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  1. tinyperson

    pomegranate / 3858 posts

    @oliviaoblivia: Good to know! I hadn't heard that - everywhere I've been reading lately still shows/instructs froggy.

  2. Portboston

    persimmon / 1279 posts

    We use the beco and the ergo since birth. I prefer the beco because the straps can cross. The ergo ends up hurting my back after a while. We also just used a rolled up swaddle blanket instead of the infant insert. DS was born in July & the insert would have been way too hot.

  3. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    @JoJoGirl: Oh yeah, I'd definitely do legs out in a ring sling.

  4. hawksaz

    pea / 23 posts

    I had a Babyhawk mei tai with DS2 and it worked well in the beginning, but when he got above 15 lbs, it wasn't supportive enough for me. I also got a Lenny Lamb wrap at that time. It worked better. But my favorite carrier by far is the Tula. I splurged and got one for DS3. I used the infant insert and carried him in it since birth. Once we were done with the insert, I sold it for $35 (it retails for $40) on a local babywearing group. We still use the Tula almost daily and he is 8 months. I could never quite get into wrapping...it's just too complicated for me and I never have the time to practice. The Tula, even with the infant insert, is so easy and comfy. I'm about 5'4" with a long torso, if that helps.

  5. rachiecakes

    coconut / 8279 posts

    I loved the Ergo and used it for a long time.
    J hated it as a newborn (he hated swaddles and being wrapped up). We used a out-facing (Bjorn) for a short time until he was big enough to sit up in the Ergo. If I needed to buy one now, I'd get the Ergo 360 - faces both ways and is lighter than the original. If this had been around when J was small, I wouldn't have needed the Bjorn for that short time where he wouldn't tolerate facing in.
    I used the Ergo until he was 2!

    My friend swears by her Tula but I hate the prints.

  6. BrandNewMom

    cherry / 193 posts

    Had a Bjorn, upgraded to a Tula! Definitely worth it, I got an ugly print one never used for $80!!!

  7. MrsSRS

    nectarine / 2987 posts

    I found my beco supportive enough for the newborn stage, but if you want a cheap option the infantino worked well too. I bought it because I'm also 5'4" and thought the beco might be hard to wear while playing on the floor with LO1. I wear newborns in a ring sling by settling them on my chest so they're curled up but their backs are straight then just reefing the sling in tight.

  8. 2littlepumpkins

    grapefruit / 4455 posts

    @ShootingStar: second that video!!

    Once you figure out the ring sling it's easy. Admittedly I find it easier as lo gets older but we used it pre-head control too. Now at 5 months and about 18 lbs we are using the ergo more but we still use our ring sling.

  9. JoJoGirl

    cantaloupe / 6206 posts

    Hmm okay - so maybe I'll give the ring sling a go while she's a newborn, then up to a Lilliebaby or Tula (I see people recommending both) when she gets a little bigger..?

  10. Anagram

    eggplant / 11706 posts

    I have a couple of Lillebabys and love them. They don't need an infant insert (can be used from 7 lbs up), and you can front carry either forward facing or inward facing, hip carry, and back carry.

    I have an airflow and an embossed. I really don't need both of those, but now that I have them both, I can't figure out which I'd get rid of. My husband prefers the airflow.

  11. Mrs. Goose

    pear / 1737 posts

    Has anyone wore their newborn lying down in a ring sling? With their head towards the rings? I gather that it is not a popular way to baby wear because it's harder to make sure the baby is okay.

  12. oliviaoblivia

    pineapple / 12793 posts

    @Mrs. Goose: it's not advised because it can compromise baby's breathing. It's OK while nursing though.

  13. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    Love our Lillebaby but I didn't hear about it until she was about 3 months. We would probably still need a rolled blanket with our Ergo but doing nothing fine without it on the LB at 4 months.

  14. MrsRcCar

    grapefruit / 4712 posts

    We love our Tula for our boys. However when they were new I preferred my Ring sling for sure! I am planning on either wrapping from birth or using a ring sling. I am not a Lillebaby fan myself but SSCs fit people so different. They say it's similar to trying on jeans in my Babywearing group.


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