New to baby wearing, Need carrier advice

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Registered: 11-19-2009
New to baby wearing, Need carrier advice
Sun, 05-05-2013 - 10:35pm

Hello everyone.  I'm new to baby wearing.  I have a cheap carrier that I got with my son 2 years ago that I absolutely hate.  It does not support baby's head at all and I feel like I have to keep a hand on her at all times.  I need a carrier that will work for a newborn, but will also work as she grows.  I don't want to have to keep buying carriers.  My good friend reccommended the Becco Gemini and I have heard good things about the Ergos, but before I spend that kind of money I was looking to get some more opinions.  My little girl is 8 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches.  I live in FL and will be using it outside in the summer, so I need something that will not be too hot for her or for me.  Does anyone have any experience with these carriers or with others that might meet my needs?  Thanks!


Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sat, 05-11-2013 - 11:33pm

What about a sling? You could get a lightweight fabric one. I've seen some clever videos on YouTube for how to tie a sling ranging from babies to hip sling toddlers.