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Jack’s Picks: Our 3 Favorite Baby Carriers

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While Jack does his fair share of wiggling and rolling around, he is always content to snuggle with his mama—one of my favorite things about him! I love to have his squishy body cozied up to mine, so of course baby carriers have played a huge role in these first six months of his young life. Since we use a few different ones, I thought I’d consolidate and do a post on the three different ones we’re using and also explain how each one is great for different purposes.

SOLLY BABY WRAP

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If you’ve been following for a while, you know my affection for Solly Baby runs deep. This is by far my favorite carrier of all time!! Soft, easy to toss in a diaper bag, and available in beautiful colors and patterns that keep you feeling stylish in the postpartum days, I’m devastated that Jack is about to grow out of them. We have used the Solly Baby wraps more than any other carrier during these first six months and as a result, it’s become a go-to gift for me to give to friend who are expecting. A lot of people are intimidated by wrapping, but they have awesome tutorials on their website. It took me a few tries, then I felt like a pro :)

ERGOBABY 360 CARRIER

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As Jack has gotten bigger, we’ve started to use the Ergobaby 360 more and more. It’s ideal for anyone looking for more support or who isn’t interested in any kind of the wrapping and tying that’s involved in wearing soft wraps. Much like the Solly Baby wraps, I recommend checking out the tutorials before toting your baby around in it, as there are definitely a few things you need to know in order to wear it properly. What I love most about this carrier—besides it being like a big hug for my back—is that it allows me to carry Jack facing inward, outward, on my hip or on my back. So many options! And it can be used for infants (with a newborn insert) and children up to 33 lbs.

WILDBIRD SLING

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This type of carrier is awesome for times when you just need to quickly carry your baby—around the grocery store, for a little shopping trip, to the post office, etc. Once you’ve threaded it through the rings, it’s pretty foolproof and since it’s a soft carrier it’s easy to always have in the diaper bag. The linen material is super sturdy (and will soften more and more with each wash), and it holds little ones up to 35 lbs. Jack feels like a little koala on my hip when I carry him in this and I just love it. All that being said, I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who doesn’t have a strong back, as it doesn’t offer much in the support department.

Solly Baby photo by Chrissy Powers for Thoughts By Natalie; Wildbird photo by Stone Crandall for Thoughts By Natalie.

2 Comments

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    Megan at Lush to Blush
    March 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Motherhood really suits you! You look beautiful!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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    Elysabeth Ratto
    March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Great post! I love my Solly as well as my Ergo. I think that they complement each other well. But I have a feeling my chunky four-month-old is going to outgrow the Solly soon, so I’m looking at sling options. Do you know how the Wildbird sling compares to the Sakura Bloom? Thanks for a helpful post!

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