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If you could buy just one sling...

post #1 of 24
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Hi slinging mamas. I need some advice please. I'm having baby #4 in May and need a new sling. I had a NoJo ring sling that was given to me, but I passed it along to my SIL and now I am slingless. I did OK w/the NoJo, but from what I have read of reviews, it is not the most highly recommended.

So, if you could buy just one, can't live without, all purpose sling, what would it be? (I try to live minimally, and have very limited space at home, so I hope to only buy one.)

Thanks in advance for any insight. : :
post #2 of 24
One sling, that's so hard to narrow it down because I love my pouches, ring slings and ABC's all the same, but use them for different situations and needs.

I guess for me it would be the pouch. Easy to get on and off, great from newborn on up to hip carrying your toddler. Easy to learn and to get the baby/toddler on and off, no rings and rolls up really easy. I really love my Mom and Me Adjustable Pouch. Adjusts great over big bulky coats or bigger breasts after childbirth. If wearing inside, just adjust the snaps to a smaller setting. You can read more about it in the Babywearing Reviews and I heard that she is currently having a 25% off sale right now.

Good Luck~

Lisa
post #3 of 24
HOTSLINGS by a longstretch for me.......
post #4 of 24
Storchenweige german woven wrap - for versatility and comfort
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by eemamahob
HOTSLINGS by a longstretch for me.......

Me too!
post #6 of 24
I think I would say a wrap. Because it is so versatile you can do anything you need to with it. Plus, it is so easy to make too! But, my second choice would be a pouch. I love mine, and it is more conveinent than the wrap, so I grap it more often.
Check out www.thebabywearer.com for more information!

Sarah ~ new mama to Kate Natalia born 6/25/05
post #7 of 24
A Didymos German Woven wrap - no question about it!!!
post #8 of 24
Definitely a Hotsling! I've used it from newborn to now at 13 mos.
Ann
post #9 of 24

Hotsling




If you want a sling the HOTSLINGS is the one you want.

I too have used my daily from day 1 to 13 months and going strong. I love my mei tais too but you only mentioned a sling.
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kennedy444



If you want a sling the HOTSLINGS is the one you want.

I too have used my daily from day 1 to 13 months and going strong. I love my mei tais too but you only mentioned a sling.
My error, I was using "sling" as a word for any babywearing device. I'd love to hear about anything that works for you!
post #11 of 24
I vote wrap. I started w/ a pouch b/c I heard it was easiest...then got a mei tai...then a ring sling...now a wrap. They're all great for individual things, but if I could only have one it would be the wrap because it can do everything.
post #12 of 24
Well, I will put in a vote for unpadded ring sling. They're versatile, great for nursing, infinitely adjustable, and comfortable year-round. (But you can also totally make yourself a no-sew stretchy wrap for like $5, which is a wonderful thing to have with a newborn!)

I'm also having #4 in May!
post #13 of 24
If I had to pick just ONE I would go with the hotsling as well. you can use it from birth up through the hip carry stage.

you can probably get a used one or trade for one at the babywearer.com forums
post #14 of 24
I prefer the Maya Wrap baby sling because of its lightweight and breathable fabric and adjustability and I can drape the tail over baby while breatfeeding if I need to.
post #15 of 24
unpadded RS! it is my life saver - that said I havent tried a MT yet as they are hard to come by in Aust..
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by purple peaches
unpadded RS! it is my life saver - that said I havent tried a MT yet as they are hard to come by in Aust..
Carrying Away is in Australia, and they have a great selection of carriers, including the awesome Ellaroo MT.
post #17 of 24
id get a hotsling - can nurse in, can use to cradle carry a newborn and hip carry a toddler. love it!
post #18 of 24
Just one, huh. Wow, that's hard.

I just got a wrap, and I can really see how it can be used for everything, from birth on up. Wraps have a higher learning curve, but they're so incredibly comfy.

That said, I LOVE my mei tai--a Kozy or a Babyhawk XT are my favs--and I used it from day 1 with my newborn.
post #19 of 24
My ZoloWear ring sling. I use it everyday and it still looks new.

I also like having a didy, too... because babywearing is addictive and few have only one!
post #20 of 24
Not to take the threadt in a different direction, but I would like to point out one thing. This is kind of like saying "If you could only buy one pair of shoes to wear for the next two years, what would it be?" I think a sling/carrier is very much like a pair of shoes: different types work better for different situations. You want a basic pair of comfy "work horse" shoes, but they still need to look decent and reflect your style so they go with most of your basic wardrobe. But you also need at least one pair of nicer shoes for dressing up, and if you are active/outdoorsy, you might have some really utilitarian hiking boots. Also, you get what you pay for in terms of quality.

Slings are very useful mama clothing, not baby gear.
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