Someone was asking me about the different carriers we have for Jasper and how they differ.
I snapped some pictures of them to post here.
Firstly, here he is with his daddy in his infant insert inside our organic Ergo. Ergos fall into the "structured carrier" category and are supposed to be better for the baby's hips and the wearer's back than Bjorns are. Matt said its pretty comfy to wear and as you can see, Jasper likes it. These can be worn in front, on the hip or on the back and can be used up to age 4.
Here he is in his Zolowear brand ring sling with me. He likes to be in this one when he wants to be cradled.This is best for younger babes.
This is his Kozy Carrier brand Mei Tai carrier. Mei Tais are soft, unstructured carriers and can be worn like the Ergo on front or on the back. He loves this one for out in public and its so easy to get him in and out. It can worn on either side- with stripes showing or black only- and has a hidden pocket for keys and pacifier.
Finally, here is Jasper in his Baby Pouch wrap. Its pretty much like a Moby but more stretchy I am told.
This one will put him to sleep straight away and keep him asleep as long as he is inside it. I have taken him to Mommy & Me matinees of 3 hour movies and he snoozed for the duration. This one is great b/c as you can see on the clickable link, it can be wrapped a multitude of ways.
I am so happy that we gave these a real try and got Jasper used to being worn b/c its great to have him close and be able to have both your arms free.
I admit I had to make them work b/c of my stitches being open still and having to abide with my doctor's recommendation for me to lift nothing heavier than the baby. Our stroller is a sturdy Peg Perego and for me to get it down a flight of stairs by myself to roll to the car is impossible right now until I am healed.
These carriers have saved the day for me and I encourage anyone curious about baby-wearing to give it a go.
Studies show they are the best thing for bonding and for building trust.
Its funny to me when people react on the street out and about as though this is a new trendy fashion phase.
Fact is, baby-wearing is ancient and goes waaaaaay back.
I mean, what do these people think parents did before the time of strollers?