Favorite slings/ carriers? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 12-11-2004, 09:45 PM - Thread Starter
heket's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ruling my own Library
Posts: 2,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
With dd, we got the New Native carrier which was great until she got too big for it (around 4 mons. We'll probably try to get another larger one this time for dh.) Then she wanted to be in her bouncy chair until she transitioned to her stroller. Around 8-9 mons. I got a Simply Attached sling from MOE which was perfect (and we still use from time to time)! Her biggest complaint with other slings/ carriers we tried was they were too restricting for her. She wanted to be able to swivel, look around, and is generally pretty squirmy which the others didn't allow for.

I still have some of these slings (which I'm really glad now with #2 coming), and I began wondering what other slings/ carriers mamas have loved using. The ones we tried and didn't like were the baby bjorn (she couldn't move around the way she wanted) and the baby wrap (I found the strap that goes around your chest to be too constricting on my milk ducts -- I'm very large breasted).

So which one(s) are/ were your favorite?
heket is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 12-11-2004, 09:54 PM
stafl's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: standing in a doorway
Posts: 9,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
moving this to babywearing forum

my favorites are simple unpadded ring slings that I make myself.
I kind of use a combination of the two instructions linked above.
stafl is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 12-11-2004, 10:03 PM
mags's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,909
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I second the pp's suggestion of sleepingbaby.net. Rev Jan is great to work with, and her custom slings are IMO very reasonable. I have a maya too, but can't say it is my favorite. Do you have the new native pouch? If your baby has head control, you can still use the new native in the hip carry hold. This is actually my favorite (and baby's) hold, b/c he can see everything. If you have the new native pouch, you probably don't want to get another one, but I do love my hotsling (www.hotslings.com). They have cotton (get the padded leg rail) and fleece (don't need the rail for fleece), I have the cotton one and love it. I will warn you that fleece one is very warm, so if plan to just use it indoors, I would just stick with a cotton pouch.

If you are large breasted you may not like the mei tai carriers. I do have one (www.sachicarrier.com) and think it is very pretty. However, I am larger busted as well and it's just extremely unflattering, to the pt that I only use the mei tai at home. The moby wrap is nice too, but IMO is unflattering to my body shape as well (I'm about a size 14 and large chested). I hope you find something that you like. You can check out www.babywearer.com for reviews of different WAHMs for slings/carriers.
mags is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 12-12-2004, 01:05 PM
CajunMama's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: nakX2- sweating to death
Posts: 1,500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love my Zolo slings- I have a cotton and a silk. www.zolowear.com I also have 2 hotslings- I wish now that I had gotten the padding, but I still think they are great carriers. www.hotslings.com

Dh has a microfiber sling from Rev Jan and he loves it. He also loves his Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch. www.kangarookorner.com

MY kozy , www.kozycarrier.com has also been a lifesaver during that clingy stage- so I could get some housework done. It is similar to the sachi carrier the pp mentioned.

I have heard great things about Moby wraps for newborns, but I dont have one.....
CajunMama is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,220

30 members and 15,190 guests
BirthFree , blessedwithboys , Deborah , Erica Sandwall , girlspn , healthy momma , IsaFrench , japonica , JElaineB , jennykess , lhargrave89 , lisak1234 , MamaNika , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , MountainMamaGC , NaturallyKait , NumberDigit1 , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samaxtics , Skippy918 , sren , transylvania_mom , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.