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post #21 of 35
oops.
post #22 of 35
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Yes, anything that gets a baby in arms is a good thing. I think the reason you're getting the "anti-Bjorn" response is because there are a lot of people here who started with a Bjorn and moved onto something later that was so much more comfortable. This is all about sharing experiences and telling others what has worked for them. Can't really blame someone for wanting to warn you away from something they found uncomfortable. Isn't that the purpose of looking for advice? A similar thing happens when people mention the NoJo sling - everyone chimes in with the "BTDT, no thanks" posts
yeah that! and :
post #23 of 35
better post...

sorry but your posts were somewhat offensive to me and had a very unfriendly tone.

you should probably visit a mainstream board for a review on that carrier.

us mdc-ers are a crunchy bunch of earthy-looking mamas who are sling-crazed!

regina
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by HoneymoonBaby
T I have to say, I'm sort of floored by the anti-Bjorn senitment on the board. Isn't anything that helps a mom wear her baby a GOOD thing? I can understand PREFERRING a sling, but why campaign so vehemently against the Bjorn or Bjorn-style carriers if that's what a mama wants? They're not evil!
Honeymoon, I've thinking how to explain this all morning. What you have here are sling/babycarrier gourmets. It's like you walked into a gourmet cheese shop and asked for Kraft American Slices. Yes, it's cheese, but can you blame us for trying to get you to try a little brie instead? The other analogy I thought of... you've come into a gourmet chocolate shoppe and asked for a Hershey bar. Sure, even the snobbiest chocolate fans will settle for a Hershy bar from time to time... but we feel in our (admittedly elitist) hearts that there's something better out there. And of course there are your hardcore Hershey fans who will be happy with nothing else. To each her own.

All this talk has made me hungry. Just trying to lighten up the tone a little! I hope you find what makes you happy.
post #25 of 35
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It's like you walked into a gourmet cheese shop and asked for Kraft American Slices
ROFLMBO!!!
post #26 of 35
Thread Starter 
Pamela: ROFL! I think I understand better now. And I have a sudden craving for chocolate . . . .

Thundersweet: Thanks for the suggestion. I have checked out the Hug-a-Bub on their website and considered it off and on for a couple of months. I keep flip-flopping on it. I do like the looks of it (at least in some of the pictures). I've read on other boards that it stretches out during wear, though, and needs to be readjusted a lot to keep the baby secure. I don't know if this only applies to older/heavier babies, though. And I'm very small-framed, so I'm wondering if all that fabric would overwhelm me. On some of the smaller girls in the pictures on the website, it ended up looking more like a smock than a carrier. Do you find that the fit is more t-shirt-like, or tank-top-like on you? And if you don't mind saying, what's your upper body like (bony, padded, muscular, big boobs, etc.)?

TO EVERYONE: What's with the popcorn? I'm sorry if I'm offending anyone with my lack of interest in a sling, really I am. I know a lot of you make them, wear them, and love them. I personally think they look great on a lot of people. They're especially gorgeous when they blend well with a mama's overall style. But that's also why I don't think they'd look good on ME (with the exception of a KKAFP or something totally plain like that). They're so far from my usual style that it would be a chore to get dressed in the morning if I knew I would be wearing a sling that day. I'd feel like I had to get new clothes or something. I'm a bit of a clotheshorse (I would classify my interest/obsession with fashion as "my hobby"), so this actually matters to me more than it should. (And yes, naive first-time-mom as I am, I intend to remain a clotheshorse once the baby is here. I realize this is probably good for a huge laugh, so go ahead and chuckle -- just keep it behind your screen, okay? I'm 8 months pregnant and hormonally psychotic. )

Seriously, thank you all for your input as far as what has and hasn't worked for you. I will probably go ahead and order the Allo carrier just to see if I like it. Who knows, it could be the greatest carrier in the history of the universe, and meanwhile no one here has tried it! I seriously doubt it'll be all THAT, of course, but I still want to check it out. Even if I fall in love with the KKAFP that I want to buy for fall/winter, I can probably get a few months' good use out of the Allo if it works out, and I know my husband will like it. And if I HATE the Allo, I'll come back and you can all say "I told you so!" and I'll consider trying a sling. Okay?????

(I added lots of smilies this time to try to seem more friendly. I'm sorry I seemed short with people earlier, but I wanted to nip the sling suggestions in the bud because I KNEW that's what everyone would suggest if I didn't make it clear I wasn't interested. I truly was not trying to be rude -- I was just trying to make myself really clear from the start what I was looking for.)
post #27 of 35
Thundersweet: Thanks for the suggestion. I have checked out the Hug-a-Bub on their website and considered it off and on for a couple of months. I keep flip-flopping on it. I do like the looks of it (at least in some of the pictures). I've read on other boards that it stretches out during wear, though, and needs to be readjusted a lot to keep the baby secure. I don't know if this only applies to older/heavier babies, though. And I'm very small-framed, so I'm wondering if all that fabric would overwhelm me. On some of the smaller girls in the pictures on the website, it ended up looking more like a smock than a carrier. Do you find that the fit is more t-shirt-like, or tank-top-like on you? And if you don't mind saying, what's your upper body like (bony, padded, muscular, big boobs, etc.)?

Well I am not thin by any means. lol I have very big boobs which does make it look like alot up front. Thats why I liked the look of the Bjorn. I ddint want anything making me look any bigger in that area. lol The think about the Hug a Bub is you can adjust the material out or in. Like the woman in the link I posted before looks very thin and I think it looks great on her and then some people wear it more "fanned out". Like this http://www.hug-a-bub.com.au/imagepages/image38.htm I personally liked it on me when I wore it around the house not fanned out. This photo to me just seems so comfy and I think it looks good http://www.hug-a-bub.com.au/imagepages/image29.htm I also like how baby head was supported. With my bjorn my dd head would flop when I leaned forward if I didnt hold it. You could always get one from a place like cottoncradles.com and send it back if you dont like it. Lisa was great about letting me know I could return it if I didnt like it. Now when my baby gets here and I am 100% sure I like it with a real baby I plan to get an all black one.

My opinion is you need to find the right carrier for you. Whatever carrier makes you comfortable carrying your baby. For my dd it was the Bjorn. This time around I need something more comfy since I will need to carry ds around most of the time since my dd keeps me pretty busy. I didnt carry dd around all day. Never found a comfortable way to do it. Now that I have been looking around on this board I bought the Hug a Bub and two Hotslings which is pouch. I really hope I find these comfy.
post #28 of 35
Kristen, If you like this style of carrier, I would suggest the First Journey by Baby Trekker. Same streamlined look, but it has some plusses: waist belt distributes weight better for your back, and it can be worn on front or back with baby facing in or out. Also, the baby is against your body rather than hanging in a pod. Oh, and it's a bit less expensive at $60 USD. HTH!

Also, just have to add one last pouch pitch--have you seen the New Native in Cindy Crawford's BabyStyle? Not crunchy, very plain and neutral.

Ok, that's all!
post #29 of 35
Yeah, I think I just took offense because you made it sound like slings/pouches are NOT fashionable....

when, wow, a zolo to me is like TOP fashion!!

I would think a fashionista would love to find slings to go with every outfit

Sorry
post #30 of 35
pregnancy hormones taken into account
post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Tupelo Honey
Kristen, If you like this style of carrier, I would suggest the First Journey by Baby Trekker. Same streamlined look, but it has some plusses: waist belt distributes weight better for your back, and it can be worn on front or back with baby facing in or out. Also, the baby is against your body rather than hanging in a pod. Oh, and it's a bit less expensive at $60 USD. HTH!
Kristy... That was my suggestion too, and I even went to your site first thinking you carried them in your store? I didn't see them though... Do you no longer stock them?
post #32 of 35
Ok, good.... seems like we're all working together now.
post #33 of 35
My popcorn was just me subscribing to this thread so I could see how it went.
post #34 of 35
i wanted to share pamelamamas popcorn (and lurk w/her).
post #35 of 35
No, I don't carry them anymore. I recently sold my last 2 on ebay. I decided to focus on slings. Thanks for thinkin' of me, though :-) (no smilies on quick reply?)
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