Originally Posted by Googy
I don't need to prove myself to anyone by having a different or unusual carrier, I just needs something that works.
Does that make sense???
I don't think people are saying anybody needs a collection! And if you are going to have 1 carrier, isn't it better to have something that really works for you.
When I started with baby #3, I came here to MDC for guidance. I bought a major sling that I was 100% sure would be a safe and reliable choice. Well, I was wrong - and then I quit BW. I really did not know there were more options.
With baby #4, I decided to try again. People mentioned a couple of other choices, so I sold my old sling and got one of them. Again, did not work. But instead of giving up, I asked for more opinions here and on TBW and went on trading and selling the bad ones to get a good one, until I found a carrier that really worked for me.
As time went by and I realized that it would be very helpful to have different options for different circumstances, I kept a few of the carriers I was trying. And that's how I ended up with a "collection" And no, it was not because I needed to "prove myself to anyone by having a different or unusual carrier"
: Oh, and by the way, I don't have money coming out of my ears either, on the contrary: 4.5 kids, single income household and DH with a modest job. I just don't spend much money AT ALL on clothes, shoes, make up. They are not important to me and you would be amazed what a great carrier you can get for the price of a nice shirt... (specially if you buy used) It all comes down to what you prefer spending money on and whether it is important to you And guess what? In the end I can sell them all anyway and get a lot of your money back. Better resale than cloth diapers!
Honestly, the most important thing is that the parent finds the PERFECT carrier for them. Just because something is mentioned again and again, it does not make it a perfect choice. Give me a SPOC any day over the "fool proof" Mayas, Nojos and OTSBHs. I am sure that they work for many people, but they were terrible for me. I just wishes I knew better than.
P.S. Returning useless mainstream baby items one gets in showers is another GREAT way to fund nice carriers