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Has there been a mailbox Monday on different types of carriers? I saw the picture comparison chart, but am interested in hearing what other mamas like. I was thinking boba, but then I have heard great things about tula and mamas who have used the boba say they now like tula better.
For the newborn phase I loved the Boba Wrap and my Sakura Bloom ring sling. With my older son I had an older style Boba Carrier and loved it. Later I got to try an Ergo baby carrier as well as a Boba 3G (I compared the Boba 3G vs Ergo if you’re interested.) I’ve also used the Boba air carrier, which lives in our car for “babywearing emergencies.” 😉
I don’t think one is better than the other; you really have to try both and see what fits you and your baby best. Tula baby carriers come in standard sizes as well as a toddler soft structured carrier. I have not reviewed or used the standard carrier, but I got to try a demo toddler carrier on and wow.
The incredible soft structured comparison photo Aimee is referring to was posted on Dearest Diapers‘ Facebook page and what a great resource! It pictures the Ergo, Boba, Tula and toddler Tula on the same mama, with the same baby (a 10 month old just a bit smaller than my 20 month old), showing the front carry, back of the carrier, and a back carry. It really demonstrates how huge the toddler Tula is. I don’t have very big children, and the toddler carrier was borderline “too big” for my 20 month old peanut, but it would be perfect for a large toddler or even a preschooler who likes to be carried.
I haven’t used/reviewed/measured the Tula but even the standard size appears to be a bit taller/wider overall than the others. None of them are exactly inexpensive, so I definitely recommend trying as many as you can before buying. Either through a store that offers returns, at a local shop or by borrowing a friend’s. Check on Facebook, there may even be a babywearing group near you!
What is your favorite carrier?