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I love my DIY wrap. I love that I can put DD on my back. But it takes some effort to get her back there so I only use it for times she'll stay for a while. I'd really love one of the good woven wraps. A diddy or a storch etc. I'd really love a Pfau.
My ring sling is my pretty carrier. It's apple green silk. I haven't mastered using it yet but I'm learning a hip carry and dd seems to like it. I'd like to try a different shoulder style in linen or cotton.
My pouch is so simple. It's my keep in the car quick errand carrier.
Next I want to try a mei tei.
Actually, I'm just addicted.
Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
baby is 3 months old...
Right now if running in the store quick I grab my pouch sling.
If long shopping trip the mei tai.
When she another month or so older I will switch to the Ergo for longer trips...still pouch when running in..
I used a ring sling when my first one was little...but not a fan too much now..
Kathlin mama to Kezia (3.5) & Cowan (1)
I found the site awhile ago, they look like a nice mix of a wrap and a mei tai. I wonder if they're super comfy...maybe I should be the guinea pig
I found more info at thebabywearer.com .....
I don't have a favorite either. It depends on weather, situation, age and weight of child, etc. I use wraps, ring slings, MTs, and SSCs and like them all for different reasons and at different times.
But if I had to run back into my burning house for only ONE, I guess I'd take a Maya wrap LP ringsling. Newborn through toddler, it would always work, albeit not always 'best.'
It sounds like you just need a different type of MT- maybe one with wider straps. My first MT was actually a MT hybrid- a Babies Beyond Borders. It was perfect for my growing baby. I was attracted to the price point and the wide shoulders, with a structured waist. Mind you, I ended up liking them so much that I now do customer service for BBB, just so you know.
There are so many great MT's out there- www.attachedtobaby.com is a great place to shop, or just c'mon over to www.thebabywearer.com
mama to two amazing children son 10/27/07 and daughter 07/07/11
Laura, mama to J (15), N (12), E (9) , M (6), and our little caboose, R (3).
I love SSC's, just not the Ergo.
I can't live without my 4th gen Beco, or my Patpum, or Hapai Baby. And I've added a Medley Alpino very recently. I have yet to decide if I like it.
Happy Cruiser, Beanslings, and some others have wide lightly padded straps.
Maya Tie, OMT (Octi Mei Tai), and some others have wrap straps - no padding, very wide straps.
Sugar Tai have very wide, very lightly padded straps you can fold to make narrower if you want.
and ease of care.
If you wrap nearly daily, you get pretty quick at it and the baby gets so used to it they just hold still and hang out on your back looking around or grinning like crazy while you wrap them up.
I have a mei tei, but it feels so bulky to me. I am rather short so I always get so tangled in the straps while tying her on. DD only likes the mei tei if she is facing out. She's so curious now that tummy to tummy holds frustrate her. She wants to see the world around her!
I also quite like the DIY Scandi style MT I just made...not as much as my POD but its nice.
I like my ring slings too.
Just depends on my mood I guess.
When ds was little I used a snuggli and a baby bjorn. i liked them at at the time but the concept of babywearing was novel to me and foreign to most folks around me. in hindsight, and after trying several other varieties, the snuggli and baby bjorn were terrible.
when dd was new, i used the moby wrap, which i totally loved. even though it can be a pitb to wrap, you can get such a great custom fit and i could wear a long time - though i never got the hang of nursing in the wrap, so it was a lot of in and out.
then i got a fitted pouch when she was about 4 mos old, which i also loved because it was so easy to pack around and get her into and out of. however, the two-shoulder hold of the wrap feels better to me than the one shoulder hold of a fitted pouch.
then i got an ergo when dd was about 5 mos old and had great head control. i have been hopelessly in love ever since, because i can wear her FOREVER in that thing. she and i both love it. our family went to norway for a 2 week vacation - in the winter - and i didn't bring a stroller. i just carried her around in that. it has come in handy so many times, particularly in airports. i just don't hurt at all when i carry her in that.
i've kind of become an evangelist for the ergo carrier, actually (and i'm not even paid for it!) - i nag all my friends to get them.