im using baby bjorn for my son. is x but worth it.
This is a discussion on baby slings/carriers within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; which one's better for nb to 1yr? im looking for one which doesnt put too much strain on my shoulders/back.. ...
which one's better for nb to 1yr? im looking for one which doesnt put too much strain on my shoulders/back.. TIA! =)
im using baby bjorn for my son. is x but worth it.
I'm also using baby bjourn. But there was this sales lady at Baby Hyperstore which recommended me another brand. It was cheaper and has a waist strap which also spreads some of the baby's weight on your hips instead of all on your shoulders like the Baby Bjourn. You might want to go down there to check it out.
Slings, I know most mums use the Moms In Mind sling. There's also a pouch-like sling by Pupsik (I hope I spelt the brand correctly). There's a thread before comparing these two slings. You might want to do a search for it to check it out.
I'm using Anglepack carrier for my boy from 2mths plus onwards when I'm going out alone, easy to manage. When he was a nb to about 2mths I use stroller whenever i'm bring him out. But for carrier I feel that it might not be suitable for nb cos it might not have good support for baby's neck and back.
Bring your baby along when buying a carrier or sling so you can try it out and see if you can manage it by yourself cos some carrier I find it quite diff to use to many straps and buckles
I have a MIM sarong sling & a baby bjorn. The sling was good till approx 9 mths cos baby got too heavy and my back can't take the strain. I switched to baby bjon after that. good cos dear husband can help (he doesn't know how to use the sling). We've recently started baby on the stroller. It feels too hot to keep using the carrier.
So far me and hubby bring out baby in a stroller..But when he starts to cry,we will pick him up and end up not using the stroller (lucky that happens when we are already on the way home..!!)..So ive bought the Pupsik pouch..So far ive only used it once and baby sleeps comfortable in it but after a while,i feel a sharp ache in my shoulders..We have an Infantino carrier but baby seems too small to sit in it..Plus it doesnt offer that much of a good support for his neck..Perhaps when hes a bit older then he should be able to fit in the carrier..
So i personally feel that sarongs are best or newborns while you might have to wait a while to use the carriers..Just sharing my views..
thks ladies.. i feel that it's better to use a sling or carrier to places where strollers are a hassle.. but im not sure which brand is better.. ive tried carrying my nephew in a carrier before n after a while, my shoulders n back were aching!
Slings/carriers are good when baby is still young. By the time they reach 10kg++, any carriers/slings you use, you will feel the pressure when you use for too long.
I was using Baby Bjorn Synergy for Iggy since NB until 8-9mths, when I really can't tahan the weight and it was time to train him to sit in stroller (coz he rejects stroller). I would say, Synergy was a good investment.
Now, he's happy in both stroller and carrier but I minimize the use of carrier already.
I used MIM sateen sling for my elder boys, easier to use. Using it yet my baby girl. While hubby dont know how to use sling so he used baby carrier.
I use a MIM sling when baby was nb, then switched to Ergo carrier when she was around 3 months old. I liked that the baby's weight is distributed on the mummy's hips rather than the shoulders since I have very bad shoulder aches all the tome. We also have a Maclaren stroller which we started using at 6m stage, mainly to let her sleep in when we are shopping outside. Now my girl's 14m+ and walking very well on her own, I still use the Ergo when I travel alone with her (easier to control her or she'll be running all over the place) and the stroller if my hubby comes along. When we travel overseas or take the air plane, we always have both the Ergo and the Maclaren with us.
btw, I've used a Baby Bjorn as well, but it makes my shoulders/back ache so badly I could barely stand after carrying baby for more than an hour. With the Ergo, I can go sightseeing and shopping while carrying a 6kg baby for up to 5 hours, and still breastfeed on the go I liked my Ergo so much I'm still using it now when my baby is 14m old and nearly 10kg.
Last edited by vseow; 31-12-2009 at 01:34 AM.
i googled for e Ergo n found out that it costs $200! haha! it's a little too pricey for me since i'll only be using it for less than a yr! =p
Last edited by mrsmorgan; 31-12-2009 at 01:53 AM.
I see, then get a second-hand one? I remembered having considered a very very long time before investing into the Ergo, and have not't regretted since. But you still have time to consider, so dont't be in hurry to buy. Best to try it out for a week or two, cos every baby reacts differently to different carriers, and every parent will always their fave items that differs from everyone else. Enjoy your pregnancy in the meantime!
I use baby bjorn and sling. Its a good mix between the 2.
Sling allows for hands free BF, but more precarious than baby bjorn.
Baby bjorn has less strain on shoulders since strap distributed across both shoulders instead of one, and daddies can use it too!
I love my baby bjorn so much I get relatives to buy a few back for families and friends, happen to have 2 more brand new baby bjorn synergy, sealed in box. Retailing at $299, am letting go at $200. Let me know if interested! =)
are you small size? cos i hear some people say ergo not suitable for small size mums? i'm thinking of getting ergo too.. cos my bjorn is putting the strain on my back like you mentioned! this is in relation to the post before mine.. i'm asking vseow.. sorry, first time in forum!
I use the Ergo too. Well worth the money spent as I am still using it for my 15 month old. I can't feel the weight at all, and it is so easy slipping him on my back to do the vacuuming! I got mine at a baby expo so it was discounted a little bit.
I love how it is good for baby's posture as well as mum's and dad's. I used to use a Baby Bjorn but my shoulder and neck would be in pain after a couple of minutes. I can wear an Ergo for 2 hours with no problems.
If you shop online for Ergos, just be careful because there are fake ones for sale and these can be a safety hazard (buckles breaking and baby falling right through). If the description states that a demonstration DVD comes with it, it is a fake!
wow! thanks for letting me know! i didn't know if it comes with demonstration dvd means fake!
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