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Has anyone used the Connecta with the support belt attached for an older baby/toddler?

(12 Posts)
JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 09:46:07

I love my Connecta but its just dreadfully uncomfortable using it for a back carry as there isn't enough waist support for me. I like a carrier with a belt, have been renting a Beco Soleil and have a Tula on order as well but I'm realising I don't actually like many things about them such as the annoying detachable hood which I can't do up from behind, the stiffness of the straps, the uncomfortableness of front carrying.

I want my Connecta to carry on being great. Will the belt make the difference or is it not great?

JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 09:48:56

Meant to add that I love the lack of support belt for front carrying so one that did both would be the answer to my prayers if it was actually any good?

So would anybody recommend the belt?

JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 09:50:34

Or am I doomed to using four three two carriers? My car is cluttered with the things at the moment blush

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 18-Mar-14 10:15:58

Watching with interest - am thinking of getting the belt for my connecta. If you have a sling library near you they might have one that they could lend you.

JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 10:19:03

Nobody nearer to me than a good 40 minute drive any more. I'm having to hire by post for a fee as it is. I might just suck it up and order one, no more expensive than the hire fees after all.

How old is your baby Frumious? DS2 is 14 months and far too tall to stay on my front for long any more. He's fine on my back I just need to find a comfy carrier now.

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 18-Mar-14 13:17:10

She's only seven months but very long and well over 20lb. I think for the sake of £11.50 I'm just going to go for it. I hope to keep her on my front for a bit longer and hope that the support belt might help me do it. I have tried an ergo and a beco Gemini but I found them both so bulky compared to the connecta, and they pushed my trousers down!

JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 14:00:39

Yes I get that a bit too. I think I will go for it too.

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 18-Mar-14 16:37:58

Just ordered one so should arrive in the next few days - will report back!

BeattieBow Tue 18-Mar-14 16:40:06

ooh I didn't know you could get a belt for it.

I don't have the toddler connecta yet (but want to get it) does this not have a support belt?

I still carry my 22 month old on my front as she loves it and I'm rubbish at getting the sling on my back.

JuniperTisane Tue 18-Mar-14 18:07:57

I was too, Beattie. I never did manage it with DS1 but I had some help from an MN friend a few weeks ago and just persevered watching youtube vids and practicing and one day it just clicked.

The toddler connecta is just a bit taller and wider I think.

FrumiousBandersnatch Mon 24-Mar-14 23:07:21

Well, I can't comment on back carries but I've been using the support belt for front carries over the last few days and I really like it. DD's weight feels much better distributed and it doesn't add too much more bulk.

JuniperTisane Tue 25-Mar-14 09:01:50

I ordered one! It should arrive today. The Soleil went back, it wasn't that comfortable really. I have the Tula on hire now which is very very comfortable so if the support belt doesn't work out I might get this instead.

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