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Old 04-06-2004, 02:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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First I got a Mammaroo. Can't get that to feel comfortable. I just spent a buttload (yes - that IS a technical term for a lot of moola) of money on a silk zolo, thinking "oh, rings, that can't be too hard" (buzzer sound here) wrong. I feel so deflated. I keep reminding myself that it takes time. But how much time. And also, I have to admit, I think it looks funny on me. WAAAHHH. Thanks for letting me whine.
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:48 PM
 
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Mandy, silk slings can be hard to adjust at first but they get easier and softer with use. I bet it looks beautiful on you--you prolly just haven't treated yourself to anything so nice in a while . Every kind of sling takes some getting used to. You have picked two with a slightly steeper learning curve than some. I bet if you keep working with them, you will be rewarded with sling love .

I have a friend with both of those slings who is a moderator at tbw.com. her name is Alison and she posts as mommy2twins+1. I bet she can help you. I'm great with ring slings but don't know much about the mamaroo.

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Hey, you are near me! Come on over to Mothersville for a sling play date! Alison will be happy to meet you here and help you with your slings. Do you get to Memphis much?
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I don't get to memphis often - it's a little bit of a jot for me from NW AR. I'm going to keep trying w/the sling. It is beautiful, but I keep thinking abt all the diapers I could've bought for 150.00 : I've decided I'm going to look at like BF, in the first week I thought many times, I'm just not going to do this, but I stuck it out and before I knew it, it was easy as pie.
I am looking into getting a hiphammock for DH tho. And I'd prob use it too. I worry abt getting the silk one mucked up - even if it is washable.

any suggestions for an easy secure sling that is good for our climate?
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:22 PM
 
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Well, I'm a big Maya fan. The fabric is very breathable. If you want super-easy, I'd go for a pouch. Hotslings are great and light, and you can get a little padding in the leg rail for hip carries. The MamaBaby is super easy and is no heavier than a t-shirt, and very soft. You can wear two of them crossed and get a lot of the wrap positions, too.

Keep trying. It sounds like you have the right attitude
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Practice, practice, and patience. It's hard to learn to tie shoes, too...but once you get it, you get speedy quickly.

I am always humbled when I try to switch shoulders w/ my Maya Wrap...I transform from super-duper 2+ years experience pro on my right shoulder, to bumbling when I put it on my left (so I don't put it on my left shoulder! "It's too hard!" I whine.)

It is challenging...slings have a steep learning curve, but once you get it down, you'll be slinging with one-hand with car keys in your mouth, diaper bag over your shoulder in the parking lot. :LOL
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Just keep at it.....you are doin' great I was intimidated by the Zolo at first too. Now I slap that baby on and have it adjusted in no time flat

It does take some time to get used to- so whine away.
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