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    Beco Gemini, Boba 3G, Ergo carrier ?

    Which would you choose and why ? Needs to be suitable fro a shorty - Im 5 fot 2 and be suitable from newborn upwards. I love the ergo but put off by the fact they cant by on your front facing out as my 3 loved this position when about 7 months old plus with the ergo having to have the seperate newborn insert put me off a bit.
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    To be honest no SSC is good for a newborn, I always use a wrap for the first few months then break out the Boba 3G (although the Manduca has a great newborn flap thing and a great carrier). That carrier is just amazing and I love it. I'm tall, but it is so adjustable that I'm sure it would work if you are short. I find it gives the best support to baby's upper back hugging it closer to your body. Facing out is not a good position for baby and doesn't support their legs or spine. If they want to face out I would use a pouch or sling. Just my opinion though!
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    Thank u I never knew that about facing outwards.. Is the 3g not suitable from birth then ? I do have a freedom sling a friend gave me i could use to start with I guess f the 3g was definately worth the money
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    Yes you can use it for a newborn, but it's not ideal...none of them are.
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    I'd vote Manduca, they're a really versatile carrier and can be used from birth. I like stretchy wraps for newborns, could you find a sling group/sling library in your area? You can go and try some out






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    How do I go about finding one of those ? Thanks
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    Manduca Child and Baby Carrier

    And there are heaps of new ones on the UK eBay too.
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    You will probably find carrying a 1 year old forward facing too difficult and heavy. I used a baby bojrn with my first when he was around 5 months but it was so uncomfortable and heavy with him dangling in front of me. With my 2nd he was a much larger baby and he weighed close to twice as much at 5 months and I was comfortably carrying him around in the ergo. I used a wrap with him for the first couple of months but it was a stretchy one so I couldn't use it too long since he was so heavy, I will be looking at getting a woven wrap this time.

    I didn't really like doing the back carry on the ergo but it is easier when they are older and heavier. I mostly did that when I had someone to help me get him in the right position but my friend managed to do it really easy with her daughter, it just takes some practice.

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    I had a moby wrap for nb phase, and I had my boba SSC already; I bought a ring sling online and it QUICKLY became my favourite, so much so that I ordered rings online and made my own out of Silk for fancy dress up days


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    Quote Originally Posted by purple View Post
    You will probably find carrying a 1 year old forward facing too difficult and heavy. I used a baby bojrn with my first when he was around 5 months but it was so uncomfortable and heavy with him dangling in front of me. With my 2nd he was a much larger baby and he weighed close to twice as much at 5 months and I was comfortably carrying him around in the ergo. I used a wrap with him for the first couple of months but it was a stretchy one so I couldn't use it too long since he was so heavy, I will be looking at getting a woven wrap this time.

    I didn't really like doing the back carry on the ergo but it is easier when they are older and heavier. I mostly did that when I had someone to help me get him in the right position but my friend managed to do it really easy with her daughter, it just takes some practice.
    I want a woven this time around too....


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