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This is from a couple of weeks ago, on the one proper snow day we’ve had in Edinburgh, it’s been freezing but no lasting snow in the city, despite the snowpocalypse in the Borders and North. So when for once we had several cms of snow, I thought I better take some pictures, and I’m glad I did.

The baby carrier is the Wilkinet I mentioned I was sent by Claire in response to my moaning about the Baby Bjorn giving me a back ache. I do have to say that this one is a lot more comfortable with the wider straps. When I first googled it I was a bit confused by what looked like hundreds of straps, but it’s actually really easy, I tried both the backwards and forward facing options (I didn’t fancy the hip one) and both can be done by one person no problem. There’s slightly less carrier, so the baby feels less cocooned when inward facing than in the Bjorn, so it doesn’t have the sending-him-to-sleep magic (though to be honest that’s wearing off on the Bjorn as well), but on the flipside, it feels more like he can do stuff with his arms when he’s forward facing, and the whole thing just feels lighter.

The one issue with the Wilkinet though is that because it’s help up with knots rather than plastic fasteners, it does loosen a bit over time as the weight pulls the knots tight, so your baby ends up moving from sitting on your chest to sitting on your stomach, which can make it a little harder to move. For this reason I’ve settled on using the Wilki indoors, and the Bjorn when going out.

Another thing about these pictures is the pleated skirt, it was a hand me down from Gracey at Fashion for Giants (thank you!) It’s just over the knee on her and pretty much right down to the ground on shortarse me! The elastic round the waist is a little worn out, which is what makes it sit really low. I was going to replace it, but actually now I might just keep it, I do quite like the maxi length.

Outfit stats:
Skirt – from Gracey * orange top – charity shop * cardie – new look * scarf – swap * boots – merrell *

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  • Tasha 25 March 2013, 1:11 pm

    Oh look how cute you two look in the snow! I can’t believe all the snow pictures I’ve seen from the UK this year!
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  • sara 25 March 2013, 4:28 pm

    Awww! I will never get tired of that kid, he is so sweet! I am glad this carrier seems to work out better. My parents never used one for any of us when we were kids. I like that there are so many more options now. I am sure when I have a kid, I am not going to know what I want.
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  • susanify 25 March 2013, 5:22 pm

    Aw, you and Milo are too cute! I love the picture from the side.
    Here in the states, people are obsessed about the Baby Ergo and the Baby Moby. The first is more backpacky and supposedly has lumbar support and the second is literally a long piece of stretchy cloth. Because I am obsessed with stalking secondhand baby items on parenting lists, I have managed to get one of each. I’ll let you know what works. What you say about the knots coming loose makes a lot of sense. So many Moby at home and the Ergo outside? (We have an old hand me down Bjorn as well.)

    • Franca 25 March 2013, 10:05 pm

      I’ve noticed that the Ergo is very popular online, but I haven’t met anyone who has one in real life, but loads of people have the Bjorns. We hardly did any research into carriers, we just found that the Bjorn was popular reasonably priced and had good reviews, so went for that without looking at too many alternatives, or I might have discovered the Ergo earlier. Same with the buggy, though there I have no regrets. We had a couple of people recommend the one we have and we went to the shop and said we wanted one that was easily foldable and good to take on the buses, and that was one of the two they mentioned.

  • jacqueline 26 March 2013, 3:33 am

    yay for snow days! šŸ˜€
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  • Clare B 27 March 2013, 11:16 am

    You both look wonderful all rugged up against the cold. I was gifted a Manducca when we were in Germany and it is wonderful – I still use it occasionally for E when we go to the market (12kg toddler). It’s the german version of the Ergo. Front and back carry (plus side, if you’re game) with awesome lumbar/hip support. If you still want to carry Milo when he gets big seriously consider getting one of your German friends to send one.

  • Chelsea 28 March 2013, 8:51 pm

    Look at that little papoose!
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