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#31 of 35 Old 01-17-2006, 02:55 AM
 
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I also have a Rosado sling and loved it for the first three months. I wore my son in it for large portions of the day. He did most of his napping in it and I could do all kinds of chores around the house. As he got heavier, my back started bothering me too much to wear it-I have a bad back. I then bought a Moby Wrap and found it took a bit of time to figure out. My son didn't seem to care for it as well either so it didn't get used very much. Although I have met a couple moms who adore their Moby Wraps. I am currently using an Ergo Baby Carrier but mainly for walking around the neighborhood. I still haven't mastered geting on by myself yet!

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There are so many options for baby carriers, it's easy to get lost in choices. It was mentioned previously, but the best resource to really compare and learn about carriers is http://www.thebabywearer.com. I would highly recommend joining and then taking a look at the "babywearers near you" section of the forum to see if you can hook up with a bw educator or a more experienced babywearer that has a "stash" you can play with! Some of us more "zealous" babywearers have many, many, MANY carriers. I personally also teach bw classes in the Buffalo, NY area so if you'd like to email me please feel free! If you can't find a class or educator in your area, a great way to help learn babywearing is the new Babywearing DVD called Tummy 2 Tummy--it's pretty comprehensive. http://www.tummy2tummy.com

BTW, Tupelo Honey's SlingSet pouches are WONDERFUL if you want a soft pouch that's not as heavy as fleece but softer and stretchier than cotton. http://www.theslingset.com
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Hi! The very best sling in my opinion is made by Heart 2 Heart in Canada. The padding is nice and thick on the shoulder and they use enough material to make it comfy. I've tried many other brands (which will remain nameless!) and I always went back to this one. Here is their website: www.heart2heart.on.ca/index.html

Good luck!
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That's a very padded sling, which many people find difficult to adjust properly for upright carries. If you like the idea of padding under the rings though, there's the less-padded, open-tailed Mother's Helper.

Here's a helpful thread showing the different shoulder styles of various brands, including Mother's helper.
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I think one of the easiest first carriers is a ring sling. Pouches are great, but they have to be sized properly, so you usually cannot share it with another person, (unless you are both the same size) and if your size changes, or as your babe grows, you may find yourself needing a different size. So my vote would be for an unpadded ring sling to start. As you get the hang of babywearing & as your kiddo gets older, you may want to check out wraps & mei-teis too.
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