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Old 07-10-2003, 10:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Can you tell me what baby sling is your favorite one? I can not make decison on which one to buy since I don't have any exprerience with it.
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:01 AM
 
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I love slings, lol. It's like an addiction.

For winter, I use a Kangaroo Korner Fleece Pouch (www.kangarookorner.com) but that worked best after dd could sit up a bit by herself.

I also love my KissaSling because there is a bit of padding at the shoulder, but none on the sides of the sling, so it's comfy but not too bulky.

I have a beautiful sling by TaylorMade Treasures, which is totally unpadded, but still comfortable. It's my dressy sling, lol.

My maya is probably my least favorite, but I still use it a lot. It is also unpadded.

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I used the Baby Bjorn and the Kangaroo Korner fleece pouch when my son was a newborn. They kept him close and cuddly. Now I use the KK fleece pouch in the hip carry. I also just got the Baby Back Tie today and tried it on- it's wonderful for wearing baby on your back- very comfortably!

Good Luck in your search!!!!

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Maya Wrap or any unpadded sling. I love the adjustability. I also love the pocket in the Maya Wrap. Very handy!
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I love my Kangaroo Korner Fleece Pouch. I've tried the Baby Bjorn, New Native, OTSBH and the Ergo Carrier. The Fleece Pouch is the one I always come back to. I just got Kangaroo Korners new Adjustable Cotton Pouch in the mail and tried it out, but decided to return it because it wasn't as comfortable for me or for my son. We're use to the stretchiness of the Fleece Pouch. I definitely recommend Kanagaroo Korners site for viewing a lot of different carriers also. Good Luck!
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I love my Kangaroo Korner Fleece Pouch, Ella falls asleep as soon as she is in it. i find it very comfortable.
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I am a sling ADDICT!!

I used the New native Carrier (www.newnativebaby.com) when Lilly was an infant and loved it -- when sized correctly, a pouch sling is about the easiest thing to use!

Now that she's bigger, I've used a didymos/girasol style sling (made myself) and enjoyed that. Recently I've made one similar to the Packababy and really like that, though we have been dealing with a bit of a learning curve!

Good luck making your decision. Kangaroo Korner has a comparison/review chart that might be helpful to you!

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My partner and I were recently dubbed "carrier whores" by our housemate because we just want to try everything that's out there. What I finally realized is that there is no ONE BEST carrier. The best thing to do is to use several different ones because they hold the weight in different places, so your back won't necessarily get tired in the same place all the time. I guess if you don't have as big a baby as my little (LARGE) one, it's not as big a deal, but...

Anyway, that being said, we just bought the sutemi pack (www.sutemigear.com) and I love it for longer wearing because my back doesn't get as tired. It has waist support so some of the weight is carried there, not just on your shoulders/back.

But I also love the new native sling, and the bjorn was the best for the first two months (after that he seemed to heavy for any long term wearing).

We also just bought some fabric to use like the girasol/didymos, that you just tie on and that gives a lot of support too and just feels like you're really cool that you can "tie your baby on!"

Bottom line...just start somewhere because wearing your baby is THE BEST!!!

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My partner and I were recently dubbed "carrier whores" by our housemate because we just want to try everything that's out there. What I finally realized is that there is no ONE BEST carrier. The best thing to do is to use several different ones because they hold the weight in different places, so your back won't necessarily get tired in the same place all the time. I guess if you don't have as big a baby as my little (LARGE) one, it's not as big a deal, but...

LOL, and I totally agree about having a couple different kinds. Also, remember that it does take some practice, so don't feel bad if the first try isn't perfect.

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ha ha ha ktcl -- my husband comes home routinely saying "Not another one!!!" We had some people over last night who are expecting and he said, "You guys need a sling? There's a pile of them in the corner!!!"

Today he told them they'd never want for slings. . . EVER! I've already made them two and they are so excited to start using them!

So I'm with you -- whatever it is -- TIE YOUR BABY ON!!! Wear your babe! We started wearing Lilly in the hospital and I'm so happy we did!

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