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post #41 of 52
I used an OTSBH-like sling made by SAHM for dd#1 and a frame backpack and just tying her on my back in a shawl, but wanted something more comfortable for ds, now 3 mos old. So I got a Maya like sling made by a WAHM and loved it till he was about 13-14lbs and wanted something else for walks and shopping.

Was thinking about a Kozy and decided to try and make one with my mom's help and it came out great, used a microfiber fabric that is very soft and strong, was on sale. So ds lives in that now, still in the front carry. It works for dd too (25mos) but she'd rather be running around most of the time now.

Making the Kozy-like creation didn't take much time at all and it seems to serve the purpose...dh would like an ergo or sutemi down the road when ds is heavier
post #42 of 52
I started with a pouch sling from www.mom-and-me-creations.com. I now own two and love them (DH wears one, too). We can still walk Ronan to sleep in this sling.

I also have a Zolo, which I almost always use for going out to the store. It's beautiful and very easy to use. Moms ask me about it all the time. It's definitely an attention-getter!
post #43 of 52
We started with a NoJo and a Baby Bjorn. I hated the NoJo - I'm short and felt like I was just swimming in the darn thing. Too much padding, and Griff didn't look comfortable to me. My DH used it all the time, though, and it worked well for him. I liked the Bjorn early on and wore him constantly.

I bought a Chic Papoose pouch sling when he was about 5 mos old and loved it for a kangaroo carry, although the regular size was just a bit long for that and proved to be way too long for a hip carry later. I ordered a smaller size and it's perfect for hip carrying now, although I rarely use it because he'd much rather be down running around!

I have a friend who owns a Mom-and-Me Creations sling and it's awesome. I think when I get pg with baby #2 I'll order one as a "happy baby to me" present! And maybe someday I'll get brave enough to venture into slings with rings.
post #44 of 52
My favorite 2 slings are my Ella-Roo and my Zolowear sling.
post #45 of 52
until about 8 months i used a hatchling stretch mesh ring sling, it was aztec stripes in funky colours. Lovely! I got it out the other day for a little cuddle lol.

Now i use a hipbubby ring sling, it's crimson broderie anglaise. love this one too! i am getting a black one for winter!

both are from aussie WAHM's and really well priced. Quality on both is great too.
post #46 of 52
I started with a WAHM made ring sling that someone gave me. It has recently started giving me problems and in a moment of desperation/inspiration I took a sarong and tied him on with that. Works like a champ. I may not buy another sling for a while.
post #47 of 52
Started with a Baby Bjorn which I loved but ds got too heavy quickly and it killed my back. Then we moved on to a Maya which I never got the hang of so I sold it and got an OTSBH which was perfect. Now I'm thinking I need something unpadded for the new baby so I'm determined to give the Maya another go with the help of a LLL leader. I would love a fleece pouch, but worry it will be too hot during our VA summers. Maybe for the fall...
post #48 of 52
I used a Maya pouch in the early weeks but quickly moved to my Maya sling. totally loved it and still use it on my 20 month old, 29 lb DD!

When she was about 4 months, though, she loved the hip carry position and I got a Hip Hammock. I totally loved loved loved that b/c it was so easy to put on and off, no adjusting and it was so secure. So I used that instead of my Maya until she learned to walk.

I want to try a KKFP with this next baby.
post #49 of 52
I started out with a NoJo sling with my first ds when he was about 3 months old. It was not long before I graduated to a Maya Wrap. I was in love! I carried my ds in it until my belly got in the way too much from my pregnancy. I had Brodie in the Maya wrap starting at one week, and he loves it! I just got a Momma's Milk sling, and I have found a new favorite. It is so pretty and SO comfortable.Momma's Milk I know that I will still use my Maya Wrap alot especially as Brodie gets old because of its super versitility. I also want a sling to use in the pool/lake this summer. I think I have a sling addiction.
post #50 of 52
Well, we started with the Hip Hammock following my (at that time) 2 year old's need to be carried. She broke her leg on a slide at the park ... well, she fractured it, but she could not put any pressure on it at all. I looked all over and found the Hip Hammock and was THRILLED with it! It distributed the weight perfectly and my husband would wear it too!

With Kenny, initially we went to Baby's R Us and purchased a Baby Bjorn - because again, after trying them all on it is what fit both me and dh the best AND he would wear it too. Which was important to me.

But then, I happened upon Kangaroo Korner and fell in love with the fleece pouches ... so, I bought one of those and it was PRICELESS. Kenny was almost always on me, sleeping while I worked at the computer. For a while he could NOT fall asleep unless I was rat-a-tat-tatting at this keyboard and he was in the pouch.

The other day (he's 15 months and 30 lbs.) he was hurting - gassy and feverish and I could not settle him. It had been a while since he had been in the pouch, but I set him in it and he quieted immediately and fell asleep while I sat here at the computer and typed away ... so, I'm STILL happy with it.

I loved the Kangaroo hold in the pouch - and my husband would use it too - I got a SOLID in a nice sprucey green!
post #51 of 52
I use a Pretty Momma Sling, I really like it. It is an unpadded ring sling. I havent figured out the back holding position but my dd loves it and so do I! It was rather inexpensive and it has a nice tail that isnt really really long. My friend used it with her 30 pound 2 year old and liked it a lot.
post #52 of 52
I had a nojo when ds was born, but I did not like it. I didn't find out about all the other slings out there until ds was 10mo old. But after I found them I was hooked.

This is my list now.....

Zions pouch
New Native
Maya Wrap
Silk Zolo
Moby
Simply Attached
Mei Tai
Podegi

ok I think that is it for my collection right now, at least until I get the money to buy a Giraselle sp?, Rebozo, and Extra Long Rebozo.

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