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Old 07-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #21
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

I was thinking the same thing. I couldn't figure out if I wanted the Ergo or Beco, but I went to their websites and seen that the Ergo seems to have more room for the baby to sit down comfortably (bottom is looking like its being squeezed up against you). Then I thought well how easy is it get my baby in and out of it. On the Ergo carrier, once you got everything adjusted, you just hold your baby up against you and pull the straps up...your done.

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Old 10-02-2009, 03:38 AM   #22
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

Thanks for making this sticky! Since I haven't seen the info here yet on the child's position, let me link to Didymos with info on babies' anatomy.

Any carrier should support the child's entire back with the weight evenly distributed, not just centered on crotch/bottom. In Mei tais and structured carriers, look especially at the width of the crotch piece. It should be wide enough to distribute weight along the length of baby's thighs and not just cover the bottom. This may mean your child will outgrow a carrier.

The ideal position is a straddled seat, with child's legs angled up and turned out at hips. The natural curve of an infant's spine is rounded, only later developing the S-curve of adults. Carriers should support this rounded-back position and not force baby into a hollow-back position. Ideally, the knees should be higher than the bottom, forming an "M" position, to make sure the back stays round.

Generally, if you think your carrier is tied too loose, it probably is. Baby should be nice and snug to make sure the spine is well-supported.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #23
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

Thanks for all the helpful info! I am fairly new to bw'ing and have a handful of pouches, 1 rs, a wrap and am getting a mt made right now. I'll double check on the safety features
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:08 AM   #24
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

Great information. Thanks for sharing! Article yesterday about the infantino sling & new safety warning had me wondering... I am currently using the moby wrap and my newborn loves it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:49 PM   #25
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

Thank you for the information. I am kinda new to bw'ing so it is very helpful.

Q: how soon after you had your baby did you start bw'ing?
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:04 PM   #26
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

If you check out the Okkatots carriers, you'll notice that they grow with your baby, which I loved for my baby, they splay the legs for newborns and grow as your baby grows.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:06 PM   #27
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

The problem with the Ergo is that it the legs are too spread out for new borns. Just FYI.
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

Great info for a newbie like myself. Thanks for taking the time to help other mums-to-be out!
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #29
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great tips, thanks.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #30
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Re: What To look for in a baby carrier

For a newbie, it would be great to get a description of some of hte other options that people mention:

- gauze wrap
- stretchy wrap
- pouch sling

I am sure there are others, but I will start there. Thanks!
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