I got a new baby carrier on the weekend, and yesterday we took advantage of the nice weather and tried it out. It's called a Boba, from Tiny TreeHugger, and it's really quite comfortable. I still love my Sleepy Wrap (and Emmett does too), but I wanted a different carrier for a few reasons - I wanted to have the option to carry him on my back, I wanted something with more structure then the wrap (Emmett's a big guy, and while the wrap still supports him now, I'm thinking it might not as well as he gets bigger), and I also wanted something that would be cooler (temperature-wise) to wear in summer. The fabric of the wrap is fairly lightweight, but when you wrap it around yourself 3 or 4 times and add in a baby, it gets a bit hot.
|Man not included!|
So far I've just had Emmett in the Boba in the front position, because I need some help getting him into the back position. I tried it yesterday and almost dropped him (good thing we were on the couch!). So, just for fun, I decided to try Annika instead (she was easier to get in). The Boba has a weight limit of 45 lbs (which she is nowhere near), so I thought why not? She thought it was fun, but I have to admit, it wasn't very comfortable for me. Maybe I didn't have her quite in the right position - it felt like all her weight was very low on my back, which was hard on me. I probably won't carry her around very much, but I just wanted to give it a try.
I wasn't much into babywearing with Annika, but I have to admit that I'm really getting into it with Emmett. I guess it started out with the fact that when he was little he always wanted to be held, and I still needed my hands free to do stuff with Annika. Now I do it because I actually really like it. On nice afternoons, I try to take the kids out for a walk around the block, and I'll usually put Emmett in a carrier instead of the stroller because it makes it more of a workout for me. Walking at the pace of a 3 year old doesn't really count as aerobic exercise, but when you strap on a 19 lbs baby, it gets a bit more challenging! I think Emmett also likes it because he gets a better view of everything, compared to being stuck in the stroller. He's so content being carried, it seems like he could stay in there all day. And I love it when he falls asleep, all snuggled up to me. Definitely a memory I'll treasure when he's all grown up and running around!