When Curtis was born, I didn't know a whole lot about babywearing. In fact, I don't think I had ever heard that term before. I just knew I wanted a Baby Bjorn to carry him in while I was shopping, so that is what I got. Yes, it worked and he liked it, but it was such a pain bc if I would bend over to do any cleaning, he would dangle and it was just not as sturdy as I would have liked. I still kept it and I didn't buy anything else.
When he was 16 months old, I experimented and made a Mei Tai carrier. It was terrible... yes, functional, but it was way too big in the body, but if I'm in a pinch, I'll put it on with Wesley.
Before I had Wesley, I was looking into more "true" baby wearing items. I sought a local company called Two Momma's Designs and decided to purchase what they call a buckle tai. Very similar to an Ergo and since I knew a lot of people like that style, I decided to try it and purchase one of the buckle tai carriers for myself. I LOVED it. Yes, I tried it on with Curtis on my back at 26 weeks pregnant. Anyone who knows me knows that my belly was NOT small, so it was a bit awkward to put on while pregnant. However it was very comfy and I knew I'd love it.
Fast forward to when Wesley was born. I put him in it as soon as we were home from the hospital. I remember wearing him down to the pool for the Labor Day picnic. I put him in all cozy with his legs tucked in and he really loved it. A couple weeks went by though and he decided that he wanted to try to "launch" out of the top. I guess he was just too active to be carried with his feet tucked in. He was by no means a lazy newborn.
Long story short, I love it, he loves it and we still use it at least 3-4x a week. Here's a picture or 2 of him in the carrier.
I recently went to a cloth diapering/baby wearing party near my house. They had cloth diapers for sale and some carriers. They had a Moby 1/2 off and I decided to try it out. I also love this. I just wish I had it earlier because it's really good for tiny babies. Wesley loves it though bc I can let him face out or wear him on my back a little easier than with my buckle tai.
I love baby wearing. With that being said, I plan to wear Wesley till he refuses to be worn anymore LOL! I will probably keep the carriers so I can use them for my daycare needs.
What carriers do you have that you just love?