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post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by avasmom View Post
I really want a KK adjustable fleece since I keep hearing great things about them with newborns!
My new native often hurt my back would that be comparable to a KKFP or are they different?
I think it depends why it hurts your back . . .it could be the way you are using it, it could be the wrong size, or it could just be that you need a 2 shoulder carrier.

I think, though, that fleece is absolutely the most comfy material for a pouch, and that it is can be hard to make a non-adjustable pouch work (size wise). New Natives tend to run really big, so it is possible that your pouch is just too big for you. If you want a non-adjustable, something like a hotslings is better because there are more sizes.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Taliabc View Post
Does anyone know anything about the metromamma wrap? I am looking at that one and the Hug-a-bub- Can't seem to figure out the difference really- I have low back problems-so I definitely need a wrap- any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
I see you are in Illinois . . .I am, too. There are at least 2 local NINO groups (one in Naperville and on one the northside of Chicago) where you could try out wraps in person.


If you have low back problems, I probably stay away from a stretchy wrap and stick to a woven. The support is just better!
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by Mizelenius View Post
Nothing to be embarrassed about! I sold/returned many a wrap for that reason-- they cost so much $, you'd better be happy with it!

Since you are dealing with heat issues, I would probably not get a Moby. I have only seen/felt (briefly) a Cuddly Wrap . . .I don't remember how thin it is, but I've read it's thinner than a Moby and I do know it's softer than a HaB. You may have lucky with a Bali Baby Stretch. I've never tried one, but I've heard good things. (Personally, I did NOT like the Bali Baby Breeze and sold mine right away.)

But, you might want to consider not getting a stretchy at all and just going for a thinner woven. If you get one used/broken in they can be very cuddly. EllaRoos are good thin wraps . . .I don't know much about other thin wraps because I stick to those. I'd ask on TBW for more suggestions.
Thanks again! You're awesome and full of great info!
It just so happened that I may be buying a used HaB from an MDC mama! I think its meant to be But I will remember your rec on the Cuddly Wrap. Since Ill be getting the HaB used, maybe ill get a Cuddly Wrap too.
Im also wanting a mei tai. I have no clue where this sudden lust for carriers comes from-all I had with dd was a stinky bjorn. I didnt know anything about any other carriers!!!
Im thinking a mei tai from Catbirdbaby.com (an MDC mama recommended it awhile back, and ive heard nothing but great things about it since). But Im thinking I gotta be sure about that one, because its $$ and well I gotta stop playing around with buying stuff and then having to sell it!
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by Taliabc View Post
Does anyone know anything about the metromamma wrap? I am looking at that one and the Hug-a-bub- Can't seem to figure out the difference really- I have low back problems-so I definitely need a wrap- any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
I was looking at the exact same two wraps too! I was all set on the metromamma when I discovered HaB. So Ive been going back and forth between the two! I would LOVE to know how the MetroMamma wrap feels.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by avasmom View Post
I really want a KK adjustable fleece since I keep hearing great things about them with newborns!
My new native often hurt my back would that be comparable to a KKFP or are they different?

I think that your back would be okay with the KK pouch because baby sits pretty high up. I tried on a couple of New Natives at a store when ds2 was a wee babe and wasn't crazy about how low they carried him. I could see how you would have lower back pain with it. With the KK pouch, ds sat over my ribs. If I carried ds for long periods of time in it, my shoulder would get sore from supporting his weight, but I didn't get my pouch until ds was almost 3 months old, so I'm sure that made a difference.
post #46 of 47
We have a little of everything too.

1. A bjorn that my husband lives in
2. A fleece Kangaroo Korner pouch that I live in (forest green...so pretty!)
3. Two homemade mei tais we use a lot in the summer
4. A homemade summer print pouch
5. An ergo for my toddler to ride in while the new babe in is the pouch
6. An old New Native organic cotton pouch for occasZional use by kids 2 and up (pretty stretched out!)
7. A moby wrap for longer adventures
8. A framed backpack for my husband to wear on longer outdoor adventures
post #47 of 47
Right now I have a Sachi MT and a Zolo cotton ring sling. I love my Zolo but ds never liked the mei tai.

Like many of you, I really want a wrap but can't justify paying the $$ for the Didy I really want when all it is is a long peice of fabric...you know, nothing very difficult to make. I have a friend IRL who has I think every baby carrier on the market! She is one of our local leaders of NINO. Maybe I ought to hit her up for one of her didy's

Mandy
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