I have 2 woven wraps that I got before DS was born - both were pretty expensive (one on sale for $60ish, the other was something like $120) but came so well reviewed and loved that we went for it. DH (who chose the patterns for both so that they would be more 'manly,' sigh) has never worn either because he feels too self-conscious and thinks they still look feminine... I do love their versatility, but I never feel like I can tie them tight enough - when DS was a wee baby, they worked fine, but as he's gotten older, I constantly have to retie. They still work, however, despite his being 2 and tall, so we did get our money's worth, I guess.
I'm due in 2 weeks and we had decided, after much researching, to splurge on a boba 3g so that DH could carry the kiddos occasionally. My problem now is that I'd like to be able to wear the newborn while getting things done around the house, like I did when DS was small, but I will have to be able to wear her while chasing a toddler, won't have the lovely leisurely unwinding of the wrap I did with DS (always had to unwrap - never got the hang of the cradle hold tie so I could BF without unwrapping)... The boba, h/e, seems kind of hot and bulky and more suitable for long excursions rather than popping baby in and out to be changed or BFed on an hourly basis.
Thoughts? Is the boba 3g worth the price? Should I get something else for the NB stage, like a peanut sling, or should I just practice the cradle hold wrap more and stick with my wovens? If so, any recs for wrapping her more "poppable" so I don't have to take the whole thing off every time? Money is very tight, so I don't want to spend if I don't have to/it's not worth it. TIA!