I wish I had pictures to share, but we lost many of our SD cards in an accident around that time and I never had a chance to put them up.
I did a lot of research on different carriers and didn’t know what kind I wanted. I’ve tried them all, it feels like. No one I knew used a moby wrap, but I read many reviewers absolutely loved them. DS liked it for a short time, and it was supposed to last until he was about 30-40 lbs., but he eventually grew to dislike it. He loved being close, but I don’t know if he was comfortable, as it didn’t give a lot of support, or if he became too warm.
Friends had slings and they let me try them. They were great but DS seemed to struggle for some comfort. I became worried because his back would bend too much and sometimes he had problems breathing in them. I even had nurses, LLL leaders and and other hcp show me what I was doing wrong, if I was doing anything wrong at all. He would slide around on his own or while I moved he would naturally slip. Maybe I moved too freely for a sling or put too much faith in them.
Finally, a friend had a backpack carrier, not an ERGObaby. DS loves being on our backs! But the stand is torture on our kidneys, and DS constantly tries to stand on the stand to push himself out. Baby loved, parent hatred. They’re in the military and moved away, so we no longer have it, plus they’re expecting another baby and would need it. They told us of a friend of theirs, another military couple, who had an ERGObaby. I hadn’t even heard of one by that point, and DS was about 3 or 4 months by that point. I forget which one they had, but they let us try it for about month, before their youngest was born. We did some research and looked at the different options. I think they may have had the original.
I am six feet tall and my husband is about an inch shorter. He really enjoys wearing our son on his back, I prefer front wearing as my son loves to pull on my hair, and that really hurts. We knew we wanted one that was comfortable and could possibly allow us to wear both ways. The infantimo gave us half that, he wearing DS on his back, me on the front. The ERGO they had was the best of both worlds!!! It has a kidney pack!!! It was so comfortable and like heaven! There are two straps, as compared to the other backpack we wore that only had one. It didn’t hurt or pinch in any way. There were pockets and they had extra sucking pads and a pack to go with it. It really was the best carrier we had ever worn, and DS was happy and I enjoyed I could adjust it so easily. Even nursing was easy. It took a little bit to manage, but once we figured it out we were set! It was so hard to nurse in a moby since the instructions require the mother to take the baby out and lay them sideways while still holding onto them for support.
The ERGObaby carrier gave the support needed and I went shopping easily while nursing my little guy. It really was the best one we had ever tried. We look forward to one day being able to have one, especially since they can support so much weight! We practice attachment parenting and our little guy enjoys his cuddle time with us, as well as crawling around causing havoc, but he especially loves to be worn and see the world in a more independent fashion.
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