Hi, I’m expecting dc#2 and looking for baby carrier recommendations. I had a sling for DS1 but just could not get to grips with it. I also borrowed a baby Bjorn carrier from a friend, I preferred this but it did give me a very sore back. Would love some reviews from those with experience. Thank you! Xx
I used a cheap Mothercare carrier (someone gifted us) for DS1 that constantly gave me a bad back after 30 minutes or so of wearing - then invested in a Lillebaby all seasons for child no. 2 and it was so much better! The wide belt really helps with support and was much more comfortable for my back! I also considered the Ergobaby 360, I think they’re both very similar but I didn’t like the idea of the velcro belt on the Ergobaby (noisy velcro may wake baby if you try to put them down when they’ve gone to sleep on you).
Like the comment about it being like a bra. I thought I would like the ergo baby as everyone seems to, but my baby’s feet were supported all wrong in it when she was a newborn, just as her legs were longish. THe sling library lent me a lillebaby and I ended up buying a new one as I love it so much. My 4 yo has also been in it!
If you can get to a sling library it’s great to try a load on. I ended up with a Connecta and absolutely love it, it’s not as padded as others but is enough for me and means it packs down really small to chuck in a bag.