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a question for baby carrier users..

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    louloute is offline Registered User
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    a question for baby carrier users..

    My baby is due next month, so the arrival is well prepared now. :)
    I bought a baby carrier a while ago, thinking it would be much easier than a stroller.
    Now, I have a question that pop my mind: how do you manage when you're alone with the baby on his carrier and you want to go to public toilets??
    Do you keep the baby on the carrier? Or a stroller is better to use when you go out without hubby/friends to help?

    Thanks for your answers :))

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    hi louloute,

    for question of baby carrier or stroller, depends on how u r travelling, by the mtr/car, i'd prefer the stroller, and if travelling by bus, prefer the baby carrier. also depends on what type of stroller u have, whether you can fold single handedly.
    if going to public toilet, i'd prefer the baby carrier as i can carry baby in with me..
    good luck.

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    I just sent you a PM. Had the very same question a couple of wks ago. would be happy to help.

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    You can actually use the toilet with a carrier on. It`s not that comfortable and takes a bit longer but it`s still possible. If you have a stroller, I would just go into a handicapped toilet. If there isn`t one, sometimes I just use the regular stalls, but put the stroller outside it and keep my door open. Not nice for privacy, but nice for peace of mind:)
    When I go out for the day with my husband, we often take both the stroller and the carrier for when the baby gets fussy, just to mix it up a bit. When my son was first born and I went out alone, I would usually put him in the stroller. That was just the most comfortable for me. But I`m not a baby wearer, only for convenience and sometimes necessity.
    For newborns, I would think the carrier would be ideal, since the babies are so light then. Now I would only use a carrier (baby bjorn) for a quick jaunt around the apartment garden, no longer than 15 minutes or else it`s too much for my body since my baby is now nearly 8kg.

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    I have a baby wrap and it has been a lifesaver, especially in HK which is so buggy-unfriendly, and especially as I often go out alone.

    Its fine; when he was tiny he sort of lay against my upper chest, now he's a hefty toddler he sits on my hip in it. Yes he gets a bit heavy on long walks but there are not many places in HK where you can't stop for a coffee or whatever - he's over 14kg and I still use it daily. Exercise for me too I suppose! Just take a look at people struggling through shops or crowds with a buggy, then think how easy it ius to just walk through, normally with a wrap.

    Can't reccommend them enough. Bought my buggy out to Hk and its such a pain to get around with I have only used it twice.

    Oh I got a Maya wrap - one of the ring types. Soft, colourful, easy to wash and very breathable/ comfy. We were given a Baby bjorn and it was horrible - all sorts of straps, plastic sweaty feel, uncomfy toggles and a total pain to use alone. Stick to the cloth ones, there are LOADS of types. Considering women been using them for centuries they have to be good!

    Cat x

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    Where did you get your wrap, Cat? I am looking for a new carrier cuz my baby girl outgrown the chicco one, and the fact that the current carrier hurts my back when I carry her and it leaves mark on her little thighs. :(

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    The Ergo carrier is great and when they get too heavy to wear upfront, it can be worn as backpack. It totally saved my back!

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    yup , the ergo carrier is lovely.

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