I was intrigued with the idea of baby-wearing when I was expecting Bug. I loved the thought of her being so close, and my hands being so free! I got a Kangaroo Korner pouch style carrier (which I loved when she was a newborn), used a Snugli when she was three and four-ish months old, and started using a Mei Tai when she was about six months old. When she was closer to eleven months, I bought an Ergo too.
Bug was not at all a "needy" baby and didn't need to be worn a lot, I wore her mostly out of convenience... Which reminds me of a quote I love:
"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"
I think it will be slightly more of a necessity to wear baby #2, since baby #1 will still need Mommy's hands/attention... so I am anticipating my slings, pouches, and carriers being lifesavers in the next few months!
I like all my carriers for different reasons. I'm excited to use the Mei Tai with a newborn, since Bug was older and bigger when I started with it. The pouch sling usually sent Bug to lalaland which is always nice. The Ergo is super comfy and even manly enough for Hubs to sport with pride. I know it seems like I have all my bases covered, but I would always love to try a new sling or carrier! In honor of Baby-Wearing Week, Steph is hosting a giveaway from Nonny & Boo! So wish me luck-- maybe my little man will get to try a sling his sister didn't!
If you have any baby wearing questions, or want to know more about the carriers I have, please feel free to ask or email me!