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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Default wrap/sling/carrier for an older baby

    Hello. Can someone please recommend something that I can hold my baby who is 1 year old and 23 pounds. He has chronic pain and needs to be held a lot and I would like to be able to hold him and do stuff around the house. it would also be good if he can sleep in it while I hold him during the night when the pain gets worse. I am not sure the difference between a wrap/sling/carrier.


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    abh5e8 is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Oct 2006


    we love the Ergo. all of mine have used it (on my back) to go to sleep every night and most naps. up to at least age 2-2.5. its very comfy and easy for me to get things done in the evening this way.

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    edurnemk is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    I'd look into a SSC (soft structured carrier) like the Ergo, or a woven wrap (non-stretchy gives better support for older babies). A sling would be harder IMO because it's a one shoulder carry, so harder on your back / shoulder.

    Visite for more advice, they are super helpful and have a wealth of information to help you choose a carrier.
    DS 1/08
    DD 7/2012

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    mikala is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Aug 2009


    PP have given great suggestions. I'd also look to see if there is a babywearing group in your area. If so that's also an easy way to try out lots of carriers and get personal advice.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009


    I carried Peanut all over on our vacation in the Ergo when he was just 1 yo. But when his big bro got tired, I'd throw him in it, too. (DH would carry Peanut if Stachio was in the carrier). He was 3 yr 2 mo the last time I carried him in it. That is why we got the works with both kids!

    I saw another woman about my size (med height, med build) carrying her 3 yo in her Ergo last summer, too. LOVE it!

    ETA: That is confusing....I only have one child at at time in the ergo...not a 1 yo and 3 yo at the same time! I just meant to say, that it could be used for my older kiddo as well!
    Last edited by BabbyO; 03-15-2013 at 03:53 PM.
    DS - Adopted by loving parents 1995
    DS1 7/2009 ('Stachio)
    DS2 9/2011 (Peanut)

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