Thursday, March 08, 2007

Baby Carriers

There's been some discussion lately on the blogs about which baby carrier to use. I also recently saw someone over on the Single Adopt China Yahoo Group asking about them. My sister is somewhat of an expert at the whole baby wearing thing. She swears by it and has done this with her own 4 kids. She actually has an addiction to carriers. I've lost count of how many she owns. The good news for me is that I have my pick of which ones I want to borrow when we're ready to go to China. Woo hoo! I'm definitely taking the Ergo and maybe the Mei-Tai. Anyway, I asked her to write a blog post to help guide those of us who are trying to figure this out. So if you want to check out the opinions and advice of a BTDT baby wearing momma as she discusses the baby carriers click here. Thanks Carla!

Off topic, but who watched American Idol tonight? WTF?! I was shocked to see that Sabrina got voted off and that Haley girl stayed. Sabrina can sing!! Haley.... well if the show were American Broadway Idol maybe cuz that's what she sounded like for EVERY song she sang no matter what the genre. But she absolutely did not have the range the other girl does. I was glad to see Antonella finally go. And Sundance is gone too. Now I like Sunjaya's personality but the boy just is not the best singer. He should not have made the top 12. Just my opinions though.

20 comments:

chou-chou said...

Girl, I am totally with you on the American Idol thing.

It was a total mystery to me how Haley and Sanjaya made it. Especially Sanjaya, who has a very weak voice. (I can see why Sundance, Antonella and that other guys went home, though...)

I was totally shocked that Sabrina went home. The judges looked agast, too!

Fun fun fun. :-)

Lee-Anne said...

Sorry missed Idol... watched Lost and Bones! Where are you up to in Lost? Last night's episode, Sawyer got dragged off to a dodgey theatre to get a pace maker put in, turns out they didn't really do it. And Kate worked out she could fit through the bars on the roof of her cage. I'm bettin were about 2 seasons behind you guys!!!

Thanks for the Carrier tips CARLA! You're a Mothering Genius!!!

Stacy said...

What a great post Carla put together. I didn't realize there were so many choices.

a&mg said...

Thanks for sharing the carrier post!

Jill and Jaap said...

Sabrina should have stayed!

Doris & Dan said...

I was screaming and swearing at my TV when Sabrina and Sundance did not get in. It is karmic retribution for not having to hear Antonella. A bit of a pisser for sure!

Keep smilin!

Donna said...

Gosh, it's been so long since I've used a baby carrier, I can't even remember what I used!

I'm totally with you on AI...I was so shocked when Sabrina went. Haley is such a poor singer. I don't like Sanjaya either, but Emma has a little crush on him, so I can't be as upset about that one. I'm a total Melinda fan...she's incredible!

tracy said...

Darn it blogger ate my first comment.

I don't know a thing about carriers, never owned one. I am a stroller junkie though.

We were shocked at AI last night as well. The DH says he's never watching it again. We can't stand the Sunjaya dude. His singing scares me and I can't stand to watch him sing, walk, dance or hula.....he's gotta go.

That wasn't to harsh was it?

Drea said...

Krista, totally with you on the American Idol thing. Shock can't even describe the feeling when that Sabrina girl went home and that BAD Hailey stayed! The song she did was horrible! Anyway, Sanjaya should have gone home, and I felt terrible for Sundance, it really bites when good people go and not so good stay! Anyhoo, just my 2 cents!

Lisa and Doug said...

"It's rigged, it's rigged!" That's what I kept saying last night! It has to be after what happened. I was so shocked! What is wrong with America? It's crazy!

Debra Sue said...

Okay, I couldn't care less about Sundance/Sunjaya. They both kind of gross me out for very different reasons, so it didn't matter to me which one stayed and which one got the boot.

Haley has this whole Madonna/'ho thing happening that is really appealing to lots of people for some reason. She wears sleazo outfits (think back to her backless audition outfit and Simon's subsequent gobsmacked look), but then sings like the Ariel impersonator at Disney on a Saturday morning after a Friday night bender. "I'm happy, I'm magic, I'm hungover, I'm excited..."

Anyway, Sabrina can sing, but she has the "good,but boring" curse that afflicted Tamyra Gray and Monica what's her name from Fantasia's season.

Right now, my front runner to win is your boyfriend, Krista - Mr. Chris Richardson, ROWR!

Joannah said...

I agree with your assessment of AI last night. You know I never used to watch that show but Julie (Tess' mom) posted about it a lot last year and I started watching out of curiousity. Now I care about it! Ugh!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

The baby carrier post is fabulous, thanks Carla. We didn't use one last time we carried Schnoog in our arms.....not doing that again so we need a carrier and they are so confusing.

Shandra said...

I love the ergo and the Baby Bojn. I think I am taking both with us to China. I still use the ergo with my 15 month old. She loves it. I wore both kids as much as I could...alot.

TaiwanMommy said...

Haley's ENTIRE reason for being on the show fits in a product from Victoria's Secret. Don't be dissin' Broadway singers.. you have to be able to REALLY sing to do it on a Broadway Stage where you get no mixing board, no sound engineers and often no mic. Haley just plain sucks. Her voice is as thin as water. But she's there for the same reasons Sanjaya is..and that pathetic Antonella WAS. they're CUTE. All the little girls LOVE Sanjaya. All the big boys love Haley. Sundance went home because he's 5'4" and 240, not a winning combo, even though he could sing the pants off of every guy there with the exception of Chris Sligh.

My prediction is that Sligh, Blake, and Melinda will be around quite awhile.

I've NEVER been so happy to see someone leave as I was Antonella.. except for Kimberly Caldwell. Remember her?

And I can't believe anyone likes that other Chris guy. Eww. He's such a character off of "Roseanne". :)

Val
(just a little opinionated!)

TaiwanMommy said...

I just read that over.. I didn't want it to sound nasty.. i typed it all with a grin! :)

val

Colleen said...

AI totally pissed me off this week. I do not understand the logic in who stayed and who left. DUMB!

Thanks for the info on the carriers!! Good stuff.

Tamara said...

I love the idea of baby carrying. For some reason it didn't work for me and Miya. I did wear her on the carries a few times and she fell asleep which was really sweet.

kris said...

Yeah, I think Sundance deserved it more...

By the way, thanks so much for your comments on my blog!

Stephe said...

Thanks for the info. I'm still undecided on which one though! :) So many choices!!!