Monday, March 1, 2010

New on my wish list...


I probably collect slings or carriers like some people do purses or shoes. I have acquired about 4 since Logan was born, two were given to me and 2 I bought. I swear by the Baby Bjorn and the Moby Wrap, but I have learned that both of those are meant more for younger babies and once they hit 23lbs like my chunky Austin, then it can be hard to carry them that way. At our church there are many, MANY families with many little ones. They all have their creative ways of toting around their kids and one gal who is about 9 months pregnant carries her toddler on her back with one of these carriers shown below. I was like, if a very pregnant woman could comfortably carry her large child (probably 2 year old), I could comfortably carry Austin! I have come to the conclusion that the carrier may ease many of my outings that I do by myself with the boys. Especially with Mike gone training and then deployment I could use the help! (today's grocery shop sent me over the top!). I am praying and hoping that maybe a new carrier may ease my issues, but only time will tell right?

I have narrowed it down to these two awesome carriers that can also carry the child in the front. Neither of them wear like the Baby Bjorn when a child is in the front and forward facing. If the child is in the front then they have to face the wearing adult. But the Baby Bjorn and Moby Wrap do not carry on the back for heavier kids. I don't know if I will want to tote around a 45 lb (the limit) child, but at least it would be an option! It would just be like carrying a high school backpack full of books! Right?!?!? Anyways, I am going to research the reviews and try and get a good deal, AND of course if Mike says it is ok. I will let you know! Which one do you guys like based on the pictures...which one looks more comfortable for me or for Austin?


This one is called the BabyHawk Oh Snap! and to me looks the most comfortable and easy to get on.
Another view of the BabyHawk



This is a Beco and is the kind the gal at church wears. What do you all think?

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Would Austin really be content in one of these now that he walks?! My girls would have fought that to the death! Just a thought before spending money on it. If you think he'd like it, I like the last one because it looks less bulky.

ElissaM said...

He actually likes to be carried when out and about. Like today int he grocery store I was struggling with this awful hip carrier but he was still content because he was being carried. I agree though about him wanting to walk around...gotta talk it over with mike!

Molly said...

I think the last one looks the most comfy for older kids. How do you get them in that and on your back by yourself? You are a goddess.

Lindsey said...

that is a lot like a baby carrier I have called Ergo baby carrier...I really like it and it's perfect for Claire. It does take a little practice getting your kid in it, but it comes with a video (I'm sure the other one does too)telling you how to do it. I just snap the waist belt, then put Claire on my back and then grab the shoulder straps...pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Joey&Casey said...

I think you could just cut two leg holes in a cute backpack and cut a head hole out of the top:) lol. No, in all seriousness I could see that being super handy! Go for it! You could always resell it if you find it doesn't work out for you. I can't wait to use the Baby Bjorn carrier you loaned me. Thanks a bunch for that!!

Ben and Melissa said...

You research baby carriers like I do strollers! haha! I think you should look into the ergo baby carrier. I have heard a lot of great things about that being the ultimate carrier. Let us know what you decide!