Mai Tai Backpack/buckle style carriers
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|Sat, 05-19-2007 - 3:19pm|
I am 14 1/2 weeks pregnant with baby #2, loved "wearing" my DD when I could though never quite came up with the right carrier. I have an adjustable fleece pouch and a Wilkinet, and used a Bjorn at times. I have figured out that what would work best for me is something "pack/buckle/structured" like the Bjorn, because it is just so much easier to put on/off and get baby in/out of when I'm out shopping, etc. However, I want something that is comfortable and healthy for mom and baby, like a Mai Tai style. The Wilkinet was almost useless to me because it was too complicated and I hate long ties/sashes.
SO, I've been researching at www.TheBabyWearer.com and sort of narrowed things down to these carriers, and am wondering if any of y'all can give me some insight/advice/pros/cons about some of these carriers and answer a few questions too.
1) Sybela Connecta http://www.sybela.com/connecta.html
2) Beco Baby Carrier/BecoPack http://www.ecobabies.com/
3) Angel Pack LX http://www.attachedtot.com/index.html
4) Ergo http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/
-Any preferences on comfort of waistbelts? The Connecta has an apron-style tie instead of a padded hip or waist belt, which some reviewers felt was more comfortable.
-It seems that most of them could be used with a newborn (Ergo with the insert), though the Angel Pack does not specifically comment on this, or on it's weight range. I definitely want one I can use as soon as I come home from the hospital.
-Is a sleep hood helpful/necessary?
I know Ergo is popular, but I also think it's a little more mainstream/well-known than some of the others. I do think the other ones come in much more attractive fabrics, though have to realize that if I buy MY favorite one, DH might not be caught dead in it!
Thanks, ladies. I want to reasearch this WELL before I purchase, especially because DH was like "You have 2 carriers already" and can't fathom why I would be so wasteful as to buy another one. I have to make sure the cost would be well-justified by the fact that this next one will actually be my perfect carrier!
Heidi, mommy to Paige 5/24/04 and another EDD 11/13/07