Saturday, March 6, 2010
There are many different baby carriers on the market, but only a few have captured my child’s heart. The Ergo Baby Carrier and the Moby Wrap are two carriers that have had a major role in my household.
Before my second child turned two I was introduced to the Ergo Baby Carrier. I had been using a sling style carrier for awhile. My son was big for his age and getting quite heavy. When I first used the Ergo I was amazed at how well it spread the weight around my back, hips, and shoulders. My son took to it quite well too. I would put him in the Ergo carrier for naps and when we were out and about. Now that same Ergo carrier has another resident. My daughter loves snuggling in and folding her hands up against my back and drifting off to sleep. Once she goes to sleep I pull the sleeping hood over her head and attach it in the front so her little head is secure. I like using the Ergo carrier for naps because my toddler sleeps sounder and I can move around and get things done. After a few challenging practice sessions I was able to put my toddler on my back without help.
Before my daughter met the Ergo carrier she had a first love – her Moby Wrap. I introduced my daughter to the Moby Wrap the first few weeks of her life. It took a little practice to get used to how I was supposed to tie the carrier, but once I had the hang of it I could do it with my eyes closed. My daughter loved her Moby Wrap. She would snuggle in and sleep for hours. The Moby Wrap t-shirt like material hugged my baby and kept her secure. I liked being able to bring the material down and cover her legs so her whole body was secure. I pretty much used the Moby Wrap as a mobile bed. Wherever I went my baby could snuggle into a familiar place and go to sleep.
I highly recommend the Moby Wrap. It is an amazing infant baby carrier. I wish I had used it when my two older children were small. The Ergo Carrier, dubbed “backpack” in our house, is a necessity. It especially is a great choice when your baby or toddler starts getting larger. The Ergo carrier does live up to it’s name. Whatever you decide, enjoy your snuggling time with your little ones.