Ok, dd#1 was a cranky baby (LOL--she has turned out to be the most fabulous almost 2 yo, so I feel I can say that openly now!) so I babywore constantly and became a TBW FSOT addict. So I have a healthy stash already:
Moby Wrap (LOVE it for little ones!)
3 Ringslings-- all made from slingified wraps. 2 didy indios SBP RS and 1 Tokyo Hopp SBP RS
4 wraps of various lengths-- 3 are didymos and 1 storch
1 babyhawk mei tei with headrest
1 denim organic ergo
1 hemp hotsling in approximately DH's size
I really did use ALL of these a LOT with dd, now we mainly use the ergo, which dh wears, b/c dd is a HUGE 2 yo, I was on restriction in the early part of this pg not to even LIFT dd, and her sitter uses a stroller.
The only thing from our stash that doesn't get love is our hemp hotsling. That was the only thing I'd bought and planned to use for dd#1-- I had a 'pool' hotsling for summer for me, and a hemp hotsling for dh. Neither of us got on well with the HS. I sold mine, and will probably sell dh's as well when I get around to it. I don't know why I couldn't find love for the HS--always seemed uncomfortable and hard to get dd in and out of. I found it WAY easier to tie a wrap, lol! I could even get dd on my back into a nice back carry by myself (JBC), but I can't seem to manage a hotsling, lol! So I must be crazy, I definitely don't seem to be within the norm finding the HS so much more difficult than a wrap, lol. I think maybe it was the wrong size? but I moved on to different things instead of trying to figure it out.
But, also, if you are new to babywearing, I would definitely try different carriers if you feel awkward with what you've bought--I ended up LOVING wearing my daughter, it has truly been one of the most important bonding parts of our first year, but it took awhile b/c I really had a hard time with the supposedly 'easy' hotsling. So, don't give up.
Here's dd, at 9 months, in our havana indio didy in a front cross carry:http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...IMG_3061-1.jpg
And, sleeping in our lilac indio wrap:http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...a/IMG_2643.jpg