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post #21 of 75
it was a snugli. I used it maybe twice...didn't like that one too much. Then a maya sling. That was much nice but a bit uncomfy when they get heavier. Now I have a "over the shoulder baby holder" this so far is the most comfortable for me. I keep it in the car. I find those all the time at second hand stores for a couple of bucks.
post #22 of 75
Nojo - and I only got that because someone gave us baby present money so I went to target and bought a much coveted sling that I hadn't been able to afford previously. I miss that thing, I learned to babywear with it, ya know??

Just before #2 was born I got my Maya - which I still use. We also use a mei tai from time to time.

In between I've tried out/used hot sling pouches (one stretchy, one not), a maya pouch, a kangaa sling found on ebay, and a robezo. But I've always stuck with the maya ring sling.

I want to try out the hug a bub, it looks comfy, but i probably can't actually buy one.

Aisling
post #23 of 75
A homemade maya wrap...chose it just because it was the only one I was slightly familiar with as a first-time pregnant mom.
post #24 of 75
Baby Bjorn
Ellaroo wrap
Hotsling
A second Hotsling! (C'mon, the print was too cute!)
(Then a third Hotsling I bought for my husband . . .)
Oopa ring sling
Babyhawk Mei Tai

They all have a special place in my heart . . . awwwww.
post #25 of 75
My first carrier was a bjorn, which for the most part sucked.

Then I made a ring sling.
post #26 of 75
My very very first carrier I had was purchased 19 years ago for my firstborn......I bought it at a garage sale & it was old THEN! It was this funny home made front carrier from the 70's in neon yellow & orange. I used it but it wasn't that great.

Years later I bought a big NOJO baby sling. I loved it but it was hard on my back.

With my recent sixth baby I bought a beautiful Baby Hawk mei tai, and I love it - but unfortunately my daughter hates being in it. Incidentally, she tolerates the NOJO!!! I hope she comes around 'cause I wanna wear that mei tai!!!
post #27 of 75
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Originally Posted by mama in the forest View Post
My very very first carrier I had was purchased 19 years ago for my firstborn
That's really cool!

My first carrier was a Kozy purchased used at a BWing workshop. I still use it all the time.
post #28 of 75
My first was a padded ring sling that my mother made (think OTSBH)
It was way too big and I couldn't get it comfy for Dd or I. So I grapped a wrap skirt, tied the ends together, and viola
So my first carrier that I actually used was a rebozo, and I didn't know what a rebozo was at that time.
post #29 of 75
Kkacp
post #30 of 75
A "pre-owned" Bjorn, which has never or will never, be used by our family!

Loving my mammasmilk pouch! Waiting anxiously to use my Babyhawk mei tei...DD goes crazy in it right now rooting furiously and frantically, even if (I think she is anyway) full as a tick!
post #31 of 75
My first carrier was a moby. Agirlfriend of mine said it was way better for her than slings because it placed the weight on both shoulders. I still love it and dd is 10+ mos old. I have other carriers now too. Though I have to say, the ergo has never worked for me. it feels really funny on my body.
post #32 of 75
My first 10 years ago, was a OTSBH. By the time my dd came along, I found pouches and fell in love. Now I'm addicted!!!!!

Warmly~

Lisa
post #33 of 75
My first carrier was a cheapy carrier that safely hold only dolls. Then I bought a Jolly Jumper sling at Sears that was way too big for me and almost gave up on babywearing. But luckily, I found a baby trekker, then a heart-to-heart sling at a consignment store and finally was able to wear DD properly. With DS1, I moved on to HaB, pair of Mamababy slings (both of these were super with a newborn!), DIY stretchy wrap, HS pouch, didymos, Sachi MT...With DS2, I've made 2 MT, one shaped similar to the Sachi, and one narrow-bodied one, both with wide straps since I'm more of a wrap person now. Now I'm fantasizing that I can make other carriers (I'm thinking of a podegi), but I'm still only a novice sewer and with 3 kids now including 3.5wk DS2, I don't know when I'll be able to go to a fabric store let alone sew!
post #34 of 75
first carrier I tried and hated was a NoJo
first carrier I actually used but only tolerated was a Sarah's Ride hip carrier
first carrier I loved and used constantly was a fleece Hotslings
the rest is history.....50 carriers later
post #35 of 75
A Bjorn - it was a gift, and it killed my back, so my first real choice was a mei tai, and I never changed types again. I have a painful defect in my lower back, and I can still carry my 3-year-old.
post #36 of 75
My first was my home-made pleated fleece ring sling (I used the pattern from sleepingbaby.net), second was a fauxby (faux Moby ) made of the same fleece, third was a solarveil ring sling purchased from sleepingbaby.net, and my fourth and most recent was a home-made mei tai. I splurged for my birthday and bought some beautiful printed canvas for it. I'm in love.

We still use that fleece ring sling the most, though. We just love it.
post #37 of 75
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Originally Posted by cassiemommy View Post
My first carrier was a cheapy carrier that safely hold only dolls. Then I bought a Jolly Jumper sling at Sears that was way too big for me and almost gave up on babywearing. But luckily, I found a baby trekker, then a heart-to-heart sling at a consignment store and finally was able to wear DD properly. With DS1, I moved on to HaB, pair of Mamababy slings (both of these were super with a newborn!), DIY stretchy wrap, HS pouch, didymos, Sachi MT...With DS2, I've made 2 MT, one shaped similar to the Sachi, and one narrow-bodied one, both with wide straps since I'm more of a wrap person now. Now I'm fantasizing that I can make other carriers (I'm thinking of a podegi), but I'm still only a novice sewer and with 3 kids now including 3.5wk DS2, I don't know when I'll be able to go to a fabric store let alone sew!
I got the jolly jumper sling as a gift and had the same problem, I did'nt know there was a better way by I pulled some of the padding out of the rail and it's perfect now and quick. I've just discovered wraps now and made one out of fleece it has some kinks(bulky, HUGE knot) but I'm working it out. I'm going to the fabric store this week to get some lighter weight material with a much smaller knot. I was thinking flannel but I'm open to suggestions.
post #38 of 75
I fixed my fleece sling. I checked out another site and found out that it only had to be 20" wide, mine was 30" so when I cut off the extra 10" it was so much better and just as warm, the knot was still a little big but worth it. The scrap from the edge is wide enough for the cross carry ties and the knot is so much smaller. Sorry I'm just so excited.
post #39 of 75
my first was a sling ring. i loved it - until i found out that there were others
we have also tried the baby bjorn and snugli. i did not like them - thought they were not as comfortable as they could have been.
we now have a moby and love it even more. i made the mistake of having my dw try on an ergo and now she is not wanting to use the moby. i guess we will be getting an ergo soon . . .
post #40 of 75
Maya Wrap Pouch. I got it because I thought it would be easy to use. It didn't work for me. I think the one I got was too small. Also, I am not a big pouch person. Plus, my DS had a lot of digestive issues and preferred to be upright. So I was a bjorn used for a long time. Then I got into wraps. I wish I had known about woven wraps from the get-go.
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