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#1 of 55 Old 03-06-2005, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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and how many of each kind?
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I have:
2 ring slings, one padded one unpadded
1 pouch
1 rebozo( OK actually it is a regular ole shawl that I tie like a traditional rebozo)
2 wraps but I only really use one of them

and am ordering a Mei Tai this week

Sooo what's in your your closet???

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:LOL I always laugh when I see how big my list is getting
4 pouches (ordering one more)
2 ring slings
2 podegis
3 wraps (stretchy, guaze, strap) Haven't used these yet
4 Mei tais (2 more on the way )
1 mei hip carrier

Plan to get:
onbuhimo
solarveil sling or mei tai

I have found that we are starting to go from mostly using pouches to the mei tais a little more now that he's 4 mos old. Would guess I'll be using the podegis more soon too. I'm surprised at how much we switch carriers depending on what we're doing and the weather-it's great to have so many options now!

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Well I am a relative newbie to this whole baby wearing thing since I am sling impaired and that is all I had when Rhys was little...but I think my collection is starting to look pretty nice LOL!

1 Maya Pouch (still hate it LOL but its a large so no one wants it...ah well)
1 Ergo (we still use this for Rhys when we go hiking and he won't walk anymore!)
1 Kozy Carrier (the red/green/cream stripe pattern)
1 Moby Wrap (love it!)
1 Ellaroo Wrap (love it!)
1 Asian Style Baby Carrier that I made...very pretty put I messed up a bit on the measurements

and of course the standard awful Snuggle Bag that I really should send to another home because I hate it...of course we got it free so at least I didn't spend my money on it

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(2) ring slings- I use this most often, keep one in the car for when I forget to bring my usual
Ergo backpack
Hug-a-bub (Like the ultimate baby wrap)
New native
Just sold my padded ring sling, sally's ride and I do have a baby bijorn that I used very early on...

And the handful of SPOC carriers that I have made based on my fav site- mamatoto.org

I am a sling addict and would buy so many more...going to check out the mei tais and podegis based on previous posts!

Luckily- my mother made my fav ring sling and since I am expecting another babe- she will make me more!!!
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Streetkitty, Yeah my wraps are SPOC too

Your lists are making me drool :LOL
Oh and I did order my mei tai

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My collection is forever changing as I add, trade and sell, but here is what I currently have:

5 Ring slings, (1 padded closed tail,1 unpadded closed tail, 3 open tails (1 batik rayon, 1 flannel, 1 twill))
2 pouches: one twill, one flannel
Gauze wrap
moby wrap
Sachi Mei Tai
Kozy (plus one on order!)
Mei Hip

My next will be a Didymos! I'm savin' up!
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Oh my, a topic close to my heart

we have....

4 ring slings ~ a maya (my favorite ring sling), an ellaroo, a solarveil & a heart to heart
4 pouches ~ 1 KKAFP, 2 homemade fleece, 1 homemade cotton
1 moby (maybe my favorite...)
1 ergo ( LOVE it too, especially for hikes & when I was pregnant for carrying my toddler gal)

I lust over the beautiful, embroidered mei tais. They are gorgeous. I think I'll be making myself a ABC next!
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Wow, I have carrier envy... My meagre collection doesn't even come close to measuring up.

Then again, this is my first child and she's only 6 months. Give me time!
I have:
a Sling-Ezee (padded ring sling, similar to OTSBH)
a Maya Adjustable Pouch
a Koala Kids carrier (Mei Tai style)
and a frame backpack carrier

I am currently salivating over the Celtic fabrics on the Freehand carriers, and I'd love a Kozy. But how many ABC's can one woman own, I ask you?

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I have:

- Maya wrap sling (gift from a friend but I'm giving it back in 6 mos when her new babe comes)

- Maya pouch (currently loaned out to another friend)

- gauze wrap from Purple Penguin

- wrap made by an artist/sewing mama friend - I love this one

- Lovewrap podaegi

- ABC made by same mama friend who made my wrap

Dd's father has:

- pouch made by Patchy Dragon

- Babytrekker
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I have"
-Maya Wrap ring sling, very well-used and loved when my babies were babies
-Hotslings blue paisley stretch twill pouch with leg roll--love it for hip carrying my wisp of a two-year-old
-blue paisley/natural Kozy, love it for back carries (what's with me and blue paisley?)
-embroidered tan microsuede w/ black EBMT, also love it for back carries
-a whole bunch of new stretchy pouches
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I have...:

-solarveil ring sling
-Nojo ring sling (ick)
-Ergo
-Moby Wrap
-Simply Attached Wrap (ick)
-Maya Pouch love it so much I *swoon* just thinking of it
-mei tai
-Bjorn...It is around here somewhere :LOL I haven't used it in a year though

still looking at a couple more too "Hello, my name is Tiffany, and I am a sling addict"
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A ring sling
A Mom and Me Creations pouch
An ABC, direct from Chinatown
A fleece pouch

I really want a Wise Woman Sling. I love my Mom and Me, and nothing else I have tried compares IMO. I use it every day, and I simply do not bother buying another. Although I will get a WW Sling very soon

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Originally Posted by llyra
I am currently salivating over the Celtic fabrics on the Freehand carriers,
Thats what I just ordered, can't wait

Lawschoolmum, yeah we should really have support group around here, cause I sure am gettin the fever :LOL

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Originally Posted by meco

I really want a Wise Woman Sling. I love my Mom and Me, and nothing else I have tried compares IMO. I use it every day, and I simply do not bother buying another. Although I will get a WW Sling very soon
That's how I feel about my Hotslings-can't imagine anything being quite so perfect for me...but I have to admit I've been using my Wise Woman sling more and more these days-actually have it on right now :LOL
I like it better for the Kangoroo carry since there's more room and since DS is 4 mos he likes looking around more. It's a really nice sling and the workwomanship id excellent-you can't resist...

And the Freehands are awesome-I have the Celtic flower print mei tai and I'm just waiting to order an onbuhimo one of these days when DS is a little bigger.

Yes, it is an addiction...
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I have

2 Freehand Mei Tais

2 Cocoon Pouches

1 Kangaroo Korner Solarveil Ring Sling

1 padded OTSBH type of *thing*

1 Wise Woman Sling

1 WAHM made rebozo type wrap.
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Here's what I have:

Hug-a-Bub
several Hotslings
Ellaroo
Didymos
Sachi MT
Kolamo MT
2 Kozys
1 Silk/Velveteen Kozy
2 Ergos
Maya Sling
Old School Tan Cord Snugli
Baby Bjorn
Zolo cotton toile sling
Zolo solarveil sling
Boopa Rappa pouch
KKAFP
SlingSet Stretchy Pouch tester

I'm really wanting a MnM PIP, but I'm waiting for a color that calls out to me.

I'm editing this because I just bought a Sunshine MnM PiP pouch.

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I've really trimmed down my stash lately.

I know have 2 Kozys, 2 Zolo slings, a Maya sling, and an Ergo.
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Wow you guys, I am sitting over here just totallly green with envy
Maybe when I tell Dh about my next purchase, I can claim peer pressure
hmm now lets see, how about another sling, or make myself another wrap


Milk4wo, you have such a lovely family!

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I have MANY unpadded ring slings, a padded ring sling, a lightly padded pouch, several mei-tais, and a wrap. Then I also have a Snugli, NoJo, and some other carrier similar to a Snugli, but with an open front that I keep hidden away in the closet to show poeple how much better the other slings & carriers are.
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Waaah! I am soo jealous of everyones collections! I only have a yucky strappy carrier that someone gave me at my baby shower. I don't even know what kind it is! lol And I have a New Native one that is not the right size for my short self! I've been lusting after the Mei Tai on Freehandbaby. They have a Greenman one that looks so yummy! So many Celtic patterns...so many choices!

I am itching to order one!

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Wow! What great collections! You who have carriers not use should post them on TP! Then some of us could try them out.

I have the Maya sling wrap. I have loved it up until now-ds is getting very heavy!
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Well, here's what I have:

To Keep
EllaRoo wrap
HaB
Hotsling
Wise Woman sling
Sachi ABC
babyfairies ABC
Mom and Me PiP

On the Way
Freehand ABC
Kozy ABC

To Sell
EllaRoo lightly padded sling
New Native
Maya Wrap
Tentoes ring sling

Want
Sachi ring sling

I sold my KKAFP recently, too.

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Alright, my collection is out of hand, but most are testers and I've been accumulating for almost 12 years.

The following are the ones *currently in my posession*
1 dozen pouches (no, really... I thought it was less, but then I found *FOUR* in the baby stuff we unpacked, three new ones were sent within the past year, and we've been making some, plus the ones I already had on hand...wild... My first homemade sling recently came home to me, too.)
6 unpadded ring slings
4 mei tais (two homemade, two silk)
Two stretchy wraps
The makings for 3 woven wraps (and my ellaroo is on loan but WILL come back soon)
a few "uniques" (baby wrap, mamaroo, Ergo, Mei Hip, experimental DIY things I've been toying with)
Something between 2 and 4 rebozos...can't remember which or if I've loaned any out, have seen two today.

I have given or loaned more slings than that, including at least three or four padded ring slings, a dozen or more pouches, GOK how many MamaBaby prototypes, wraps, Sutemi, Maya, etc. That's not even counting the sheet slings I used to carry in my car and hand out to total strangers.

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Here is my collection, in the order acquired:

Baby Bjorn

New Native

Hip Hammock (original one before Playtex bought it)- by the way, I know this always gets dogged around here, but DH uses this ALL the time and DS loves it.

Kelty Frame Carrier (with the tags still on it)

Hotsling

KKAFP

Didymos (I'm ashamed to say I haven't mastered this one)

One homemade Mei Tai (just finished today)

Ergo- on the way


My son is getting too heavy (30 lbs.) for me to carry in the carriers that put the weight on one side, so am starting to concentrate on the back carriers. This truly is an addiction.
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Hi, my name is Nancy P and I'm a babycarrier addict. I currently have:

- Hotsling
- New Native (yuck)
- Moby
- Ergo (DH uses this now)
- Brocade Sachi Mei Tai
- Doodlebug Mei Tai
- Custom Sachi Mei Tai w/pocket
- Storch
- Ellaroo
- homemade fleece ABC that didn't work out too well...

and I have on order a Gypsymama gauze wrap, I'm on the waitlist for a Kozy and I'm contemplating a Didy.

I know I have issues, but it's so much fun!
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[QUOTE=llyra]Wow, I have carrier envy... My meagre collection doesn't even come close to measuring up.

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Okay, don't feel bad. I'm on my third child and have the following:

A homemade wrap (mamatoto style)
A Sachi mei tai (my fav)
A NoJo sling that I hate
An Infantino Bjorn-type carrier that I tolerate
and an Evenflo frame backback that is too big for me (if anyone wants to trade...)

I'm still on the waiting list at Kolamo (but they sold out of my favorite fabric!) and Kozy for more mei tai's.

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1 hotsling
1 ellaroo ring sling
1 basic black mei tai
1 sutemi

I sold my KKAFP, and am so sad that I did. It is too hot for it here in CA, but it was my favorite fit out of everything I have tried. Even Dh loved it.
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I think the majority of us here lust after slings.

I have~ A New Native, :Padded Hotsling, Kozy, :bf KK Solarveil Ring Sling & A Pea-in-a-Pod Adjustable Pouch . Oh, we also have a framed backpack type carrier that my dh likes to use.

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one flannel/batik wrap I made.
New Native-black, medium and large.
2 hotslings
I had a fleece wrap I loved, but it got too warm for me.
zolo silk blue butterfly ring sling
Ellaroo rebozo length in maija color.
Ergo, black.

my future purchasse

Freehand in the celtic flower print
kozy
babyfairies packpack
more hotslings
I have fabric to make 2 stretchy hotsling tupe pouches, and one ring sling.
Wise woman sling
another zolo.
lucky pouch.

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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I have several types:

NoJo - This was my first, and didn't like it much with ds. I used it more with dd.

OSBH sling - I use this the most!

WAHM unpadded ring sling - I use this with my OSBH - ring slings are more comfortable for me when they're balanced one on each shoulder.

MOBY - this just came! I like it, but haven't really mastered it yet. I know it's supposed to be stretchy, but I end up wearing dd at my waist!



dh uses a frame backpack thing that's too complicated for me. He says that the slings make him too hot.



I think I want an Ellaroo wrap next. I want to wear dd on my back!
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