Should I get a baby sling? Help me decide!

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Should I get a baby sling? Help me decide!
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 4:57pm

I seem to always carry my babies around with me, just not in a carrier.

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 5:36pm
I was considering getting one as well since I'll have a one year old running around. Hmmm hopefully someone comments to help us out
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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:52am

We are getting two carriers-- one that is a sling and one that is a more structured carrier.

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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 3:52pm

A friend of mine is about 5 foot 1 and loves the Ergo.

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 9:12pm

I highly recommend the Ergo!


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Registered: 09-25-2011
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:21pm

My friend gave me a Moby which I'm going to start practicing using. I am debating on a Baby Bjorn or an Ergo. With the Baby Bjorn, I didn't like how so many of the reviews talk about lower back pain resulting after 10 or 20 minutes of use.

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:51pm

You can easily eliminate the lower back pain with the Bjorn, but it normally takes 2 have to get the clasp, where the straps cross in the back right at your bra line.


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Registered: 06-17-2000
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 12:52pm

Also, my twins can comfortably wear the Ergo and they are 5'1" tall, so it does for sure work on a smaller frame.

My DH prefers a rigid backpack type carrier to it though.


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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 8:30am
Hi there,

iVillage had parents put the newest backpacks, front packs, hip carriers, baby slings and wraps for 2012 to the test. Perhaps the reviews will help a bit as you decide on the best carrier for your situation? Best of luck to you in deciding!

We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Slings, Carriers and Backpacks of 2012-

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 9:32am

Wow, thanks, Kristy.

A couple of the slings I had not heard of before, so it gives me a few more to choose from : )