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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchingThemGrow
    You know you can do a hip carry in the Ergo also, right? I haven't, but you can.
    I just looked youtube and saw the hip carry....now I have to go home and try it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrioh
    I just looked youtube and saw the hip carry....now I have to go home and try it out!
    Great! I will one day...if the strap will still go around my belly...

    I forgot to give the link to the Ergo support area where the demonstrate different positions
    http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/support/instructions

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    if your baby likes to face out, the pikkolo is your best choice. it basically can do everything the ergo can plus face out. i prefer it over the ergo since it doesn't ride so low on the hips and the baby is closer to your body. i have a bad back and the ergo wouldn't work well on me. all my friends who have both ergo and pikkolo prefer the pikkolo.

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    If you live in a cold climate and need something that is warm, super fast, and "popable", have you considered a Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch? 15mo DD2 is easily 25# and I still wear her easily in a hip carry. She still passes out in it. You can probably find one easily on BabywearingSwap or TBW.

    I also have a Kozy ABC that is pretty easy to use on the back. I prefer the KKAFP for popability, though. I used the Kozy for DD1 all the time, though, riht up until she was 2.5 (and HUGE!) and I was 8mo pg (and HUGE!).
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    Thanks mommies. Now that Xmas is over I am going to try for an Ergo and Beco. They both seem like great options. My cousin is pregnant so I can pass the Bjorn down to her. It is great for the first several months but my back has let me know it's time to move on.

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    I've had both the Beco and the Ergo. I sold the Beco (carnival, sooooo CUTE) and kept the Ergo. The Ergo fit me better -- I'm 5'9" with a short torso. The woman I sold the Beco to was very short, probably 5' and it fit her well.
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    I am 5'4 and the Beco is perfect - - I agree with Melissa that a tall person would really want to try the Beco out. My husband doesn't want to wear it but I don't know if that is because of the height issue or the cute pattern! In the store, the Ergo fit me and my husband who is 5'9.

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    I actually like the Ergo better now than I did at the 10-lb stage. At about 15 lbs the bella was too small, so I switched back to the Ergo. It's been fine.

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    Another rec for the Ergo. We used the Baby Bjorn with ds1 and then got the Ergo when he was about 7 months old. HUGE difference as the Ergo is so much more comfortable.
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    I bought a Beco Butterfly carrier right before my daughter turned 2 last spring after my hubby's car died and he had to trek 2 miles back to the car repair shop to pick up the car (w/the stroller in the trunk! he he!). It was the first carrier I'd used since I stopped using the Bjorn when my daughter was 4 mos old. I love the carrier, and even now at almost 3 she still likes to go in it. I haven't used it much (I have a bad back), but my husband likes it for when he's alone with DD and still needs to take the dog for a walk. I plan on using it for our new little one next year.

    I am 5'6" and the Beco was more comfortable than the Ergo was for my back. I have the Mia print, and I really like it. Even my husband doesn't complain about the print!
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