I'm so pumped right now!!! For the longest time I've been thinking how much easier life would be if I could just wear Tavi around. Usually when I take her with me to run errands she starts out in the stroller but ends up in my arms. She's so curious and wants out to see everything that's going on. This is how we get groceries, drop off dry cleaning, get coffee, etc, which at times can be a little tricky. Anyways, after trying a couple of baby carriers with no luck, yesterday I found something Tavi actually likes!
When Tavi was about 3 months old we were back home visiting family because my niece and nephew were down from Calgary. I bought a baby carrier thinking it would make taking the kids to the park much easier and it probably would have, if I had actually been able to use it! The thing was so damn complicated. My brother spent over half an hour adjusting all the straps and buckles for me, ensuring it fit and was ergonomically correct. The problem was even though it was comfortable for me, it wasn't for Tavi. The carrier had this weird neck strap that basically mashed her face into my collarbone and I can't really blame her for hating it. She screamed bloody murder until she was free, so back to the store carrier number one went.
After that I spent a couple weeks googling baby carrier reviews and decided ok, the ergo is the one for us. I watched youtube videos and all the babies seemed so happy in the ergo, you could wear it three ways and it even came in a really cool print. I was confident this would be the one. I went down to Three Little Monkeys to try it out with Tavi
and she hated it. The sales lady seemed to think it was bothering her hips and suggested we try again when she was a little bigger. I looked at the other carriers but they seemed very similar in design to the first two I had tried I didn't bother testing them out.
I had pretty much given up on baby wearing when I saw my neighbour carrying her son around in a sling the other day and I figured why not give baby wearing one more try. So back to Three Little Monkeys I went. I tried out the Maya Wrap Ring Sling and it ended up being something that works for both me and Tavi!