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#1 of 6 Old 02-12-2011, 01:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Title can't make it more clear! =)  I'm going sling shopping.  I used to have a new native, and loved it.  I'm interested in something similar for when I take my kids to the water park this summer and will have a brand new baby in tow.  I'd like something that's very easy/discreet to breastfeed in.  Water safeness (is that even a word?) isn't mandatory, but would be nice to have for dryability (I'm on a word-inventing role today!)

 

Thoughts?  I don't necessarily need to go with another new native, or even a pouch. I accept that there are many wonderful new products since my last child was born half a decade ago, and am eager to discover new things. =)

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A solarveil ring sling? I think Sleeping Baby Productions might be able to make you one. Zolowear also makes one, but the shoulder style is difficult to get a hang of (I speak from experience!).

 

Gypsy Mama also makes a waterproof wrap, which would be great for a newborn!


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A solarveil ring sling? I think Sleeping Baby Productions might be able to make you one. Zolowear also makes one, but the shoulder style is difficult to get a hang of (I speak from experience!).

 

Gypsy Mama also makes a waterproof wrap, which would be great for a newborn!


IIRC, solarveil was discontinued, so those SBP slings are NOT easy to get ahold of.  (I own one, thank heavens, that I've had for years.)

 

OT, Zolowear shoulders are horrendous!  I took the seam out that was about 6" from the rings to get enough spread to cup my shoulder--much better now :)


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OT, Zolowear shoulders are horrendous!  I took the seam out that was about 6" from the rings to get enough spread to cup my shoulder--much better now :)


hmmmmmm . . . .. I must try this!


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I would wash it at least once afterward too because the fabric that was folded and sewn down is a little inflexible. Once the seam is down, though, you can get the rings into corsage position and avoid the riding up on your neck!


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