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Suggestions please ^_^ [Jan. 9th, 2008|10:21 am]
Wearing your baby/toddler

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Okay. I'm going camping at the end of June. At that point my son will be 18 months old, he's about 21 pounds right now. We will be doing some hiking so I would like to hear suggestions from everybody as to what kind of carrier or sling I should get.
I have the ultimate baby wrap and I love it. I just haven't used it since he before he started walking since I haven't had a reason to. I'm not sure how well it will perform under the conditinos.
Of course it will be summer so I would like something that will not bake me under the hot sun, flexible so I can use on the front or on the back, and something comfortable for both of us. Most importantly needs to hold a 1-2 year old.
Please comment with suggestions and links if you know of any! I really do appreciate it. Money is not too much of an issue seeing as how I have a few months to save up.
Thanks guys ^_^
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[User Picture]From: isarma
2008-01-09 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine your cheapest option would be a mei tai, especially if you can get a good one, used. If you want something you don't have to tie, go erog or beco or something similar, but those are much more expensive, even used.
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[User Picture]From: krasota
2008-05-11 01:32 am (UTC)
Do you anticipate hiking a lot in the future?

I've been looking at the Deuter and Sherpani frame carriers. We do a lot of hiking. Front carries are really not ideal once the kiddos get bigger--it's too hard to see your feet and slopes can be rather dangerous, even with trekking poles.

Right now I use an Ergo in front or back carries, but I only do front when desperate now, preferably on flat, even terrain.

ETA: doh! this is a very old post. I thought I was on the front page for a different community. *blush*

Edited at 2008-05-11 01:34 am (UTC)
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From: mac29
2008-07-24 04:18 pm (UTC)
I would recommend a Chicco smart support if you are planning on doing some hiking. I recently went camping with my sisters family and she has daughter who is about 23lbs which we took with us on a two mile hike through the boundary waters. She and the baby were happy as could be and their were no problems with the carrier. I tried it on and it was uber comfortable because of all the padding for your back. Also the baby was having a blast giggling at all the new sites! The carrier goes on your back and the baby faces out so its a good way to familiarize her with the great outdoors and before long she decided to take a snooze so I'm assuming it was comfortable for her as well. The carrier can hold up to 401bs and you can get it from about $80-$100. My sister said she did some research on http://wize.com/baby-carriers/for/hike/2301 before she bought hers, I guess its a product review website and she said it was helpful. I hope this helps and Good luck!
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