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post #21 of 60
Well I have a bunch of meitais already. I think I'd like to try a moby wrap and I need to get a solarveil sling.
post #22 of 60
I have a ring sling (don't know what brand) that I bought with ds1, and I loved to use it to nurse ds2 while I chased ds1. I have a mama made mei tai I bought off of ebay, but I find the body of it a bit small, so I'm planning to make my own with this pattern:

http://www.sewmamasew.com/ccp0-prodshow/PTMHBC.html

I also have a cotton Hotsling, which I really like. I got it as my splurge with ds2 and it was great for hip carries. He preferred the mei tai when he was a tiny babe, though, he liked to be upright. I have thought of getting a wrap, but I don't know if I would use it that much, now that I am used to a mei tai.

I live in a fairly conservative small town, and when I started wearing ds1, 4 years ago, I was the only baby wearer in town, so I'm now kind of known as the "baby carrier lady" because I have so many. There are three or four other women who wear their babies around town, and a few more I know of that use slings at home, which is fantastic.
post #23 of 60
Right now I still have a Maya wrap and a long stretchy Moby-like wrap that I used with my son. I have to say that with having large breasts, the Maya wrap was not always comfortable. It is hard to get the ring into the little one inch space between my breast tissue and my shoulder.

I sew, so I am thinking of making a few carriers this winter to use with the new LO this summer. I want to make a pouch sling and a mei tei for sure. And once I get on some websites and start looking at patterns I am sure I'll find at least 10 more I want to make!
post #24 of 60
I want a Beco!!! I had a hotsling and a moby with DD but I never really took to wrapping and the hotsling just doesn't do well with the crazy weight adjustments my body made in the months after I had her. My friend already gave me a ring sling, which I'm excited about. But I am absolutely drooling over Beco's. Of course, I will never be able to afford one, but a girl can dream...right?
post #25 of 60
Lol, this is MY kind of thread! Do you know that the first thing that came to my mind when I found out I was pregnant this time was, "Oh goodie, I get to use my baby slings again!" I was truly sad that I didn't think I would ever get to use my baby slings again and I had already picked out the slings I was going to put away into my boys' memory boxes with hopes that maybe I would get to use them when I finally have grandkid. I have a lot of carriers, but my all time fav are the mei tai's. I even have one a brand new colibribaby MT that I never got a chance to use. They were VERY hard to get at the time that I got one. I just looked it up and saw that she is no longer making them.
post #26 of 60
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post
I have a Moby and that is my FAVORITE for the first few months. But, I do covet a woven wrap for after that. I also want a Beco to replace my Ergo. I already have like eight carriers, so further purchases really can't be justified!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I just saw an ad for Becos the other day...they are SOOOO pretty!

I too LOVED my moby. So many times at the grocery store I'd get double-take looks from people, the hey- you've gotta baby in there look.

I had a hotsling, but I didn't care for it too much.

I do have an ergo, and I love it. And I love that my dh loves it- almost too much. We'd argue over whose turn it was to wear him!

I also have a sling/pouch hybrid made locally. I love that one too, it worked great when ds was little and evidently allergic to naps, and it worked great later as a hip carry. It's called the Wise Woman Sling. I like the name!
post #27 of 60
With my ds, I loved the Moby wrap for the first 6 months. Then it got hot! After that we started using a ring sling more and the Ergo. I love them all. I also have a Mexican Rebozo, which is really pretty, but not comfortable for long trips.

It's ridiculous for me to even think of buying another, but the ones I'd love to try are a Mei Tei and this silk sling from Gypsy Mama that is green with little dragon flies on it. It's so pretty! We'll see. I think I might deserve another carrier by the end of this pregnancy!
post #28 of 60
I think I have enough already, but that might not stop me from getting another one

I have a Hug a Bub stretchy wrap that I really love for the brand new baby stage. Then I have a ring sling from Wise Women Slings, a Hotsling pouch, and a BabyHawk mei tai. I think that's it. I use them all.
post #29 of 60
I would like to get a beco and I'm really excited about the infant insert. I have a Babyhawk, but the straps are getting so dirty from loadding dd2 out of the car into it. I've used it w/ her since she was about a month old. I had a moby w/dd2, but I didn't like how long it took to wrap and I am large chested so it never felt like she was in a good position. I had a sling w/dd1 and I liked that for the beginning, but once again the large chest got in the way once she got bigger and wanted to face out.
post #30 of 60
I'm another addict. I can't tell you how many carriers I have owned over the past 2 years. I use mei tais almost exclusively with my big 2 year old.

My favorite carriers when she as tiny were a Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch and a Moby wrap. Both of those are going to be freaking hot in July in Texas! So I might be using more lightweight carriers at first. I have some of everything, including a solarveil ring sling that I might actually use this time. I am also really looking forward to the possibility of learning to wrap well. And if not, I can always stick with mei tais.

Thebabywearer.com forums are the most addictive place on earth!
post #31 of 60
Never had a baby to wear before, but I can totally see my coat addiction easily turning into a baby carrier addiction. Maybe I'm vain, but I love to have a coat that matches my outfit, so now I'm looking at fabrics and thinking of sewing a bunch of carriers to coordinate with. I bought this pattern when it was on sale for $2, and I can use the serger at work to make some wraps.
post #32 of 60
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Originally Posted by AnnR33 View Post
For anyone new to baby wearing this site is THE place to go to learn more about carriers and it has a used board:
www.thebabywearer.com
I'm going to check out this board.

But does anyone know what a good newborn carrier for a person with a bad back/neck would be? I want to wear my baby, but I'm worried about it hurting.
post #33 of 60
Moby Wrap or Gypsy Mama gauze wraps
post #34 of 60
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Originally Posted by BlueWolf View Post
I'm going to check out this board.

But does anyone know what a good newborn carrier for a person with a bad back/neck would be? I want to wear my baby, but I'm worried about it hurting.
I found that a moby wrap was the most comfortable for the first 6 months or so. It spreads baby's weight over your shoulders, across your back, and down through your hips so no one area is getting too much weight. really, anything with a two shoulder carry and a waist strap is most likely going to work ok. I like the wraps best because you can also slide them around and redistribute the weight a bit as needed.
post #35 of 60
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post
I found that a moby wrap was the most comfortable for the first 6 months or so. It spreads baby's weight over your shoulders, across your back, and down through your hips so no one area is getting too much weight. really, anything with a two shoulder carry and a waist strap is most likely going to work ok. I like the wraps best because you can also slide them around and redistribute the weight a bit as needed.
I agree with either a wrap or a wider shoulder mei tai. A mei tai might be less intimidating for a newbie to bwing but if you have someone close to show you that would help a lot. There are also free videos around the web showing instructions how to use different carriers.

Just try to avoid the bjorns! They aren't ideal for baby or mama's backs.
post #36 of 60
I have a TON of baby carriers, but I think every new baby deserves a new, special one just for them, don't you?

I think I will get a nice stretchy cotton summery wrap for this babe. I have mei tais, ring slings, an Ergo etc. for older babes, but I want a snuggly tiny baby wrap.
post #37 of 60
I really want to wear my baby. Right now on my baby registry (which I'm keeping private until February, probably) I have a Moby wrap and an Ergo. Will I need anything else? Mostly other people will be buying us stuff for the babe, so I don't want to put excessive stuff on there, no matter how cute it is! I'm also trying to keep everything color-neutral so DH can babywear as well.
post #38 of 60
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Originally Posted by learnlovebe View Post
I too LOVED my moby. So many times at the grocery store I'd get double-take looks from people, the hey- you've gotta baby in there look.
When my 1 year old was new born I wore him a lot in a gause Moby style wrap. I had so many people approach me at church and say "I thought you had your baby already"...quizical confused look followed by "Oh he is in the carrier!!!"
post #39 of 60
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Originally Posted by alicewyf View Post
I really want to wear my baby. Right now on my baby registry (which I'm keeping private until February, probably) I have a Moby wrap and an Ergo. Will I need anything else? Mostly other people will be buying us stuff for the babe, so I don't want to put excessive stuff on there, no matter how cute it is! I'm also trying to keep everything color-neutral so DH can babywear as well.
Very good choices, except that I see that you are in Texas. Moby wraps are really, really warm. Most people stop finding them comfortable between 4 and 6 months, depending on how big your baby is. I am thinking about getting a Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Breeze, which is a wrap that is much lighter weight.
post #40 of 60
Right now I have a Moby D with fleece in the middle, 2 hot slings (one with the solar veil stuff), a ring sling, a chunei (all I use now for carrying Sam) an Ergo (hate it - need to sell), and a cheapy woven wrap. Once I find out if I am having a boy or girl, I plan to splurge on a nice woven wrap from the TBW FSOT forums. That "should" be the only carrier I buy for new baby. I did love my Moby that I used with Sam but I think a woven can be used for new borns and will last longer. I plan on having this baby in the carrier for like 90% of the day. Hopefully, baby likes my plan
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