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Old 07-18-2003, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hello! i've got some sling questions.

i have a new native baby carrier, which is ok. i'd like to get another sling, one that's adjustable. my dd is 18mo and 24lbs. i'm 5ft and around 100-110lbs. i prefer unpadded slings.

i'd like to buy one sling that both my mom and i can use. the problem is, my mother is 5ft4 and around 180lbs. what would accomadate both of us??

i like the maya wraps' prints. if i got a maya wrap, would one size fit us both? what size?


thanx in advance for your help
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:47 PM
 
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i have bought my sister 2 of the Over The SHoulder Baby Holders. She loves them. We are not same size; and she and I and her much bigger hubby wear them.

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I think a maya wrap would work if you don't mind having a long tail. You could just tuck it into the sling. I love mine and both dh and I use it, so does my mom. She is 5'4" 135, I am 5'7" 131, and dh is 5'10" 165. I have a medium size maya. They are very adjustable! And no padding

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Old 07-18-2003, 11:57 PM
 
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I will post her web site so you can take a look.


http://www.geocities.com/thebabyspac...ablepouch.html


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I love my fleece pouch!1 I have a 17 monthold that weighs 27 pounds and she fits in it perfectly, can nurse init and sleep in it!1 Go check out www.kagarookorner.com
Check out the Adjustable fllece pouch it is fabulous!!!
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I've heard great things about the maya wraps and the didymos slings

I have one from
www.taylormadetreasures.com

that is a great fabric

I prefer the Baby Trekker, but that's cause I have a wimpy back adn it provides great support!
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hey sailormom, ya forgot the "n" in kangaroo

i think we're gonna go with a medium maya.... i'm gonna do some more sling research first.

thanx mommas!!!!
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Hi Fyrflymommy!

I have a friend that has been making/selling great slings for awhile. They are the unpadded type and would accomodate both you and your mother. I would say that they are similar to the Maya Wrap style. Her prices are very reasonable b/c her philosophy is that everyone should be able to afford these types of products. Her work is quality and she has some great fabrics. My DD is almost 2 and I still use mine. She doesn't have a web site(yet!) but if you PM me I will pass along her email.

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I think the medium size Maya wrap would work great for you and your mom.

I have the medium, and its worked great for my dh and I; the only difference in the sizes is the length of the "tail".

It was the best $40 I've spent! use it ALL the time, and dd is now 16mon. I've used it for the kangaroo carry (her favorite) when she was a babe, to secure her in the shopping cart when she was younger, hip-slinging now, also using it as a leash now too, when we are in busy, crowded public places. the back hold was the only one I didn't feel like I could do very securely.

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Maya Wrap and loving it. Didn't find out about Maya Wrap or slings in general until Madyson was I believe 13 months. Either 12 or 13, it sorta runs together at this point. I have been slinging her since then and she will be 3 in 2 days!! She is a 31lb, 37inch 3 year old who slings a couple times a week for a few hours each time. I have a medium and I am 5foot 5inches and weigh 150lbs. My mom is 5foot 6inches and weighs about 280lbs and she can still sling Madyson. So I would definitely go with the medium. Buy the medium and the tail will be pretty long but it's worth it for wiping runny noses and sticky hands and faces and discreet nursing covers and rain and sun covers and as a napping shield for little faces and for older toddlers to hang onto while walking and such. The long tail is great!
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Old 07-21-2003, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hey has anyone used a mesh/water sling? cuz i'm thinking of getting one of those, too. dd likes to shower with me but it's kinda hard to hold her and wash and not fall over.
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I personally didn't take Madyson into the shower with me until she was about 18months or so. Steady on her feet and able to stand up or sit down in the shower when I needed her to. I personally used a handheld showerhead to wash us both down while I squatted and she sat in her tub seat(you know the kind. the little ring they sit in). Before that point we were taking baths together. I'm sad to say that for the last 6months or so she's been refusing to take a shower with me. She wants her independence from that too!!!!
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