As much as people keep telling me that slings or pouches are not great for newborn-ness, I can't get over my desire to wear the babe in a pouch. We have bitterly cold winters here, plus the baby will only be a few weeks old at Christmas, so for shopping trips, family events etc, I'd love the option to pop the baby in a pouch both to share warmth and keep him/her close without a lot of fuss. I also have a moby, but to me a pouch seems more convenient for these sort of times.
There's so many choices out there though... Obviously there's hotslings or peanutshell... but I don't know much about the other brands. 7 sisters seem to have tons in the FSOT on every forum I frequent. Is there a reason for this? I also need one that fits well on smaller mamas, as I start at about 5'4 and 120lbs prepregnancy (though I have a bit of a long torso).
I'm not looking to spend a ton of money, especially based on so many reviews that they aren't as convenient as people say, but as I said, I just can't seem to get over my desire to at least try one out.