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Can someone recommend a carrier that's really easy to get them in and out of?

(16 Posts)
beyoglu Fri 07-Sep-12 08:39:54

I've got 4 month old twins and I'm looking for a single baby carrier (for when one of them gets screamy). I'd like it to be
- easy to get her in and out of
- holds her securely
- not a wrap or a sling, as I'm rubbish at them
- nice to have would be if it were possible to wear two at the same time

Any recommendations? Thanks!

Hi, I have the connecta baby carrier and used it with DS1 until about he was 2. I'm currently using with DS2, 10 weeks.

I've found it very comfortable and a doddle to put on and take off. You can wear on your front (the baby can only face you) or on your back, although you might want to wait until baby is older for that.
I've never heard of a carrier that can carry two, sorry.

Congratulations by the way!

RillaBlythe Fri 07-Sep-12 14:42:53

I find my Ergo v easy to get them in & out of. You could have one on the front & one on the back, I think! Ie two carriers.

I once saw a super woman in IKEA, one twin on her front in baby Bjorn, one on her back in a backpack & holding the hand of the preschooler.

CaseyShraeger Fri 07-Sep-12 14:46:20

I'd recommend a Connecta as well - except that I'm not sure they're making them right now (company got bought out) and if so you'd have to look out for a second-hand one. You'd only be sble to wear one in it but I guess you could combine with a back carrier.

KatAndKit Fri 07-Sep-12 20:57:28

I don't think they make twin slings! you could tandem carry with one on the front and one on the back but I'm not sure how easy this would be to do in reality.
I use a bondolino, it is very easy to get on and off and very comfortable to wear, but I don't think it would be easy to combine with a second carrier as the waist belt and shoulder straps are big and padded, so if I needed to get another carrier tied on going on my back, that would get in the way. Perhaps the solution is less bulky carriers such as mei tai or connecta.

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Sat 08-Sep-12 00:38:24

Connecta have just announced they're making toddler carriers now so obviously still producing.

CaseyShraeger Sat 08-Sep-12 07:45:08

Oh, marvellous! They weren't for a while after they got bought, but then I lost touch as not in the market for any more slings (although... a toddler-sized Connecta... <<gets itchy credit card finger>>)

TheTermagantToaster Sat 08-Sep-12 07:56:39

Ergo, definitely. Once they have decent head support they're marvellously easy to get on and off (a bit more fiddly with the newborn insert but still manageable).

The Ergo is the one sling I will definitely be using again when this next one arrives. All the others I found so fiddly that, by the time I had got DS in it, he was inconsolable confused.

Will watch this thread for ideas, though.

yawningbear Sat 08-Sep-12 07:59:59

Ergo-really easy to use and super comfortable, I tried many different slings, carriers etc and Ergo was by far the best.

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Sat 08-Sep-12 12:16:18

What size are you? Ergos aren't great for petite mums

needsadviceplease Sat 08-Sep-12 16:41:47

I like manduca better than ergo, but suspect that's personal - worth trying both before buying if you can because it's not exactly cheap.

Re wearing both at once - anyone know whether you could have a mai tei on each hip at the same time? Might be less intimidating than one on the back possibly, though if it even works now I do realise it won't work when they get much bigger...

Purpletoes Sat 08-Sep-12 19:02:31

I have a connecta which is very easy to pop them in and out of. I use it around the house and it folds up neatly to go under buggy for those times when they won't settle.

I also have a pognae which is similar to the ergo which I use for longer journeys all day trips etc. the pognae is from Korea and just fits me better than the ergo as I am quite short.

I would recommend going to a sling meet if there is one near you to try the different styles before you buy.
Hth

beyoglu Sun 09-Sep-12 10:50:37

Right, that's the ergo bought! Thanks for the recommendations, people.

femmeaufoyer Sun 09-Sep-12 14:34:40

Where did you get your Ergo from? I've heard there are lots of fakes about so I'm paranoid about ordering one! thanks

Wilts Sun 09-Sep-12 14:38:22

I can see you have already bought an ergo but for anyone interested there is YouTube video showing how to wear twins in two connectas . Not sure I could manage it, my one connecta is quite enough for me smile

beyoglu Tue 11-Sep-12 10:24:00

femmeaufoyer, I bought it off of Amazon. Erk, hopefully it'll be OK!

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