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So, I've been really lucky with the hand-me-downs and I have a ton of carriers...

-a ring sling
-a baby bjorn
-a mei tai (new from g'ma)
-a pouch sling (made myself)
-a moby wrap
-a structured hiking carrier

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What are you gonna use?

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Oh my gosh- you are rich! My friend made me a ring sling, so I have two. I have a Snuggli (I know not enviable necessarily but works fine). I have a mei-tei too.

I have to learn to use all these things with a newborn. I didn't start wearing DS until he was 5 months or so. This time I'll need to get it done sooner so I can be up and about chasing my toddler.

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I have a moby wrap, a snugli, an ergo, and a hotsling.

I use the moby in the spring while the baby is still small, and then at 15lbs switch to the Ergo. Last time I switched to the snugli and THEN the Ergo but only because we hadn't bought the ergo yet. On hot days we may still use the snugli this time or give the hotsling a test drive because the ergo can be a bit warm (as is the moby).

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I have a moby wrap, a snugli, an ergo, and a hotsling.

I use the moby in the spring while the baby is still small, and then at 15lbs switch to the Ergo. Last time I switched to the snugli and THEN the Ergo but only because we hadn't bought the ergo yet. On hot days we may still use the snugli this time or give the hotsling a test drive because the ergo can be a bit warm (as is the moby).
The moby looks great for bfing, but not terribly convenient for like, after a car ride or something, kwim? I can't imagine putting it on in a parking lot. I like the idea of the pouch sling cause if they fall asleep you can supposedly slip them off easily. Plus there's sooo much material!!

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i have a hotsling, but i really want a mei tai or an ergo. the hotsling should be ok though for a while.

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I just bought a Beco Butterfly which I'm excited to try. I bought a BabyHawk when Aidan was 1.5, so I'm looking forward to using it with a younger baby, too. I snagged a Storchenweige wrap off of Craigslist, too. Yaaaay for baby wearing!
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I have two pouch slings and a 1/2 finished mei tai that I started to make right after DS was born 2 years ago! lol I would love to get a ring sling but I have no money for that right now.
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I have two pouch slings and a 1/2 finished mei tai that I started to make right after DS was born 2 years ago! lol I would love to get a ring sling but I have no money for that right now.
The ring sling looks so easy to make...the one I had was homemade by a friend. Maybe that's the answer?

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I'm very rich indeed

-hotsling in khaki
-heart to heart padded sling in light blue tie dye
-kangaroo ring sling, no padding in grey
-purple and black Mei Tai
-Light blue stretchy wrap
-Blue woven wrap
-Rainbow Rebozo, shorty
-Ergo in blue and tan

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You might find what you use depends on the baby too. I figured I'd use the hotsling most of the time, but DD hated it after she was 2 weeks old (she hated being in a cradle carry). We started using it a ton once she was 6 or 7 months old, in a hip carry, but not before that.
Instead, I ended up getting the most use early on out of my wrap (I had an ellaroo and liked it, though this time around a friend loaned me her moby wrap, which I've heard is even better for young infants). Around 3 months old, I switched to mostly using the ergo. But DD definitely liked being upright. Other babes I know love the hotsling or other cradle carries.

I feel rich in slings right now too. In addition to the loaned moby wrap, I treated myself this time to a ring sling, since so many people i know love them. I got a maya wrap.

Oh, and to the pp who mentioned that the wrap looked too complicated: I thought that too, and put off getting a wrap for a while because of it. Then I learned it is really so easy, and I loved the versatility, and comfort, and how easy it was for DD to nap in it (i'd just cover her head to shield her a bit). I got so I'd often leave my wrap on, and just pop DD in and out of it, but I could also put it on really fast.
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The moby looks great for bfing, but not terribly convenient for like, after a car ride or something, kwim? I can't imagine putting it on in a parking lot.
Put it on @ home & then wear it in the car, w/ the seat belt buckled over it
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The moby looks great for bfing, but not terribly convenient for like, after a car ride or something, kwim? I can't imagine putting it on in a parking lot. I like the idea of the pouch sling cause if they fall asleep you can supposedly slip them off easily. Plus there's sooo much material!!
I used my cuddly wrap (stretchy wrap, like a moby) all the time for grocery shopping, etc, since it distributed the weight so well and comfortably. I used to put in on at home, and drive to the store while wearing the wrap, and just put her in once we got there. I love the security of a stretchy wrap- with my ring sling I never felt quite as comfortable picking things up off the floor or a bottom shelf.

For this baby I have:
A padded ring sling (theoretically- still have to find it!)
Cuddly wrap
Ergo
Hiking backpack

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Put it on @ home & then wear it in the car, w/ the seat belt buckled over it

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The moby looks great for bfing, but not terribly convenient for like, after a car ride or something, kwim? I can't imagine putting it on in a parking lot. I like the idea of the pouch sling cause if they fall asleep you can supposedly slip them off easily. Plus there's sooo much material!!
It is great for breastfeeding... though I never moved Kimari to the cradle position to do so... I only bf'd her a couple times in it. And she was in the newborn carry still because she was so small. And I was walking.

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Put it on @ home & then wear it in the car, w/ the seat belt buckled over it
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i have a hotsling, but i really want a mei tai or an ergo. the hotsling should be ok though for a while.
I would definitely invest in the Ergo. It's sooo much easier on your back. Especially with larger children. It's a Godsend for carting around my toddler at say... conventions.

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I'm rich as well, I have so many carriers that I've gotten over the years. I've discovered that I like almost all of them for different stages.

The moby is my absolute fav for newborns/babies I wrap them all up and have two hands free to do whatever. I'm not so fond of it the older and heavier the child gets. My second pic for newborn is a pouch sling but then I really don't like it past the newborn stage other then when they get good body control and I can put then sitting facing outwards in it.

When they are more aware, have good head control, and like to look out then I love my onbu which I use backwards as a front carrier. Like this: http://picasaweb.google.com/PeonyMam...00729474656018 I don't like it as an actual back carrier though.

Once they can ride on my hip then I switch to a simple ring sling. And I have a Becco that I like for walks at that age as well.

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I bought one adjustable sling to see how that goes for the summer. We need to be able to have it at softball games and I don't want to buy anything else until I see how that's gonna work out. Until it can sit up I feel like choices are limited since my husband is the one on the sidelines using it. I think he would look and feel extremely uncomfortable in a moby or any other drapey thing.

I'll probably put a front/back kidpack carrier on the "birth day" party registry. I like the ones that let the kid face forward while carried in front.

My fortune has been made, so far, with free stuff from a friend along the lines of other things like stroller/carrier/carseat, swing, bouncy seat, boppy, pack 'n' play, bassinet... I saved hundreds on that stuff alone. Very fortunate, indeed.

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I've collected a ton over the last six years. I have, from what I remember:

-A ring sling (my main carrier)
-A new Hotsling (on clearance at Target!)
-A fleece wrap
-A cotton wrap
-An Ergo


I've nursed in all of them. The ring sling is my favorite, the tail is so useful too! (Cover up, blanket, pillow, napkin LOL). The Ergo is my favorite for longer periods or days out, or anytime on my back. I can bf and walk in it. The wraps are very comfortable but I do have trouble getting them on, and in and out.
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Both me and DD hated our ring sling and snugli. We now have a moby and ergo. I love the moby cause when you take baby out you can just keep it on and it's lightweight and conforms to your body...but for older babies the ergo is great too and especially for the times you need to put it on quickly.
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I have a moby and an ergo, both shower gifts,
and a borrowed babybjorn...
no idea how any will work: but excited about them.
I'm bringning the moby in to the hospital for immediate bonding with daddy time!

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Yay!! LOVE carriers. I took it easy buying this time. I was a little overboard with my last two kids...

I have a Moby, a Storch 3.6, a Girasol 4.6, a Babyhawk MT and a Hotsling Pouch. And an Ergo for when baby is bigger

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Thanks for sharing, everyone!! It's so cool to see the different things people have

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My cousin was just asking people on facebook for opinions on the ergo for her 1 year old and everyone seemed to recommend it!

So far I have a baby bjorn and an ultimate baby wrap. The ultimate baby wrap comes with instructions on a dvd. I tried it on and had no idea what I was doing so I think I need to watch it .

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I'm a babywearing freak too! We don't use a bucket car seat (we have a convertible) and I need my hands free, so I'm pretty obsessed with carriers.

From the beginning I prefer the ring sling, classic unpadded maya wrap. I don't like to spread baby's legs in the first months. I also have:

Off-white moby
red indio didymos from 2002, super soft!
green &blue maya wrap
rainbow maya wrap
lt blue maya wrap
black toddler patapum
blue ergo
brown & aqua mei tai
khaki hotsling
3 dif frame backpacks
Kenyan baby wrap

I do want another one. but can't decide! All of them have their perfect place and use. My family gives me a hard time but I've seen much worse than me! On the babywearer I've seen ladies in the FSOT section say something like, " My husband is mad, he found it I put a few new wraps on the credit card. I need to sell some, but just a few..." And then you will see a picture of like 30 didymos all stacked up and folded. Now, that's a little crazy!

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This baby is not the cling-on my dd was - he just eats and sleeps so far. I do have a

Hotsling (purchased at the second hand store for $12 almost 2 weeks ago when I couldn't find my other slings)

Nojo (I know people hate this, but, I actually loved it with dd!)

solar veil pouch for the pool

Maya ring sling (gifted from a dear friend)

Ellaroo wrap (love it!)

I have put the baby in a cradle carry in the Ellaroo. He loved it and slept peacefully.

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Im jealous!!!!!


I have to go buy a couple rings for a sling someone made and gave me. My MIL bought me a regular sling (the one that is all connected.)
I kept dd1 in a sling till she was 3! When she got bigger, I let her stand in it and hold onto my head/neck area when we walked. When she was a baby, I used to spin the sling around to my back and do dishes. These darn baby carriers are amazing!!

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solar veil pouch for the pool

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Ive never seen this and its AWESOME!!!! Did you buy it online?

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