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#1 of 7 Old 04-09-2008, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi there!!!

I have a Hotsling that I've had since my lo was born. She does fine in the hip carry, but I was looking to expand a little bit, maybe look into mei tais or something. I'm not really sure, so i thought I'd get some advice here.

Would you suggest a ring sling, wrap sling or mei tai??? I don't know how she would react to a back pack style; I feel sure I'd be bald after a couple of days with it. I mainly want something to wear when we are out and about; she does fine at home just crawling around. I'm 5'4", 150 and losing. We're nursing, so I'm a full C at my fullest, if that matters.

Any advice is welcome!!! If you need any more info, I'll provide it. Thanks!
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lol, i like the going bald comment

i'm thinking go for the wrap or the mt i've not been fond of rs because they're generally one-shouldered, and i find that very demanding on one side iykwim? now wraps and mt's allow many various 2-shouldered carries which will spread the weight of your lo on both shoulders, that should feel better
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ERGO ERGO ERGO - you can front carry until she's so heavy you don't care about being bald!!! I didn't buy ours until DS was 18 months after being miserable with everything else......still using it on back at 35 pounds!!!! (I'm 5'4" too)

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thanks ladies!!!
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I have a MT and an ergo. Love 'em both

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I personally find buckles easier to work with than straps. But that has a lot to do with the fact that I inadvertently drag the straps on the floor a bit. So I vote for a SSC.
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