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Expected to like it more

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Pros: pretty

Cons: uncomfortable!

I thought I would love this sling, but really haven't used it much.  I find it makes my back and shoulder ache.  The ring digs into me.  My baby doesn't like it as much as a wrap or soft-structured carrier.  It just hasn't been our preferred baby-wearing style, which is too bad because it is SO pretty!  

I love the Ergo

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Pros: comfy for me and my child; easy on and off; easy to set down sleeping child

I used the Ergo with my first until he was nearly three. He preferred to be on my front most of the time, right up till the end.  We used it for grocery stores, walks, travel (so great for airports!) and some epic hikes.  I am now using it for my second baby, age 3 months.  She was too big for the newborn insert (birth weight 11 lbs, 4 oz and the insert goes to 12 lbs!), so I had to wait longer than I wanted to use the Ergo.  We used it with her legs "frog-legged" inside and a receiving blanket beneath her bum for several weeks, now she rides the regular way.  She seems to greatly prefer the Ergo to the Moby Wrap or ring sling because she can look around. I love...
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I wanted to love it, but really didn't

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Pros: A good idea

Cons: My baby disliked it; grew out of it very quickly

I bedshared with my first child, but always felt vaguely worried in the newborn days.  He wouldn't sleep anywhere but beside me, so we did what worked.  With my second we decided to try the Arm's Reach mini-cosleeper bassinet from right away in hopes that she'd be used to sleeping near me, but separately.  It didn't really work.  My baby never seemed to like it.  The cardboard-like mattress was too firm-- she always woke when set down no matter what we tried.  She was 11 lbs 4 oz at birth and nearly filled the bassinet.  Now she is three months old, 20 lbs and too long to fit in the bassinet at all, even if we were to try.  Also, one of...
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We LOVE these for use with an active preschooler -- They even work in water!

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Pros: We love that they are not a spray. Comfortable. Can be used again and again. Works in water!

Cons: I really can't think of a con. Truly.

We purchased these bands at our local Target store.  They were super-accessible and inexpensive (I can't remember exactly what we paid-- Sorry!).  We were impressed by the ingredients and very happy not to have to use a spray/lotion on our kiddo (or ourselves!).  We utilized these bands in our yard, camping and at the swimming beach all last summer.  They are large enough that we could put it around our preschoolers ankle, which meant he barely noticed it.  They really keep the bugs off, don't smell bad, and are waterproof (this is a big deal at Minnesota lakes!).  When camping, we left them on for several days at a time-- No need to keep reapplying a spray...
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15 months of daily use and going strong

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Pros: Supports baby for nursing

Cons: Was hard on c-sectioned tummy (great after healing)

I love, love, love my Boppy!  My son has been nursing for 15 months.  We taught him the ASL sign for milk, but when we're at home, he simply points to his Boppy to indicate that he wants to nurse-- It has become intimately linked with the comfort of being close to mama and nursing for him.  He frequently falls alseep nursing and using the Boppy I can hold him for long periods of time without my arms tiring

Love my Ergo!

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Pros: Carry a toddler with no painful pressure points, super easy to load/unload, wears on front or back

Cons: Took some time to adjust it at first, hard to do back carry without help loading

I purchased an Ergo to use with my 27 pound toddler.  We used a wrap when he was smaller and then transitioned to hip carry in a pouch sling.  I found that I was starting to have back and shoulder pain from carrying him in the pouch sling.  Enter the Ergo-- I can carry my toddler with no pain!  It is easy to transition from the carseat into the Ergo and back again.  And my baby absolutely loves it!  I used to use the stroller for trips to places like the zoo, but now I prefer to use the Ergo.  My little one can go from walking to riding as often as he likes because it is so easy to transition in and out. 
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