Looking for a sling SE MI - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
UrbanMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was wondering if there is anywhere to purchase a sling in person in the SE MI (Detroit/Ann Arbor) area. I would rather not order over the internet and can't seem to find any store that sells slings. Do they just not exist and I am going to have to resort to the internet?
UrbanMomma is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
UrbanMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ahhh...now I see on Page 2 the same question with a few answers. If anyone else has another suggestion beside Baby Bliss in Northville, thanks.
UrbanMomma is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 05:00 PM
 
valmich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check out The Little Seedling (formerly Tree City Diapers) in AA. It's been several months since I've been over that way, but last I knew they had a pretty extensive selection of carriers. Good luck in your search!
valmich is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 01-12-2010, 12:37 AM
Fay
 
Fay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Venus
Posts: 1,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sweet Pea & Little Sprout in downtown Plymouth sells one or two styles of slings. But The Little Seedling has the best selection and the staff is VERY helpful. I tried on several styles there, and the staff fitted & adjusted each style for me to help me figure out which was the most comfortable for my body type.

"Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?" - Andy Warhol
Fay is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 01-12-2010, 03:01 AM
 
636Jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My friend sells Moby wraps! I can have her stop by here and perhaps PM you if you'd like!


Jen Burnett, DEM
Homeschooling mom to my 3 kids (10, 9 and 8)
636Jen is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 01-13-2010, 12:53 PM
 
haurelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We're fans of The Little Seedling (formerly Tree City Diapers). Their website is treecitydiapers.com.
They have a big selection of slings to try on with a weighted baby (or your real baby!) and will help as much as needed with the mechanics of sling use.

Also, another good (maybe even better) option is the Ann Arbor Babywearer's meeting. Each Tuesday, the group meets at Briarwood Mall's playspace from 10a-12p, and the leaders keep a huuuuge library of different types of carriers/slings for folks to try and borrow for a couple of weeks so you can see what works and what doesn't before you buy. We love it!

Hope you find something that you love.

Married to P and mama to DS (1/09)blahblah.gifand DD  (09/13 babygirl.gif). I'm into friends and family, gardening, exercise, yoga, reading, knitting, photos, traditional foods, breastfeeding, home birth, babywearing, and much more. 
haurelia is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 01-13-2010, 07:12 PM
 
TefferTWH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm going to second the AA babywearing group at Briarwood. The leader has a huge library and is very knowledgeable, and I've met mamas who work at the Little Seedling and Caren from O&A there too! You can meet there, try a few things and then either order online or try The Little Seedling.
TefferTWH is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
UrbanMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for the suggestions, I will check LS out and maybe the AA BW group.
UrbanMomma is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 01-17-2010, 08:57 AM
gun
 
gun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is also a BW meeting every month in the Troy/ Royal Oak area. If you are interested in something more this way check out the Detroit Babywearing Group!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/detroitbabywearing/

Peace- Heather
gun is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 01-18-2010, 01:05 PM
 
MacKinnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Great Lakes State
Posts: 3,820
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Little Seedlings does baby wearing classes as well. They have an awesome big brick and mortar store, great staff, wide selection (cloth diapers, toys, maternity wear, nursing bras, glass/stainless bottles/cups, etc.). Can't recommend them highly enough!!

sleepytime.gifC.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to  blowkiss.gifA.- 02/04, bouncy.gif I. 01/07,babyf.gifE. 09/10 and

stork-suprise.gif expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
 

MacKinnon is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off