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#1 jindy poss

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

Just wanted to get some feedback about baby carriers for 10kg and up. I have a baby bjorn (sp?) and loved it but DS is just to heavy for me to wear him like that now. I do like the idea of the hip carrier types, also the back carriers look ok but I dont want something really bulky.

This carrier will mainly be used so we can go and visit DH at work this winter. He works in the snow and we have to catch oversnow transport to get there. So im looking for something that is quick and easy to put on, doesnt take up to much room and lets me have free hands to I can carry all the rest of our gear up and down the mountain.

I would love to know what has worked for others.
Thanks.

#2 Crap Napper

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

Ergo for me. Portable, can do hip and back carries, my DD1 and DD2 never failed to sleep in it, and I can STILL carry my DD2 at 3yo in it for at least an hour at a time, very comfortably. I have a lower back injury as well!



#3 Katie_bella

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

We love our ergo here, but our bubs isn't 10kgs+ yet....we may not like it as much then. wink.gif
You can use it as a hip and back carrier too. We often use ours for bushwalking and I never get a sore back/shoulders from it.

#4 feral strawberry

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Ergo all the way. So comfy! Had a baby bjorn and it was uncomfortable. The Ergo has nice thick should straps like a back pack and my boys loved it original.gif Also has a hood for when bubs is sleeping. Can use it front , back & side.

#5 jindy poss

Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:59 PM

Thanks ppl's sounds like the Ergo is the way to go.

#6 Cranky Kitten

Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

I prefer the Beco Butterfly2 to the Ergo personally, though check out the Manduca as well. They're all similar concepts, but I find my beco is more adjustable than the ergo and thus more comfortable.

The hip carry in the ergo is a bit awkward as straps need adjusting and unclipping but back carries are pretty simple once you get the hang of it. The hip carry in the beco is different to the ergo as rather than using the shoulder straps it's just rolled up and worn like a belt with the body of the carrier acting as a little cushion/platform for bub to sit on - not good for long carries (back carry is best here) but good for quickies into the shops and stuff.

#7 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

I have both a Baby Bjorn Comfort (which has a hip belt and wide and narrow seat options)  and an Ergo. My son, 6.5 mo and 10.8kgs prefers the bjorn, not sure why.  I find it a little easier to put him into without needing help or somewhere to actually put him.  

But the Ergo can also go on back, has pockets, and comes in much nicer colours and patterns, so I like it better.  Hoping DS changes his mind.  I think because he's actually quite young, just heavy, he might like the Ergo more when hes older.  


#8 jantastic

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

I have a Hippy Chick hip seat, which is great for my son, even now at 18+ months. It's more for a toddler/child than a baby though.

#9 allyr

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

Beco Butterfly2 or Mei Tei.

#10 Kasey5

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

Ergo here too. We used ours lots. DD used it to 3 1/2 yrs, and DS still loves it at nearly 3. Much better for travel than solid framed pack.

#11 hoohoobump

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

Ergo here too. DS is nearly 2.5 and 17kgs. I can still quite happily carry him in it. Baby Bjorn killed my back/neck.

#12 nomissjane

Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

I've just bought a fantastic new  Boba carrier for my DD.
She's 11.5 kg and a few weeks of 2yrs old.

I really, really wanted to love the Ergo carriers as I'd heard some great reviews about them and I know that EB'ers love them, but sadly I just didn't and she and I just wasn't comfy in any of them.
I'm so thrilled with it.

It's also a soft carrier that has the same hip belt/support that the ergo has, can be worn front or back, has a head cover for when she's fallen asleep and what I love the most is that it has detachable supports for her feet which we love.
It's been designed more for bubs over 12mths to 22ish kg, but we used our Baby Bjorn before this which ended up being agony.
We went all around the zoo last week for a couple of hours and it was brilliant, I found it completely comfortable and I'm currently 16wks pregnant.

I got mine from Nursing Angel about half the price of the Ergo.

You might just love the Ergo as I know they are super popular, but in case you don't the Boba is definitely worth considering.

#13 happybabywearer

Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

definitely check the manduca. It has extended  back that you can un zipped so it is very supportive for toddlers! I'm wearing very comfortably my 16mo in it (weights about 12kg)

This kind of carriers are very personal... every person will find different soft structure carrier more comfortable for her so if you could try them and compare that will be the best option for you:)
otherwise just get one and worst case, if it doesn't fit you, sell it and get another...

#14 jacksantos

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

Hi y'all! Just now I am shopping for a carrier, online. My baby is 6 months old now and he's really getting heavy I have back aches every time I carry him. I found this store that sells baby carriers but I'm really not sure of the quality. Please advise.

#15 Cranky Kitten

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE (jacksantos @ 09/11/2012, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi y'all! Just now I am shopping for a carrier, online. My baby is 6 months old now and he's really getting heavy I have back aches every time I carry him. I found this store that sells baby carriers but I'm really not sure of the quality. Please advise.


Had a quick look - looks like a pouch style sling which you have to be quite careful with to make sure you've got it sized correctly. Not sure how supportive the fabric would be either to be honest. If you're chasing a one-shouldered option in particular I'd recommend a simple open tailed ring sling such as a Maya or similar. Great for short carries, such as nipping in to the shop or school pick ups etc. Much easier to adjust and use correctly.

Otherwise, have a look at two-shouldered options - either buckle carriers like the Manduca or Ergo, mei tais or you could even look at woven wraps (not as hard as they look with a bit of practice). Just be wary if looking at Ergos online as there's heaps of fake ones available very cheaply - make sure you check Babes In Arms (the Australian Distributor) for the list of authorised resellers to make sure you're getting a genuine item.

The facebook group Baby Wearing Buy Sell Swap is a wealth of information about various options, links to Australian vendors, babywearing meets in your area where you can try before you buy and plenty of quality second hand carriers for sale too original.gif

#16 Spiritosa

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

I recently used my Ergo for my 18month old (almost 12kgs) constantly on holidays in Japan.

It was great, my back never hurt once but my legs did hurt at the end of the day! I guess some part of the body actually does have to do the 'carrying'!



#17 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

I have a manduca and I love it. Can carry my 15kg toddler in it and it goes up to 20kgs so i could probably carry my 6 yr old in it if I was that keen.

I also have a woven wrap which I love as well but it does take some getting used to.

#18 hickmantt

Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:34 PM

I spent a lot of time looking for the best quality and prices. But finally decided the best choice is still there SPAM


#19 Jupiter

Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:42 PM

^ laughing2.gif  

Spam indeed.

#20 *littlemiracles*

Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

A manduca lover here. Had a baby bjorn for my first and we both hated it. I found it hurt my back and she was never comfy. This time around I tried on heaps in the baby store after recommendations on the ergo and manduca. The manduca sat more comfortably on my shoulders and I love it. DD loves it, often falls asleep when we use it on beach walks etc. I am only a shortie and quite petite but don't even notice carrying her. She is just over 7kg now. Once she gets a little bigger we will switch to a back carry. It is super easy too get on and off (although the mean lady in the baby store didn't think so - she was a baby bjorn fantatic but thats another story). Have not regretted my choice on the manduca, but def try some on with bub to see what suits you.




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