Thursday, January 12, 2012

All Hail the Baby Carrier

We got to go to Utah this past week for a friend's wedding. We had two flights each way, and we debated whether to take the whole carseat/stroller contraption. Grandma and Grandpa already have a carseat out there, so we didn't need it on the other end. The major consideration was Nat napping in the carseat - he basically never falls asleep in our arms (too much going on), so we thought it might be helpful for the plane ride. But then we decided that he's still small enough that maybe we could just have him nap on the floor.

And that's exactly what he did.

I stuck him in the Moby wrap and we went on our merry way. On the way out, we got him all cozy in his swaddle with his paci, laid the Moby on the floor of the empty middle seat (thank goodness) and he snoozed away on both flights. The way back was another story with the napping, but wasn't anything the carseat would've fixed.

It's been a while since I've used the Moby consistently - I feel like we drive or stroll most places nowadays. But I used it all through Africa and LOVED it (made nursing while touring so so much easier) and I renewed my love of it this week. It was so nice to not have a ton of stuff even though we had a baby, and to not have to look for elevators, etc.

The only thing is I feel like Nat's getting a little tall for the Moby - the back part doesn't come up quite as high as I'd like or fit as tightly near the top. Any suggestions? I'm seriously considering an Ergo or something of the sort but they're a little pricey. Actually, I really want a Boba 3G, so if anyone from Boba is reading this and wants to send me one, that would be swell. :)

End ode to baby carriers. Trip pictures coming soon.


erica said...

We got the Bjorn when Alex was born and I used it daily but by the time she was 3 months I had shoulder and back aches daily. We then bought the Ergo (took a lot of convincing for Ben) but I LOVE it! Comfortable for me and no pain. We also used it when traveling to Utah. Alex will nap in it too. I also love the head cover part.

erica said...

Oh and I meant to add we found our Ergo on ebay and someone else recommended Bellies and Babies in Del Ray. It's a consignment shop and apparently has great things. I haven't been yet.

Maxine Parrish said...

A few of my friends use the Beco carrier and love it. They like it over the Ergo. One carries her GARGANTUAL 18-month old on her back with the Beco like it's nothing, and I like the ability to safely switch from front to back carry without taking your baby out. Check it out - I want one but haven't worked up the nerve to drop that kind of cash when my Baby Pouch served me just fine. Good luck!

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

i don't know what any of this stuff is (i'm not a mom yet), but an ergo sounds pretty darn cool...whatever it is.

good luck with the little one!