MamaChick- Thank you!! I love using it for my new littles:)
Rasa- Thank you! I was glowing!! It was my first UC and I was feeling pretty proud of myself!
I use my SBP with my 19 mos old when I'm working around the house or when he's sick or wants to be cuddled. I use a hip carry and it's comfy for about an hour before the weight starts to aggravate me. I don't have the best back so I prefer my Boba and stick to back carries. There are tons of youtube videos showing you how to wrap a newborn! I guess for me....having 3 littles with a newborn....I prefer to get baby on and off quickly for nursing etc. I want to be able to keep the sling on me comfortably when not in use. Plus, there's no annoying re-tightening with a RS because it's really easy to adjust and re-tighten. I just loosen the top rail of the RS, slide baby down into pouch I have created in the RS, make sure his legs look comfy and froggied, and then tighten the top rail. To get baby out I just loosen the top rail and lift baby out:) I've even lowered baby down in an upright position and put him on the boob without much effort at all. I like to sit down and nurse but if we're out and about it really works well and then I just throw the tail of the RS over my breast if I'm feeling exposed. Most times I wear 2 shirts though- a tank and a tshirt so one of them covers my belly and the other covers my boob after I've lifted it up:) Maybe chack out babywearer.com and see if they have any cheapy wraps you coould purchase used and then get one of them made into a RS. Then you'd be set! :D
justKate- Thanks, Mama:) I would say that if the sides are completely enclosed it may work...but it wasn't really designed for newborns as the body is a bit long for a newbie. I prefer to have the head where I can see it when they are still pretty floppy so I probably won't even use my Boba for the first few months. A mei tai that is shorter in the body would work well because you can wrap the straps across the body to keep them upright and secure. If teh MT is a longer one, you can roll the waistband to make it shorter.