Now that my daughter is 1.5 years old we still carry her a lot but we use the back carry position. We’re still using our soft carrier (an Ergobaby) even though we also have the external-frame type because we find our daughter stays warmer and is more comfortable nestled right next to us.
Carrying your baby or toddler in the back carry position can seem intimidating at first, especially if you’re on your own with no one to help you, but with a little practice you’ll get the hang of it. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for your carrier, practice over a bed with someone there as a spotter just in case, then give it a go!
Here’s a selfie of me and our daughter in her carrier (with her winter baby carrier cover!) on our recent trip to Big White. She usually likes to grin for the camera but she must have been distracted by something – perhaps all that fresh snow!