Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: tippin' back a vv cosmo.... yummy!!
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I have the Maya A.P. and I love it. That said, I am not able to get as snug a fit with it as I can with a sling. Because of the zippers that make it adjustable, it's extremely difficult to do the shoulder flip... the fabric is sewn together in the back. However, I have a 4 month old and mostly use it for hip or kangaroo carries; dd was never a fan of any type of cradle hold (not even in arms, really, unless she's actively nursing.)
As far as nursing hands-free, I would think that the sling would be a better option, but I have no experience with it. Maybe you could put a cloth diaper inside the pouch to prop the baby's head up, but otherwise, I just don't think that you can adjust a pouch as well as a sling. I really only nurse my dd in the hip position with the pouch... I've tried to lay her down in it, but she's just too long! (I can do it in our Moby, tho!)
At any rate, I hope this helps.
Good luck with your new baby!!!