than the standard old style BB - no wait I just checked it's the comfort carrier that's like the ergo http://www.babyzonedirect.com.au/baby-bjor...anthracite.html OP I would say get that one if you must get a BB, otherwise an Ergo or a Manduca is fine.



#13 jimbobmel

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Ergo all the way from here too. We actually have 2 now, 1 for DH & 1 for me.

We started with a BB that was given to us..... It was awful & I'm hesitant to even pass it on to anyone. Then we got an ergo & have never looked back.

If you end up getting an Ergo, make sure that you buy it from a baby shop or a reputable seller as there are many cheap rip offs around on eBay etc.

#14 tick

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

10 weeks is a bit young for the ergo I think, unless he will have his legs froggied inside the carrier. I have a beco Gemini and think it is the best option for smaller babies, can use it from birth to about 12-18 months. I love mine and use it a lot more than the ergo for my 6 month old. Still use the ergo for my 3 year old though!

#15 Le-a

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE (tick @ 17/12/2012, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
10 weeks is a bit young for the ergo I think, unless he will have his legs froggied inside the carrier. I have a beco Gemini and think it is the best option for smaller babies, can use it from birth to about 12-18 months. I love mine and use it a lot more than the ergo for my 6 month old. Still use the ergo for my 3 year old though!

This is why (as pp pointed out) the Manduca is so good, there is an inbuilt newborn "sling" for little babies to sit in. I think ergos have a seperate newborn insert?

#16 tick

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Le-a @ 17/12/2012, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is why (as pp pointed out) the Manduca is so good, there is an inbuilt newborn "sling" for little babies to sit in. I think ergos have a seperate newborn insert?


Yes the ergo infant insert costs extra and is rubbish too. I didn't like the manduca insert either personally but that's just me. Neither of my babies have liked frog leg positions which is why I love the Gemini! Looks a bit like a Bjorn actually but with a hip strap and a proper seated position for baby.  It can do front back and side carries and the straps can be optionally crossed over for more comfortable front carries.

#17 José

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (bebe12 @ 17/12/2012, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HI,

I need to buy a carrier for my ds. He is 10 weeks old and weighs 6.5kg already and is very tall (both DH and I are tall). I am currently using a sling but he is getting to long and a bit heavy to carry like that any more.

Has anyone used these items with thier LO?

Is the baby bjorn miricle hard to carrier a heavier child - my concern is that he is big already and is hard to hold with sling as weight is on one shoulder mainly with the sling. So is it hard to hold when they are 8-10 kg?

With Ergo my main question is do the kids like the side postion, and do you then lose the ability to use both hands in that postion? Second question on ergo is how old do they need to be to be carried on your back?

Hope EB can help me with this decision biggrin.gif


My DS was 6.5 kg at 8 weeks. I have been using a manduca since he was 4 weeks. He usually goes to sleep in it. I find the Mandela to be comfortable. I barely know I'm carrying DS. I wear it with the straps crossed at the back  with some carriers a larger person might need to buy strap extensions to get the carrier to fit. Not so with the manduca which means my tall DH can also use it. Manduca can be used in front side and back positions. I bought mine from a baby store and staff were really great at letting me try on different carriers. They even had a doll which was the size and weight of a 2-3 month old that you could usr when trying the carriers on.

#18 Awkward Penguin

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Ergo!  I wouldn't recommend the baby bjorn to anyone.
I personally use a Boba 3G carrier and love it.

#19 bailee

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

I don't know anyone who has used a BB past 6 months at the latest. My DD is nearly 2.5 y and we still use the Ergo several times a week. Can't say I've ever used the hip carry though, front and back have been sufficient.

#20 CallMeFeral

Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

QUOTE (SirDidymus @ 17/12/2012, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ergo over bb no competition at all


This.

DD did like the side position in the Ergo, hands were still free but it did mean I could only feed from one boob without removing her!
DS sat in the upright position in the Ergo (the infant insert for that wasn't around when DD was born). I actually preferred the old sideways insert better though.

I wouldn't recommend a Bjorn to my worst enemy. Well, actually I would. But not to a friend Tounge1.gif

#21 bluedragon

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

Another one who loves my Manduca! But either the ergo or Manduca are miles better than a BB. Much more comfortable for you and much more comfortable for baby. Will last you much, much longer too. I haven't used the side carry, it seems a bit complicated tbh. But DS hasn't seemed to need it, he likes both the front and back positions. If you specifically want a side/hip carry you could look at ring slings or similar.

I'd recommend the Manduca over the ergo as it has a number of features the ergo doesn't: built in infant insert, organic cotton as standard, adjustable height for when baby grows, can cross straps across back when using the front carry position.




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