New Series: Delighted Momma Best Baby and Kid Products (Baby Carriers)

Thursday, May 9, 2013



As a new mom one of the biggest challenges can be deciding which baby and kid products to get.  I remember browsing the aisles of Babies R Us while I was registering for my first baby shower and I was so overwhelmed I started crying right in the middle of my store...ha!  My poor husband.  I had a total meltdown.  I mean, is it really necessary to have a whole section dedicated purely to thousands of different pacifiers and bottle nipples?  Which ones were I supposed to get?  I did not have a clue and decided to leave and come back once I had done a little more research.

The truth is, Moms really are the experts.  They are the ones with the experience and the simplest way to find out what the best products are is by asking other Moms. 

So with this series each week I will be spotlighting a category and I will be leaving it up to you the readers to leave feedback saying which product is your favorite and why.  At the end of this series I will compile a whole list of the best baby and kid products based on your feedback and what the majority is saying.

So for those of you who have opinions this is your time to share!

This week I chose baby carriers.  Which baby carrier do you love and would recommend to other Moms?

37 comments:

Charlotte said...

Fantastic idea! I was thinking of doing something similar to help some of my pregnant friends because I also felt SO lost.

Our favorite baby carrier is the LilleBaby Nordic. It's like the ergo but can do front facing too. Our child is HUGE so I needed something really comfortable and easy to get on. She and I oth love it.

When baby was a newborn we had a baby born which was super easy to put a floppy baby in (no head support) but once she got heavier, around 20lbs, it was too much stress on my back.

Becca said...

I love that you are doing this series! I only hve a 5 month old but she loves the moby. It feels soft and natural to have her so close! Also comfy for me.

Anonymous said...

I love the Bjorn! My husband also loves it because he can carry our baby easily too.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Charlotte- I have never heard of that carrier but it sounds awesome! I love the Ergo but I wish it had a forward facing option. Thanks for your feedback.

cupofchic.com said...

I have a Sleepywrap and an Angelpack. The Angelpack is very good if you're petite (I'm 5 feet tall.)

Meghan said...

We have the britax baby carrier and love it. My husband is also able to carry him in it!

http://www.britaxusa.com/baby-carriers/baby-carrier

Brittany said...

Love the new series Lindsay!!! (It will be hard to top how much I look forward to your skin care advice, but it just might.) I am six months pregnant, trying to complete my registry, and struggling to wade through all the options. I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say. Right now I'm registered for an Ergo but would really like a front facing hiking pack... Love your blog!

Kelly said...

I loved the Moby wrap b/c I felt like it conformed to my body the best and there were so many ways to wrap it! It took all of the pressure off of my back. I could use it for my little guy and my 3 year old (if I get brave enough to just carry him around) :)

Anonymous said...

I also loved the Moby wrap! I feel like I can wear it so many ways as my baby grows.

Amanda said...

So excited you're doing this series! I am just starting to register (5 months preggo) and a bit overwhelmed. It will be great to hear advise from other moms rather than a sales pitch from the manufacturers.

Amanda said...

I love the Baby K'tan! It is a great option if you like the comfort of the Moby wrap but don't like how long it takes and complex it is to put it on. I know my son didn't have a lot of patience for me to put on the Moby, and I could never quite master how it was supposed to go, so when my mom got me the Baby K'tan, I was thrilled! It comes in two separate, small pieces, and it is so easy and fast to put on. Baby can face toward momma or face out. My mom found the Baby K'tan at Target, but I'm sure you can get it lots of other places too. However, I will say that once baby gets older and heavier (20 pounds range), I would want to switch to something like an Ergo since it's more substantial. The K'tan is great, but it is made of all fabric like a wrap, so your baby will start to sag with his weight, which can hurt your back. This is a great idea, Lindsay!

Ruthie Hart said...

We just got an ergo and Moby.. I am so excited to use both! Although I need to start YouTubing videos on how to tie the dang Moby haha

Briana said...

The Moby was a godsend those first few weeks when I seemed to be carrying Alice 24/7. Fun series!

(And I linked your blog on my post today. Your skin care tips are my absolute fav! XO)

Petra said...

My sister has two little wonderful kids and she says that the ERGO is the best one as it offers excellent comfortable support to the baby/child.

She advises that the BabyBjorn is too thin on the bottom and doesn't seem to fit comfortably over the baby/child's little bum.

Great idea for a new series! I look forward to future posts on this subject :)

Ashley said...

ahhh!! I love this new series! My favorite carrier is the Ergo! So easy to use!

Alexa said...

Ergo! Love it to pieces. Can't wait to use it again with baby boy! :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Such a great idea for a series! I actually like each of these, but for different states. The Moby for newborns, the Bjorn for 3-9 months and the Ergo for over 9 months!

Holly said...

we loved the Sleepy Wrap for when Jonas was super small. He always slept in it and I could easily sit in it. Now, at 7.5 months we love the Ergo. We never did get the hang of the Bjorn, but with an upcoming trip to Disney we may give it another go for forward facing. Also, the Ergo with the newborn insert didnt work for us! We waited till he was big enough to wrap his legs around me. I got my Ergo from babies r us for over $100 and I recently saw one at Marshalls for like $65 bucks! I was kicking myself.

Christy said...

My favorite baby carriers are the Moby Wrap and BabyHawk! The Moby is my favorite for newborns to about four/five months. I love how many different ways you can carry in a moby wrap. I was even able to carry twin newborns in one moby wrap! For a bit older babies and toddlers, the BabyHawk is so comfy and versatile. Plus, they have such fun fabrics to choose from!

Kat said...

I've used pretty much every type of carrier out there between my 3 kids. My favorite now are woven wraps- but that's a whole new world! I think the best/easiest all around is the Ergo. I've learned a lot about "safe" baby wearing, and having proper coverage (baby's legs should be spread from knee to knee, hanging legs is very bad for hip development) as well as keeping baby facing in/towards you. Forward facing usually has the legs dangling and it's not good for baby hips, or little baby boy groins :( Fun series!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

This is awesome, I'm at 24 weeks and making up my registry as we speak, thanks for this post!

The Juarez Family said...

I had a bjorn with my first and it really was because that was the only one my husband would use and he actually ended up using it a lot! It hurt my back after my little girl got older, but I loved it for quite a few months. I'm expecting my 2nd any day and have a Moby to try this time around (along with the bjorn still). I've read about the dangers of the leg dangling thing, but honestly, my kids aren't in them hours and hours a day, so I say, whatever works for you!

Heather said...

I had a moby for my son when he was newborn but he was a big baby and the stretchy wrap wasn't supportive enough past 3 mos. I LOVED my ergo but he is way too tall for it now. I borrowed a linen ring sling around 14 mos and absolutely loved it b/c my son wants to be carried on my hip so it was perfect. I will be converting a woven wrap I have to a ring sling for the next baby for sure! He's now 2 and I'm considering an Action Baby Carrier (ABC) or a Kinderpack in toddler size. It is just waaaay too convenient to give up baby wearing :)

Brewed Together said...

Ooh love the simplicity of that first one on the left! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

Barca Mama said...

What a great series! Baby number 2 is due in a few days and I still hum and haw over every little purchase.

I personally love the Ergo, but by husdband prefers the Bjorn.

This time around we are looking for a wrap or sling that works well for newborns in hot weather. My first baby was tiny (5lbs 12 ozs) and the other carriers could not be used till 8lbs.

Thanks for your tips!

Aria said...

love the idea for this series!

i like the ergo, although sometimes it's complicated to use (back hold, hip hold). it was the only carrier that didn't leave me with a sore back.

i think my favorite is the maya wrap. it was awesome for when my little guy was really itty bitty, it kept him snug and close. he's turning one next week and now i use it a lot for hip hold. it's very easy to use. i've had a lot of people stop me when i'm out wearing it to ask where i got; funny thing is i found it was a children's resale store. best purchase ever!

Jen said...

I have owned all kinds of baby carriers, the Bjorn, Ergo, Kelty backpack, Moby, one piece sling and ring sling. I know, it's a little crazy but we were the lucky recipients of a lot of hand me downs.

Each is good for different activities. I would say the most versatile and easiest to carry and put on was the ring sling. I really liked these http://www.etsy.com/transaction/129993587?. They are made of linen and really breathable and pretty.

I did not like the Moby, it was hot and really heavy to carry in a diaper bag. Plus a pain to put on in a hurry. For around the house it was okay. If I had to do it over, I would skip it or buy it used if you really want to try it.

The Ergo was awesome because I could wear my baby on my back and it was great for cooking dinner. The one I had was really old, I'm sure the newer designs are even better.

The Kelty backpack was good for hiking and outings like a festival. Puts the kid up high so they can see.

My husband really liked the Bjorn.

If I had to do it over, I would buy a ring sling, and an Ergo. But definitely check out ebay, craigslist and kids sales to pick up used versions. These things are pricey and really hold up well. There is no need to spend good money on new ones.

So Truly Lovely said...

I absolutely love my Ergo... so much!!! We used it for many trips and airplane rides. I also have the Moby but I live in Oregon and quickly learned 1) You need a rocket science degree to put it on (especially while you have a screaming baby 2) YOu should leave the house with it on so when you get out somewhere to get your baby it doesn't hit the ground and get soaking wet. That day was the day I stopped using it because I just couldn't figure it out.
With our second I am going to try it again and yes, watch youtube videos beforehand :)

I also agree that the infant insert for the Ergo isn't that great. Our little girl didn't seem to like it at all.
Thanks for doing this!

Bibi said...

We have the Okkatots carrier and love it, its very easy to put on, very comfortable and has a couple of bibbs that snap to it. We also occasionally use a sling wrap, but she doesn't like it as much as the carrier.

Great series coming, looking forward to reading it!

Gilda Nahamia said...

So perfect! I am soon going to be a mother and have no idea what to register for/ buy! And I'm the type of person that will spend way to much researching and comparing and still not being happy :/. When do you think you will have the compiled list? I am looking forward to it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Definitely Ergo. Nothing beats the ease of putting it on with two buckles and the pocket in the front that holds your cell, keys, and credit cards!

The Moby takes forever to wrap and it's HOT. The Bjorn kills your shoulders. The Beco Gemini is super cute with all it's prints but it doesn't have that convenient pocket in the front.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Super excited about this series! I almost had a similiar melt down a few months ago when we went to register. My husband and I are BIG researchers so no matter how small the item I swear we have to look into EVERYTHING before we can make a decision. A baby carrier was one of the tough ones so I love to see what real mamas suggest!

Baby Gifts said...

Love it...My favorite is Ergo

Kayla Leber said...

My favorite is a woven wrap. I do love my ergo though. I stay away from forward facing carriers and ones the do not have knee to knee support. I wear my baby a lot, sometimes, all day long.My chiropractor recommended something that has knee to knee support so their knees can be higher than their bum to provide a good seat for them. I think this picture is a funny example :) http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6d/03/17/6d03173bc111964157f7fafa7132a41c.jpg

Benanda said...

I have all three... the Moby has been great for when they are tiny- like 4 months and under... mainly because I didn't get out of the house on my own much during those first 4 months! The Moby was always a bit time consuming to wrap up as baby cried... so not the best for wearing out and about.

The Bjorn KILLS my back. I am only 5'2", so I don't know if that made a difference. It,too, was the one my husband preferred. Definitely easy to get on and off when out and about. Just be prepared for back pain.

Finally, I got the Ergo at a consignment sale. BEST purchase ever! Wish I had gotten it when I had my first baby, or at least when my now 9 month old was a bit younger! It's easy to use, comfortable, soooo much more comfortable!, supports baby well and keeps baby comfortable, good for on the go and it's cute to boot. There's also an infant insert to use when they are tiny, I hear. So if we are blessed with Baby 3, then I will totally get that! So, Ergo gets my vote if you can only afford one!

Welcome said...

cool idea on this series; we like bjorn

Piggyback Rider said...

What a cool series.
That moby wraps are best for infants. For toddlers 2.5 y/o + up to 60lbs, Piggyback Rider is best for hiking, walking and whatever big adventure you may have.

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