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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:11 am 
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Gorgeous! BabyPunk is getting so much bigger! Your husband is right, you want the waist strap to be as tight as so that the weight rests on your hips not on your shoulders. Shouldn't really be any tension/pull on the shoulder straps at all. Also, you might have just over-done it for one day when you're not used to it - you might need to work up to doing more wearing each day.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:38 am 
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cool thanks. ill see if i can get that nice and tight.
we were wondering where exactly it shold rest on my hips. above, below, right on them?
im thinking right on the widest part?

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:19 am 
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I was also thinking that maybe the shoulder straps should be tightened? but then again I kinda don't like my Ergo because the straps always feel like they're slipping off - I love my Beco Gemini because you can cross the straps in the back so the shoulders are nice and snug.
you both look wonderful though and I'm glad you're enjoying that nice secure carrier feeling!


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:33 am 
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We tried a back-carry for the first time this weekend! Normally I put tiny wu on my front either in the Moby or Storchenwiege so my goodness it felt so much easier to have her on my back! She's just about 8 kg but still...

I think we'll stick to the front for our short outings in town because I did feel a bit lonely without her little face right there! It's nice to have an option for longer walks though.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:24 am 
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back carries are so great! especially as they get heavier.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:54 am 
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How do you guys dress your kids for baby wearing when it gets really cold out. We go on a long walk everyday and I don't want to stop just because it's starting to get really cold. I of have a snowsuit for BabyPunk but the logistics of cramming her into the ergo in a poofy snowsuit while I'm wearing a winter jacket seem like it will be a pain. For the fall I've been dressing her in a hoodie, winter hat, mittens, and leg warmers over long pants. I can only put the hood on the hoodie up if she falls asleep otherwise she fights it.
I'm worried this isn't warm enough in the cold and wind but at the same time she's also up against me too

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:03 am 
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Ergo makes a fleece winter cover that snaps onto your ergo and we used it every day last winter for dog walks and hikes! Once you attach it you can just leave it on and put your ergo on the way you normally would. We loved that thing!


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:08 am 
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oh seriously????
off the amazon i go!!!

thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:45 am 
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This sounds sorta nutso, but when my kids were small enough to carry on my chest (vs back), I would just wear a huge jacket of my husband's and zip it over both of us. Toasty as fork.

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:30 pm 
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We have a fleece bunting that Columbia makes which is less bulky than a snowsuit. It doesn't seem too heavy but I used it all winter when Ada was a baby and she stayed nice and toasty up against me. We were in the park for two hours today (around 30 degrees out) and Alice was warm in it with just leggings, a onesie, and a sweater underneath. Oh also, we had a Kowalli carrier cover for Ada but only used it twice when it was ridiculously freezing out. Similar to the ergo one but goes around you too and goes up a little higher.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
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Oh I also wore a maternity coat over the ergo when it was really cold!


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I ordered one of the fleece covers. The brand was infantino but in the picture it looked like it was snapped to an Ergo and it even looks like there are pockets for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:09 pm 
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coldandsleepy wrote:
This sounds sorta nutso, but when my kids were small enough to carry on my chest (vs back), I would just wear a huge jacket of my husband's and zip it over both of us. Toasty as fork.

Exactly what I do. It's working great so far! I LOVE finding new uses for things I already have.

Looks adorable with his little head sticking out (esp when wearing a hat with ears), or if it's windy/sunny, I can zip it up higher.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:59 pm 
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coldandsleepy wrote:
This sounds sorta nutso, but when my kids were small enough to carry on my chest (vs back), I would just wear a huge jacket of my husband's and zip it over both of us. Toasty as fork.


I bought a big cheap coat that could fit us both and did the same thing. I still wear that coat because it is toasty.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Question for you guys! So we haven't worn Z for ages - we just used the stroller/carried him/let him walk. I had to go somewhere today that I couldn't take the stroller and it was too long to walk, so I pulled out our carrier and popped him on my back. He really loved it, and it was awesome having hands available, so I want to do this more. However, our carrier is SUPER uncomfortable (which is why I stopped using it) so it needs to be replaced. We need something that will hold a ~23-25lb toddler, not crazy expensive, and needs to fit well on me - I'm quite small! What do you all use/any recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Toddler Tula? Kinderpack? Toddler-sized mei tai/half buckle?
What have you been using [the uncomfortable one?]

Or, of course, a woven wrap - will hold all sizes and fit all sizes of wearer, and is super super supportive.

I don't know what brands are more readily available/reasonable priced in Canada, but I think there are a few North American ex-pats in our local babywearing community I could ask if you would like a recommendation?

I love our Didymos Indio, and so does Westiebaby! She's only roughly 20lb now but I've been assured this is a good toddler wrap too so I hope to get a good long while of use out of it yet!
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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 pm 
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We are enjoying the kinderpack over here, after a very long hiatus from baby wearing. Malka even let me grocery shop with her in it today, both on my back and on my front.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:02 pm 
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I have an Infantino carrier. It's like an Ergo knockoff, I think. We bought it when we needed something other than our wrap - mostly for back carrying. (We have a stretchy wrap.)

I like the look of the Kinderpack, but there's no way I can drop $200 on it, after shipping is factored in (and maybe also customs fees?). Maybe I will have to go with a woven wrap, and make it myself. All the carriers I'm coming across are so, so expensive. (Westiebaby is so cute in there! Gorgeous wrap!)

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:08 pm 
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See if you can get one locally second hand ,that's how I came by mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:26 am 
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go a woven! i can vouch for the girasol amitola :) and from what i've seen of a friend's oschas are good too...


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:25 am 
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F's in the carrying mood again too, we have a MT but she really likes the Beco Butterfly.


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:18 pm 
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I'm a huge fan of our Beco Gemini! I much prefer it to the Ergo (which I just sold, since we literally never used it) for a few reasons - when doing a front carry, you can cross the straps in the back which is so comfy! and it's suitable for front-facing carries, which I know not everyone recommends, but D always wanted to be facing out. And I used it for carrying D on my back til she was like 2.5 - she's still probably under the weight limit now but I would look mega-silly carrying her because she's so darn tall!


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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:13 am 
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Thanks for all the ideas, everyone! I'm keeping my eye out for something good, but our craiglist/etc are not too good for stuff like that here. Leaning towards a wrap or a Beco. (Not sure if my partner is up to wrapping. He's done it before with a stretchy one though.)

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:58 am 
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for those of you whose kids have the doll carrier/baby carrier where did you get it and how much did you pay?

on the ergo website they are $25 and on amazon both ergo and boba are about $30

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 Post subject: Re: Slings/carriers/papooses..what do you recommend?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:12 pm 
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my mom bought ours (a Beco) thru Amazon I think and it was around $30. The kids aren't that into it, but I can see Sierra starting to be interested...


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