Anyone else want to fess up to being a sling whore? anyone? anyone?
Also NEW RULE when speaking of slings and brands you MUST post a link in the post, this is a common curtesy to us sling whores that may want to blow some pay pal on these great slings!
I miss slinging....
- Baby Bjorn (baby shower present)
- the Snugli (we bought before baby was born)
- Maya Wrap sling (eBay)
- 2 Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouches (1 small, 1 medium)
- Kangaroo Korner lightly padded sling
- Kangaroo Korner Solarveil sling
- Moms In Mind unpadded sling (momsinmind.com)
- Wilkinet front/back pack type baby carrier (eBay)
- Ergo baby front/back type carrier (from eBay)
- wool rebozo (eBay)
- acrylic rebozo (eBay)
- cotton and rayon Mama's Dream rebozo (peppermint.com or rebozoway.org)
- African Kanga (eBay)
- Baby Wrap (eBay).
That's 15 baby carriers I own.
I'm considering getting an OTSBH (Over The Shoulder Baby Holder) sling, a Korean podegi, a Moby Wrap, a Hip Hammock or Sara's Ride hip carrier, and an EllaRoo. I wonder which is better...the Hip Hammock or the Sara's Ride. Was curious about the Mei Tai, but I think my 17 lb. 9 m.o. may be too big and heavy for it to be useful for very long. I'd love to have a Zolowear silk sling but they're $150 each, which is a lot.
There's an old wood and woven basketry baby carrier from Borneo up on eBay right now, and a wooden American Indian baby papoose carrier board, but I guess I shouldn't buy carriers I'm sure I won't actually use, tempting as it is to create a baby carrier museum. Of course, I'm curious about other, more practical baby carriers as well, but I can only spend so much money at a time.
Also the gorgeous book Babies Celebrated has loads of pics of babies in different types of baby carriers throughout the world. I got a like new copy used through Amazon for only $4.95, though it retails for something like $40.
1 KKAFP in cream
1 silk Zolo in black phoenix
1 KK solarveil sling in white
2 Hotslings , one in cool blue stretch and one hula mama
1 Kozy custom on the way
1 black Baby Bjorn that kils my back
And now I am on the hunt for a sling for DH- he is jealous of all my slings and he only has a KKAFP that is way to hot to wear now. :LOL
I love slings
Only lack of $$ and indecision is holding me back!
So far here is my lame collection...
-A sling-ezee (a gift- hate it- used it once & it hurt)
-An OTSBH (this has been the one I've been using, and it was OK, but I'm not liking it anymore)
-A KK Solarveil sling (I like this one in theory- tried showering with dd in it though, and wasn't comfortable with it- felt like I was going to lose her! Too slippery)
I'm waiting on...
-A Babyspace adjustable pouch (I anticipate this "replacing" my OTSBH as my "workhorse" sling)
-A "Cuddle 'n carry"- asian style baby carrier (still choosing fabric- leaning toward light blue with white polka dots)
What I just decided I want to buy...
-A Moby wrap (I mentioned this to dh, and he's like "How many of those things do you need?" : I think I'll wait until next paycheck to bring it up again.)
Would I qualify with 5-6 carriers?
An extrovert, married to my introverted dh since '01, mothering my girls C (2003) and G (2006).
Love homeschooling, reading, cooking (most of the time grain-free except for when I'm not
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), lactivist, former and wanna-be cloth diaperer and baby-wearer...
Kozy Black flowers
Maya Pouch Blue
Maya Wrap black
Baby Nest sling purple flowers
Ellaroo wrap La Rae
homemade rebozo khaki
homemade tie dyed fleece wrap
KKACP blue tropical
MamaBaby natural (which I'm going to get hand dyed)
Red Cotton Zolo
Baby Bjorn, used maybe twice
Evenflo frame backpack that dh likes
|Originally posted by CurvyBum
Was curious about the Mei Tai, but I think my 17 lb. 9 m.o. may be too big and heavy for it to be useful for very long.
I'm definitely a sling ho
- Silk zolo www.zolowear.com
- two cotton zolos (sold them)
- KKAFP www.kangarookorner.com
-PIP (2) - probably one more coming www.mom-and-me-creations.com
-Kozy carrier (on order)
-Ellaroo (still trying to figure it out)
-water mesh sling
So I have :
2 new native kahki and black
1 water sling bright blue
So to add to the thread...which do you love most??
I'm looking at the My Baby Nest? anybody love it??
purple vine unpadded (bought it homemade)
5yd green/black striped wrap
5 yd lt green gauze homemade wrap
2.5yd lt green gauze homemade wrap
3.875yd rust guaze homemade wrap
5yd GM BBB-freya
navy solarveil (mostly for the shower, but nice on really hot days too)
red sparkly denim mt (bought it homemade)
Infantino pack carrier (havnet used it)
thats only 11. I would like more dont know when that will happen. Mostly I would like to get more MTs. I really like my wraps, but I have just discovered MTs and I like to get other people into bwing so I would like to have a few MTs for people to try because they are easier to use then wraps. I would really like a white solarveil MT. (although I am kinda afraid that would hurt my eyes in the bright sun)
are all of these carriers nessasary?
well in the past week I have used:
5yd GM BBB-freya
3.875yd rust guaze homemade wrap
navy solarveil pouch
purple vine rs
5 yd lt green gauze homemade wrap
I woulda used my MT too, but there is a hem that I want to refinish first.
3 ring slings (2 maya, 1 mama made)
1 mama made mei tei
1 stretch wrap
1 gauze wrap
oh, and a OSBH that we never used and have packed away.
so 7 total
There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothing.
1 gypsy mamma bali baby stretch (Cybele) www.attachedtobaby.com
This is my first wrap and I love it so much!!!
1 hotsling (pink/brown paisley)
3 slinglings (natural bamboo stretch sateen, black lily stretch sateen, khaki stretch twill) www.slinglings.com
1 sleeping baby production (Blue Tencel) www.sleepingbaby.net
1 nutured cub ring sling (teal) www.nurturedcub.ca
I love my pouches for popping the baby in and out at the store or for quick outings. I love my wrap for longer outings and because it's beautiful. I tend to wear my ring slings more around the house and my hubby likes to wear the nutured cub ring sling. I guess I kind of have a system for what I like to wear when and of course I like it to coordinate with my outfit .
Zane (3/09): : : :
Rockin' mama to Allison (9), Asher (5) and Alethea (3), head over heels in love with my sexy husband, Tony.
2 Kozys (www.kozycarriers.com)
5 made by me MTs
1 Eesti pouch (she sells off her yahoo group)
1 sleeping baby Linen/rayon RS (www.sleepingbaby.net)
1 white sleeping baby solarveil RS
4 RS made by me
1 ER podegi in black sakura
1 ER wrap (L) in aloe
1 ER rebozo in Maija
1 size 6 didymos indio in bambus
And the entire Oahu NINO carrier library filled with MTs, RSs, podegi, pouches, and wraps. All in various sizes, brands and fabrics.
1 www.gogobabytote.com in red brocade
1 BBB in Freya (I miss Freya!)
On it's way
1 Bara Barn rebozo in Mint (www.barabarn.se)
Originally Posted by BetsyPage
(I mentioned this to dh, and he's like "How many of those things do you need?" : I think I'll wait until next paycheck to bring it up again.)
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (17) Seth (10) Pandora Moonlilly (6) and Nevermore Stargazer (3) Married to awesome SAH DH.
-a homemade rebozo
-a homemade jersey wrap (small)
-a homemade ring sling
-a girasol wrap (medium)
-a homemade african carrier/wrap for torso carries
-a homemade mei tai (that I got rid of cause I din't like the long, long straps)
and am making a pouch for the pool!
Now when dh asks, I can tall him I don't even hold a nadle to the real sling junkies!
lets see here...
1- kk solarveil pouch
1- babyhawk mai tai
1- ellaroo mai hip
1- baby bjorn that never saw much action
1- bad-ass, over-priced Kelty w/rainfly that has been used twice:
& an ergo on the way!
I have a well worn Baby Bjorn since at the time I did not know how to track down or have access to tracking down better versions.I insisted DH buy it and it did earn its money.
I have a gorgeous Freehand Mei Tei because I couldn't find a back carrier that wasn't huge or spendy.
I just bought a Maya Wrap in a nice girly purple.DH didn't know about it, it just appeared like some of my other purchases.
Now I'm eyeballing other carriers to match my DD's everchanging eyes....
me, herding 5 critters a cat and a dog. DS 11/01, DS 10/04, DD 2/06, DS 5/07 and DD 9/10
I have bought, sold and traded a lot - I am very happy with my stash now.
Didymos Katja size 7
Didymos Laura size 6
Didymos Wildrose size 6
Girasol Aqua size 7
Girasol ring sling #25
Girasol ring sling Solid Red
Sachi Meitai (Mocha Sakura reversed to Paisley with brown straps)
Baby Hawk Meitai (Hula Girls reversed to Blossoms with khaki straps)
Hotsling Water Pouch
I've probably bought, sold and traded at least once everything out there.
My absolute favorites tho are:
Oopa Silk RS
Storchenwiege wraps - I've had nearly every color and I love them all.
Happy Slings MT - I love the contoured body.