Looking for carrier recommendations ... I'm due in Nov (end) so a winter baby, I didn't get on well with my carrier with my daughter and ended up ditching it, (bjorn), it just never sat right and my daughter hated it.. I am very outdoorsy (dogs to walk, horses to muck out) and really struggled with just the pram so keen not to let history repeat itself.
Which carriers do you recommend? Baby comfort being paramount
I have an ergo and used with a newborn insert when ds was small, December baby. love it, use it to carry him a lot, he loves it and really comfy in it, still use it the odd time to carry Dd when out for a long day, she's 3 and climbs onto my back.
Lillebaby complete. Does newborn to about age four. Has a higher back support than the ergo so better support for carrying an older child. It has lumbar support for you. It can forward face (if you are not opposed to it) which is occasionally useful as well as front back and hip carry. Very versatile. I got mine from baba me who were lovely and according to fb have a sale in at the moment which includes a pink lining carrier or 30% off normal priced stock with code QUICK.
The Lillebaby complete is fabulous - would definitely recommend. Very comfortable and versatile, loads of different carry options. I've been using it with my 4 month old since he was about 6 weeks old. Before that I used a close caboo, but I think the Lillebaby works well from newborn too - I just hadn't heard of it then!
I used a stretchy sling with both mine for first few months, super comfy and was the only place they would sleep. Mine was a kari me but a close caboo is the same but pre tied so much less of a faff. When older I used a connecta, which is a buckled carrier, you can use that on your back too.
I have an ergo and love it now lo is a year but really didn't when she was littler. I think a good stretchy is best for the first few months. Have a look for your local sling library. you can try a few and see which you prefer.
beco soleil with infant insert. straps can cross at the back unlike some ergos and very very comfy. ds nearly 10kg and still use it for hours at a time. We didn't get the biggy out forva month when he was born. disadvantage is can't do outward facing.