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I know this has been done before but it was a bit of a zombie thread... DS2 is 14 months, heavy and a long way from walking. I've borrowed a tula from a library, but when it goes back will buy something. The manduca is not only cheaper, but there are second hand ones to be had. How do they compare? DS has a long body and short legs if that makes any difference. Ideally I'd like DH to be able to use it too, he's 6ft and of medium build, and I'm 5ft2 and also medium ish. Mostly as a back carrier. We definitely want a buckle one, not a tie on one.
Initally I was looking at the Ergo, but the library lady thought DS would out grow it quite fast.
Something like a toddler sized rose and rebellion (their mid size, not the baby or preschool size) would last you a long time, you need to email the manufacturer though to get one I think. Alternatively a boba with the stirrups would be a good solution for you.
At 14 months your DS would probably out grow the Manduca quite quickly as well, from memory I would say it is possible the same size or a tiny bit smaller than the Ergo. Tula do a toddler size which is really good, DH has used the toddler Tula they make them with acres of extra webbing on the straps so they will extend to fit if your DH is tall/long in the body.
thanks all. DS2 absolutely hates the sling! It's hilarious (though probably has a lot to do with me nearly dropping him trying to get him on my back while watching a youtube demo of how to do it). As soon as i put it on and try to pick him up he tries to get away. We are currently in desensitisation mode with him playing with it.....