Originally Posted by binxsmom
i really enjoy carrying my baby and do so every day. i have several styles of carriers generally use at least 2 different ones a day, depending on what i'm doing. i also like having carriers coordinate with my ouftit or my mood. maybe that's kinda wacky, i don't know.
I also enjoy carrying my baby and do it every day (most of the day). It's like shoes... most women own more than 4 pair, because you "need" it to go with different outfits. It's not wacky at all.
Everyone has their own "obsession." A lot of people on MDC are obsessed about cloth diapers (buying their own stash and washing it themselves.)
I just don't get that. I use a
cloth diaper service.
I found a mainstream board once where the women were nuts about strollers. They felt compelled to own every brand (and you know how expensive strollers are - way more expensive than slings.) That was an amusing board to read and a great source of feedback if you were looking for a specific stroller.
I own:2 OTSBH
: Leopard and Tie-Dye
My Leopard (makes me feel stylish and beautiful) is what I use most days and Tie-Dye (which I'm sure screams hippie to people :LOL ) is the back-up. I
love the padding. The Tie-Dye is a "Extravagant Love Sling" and a size Regular.
: So it's more snug fitting than my roomier Medium. Had I realized that at the store, I would not have purchased it.3 Maya Wraps
: Solid Denim (my only purchase this time), # 44 (gift to new baby), # 63 (had from last time). I lost my favorite # 39 (I left it at my sister's fiance's apt 2.5 years ago and they have yet to return it.
: ) and # 51 (from the first time).
I use a stroller for naps only. I put the OTSBH inside the stroller for comfy padding and then cover the stroller with an open MW. 1 Silk Zolo
: Green Silk
I bought it used once for $100. I'm not in love with it (it's hard to adjust and I like to nurse, walk and talk and do stuff while I babywear
) and will sell it.2 Kozy's
Wall Flower and Meadow
I just got these two. I'm probably going to return (or sell) the Meadow (sold out) because I'm not in love with it. I am in love with the WF, which I did not expect, since that one was going to be the back-up. However, my baby is just hating the back carry! But I'm going to give it some more time.1 Gauze Wrap
: lime green
I purchased this 2 months ago, eager to learn the back carry. I've been so busy, I just haven't made time to learn it. I just had a babywearing party and a friend showed me how to do it (carrying her 3 yr old) and it was so easy! I'll probably use this at some point later.1 Kelty back metal frame carrier
Used 10-13 months the last time.
When I'm done with babywearing, I'll sell it.Expensive?
Well, it's not expensive for me. And I do save on other things! I buy used items (clothes/gear for kids) when I can and I save a lot that way.
I am pretty happy with my stash. I don't feel the need to buy anymore.