Sunday, January 20, 2008

Personal Preferences

Many (this is an understatement) have asked about which type/style of carrier is the best. The answer usually goes... there is no one 'best' carrier but rather, a carrier that works best to any one person.

The pouch... works for both of us...

(though it's getting harder for long hours)

I have worked out the podaegi and the mei tai (Why?) only to find that my little Arthur does not like them at all. In fact, the most he will accept them are when I pretend to 'play' using them with him. Otherwise, he will run away at the sight of them ~sigh...

My first two shoulder project...

The Podaegi

My first Mei Tai
(thought he will be more cooperative with this as there is much less strapping process... a bit better received by Arthur compared to the Pod but he still obviously prefers the pouch)

I made them in thoughts that it will be a much better carrier for us now that ...

  1. ...he is growing and is almost 12 kg, I am looking for two shoulder carriers to have a better spread in weight

  2. ...since he likes being carried at the back, the two shoulders variety seems like a safer option (he is one wriggly baby

But then again, the fact is, he dislikes them probably ...

  1. ... because the straps looks complicated and ?scary?

  2. ... because he's gotten used to the convenience of the pouch (this is the only carrier we've been using since he was about 5 months old)

  3. ... because he doesn't have the patience to wait for me to tie them properly (remember, the pouch is well known for it's poppability!)

So, really, there is no one best carrier but rather one that suits your personal preference. Read up on the different ones and compare them. Don't be surprised if you feel that you need to have one of each, though, it is already good enough if you know one position with one carrier... it makes a world of difference!

3 comments:

Sweetiepie said...

you are great!I agreed with you,there is no one best carrier.we should search for the one that suit our comfort.hehe i think your son is growing can you really carry him?

Jess said...

Hi Sweetiepie, thanks for the agreement ;)

Yes, at almost 12 kg, I can still carry Arthur in a pouch... though I am not so into it for long hours as I was anymore (used to carry him in the pouch for about 4 hours straight on shopping spree).. :( will sure miss wearing him one day...

shida said...

wah...jess... cant wait to try out ur mei tai.