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post #21 of 37
So who makes good solarveil pouch slings? I had a GM water sling but sold it b/c I just couldn't get Ian in it. : He would struggle & fight & I would never get it tied adequately. So I use a pouch sling or a MT.
post #22 of 37
I just don't like the feel of Solarveil. It's scratchy, hard and not comfy to wear!

I MUCH prefer my sling set. Mmmm. Sling Set. Mmmmm, now that's a cool cool summer sling. Heck, its' a great any time of year sling!
post #23 of 37
Hotsling makes solarveil pouches - called POOL POUCH. People really like them!
They are on sale now here (only 40.50 with shipping) http://www.carrymeaway.com/index.htm...ater%20Pouches

I bought one for myself today + a Ellaroo wrap in the Larae color (only paid 63 including shipping at Carrymeaway!!) Now I am set for the summer!!

Edited to add: Gypsy Mama wraps are on sale at Carrymeaway too!!
post #24 of 37
post #25 of 37
Aren't Rebozos acrylic??
post #26 of 37
Only the cheap ones, lol. They come in several fabrics, but the all-cotton with the open, crinkle-stretch kind of weave are the nicest.
post #27 of 37
freehnad has an onbuhimo that looks awesome.
i like the look of the balnketless mei tai, it reminds me of another abc..i just cannot think of it. i think i saw it on the ellaroo website.
now that will drive me crazy.

i really think a gypsy mama guaze wrap is in order. her stuff is so beautul.
also i saw sachi makes a solerveil mei tai.

i just got a bloomalicious zolo that is very cool. i love that thing
but overall i think soalerveil is the way to go.
hotslings has one. i loooove hotslings!!!!
post #28 of 37
My favorite hot weather sling was a tester from http://www.zolowear.com. I think it was made of some sort of synthetic that wicks sweat away or something. It is not scratchy at all, it is smooth, but I do not think it is solarveil. It is cool and light and has lightweight rings.

I have no idea if Zolowear makes them as a regular product, but it is still my favorite sling (I live in Texas and know about carrying a hot sweaty baby in the sweltering heat). I do know that zolowear has a mesh solarveil sling, but mine is not exactly mesh, it is smooth.
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by polihaupt
Strip your baby down to his diaper and go topless yourself!
It is VERY hot here in PA (around 85 + humidity) and today I wore DS in my Indio Didy without a shirt on and I actually felt comfortable!! And the best part it - nobody could tell I had nothing on.
:LOL

So you thought!

I'm also laughing at the idea of 85 degrees being very hot up there in Pennsylvania. Seriously, we consider that to be a cold front here in Texas at this time of the year.
post #30 of 37
No joke. I'm in NW Louisiana and I thought I was going to die today. I think our high was 99 degrees. That's hot! I have friends over in England that are complaing when they hit 30 Cent. I think that's like 86 degrees or something.

For this super hot weather I either use the strap carry or my Kozy with natural straps. I have a GypsyMama Gauze, but I still find all that fabric hot. My MeiTai Baby is black, so it just makes me swealter!
post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by inezyv
My favorite hot weather sling was a tester from http://www.zolowear.com. I think it was made of some sort of synthetic that wicks sweat away or something. It is not scratchy at all, it is smooth, but I do not think it is solarveil. It is cool and light and has lightweight rings.

I have no idea if Zolowear makes them as a regular product, but it is still my favorite sling (I live in Texas and know about carrying a hot sweaty baby in the sweltering heat). I do know that zolowear has a mesh solarveil sling, but mine is not exactly mesh, it is smooth.
That is my favorite sling, too, Inez! I am still trying to get more of that fabric. We didn't go into production on those because I have to order a HUGE amount. Huge. Maybe for next summer.

I still like solarveil, though, because I wear it in the water. The super cool tester fabric doesn't feel great when wet. I don't see the tester fabric as a total replacement for solarveil. It's just gooood.
post #32 of 37
I have a mesh water sling that I from www.kangarookorner.com

We are marching in parades for the dance academy and I wear Angelo in it. He stays cooler than if I hold him in my arms. Mine is black.....no problems with it soaking up the suns heat.

Plus it works awesome in the shower!!! Great price as well!!!
post #33 of 37
I am also in Houston and enjoying our heat indexes of 110 or greater. Today it was almost 100 in the shade at my house.

I use the ERGO and it works great. I have a cotton sateen Hotsling which makes me sooo hot. I think my ds is just too close when I hip carry him and he gets so sweaty. But he goes topless in the ERGO when we go walking (around 6 in the evening or 7:30 in the morning and boy is it hot and steamy) but it is actually pretty comfortable. He gets air from the side so he stays cool. I get a bit sweaty where his tummy is on me (front carry) but other than that it is not too hot at all.
post #34 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by polihaupt
Strip your baby down to his diaper and go topless yourself!
It is VERY hot here in PA (around 85 + humidity) and today I wore DS in my Indio Didy without a shirt on and I actually felt comfortable!! And the best part it - nobody could tell I had nothing on.

That is a great idea, I'm going to try it.
post #35 of 37
I think Darien of Zolowear is based out of Texas there & I think she address's the heat issue as well
post #36 of 37
I'm very, very intrigued by the blanketless mei tai. Lissi seems to have an impeccable attention to detail, and though I have not tried it, I tend to be a purist on the spine issue and think this would adequately support the spine of all but the smallest babies. I think it would hold the baby's pelvis in an optimum position as well. Frankly, I think the design is genius.

Hotslings pool pouches are 2 layers to add extra support and additional sun protection, though much of your baby will be on the outside of the pouch at any moment.

And yk, I went to El Paso in August a few years ago and wore a black Maya wrap and did ok in it, though I hate heat and can't stand to be hot. I even wore it at the White Sands desert, and I was misrable in my first trimester of the third pregnancy. I think a light colored ring-sling out of lightweight fabric would be another fabulous option.

When Isaac was tiny, I spent the summer in a 3 yard gauze wrap in the strap carry - I found wearing him in the strap carry to be even cooler than carrying him in arms. He was three months old when I started carrying him that way.

Kristi
post #37 of 37
I have not read all the other replies, but carriers made from Solarveil are super cool! Literally, lol. It makes an air conditioning effect and keeps you both really cool. It also provides loads of sun protection! Dries really fast if you use it in the water. Just some really terrific fabric!
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