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@Rebecca Well that escalated quickly.
1 year, 9 months ago on You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations.
By the way my son was one of those who hated being worn while he was a newborn. I advise everyone not to give up because once he was able to turn his head it was his favorite thing in the world. Once I could back carry when he could sit unassisted, it was the best position for him.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
I've used the Bjorn, the Moby, the Maya Wrap Sling and the Becco Butterfly II. Bjorn was absolutely the worst, most awkward way to carry my son. His face is smooshed into my chest, and we had to use a burp cloth to give him some space so he could breathe! Stupidly designed carrier in my opinion. The Moby was much better for comfort for both my newborn and myself. I received it as a gift but I believe they are under $50. The only problem with the Moby material is SO HOT! I could only wear him when it was cold. The Maya wrap was woven and cost me about $45 used. The material is so breathable so it was better than the moby and was great for the newborn hold. It can take a little while to get used to and as they get bigger it started to hurt my shoulder. The absolute BEST option was the Becco carrier. I am SO sad they don't make them anymore, but I hope they're working on a better model instead of completely discontinuing it. You can still buy them used and on places like amazon and ebay. I got mine used for $95. Beccos are the most expensive but in my opinion they are the BEST in terms of support, ease of use and comfort. They also take some getting used to for application, but once you get the hang of it they are heaven. The airflow in them is also great so no sweaty babies. My son is a year old and I still use it. There is also a newborn insert you can use but I honestly never got the chance to wear him in it as a newborn.To summarize this very long response, you can totally do what you want as far as carriers go, but the more ergonomic the carrier, the better. With carriers and wraps, you get what you pay for. You are NOT a bad person if you choose not to carry your baby in a wrap or carrier, but if you do choose to use one, it is so worth it to set aside $125 for a good wrap or carrier. Southern California has a great FB group for babywearers where you can try carriers and wraps before you buy them, and buy them used to save money. Good luck everyone!