Quoting *frisky2times*:" I want to do this with this baby my first son is four now and he has sports and school and I want to ... [snip!] ... with a stroller all the time I had like I back pack thing for my first son and I hated it what kind of other options are there?"
Stretchy wraps, bamboo, and cashmere blends are great for little tiny babies.
Though once they hit 15 pounds or so you wan't something with more support (and NEVER do a back carry with a stretchy, unless it's a Wrapsody-that's the only stretchy that a back carry is safe in)..
Wraps come in various sizes (I prefer shorties) and materials (hemp, linen, silk, cotton). Some good brands include- Girasol, Kokadi, Didymos, Hoppediz, Storchenwiege (there's more, I just can't remember the names right now, lol).
Then there are SSC's (soft structured carriers), these keep a rigid shape even when not being worn- Ergo and Beco are two good ones. Try to stay clear of crotch danglers (Infantino, Baby Bjorn, etc) they don't give baby a wide enough seat so it puts more stress on their hips/spine and they don't distribute the weight as well so they're less comfortable for you to wear.
There are a lot of asian inspired carriers, Mei Tai is the most common. There are brands out there, I'm not that familiar with them. I think Baby Hawk and Olives and Applesauce are decent. Wrap converted Mei Tai's are gorgeous and according to some people in my local group a lot more comfy than regular mei tais.
Podeagi is another asian style carrier (and my new love). Mine is a partial wrap convert (the blanket/pod piece is from a wrap) but the straps aren't (thought they are extra wide). Eventually I want to get a wc with wrap straps.
Ring Slings are great and easy to use. With a good supportive one you can do a massive amount of different carries (including the back).
I've tried a Little Joey (i think that's what it was) and wasn't a fan. I had a wrap convert and it was a lot more comfortable (though I sold it to buy an actual wrap, lol). Sleeping Baby Productions make AWESOME ring slings (whether they're wrap converted or not).
Then there's the Amauti, which I'll never own because they're too pricey, lol. Really cool though, they're coats that you wear your baby in the back of. Traditional baby wearing garb of the Inuit.
TheBabyWearer.com is my favorite place to go for info (and to browse fsot carriers
). They have sooooooooooo much, very informative.