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Hi, could you maybe please post a question for me? I’m about to deliver, just 2 weeks away and have little ones running around already. I know I’m going to need a carrier or a sling. Now the thing is that i’m confused between brands. The ones I think look nice are ergo baby, manduca, mini monkey and boba. Which one is really the best? I’m looking for something easy, something that I can keep bub in while breast feeding and it needs to be suitable for newborns and also one that wont cause me any back problems. Do you have any recommendations for a carrier or sling?

Posted by anon, 30/05/13

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  • I can’t say which is best, but I have a mini monkey myself and find it very awkward to use and looks very uncomfortable for my 3week old. He will sleep in it but he looks very squashed and gets too hot in this summer heat


  • an ergo baby, but I use a baby bjorn


  • I love Ergobaby carrier and SUPPORI .


  • I loved my baby bjorn


  • Everyone seems to love there ergo!


  • If you like the sounds of the Ergo but not the price tag, then the Manduca is very similar but cheaper.


  • I’ve found my ergo amazing!


  • I found the ergo to be fantastic my friend has a “monkey” sling from baby bunting which she said is fantastic too!


  • We got given a second hand baby bjorn. It never felt right. We went to the baby expo and tried on an ergo. Got shown how to wear it, put it on and adjust it. We both (hubby & I) loved it. The only negative is that they Ergos, the baby is chest to chest with you. My advice would be to try and work out what works for you. Don’t buy one until after your baby is born and try them with your baby.


  • Shop around to find the right one for you


  • Baby Bjorn Carrier or Ergo Baby Baby Carrier


  • Oh no, Rach that’s so sad.. But I don’t see why you would put a baby in a sling underneath your shirt and jumper.. I imagine it would be quite obviously suffocating and stifling under all those layers.


  • I likes mini monkey. Myself!


  • Also check out this link with baby carrier and slings pros and cons :-) http://www.birth.com.au/Baby/Baby-Products/Baby-products/How-to-buy-a-baby-carrier


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