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I already own a Mai tai which I used with ds 1 when he was older. Expecting dc 2 and would like an easy to use sling for the early days. I have a really bad back so one with good support. Any suggestions?
I have a KariMe and a Moby is very similar - both easy to use once you have putting it on sorted ( it took 2 tries to get it right for me). If you are looking for something pre-tied then a Close Carrier is good but I found it not as secure as one I tied myslef.
Close Carrier - it's wonderful - I found it very secure and much more comfortable than the Baby Bjorn I later moved to (when DS faced outward).
The Close Carrier has 2 rings on the back of the shoulder 'straps' - it crosses over your body in front and the baby fits snugly in the cross at the front. There's a separate band to wrap around your body to feel even more safe still. Rave rave rave...
I LOVE my close carrier... I tried a babasling and a karime but couldn't get on with either - the babasling because DD hated it (she likes to be upright) and the kari me because after a few days and lots of practice, I still couldn't tie it properly (but others seem to find it easy, so it may be just me!).
I have used the close carrier since DD was 10 days and it is a LOFESAVER - the only way I can actually do chores round the house as DD just loves being held. It really is fab.