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post #21 of 78
Abigail,

Have you seen the organic cotton slings from TaylorMade Treasures?

http://taylormadetreasures.com/

LeAnn makes and awesome unpadded sling! Not quite as pricey as the Zolo either.
post #22 of 78
Thread Starter 
Tiffany,

Thanks! I've seen that site, yes. I have an unpadded sling (a Maya Wrap), but what tempts me about the Zolo is the overwhelming reviews that the shoulder is much better than the Maya, and the zippered pocket in the tail. I think if I'm going to indulge in a new sling, I might as well go for the one I want, since if I get another one, I'll just want the Zolo later. (I know, I'm bad. )
post #23 of 78
TaylorMade doesn't have a pocket but I can sure vouch for the shoulder fold being awesome! Maya doesn't hold a candle to it imo.

As far as what to get sling vs. diaper....hmmmm I guess I would go for what I needed most. OR LOL in the case of pure want and not need I would probably wait to see what the diaper garden was since those go so quickly and the slings are always there. I think some one else posted that same opinion too.

Have fun shopping either way!
post #24 of 78
Thread Starter 
Tiffany,

Thanks! I've seen that site, yes. I have an unpadded sling (a Maya Wrap), but what tempts me about the Zolo is the overwhelming reviews that the shoulder is much better than the Maya, and the zippered pocket in the tail. I think if I'm going to indulge in a new sling, I might as well go for the one I want, since if I get another one, I'll just want the Zolo later. (I know, I'm bad. )
post #25 of 78
Hi Abigail!

Hmm, tough call. I'd probably wait to see the DG (seems like it should be posted any day now) then decide. :
post #26 of 78
Thread Starter 
It's been any day now for weeks! You know it will get posted an hour after I finally give up and place an order for the sling.
post #27 of 78
OMG! Those slings are beautiful. I was thinking about a Maya, but i change my mind. I want that. Gimmie the silk dragonflies!

Alas, I too will wait for the garden, then decide.
post #28 of 78
Thread Starter 
Nikki, I was set on the cotton until I noticed those dragonflies too. I asked them to send me some swatches, so I can put off making the decision. (And build up enough PayPal cash for a silk one. )
post #29 of 78
Quote:
Originally posted by pamelamama
Can you imagine your kid spitting up on your silky gorgeous sling? $150???
This really did have me After all, isn't the point of this thread to help someone decide between a pieces of fabric used for poo and urine or a sling that may have some drool on it? If I were going to spend $150 between those choices (given the way I've worded it), then I'd go for a sling. I promise, I'm not trying to be crass (I know it sounds like I am), but it just struck me as ironic!

Edited to add that I love baby carriers, too! I don't have nearly as many as Jessica . . . I have or have had:
Baby Bjorn (returned)
Maya Wrap
Baby Trekker
New Native Carrier
KK Fleece Pouch

Out of those, I like the KK best since it is so comfortable, but it's just too hot in the summer and hard to get DD in if she has shoes on. Now I'm tempted to try the Zolo, but DD doesn't like to be in the sling as much anymore.
post #30 of 78
Thread Starter 
You make a good point, Elena! The site actually says that the silk slings are machine washable too!

I love the KK fleece pouch too, but you're right about it being too hot. I usually put DS in his Robeez instead of regular shoes, partially so he sits more comfortably in the sling and partially because the Robeez are just easier!
post #31 of 78
Those are some gorgeous slings! Oh, the Asian silk brocades have me drooling...don't you know better than to show me things like this, Abigail

Wait for the garden. The sling will always be there, the garden is for only a bit.

But really, those slings are about the only thing that could intice my garden money away from me! They are simply stunning!
post #32 of 78
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by WendyLouWho
don't you know better than to show me things like this, Abigail
I guess I didn't know! I do now!
post #33 of 78

Diaper hyenas turn into hopping crazy sling kangas??

What animal would be crazed for slings?

Anyway, I have to give a tremendous plug to pepperment.com for you sling hyenas. I got this EllaRoo baby carrier which is similar to the didymos, but half as wide. I am completely in love. This is a wraparound carrier. It has gorgeous colors (good for hiding spit up, etc). I get stopped on the street whenever I wear it. I could hardly make it through the airport! It is great great great great great. Look, mama! No hands! Two free hands when baby is in this carrier. Once the baby is tied onto me, I could do cartwheels. And now, after a bit of practice, I can tie it on almost as fast as I could sling on my ring sling maya.

Plus, Vesta is an MDC mama and super nice.

So, buy buy buy! Or at least check out the site, cuz it's awesome with slings/carriers from all over the world. Plus instructions.

this new carrier has had a tremendous positive impact on my quality of life. No kidding.

oxox pam
post #34 of 78
Thread Starter 
I've heard good things about that site. (It's peppermint.com, right?) I have a Didymos, and DS is just too darn heavy for it now. When he was smaller I used that as my primary sling to carry him on my front, and we both loved it. I even took him on some long hikes in it. It just doesn't work for me anymore. I wish it did.

Edited to add: I love that they have "dream packages." That's so cool. Funny that each one includes an Ergo. I just wish the Ergo wasn't one size only! It was just too small for me.
post #35 of 78
Just FYI, zolowear is having a 25% sale through the end of July. Spend $99 or more and you get 25% off. That makes her $149 slings only $113.

No affiliation, just a drooling window shopper!
post #36 of 78
maya color grown
a bunch of other mayas given as gifts (5?) or spread around family (4 I think?)...we were juggling three babies around here for awhile.
a maya pouch
a bjorn (gray!)
a recalled bjorn with bigger leg holes that works perfectly for a very chubby baby the new design does not work for an older fatter babe
tough traveler (new)
evenflo backpack (too short for me.)
kangaroo korner padded shoulder used
taylormade treasures used
didymos used - dunno how to work it well.
rebozo used - ditto
anonymous tester from MDC mom (lastname caley?)
chic papoose (stylin'!) (edited to fix name)

I use the chic, a maya, and the KK in the summer the most. But the backopack a lot while were on vacation.
post #37 of 78
OH MY!! Those are gorgeous! Well, I can add one to my wish list at least. : And I thought the Chic Papoose and the Didymos were to die for......I want the heavenly blue silk with the dragonflies...drool....drool....drool.....thanks for the heads up on the sale.....
post #38 of 78
Abigail, it looks like the Ergo was redesigned. Check it out: http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/

"NEW improved buckle system with 1½" wide waist buckle and strap
EXTRA length and padding in shoulder straps
LONGER adjustable shoulder, waist
(28" - 45") and chest straps to "

That said I still say to wait. Good thinking getting samples--that'll hold off the decision a bit.
post #39 of 78
Thread Starter 
I saw that sale! I emailed and asked how hot the silk is, because I know silk can be warm. They said it can get warm if the temperature is above 85. I tend to get warm easily, so I'm going to get a cotton one.

NWMama, I saw that. I don't want to buy another one and have to send it back, you know? I wish someone around here carried it.
post #40 of 78
Abigail

Did you get one? Do you like it?
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