Now that it's summer and our babes our here, what are you using?
I'm using a Mayawrap ring sling, but still getting the hang of it. First time with a ring sling...
Got a cotton hotslings pouch.... not so crazy about it, since the other pouch I used before was a microfleece peanut shell and I liked the stretch is has.
In the house, I tried to use my Moby Wrap, but got kinda hot. I do like how the weight is distributed in it.
I'm going to Florida to visit my sister in August... thinking about the Gypsymama Bali Baby Breeze. It would work for here and there... we'll see!
I also have a mei tei that I am not using yet either.
I have been using my 20 yr old Snuggli because thats what works right now. I really should get an Ergo but I don't have the funds right now.
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I'm also using a ring-sling a lot (usually an unpadded solarveil one). I also like my cotton Zolowear slings. When we want maximum comfort, I use a padded ring-sling. They're super supportive and work great for hands-free nursing.
I've been testing a new pouch fabric, too, which is very nice. It's a stretchy powerdry fabric - very thin with a mesh liner - it's working really well in the heat, too.
Vanessa, if you want any help with your ring-sling, just holler!
A Kozy, MayaWrap sling, Moby Wrap, and A Kangaroo Korner cotton pouch.
I mostly used my pouch in the beginning.. or the Moby for both
right now i seem to favor the Maya.. and i'll wear the Kozy and Maya if i want to wear both boys. I'm thinking of asking for another Mayawrap so I can wear them both in slings.
Sara - - PreK Teacher, Birth Doula, Wife to Shaun (8/13/05), Mama to Caleb (8/17/06), Chance (6/22/08), and Brielle (10/31/09) - - -
i really really want a pretty mei tai and an Ergo for dh.
Midwife apprentice and mama to 6, including three UC babies: Jude River, 06/04/08, Elora Wren Isolde, 9/27/10, and our newest addition, Eilish Neve Isebeul, 6/12/14!
I have a Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Breeze wrap, and it is cooler than the Storch, but honestly, I don't like it as much. It's not nearly as soft and it doesn't "grip" the way the fabric in my Storch does, so Claire tends to shift and slip when I go for longer walks. I had this problem when James was little too. I think if I were to buy one again I'd probably get the Bali Baby Stretch instead.
I've been using my Slinglings pouch some, but can't really decide how much I like it - I'm used to the stretch on my KK fleece pouch. It is cooler than the fleece which is nice. Mostly this is for the grocery store and other in/out of the car type activities.
QUESTION: What are you all doing about sun protection for your LO??? With a sling I am having trouble keeping Claire shaded and still not overheating her when it's hot and sunny out.
Mom to James ( 5/2006), Claire ( 6/2008), furry kitties Calvin and Bob, and wife to Dennis.
FWIW, I have gotten tons better at using the ring sling since I've used it more. I really did not try hard enough w/ the boys. so far, the girl is happy w/ the front chest hold in that one, too, and I can have her in it in seconds. She doesn't like cradle holds (even when you are actually holding her), so we don't bother w/ that, and I won't have a pouch/peanut sling when winter rolls around.
I'm hoping my sister will get her Mei Tei back from our younger sister soon, b/c I'd like to try it. heard mixed reviews, though...
Mama to 4 amazing little people, another little expected 3/6/12!
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I have a sleepy wrap that she loves, but it's 110 here and just way, way too hot to wear it outside. I have a hotsling that I like, but she is absolutely not a fan. My dd loves to be held upright,so the cradle hold is just not working for her. I hope she'll like it when she's bigger and can be in a different position.
Have you tried tummy-to-tummy with her in the hotsling? I know they don't have that in the instructions, but Peanut shell does on their site. http://goo-ga.com Same idea, different brand. I use T2T w/ my hotsling.
So I"m using my old snugli, which Nate hated.
She's cool with the snugli though, Thank God!
Nate hated to be carried. He loved the stroller
and still does. Whatever works!
I am a baby wearing loser ....
The only thing I feel comfortable/figure out with is the Bjorn. I have a Hotsling, and a Moby wrap, as well as a Maya ring sling. It's like I need someone here to show me how to use them each time .....
I can sort of get it, when I'm with an experienced user ... but then get me home, and no amount of reading/video/playing with the wrap/pouch/sling helps me.
PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one!
Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures!
I don't have a ring sling this time around but don't mind. The Mai Tai is not as fun to wear right now, but I think that's because it's not a real great one. Trying to buy a baby hawk.
I'm in the market for a couple of more slings. I want a new Hotsling because they are so much prettier now and I want another wrap because, although mine is pretty cute - its just 5 yds. of fabric I bought - I'd like another something (or two) but we're also in TX so I have to choose carefully. It's over 100 on a regular basis now.
I'm surprised that I don't really care for my Moby. I thought I'd love it. We've only done the newborn hug hold, though - perhaps we'll both like it better in other holds.
i told her to yell at me when i do that
Shirl, (f)un!-married to my love since 05', Momma to (Rosey!) Norah Rose *5/08'* & (Brutus!) Blaze Noah *11/12'*
I'm also loving my Sleepywrap, but it can be too hot. Good for going outside walking though...especially when I have to keep up with my DS.
I don't use ANY carier at the moment, because neither my ring slings nor my mai tai work for us. mainly bc DS feels squashed in the sling and the mai tai is just too big, I guess. I am planning to make one slightly more narrow and with a flap to hold the head, but you know what it's like... - go out to buy fabric? sit down and do some sewing? Ha! In my dreams...
Anyhow, the biggest problem is the heat - all of the above are just too hot for him. I really need to find a aolution bc he is getting heavier and heavier and I don't get ANYthing done, because I am holding him most of the time.
Any advice on carriers for hot climates etc. desperately needed and very welcome... TIA and sorry for semi-hijacking
Franziska , DW to )oi , SAHM to Noah 06/2008, Sophia 08/2010, and Junis 11/2012
That being said, we have used the ergo, a posh pappoose RS, and a woven wrap. So far, Rex likes the wrap best, but I wear the RS or ergo for errands because dealing with the yards of wrap can be overwhelming when he is screaming.