Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In my own little piece of paradise
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For us it was very accessable (we live 5 minutes from Babies R Us, and they sell them there...and they're comparitively inexpensive) to just get a Nojo sling. It's the one Dr. Sears "developed." It has rings, so it's adjustable, which means that whomever's using it (dad, mom, grandma, papa, etc.) is comfortable in it. Also, you can make it snug no matter which "hold" you're using. Our kids love them, live in them, and we have come to own several of them. We keep one in each car, one at home, one in the stroller, and one at each grandparent's house, for when we go for visits. Some of this came from "forgetting" them places, and some because we "forgot" to bring the sling with us from the house when we were going somewhere and had to pack the child in the carseat rather than directly into the sling. My husband loves to use the sling as much as I do, especially because the kids are so alert, aware, and happy in them! The nojo has a "pillow" for the shoulder, too, which is nice when the kids get heavier. The only reason that I'd go with another brand (Over the Shoulder Baby Holder, for example) is that the Nojo from Babies R Us are ususally just available in one, rather boyish, print. Which, as a dad, probably wouldn't bother you, but it got kinda old having people look at my little girl (*dressed in PINK) and say "what a dear little boy!" because she was in a bluejean-ish sling. Some of the other brands have a wide array of choices for fabrics from which to choose. Good luck!
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