I am a complete babywearing fan and would probably buy every type of carrier if we could afford it! My DD loved my pouch and ring slings and then when older started to be carried in a soft structured carrier (not a known brand). My DS is now 4 months old and has rejected the ring slings and loves the moby. He has slept in it every nap since he was about a week old.He is now about 15llbs and it is starting to get uncomfortable and I am having to keep rewrapping it as he has a tendency to squirm while falling asleep. I need to buy a new carrier/sling ASAP.
I love the comfort of the moby (when he was smaller), but find the constant tying and retying of the thing a pain - I hate the way the fabric dangles on the floor when I am out and about with him, though that is a small price to pay for how well it works. I have tried DS in the carrier with a front carry, but it is too uncomfortable for me as the waist belt slips at the back and pulls on my spine. This might be because it is a knock off carrier and a better known brand might be better?
We now live in London, but will be in South Africa for 5 weeks and it will be HOT with no AC. So whatever sling we buy has to be cool enough. I don't mind buying an interim one and moving to a better quality SSC when he is older if necessary, though DH is likely to less happy about that plan ;)
I have "narrowed" my options down to a woven wrap, mei tai or soft structured carrier. So essentially haven't done any narrowing at all! I like the look of the Babyhawk, Freehand, Babyhawk oh Snap and Beco. I don't know much about woven wraps, but can't afford a Didy. I have not been able to actually see or feel any of these as there are so few places in the UK that stock slings (it really has a HUGE buggy culture)
Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!!!