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post #1 of 70
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How is everybody doing it? I'm just now getting the hang of my ring sling, but Liam doesn't seem to like our babybjorn. (It was a gift, I know it isn't necessarly recommended, but it's all we got aside from the sling.)

 

I'd love to see pictures of everybody with their babes. I'll get one of Liam and I next time I put him in the sling. I wish I lived closer to civilisation because I'd love to go to a babywearing group to try out some more types of carriers, I'd absolutely love to get a woven wrap, but they're pricey, even to get one used.

post #2 of 70

Mostly Dusty does it. He has his Moby and they both are quite pleased with it. It took a Youtube video to figure out how to use the thing, though.

I took him on a walk once with my K'tan and we both liked it - though I think it might be too big. It sagged lower than in the pictures. It was hard to buy because they are sized and I was giant pregnant when I got it. They said go by your shirt size, but I'm already smaller than when I got pregnant and who on earth could have predicted such a thing? :P

post #3 of 70
Right now we have a Hot Sling, Baby B'jorn, and a sleepy wrap (like a moby).

I put her in the hot sling shortly after we got home from the hospital and hated it. I've had the wrap on a couple times around the house and like it okay, but I've really still got to get the hang of it. Its way too hot to wear her outside of the house right now. The B'jorn was a $5 garage sale find that I got "just in case". I may end up using it when taking the dogs out to potty until I have the money to order a nice Mei Tai. Soon I'll be walking 2 dogs up and down 3 flights of stairs daily and I just don't feel secure with the wrap while doing that. But for outings and around the house I'll be using the wrap.
post #4 of 70
Right now I'm mostly using my moby, which I adore! It's really too hot for it, but I love it so much that I'm dealing with it. I have an ergo with the infant insert, but its not as easy to use with the insert as I'd hoped. I'll likely use it more when Alexander can go in it without the insert. It's quite comfy though. I'm excited to use it more offer as he grows. DH has a bjorn, but I won't let him use it for at least 2-3 more months as they are hard on baby's devolving hips.

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post #5 of 70

Oooh yay babywearing pictures and advice!!  My favorite!!

 

I have a ring sling and a woven wrap that i use most.  I lost my moby.  eyesroll.gif  For warmer weather,  have a kangaroo pouch, and i also have a sleepywrap that i havent tried yet.

 

I am really loving my woven wrap for longer walks and stroller walks, though it's too hot.  Finn ROASTS in it.  He got too hot the last time and nursed for like an hour and a half after our walk -- so I'm not sure if we'll walk again with it until its much cooler out.  For chores and naps around the house, the RS is it.  It's easier for me to just throw on over my jammies and robe than the wrap.

 

Ok - pics!!

 

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post #6 of 70
I wish I could figure out how to use a ring sling. They seem so tricky to me for some reason.


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post #7 of 70
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I wish I could figure out how to use a ring sling. They seem so tricky to me for some reason.


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My biggest issue was getting the fabric twisted up... Still is, honestly. I had to make sure that I don't get the fabric twisted around my back. I still need to rethread it every time I use it, though. Carrie's suggestion to tighten from the top rail down has helped, as well. It took me at least 5 or 6 times before Liam and I were both comfortable in the sling, and a few more times after that before I was comfortable DOING anything in the sling.

 

post #8 of 70

Right now I'm using a Bali Breeze by Wrapsody.  It's nice and Rafe likes it too.  He will zonk out in it for hours.  I also have a Storch that I can't quite get the hang of.  Last time I used it, it was a hot mess!  I had Rafe in it and took the dogs on a walk.  I don't know why but the fabric would not stay put under his bum. 

I need something easier for DH.  I'd really like to add a ring sling and a Mei Tai to our collection.

 

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Edited by HawaiianBlesing - 9/18/11 at 7:46pm
post #9 of 70
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Originally Posted by egmaranian View Post

Right now I'm mostly using my moby, which I adore! It's really too hot for it, but I love it so much that I'm dealing with it. I have an ergo with the infant insert, but its not as easy to use with the insert as I'd hoped. I'll likely use it more when Alexander can go in it without the insert. It's quite comfy though. I'm excited to use it more offer as he grows. DH has a bjorn, but I won't let him use it for at least 2-3 more months as they are hard on baby's devolving hips.

Moby:

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Ergo:

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SAME!! So proud to have figured out the moby.  It's so comfy- however, DS seems to associate any kind of babywearing with nursing- being so close and all.  I wonder if a sling would work better for him (now that Ive purchased both the ergo and moby!!!)

 

post #10 of 70
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

Oooh yay babywearing pictures and advice!!  My favorite!!

 

I have a ring sling and a woven wrap that i use most.  I lost my moby.  eyesroll.gif  For warmer weather,  have a kangaroo pouch, and i also have a sleepywrap that i havent tried yet.

 

I am really loving my woven wrap for longer walks and stroller walks, though it's too hot.  Finn ROASTS in it.  He got too hot the last time and nursed for like an hour and a half after our walk -- so I'm not sure if we'll walk again with it until its much cooler out.  For chores and naps around the house, the RS is it.  It's easier for me to just throw on over my jammies and robe than the wrap.

 

Ok - pics!!

 

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so sweet- I hope to get DS that comfy in the moby soon :)

post #11 of 70

DD is spending a LOT of time in the Moby right now.  I didn't splurge for the infant insert for the Ergo, as I've read mixed reviews (I think we have a thread about the new insert?).  I'll be glad when she has enough head control for it!  I wish the Moby were easier to nurse in, and easier for in and out.  But it's still serving its purpose well, and is still my favorite carrier for early infancy.  I'd say that on weekdays DD spends at least 3 hours a day in it.  This was taken at 2 weeks I believe, so she's a bit bigger now.  It's so nice that they just pass right out!!

 

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post #12 of 70

Ring sling and then the moby. I dug out my becco (just like an ergo) the other day and he wasn't a fan yet. 

post #13 of 70

Michelle, you look so skinny.  

My wrap is so short, I barely get it around my waist once and I have to tie it so tight I feel so chubby.  And I hate that all the models for babywearing sites obviously were not just pregnant.  Bah.

 

I tried nursing in the sling and it was such an epic failure.  Nobody was happy!!  I would like to get it figured out, it would be so helpful.  I couldn't get it to support his head anywhere near enough and my nip just kept popping out of his mouth.  I figure, as long as I can get from A to B wearing him, taking him out and feeding him isn't going to be impossible.  But, if I have DD with me, it will definitely be impossible unless we stay in the car!!

post #14 of 70

Awww, everyone looks so cute! I have been using my moby and pouch sling so far. I am having a hard time getting him comfortable in a way that supports his neck and head though. So wearing him still requires one hand to support his head. I'm not good at nursing in any carrier lol...I just end up using the carrier as a nursing cover!

 

 

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The only place he would stop crying this morning :P K'tan!

post #16 of 70

I have a Storch woven wrap, a home made ring sling, a Baby Hawk, and a Boba. The only ones I've used so far are the Storch and ring sling. I use the Storch most of the time though! Last night I put him in the ring sling and nursed him that way while helping my 4 year old with homework. haha.

 

Here is the Storch about a week ago....

 

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And when we were going in to the grocery store yesterday....

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post #17 of 70

You look so cute, Angie!!  And so does Andrew!!

 

We have a Boba too.  LOVED it with DD when she was around 1-2 years old.  It made our vacation to Puerto Rico possible!!  

 

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post #18 of 70

I love these pics! My sister took a few of me with Anton in the Ergo but my hair was a mess so vanity prevents me from posting them :p

I don't have the insert for the Ergo so I've just been using a blanket which works well.  But alas, other than a few cool days after Tropical Storm Lee, it has been really hot when I try to wear him.

post #19 of 70

She was being nosy...I don't let her keep her head back like that lol.

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post #20 of 70

Thanks Carrie! That is such a cute picture of your DH and DD. :)

 

Here is my Baby Hawk... He was wanting to be worn, and it's the only one I have in the house right now. :)

 

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