You learn a lot as you grown as a mom. I remember the list of gear that my husband and I registered for was pretty light. I had very honest friends who offered their advice on what we needed as well as what we did not.
When the twins were born, we had very few people we knew who had twins, so we started from scratch on some things like gathering baby carrier recommendations.
So, I went to the Survival Guide moms on Facebook. (Have you joined us over there?) I asked for recommendations of their favorite baby carriers.
I am sharing with you now too in case you are a new mom, or an experienced mom, who needs some input from moms with a lot of knowledge.
I included product links to each carrier so you can check out the details-we all have different needs and different budgets, so the carrier that works for one mom may not work for another!
Baby Carrier Recommendations from Moms
I did enjoy the Baby K’tan. I purchased it because the manufacturer said it was safe for carrying twins together. My twins, however, did not like being smooshed together in the carrier. It is very easy to get baby in and out and I find the carrier very comfortable. As the twins got older, the K’tan does start to stretch even when only one baby is being carried, but it works! As my babies get older, we switch to a backpack carrier. The one we bought when our first child was about a year old-and still use now-is the Kelty Kids backpack carrier. This version is very similar.
The pack lasts! With twins, when the babies were in a very clingy stage-both wanting to be held for most of the day-I used a front carrier and the backpack carrier. I put one baby in the Baby K’tan in front, and the other baby in the Kelty Kids pack on my back.
That was a challenge! You do what you have to do in motherhood at times.
What carrier do you recommend? Leave a comment below.
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Samantha Micter says
Although I am a grandmother, I found this blog to be quite informative for today’s new Mom. I wish I’d had such information and items available to me when my children were born. Keep up the good work. I’ll check back again to see what new information and comments have been added.
Piggyback Rider says
Helpful blog. Thank you for sharing. I can recommend Piggyback Rider standing child carrier for toddlers. A lightweight child carrier for toddlers 2.5 y/o+ up to 60lbs that creates a mutually enjoyable, effortless way to carry a child on your back, replacing bulky backpack carriers and strollers. It is something different carrier which allows parents to adventure farther and longer. Cheers!
Kimberly Lewis says
Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls
I LOVE my ERGO carrier!!
Thanks for sharing your suggestion! I know many moms love their Ergo carriers. That is definitely one of the good ones. 🙂
Melissa Matters says
I had a Baby Bjorn. I didn't use it much with my daughter but I used it a lot when I had my second. My version didn't have a support around the back and I ended up with back spasms. I wish I would have invested in an Ergo. I think there are a lot of great carriers out there nowadays.
I found the same-with my first I didn't need to use a carrier as much, but with #2 I definitely needed it. I hear great things about the Ergo. I agree that there are so many options that fit so many body types. It's a good time to be a mom! 🙂