Two wahm ring slings
Two mei tais (one silk Sachi and one that I can't remember the brand, but it's gorgeous...looks a bit like the Mayan calendar)
Gypsy Mama BBB Haumea
Gypsy Mama BBB Psyche
I feel a little bad because I picked carriers that would match what I like to wear, so the poor little dude will be all wrapped up in girl colors.
So who else has what?
We don't know its gender but would like to have a design/colors my DH would wear too! :/:
Erin, Catholic mama to four sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), Joseph (9/10), and Victor (4/14), and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12).
I have from DD:
- Kangaroo Korner fleece pouch
- locally made cotton ring sling
- Moby wrap
- Didymos Red Waves short wrap
- Didymos Olaf long wrap
- BabyHawk MT (two of them, one XT)
- Angelpack MT
- two Oopa ring slings- one silk and one denim
(much of this was purchased used on the Baby Wearer message boards, it's a great place to hunt for good deals!)
So far I've turned the short Didy wrap into a ring sling (or rather paid someone else to do that!), and bought a Hotsling cotton pouch. On my holiday wishlist is a Peanut shell microfleece pouch, and an Ellaroo wrap. I'm going to see the XT Babyhawk, and a couple of other pouches that I bought from a friend but turned out to be too big for my taste, and then I think I'll be done. I like having a lot of variety
DH liked the cotton ring sling (dark red) we used with DD the best, and he liked the KK fleece pouch too. Eventually he figured out how to use one of the MTs, but he never got into wraps. I don't like super-girly fabrics anyway, so he doesn't object too much to my selections He just finds wraps too daunting to learn.
one zolowear silk ring sling
tons of pouch slings, like around 8.
I plan to make a few mei teis, and would like to get a few wraps.
studentmama - For me it definitely has practical considerations. I've heard that ring slings are easier to breastfeed in, so I think I'll be wearing those a lot at first until we get the hang of nursing. The pouch is adjustable and user friendly, so my husband and I can both use it. I'm most interested in wrapping for the long haul, and having several to go with different outfits will be great. Also, I'll be able to keep an extra carrier of some sort in each car just in case.
You definitely don't need more than one. I'm glad I have a bunch, though.
I really, really need a winter coat that fits me (and the babe):!!!
I didn't realize that we'd need more than one sling... or do we? I was thinking a mei tai style carrier would transition from newborn to toddler. Is it more for fun to have multiple carriers (they are all so cute - I'm tempted even on our little budget) or because of practical considerations?
I would say that the cozy carrier (of the ones I had) was the most versatile and the one I would pick if I had to chose one. I would like to try a sling for the nursing options and just a "cuddlier" hold for when she's just a wee thing - I'm sure there has to be one with better neck/back support out there.
Ring slings were great too for nursing, and ease.
Personally I wouldn't use a mei tei with a newborn- it would be pretty difficult to get the support they need in a mei tei. I really think ring slings, wraps, or pouches are the best for newborns (there are many cheap options or you can always sew your own)- they're very supportive. Once babies are older, holding their heads up, and have more trunk support I think mei teis are awesome and will definitely last a long time.
We also have a homemade amautiq (Inuit babywearing coat) for next winter.)
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
I think I will make a homemade Moby for this one in addition to the mt...partly b/c my mt is made with courdoroy and heavy canvas, and that sounds hot for summer....
I may see if I can get a friend to loan me the sling I bought her!
Jill, mama to three fiery girlies and a sweet baby boy: Grace, 11.30.2005, Ayla, 3.22.2008, Norah 9.5.09, Reed 8.19.11 & dfs Gage 2.29.12 x4
I'm really looking forward to it.
I have a large pouch sling that I made over a year ago, but it's too deep for a wee babe.
I am buying a Mama Kangaroo Wrap tonight from a lady here in my city.
They are made by a Canadian company and I know three local mom-ladies who swear by them.
I still need to measure DH. I will try to make him one myself, and I will also buy one from Hotslings.
I'll get an Ergo too.
We have a FABULOUS stroller too! An Emmaljunga convertable with chrome, leather and canvas! (got it used for a steal)
We don't have a car, and we walk to get our groceries and supplies, so wearing baby 100% of the time might not be possible when we are loaded with bundles. Plus, we can use the stroller to carry the stuff and keep wearing the baby!
I made dd a sling for our kitten...
Kara, single mom of 4 girls (5, 8, 16 and 19)
Kids have strokes too!
-a homemade mei-tei, which is great
-a ring-sling that I love - works for little babies held close to the chest and for toddlers in a hip carry!
-a Kelty kid-carrier backpack
-an REI kid-carrier backpack
The last two are what my husband and I used for long hikes with our two older kids; one fits my husband better and one fits me better. We LOVE those for our toddlers, and they love being up high and being able to see everything while we hike! You can even get sunshades for them, which we found really useful in the summer.
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