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Hello <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am will be new to babywearing in Aug/Sept. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I can't wait! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I did buy a mamma's milk pouch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> However, I am looking for others as well.<br><br>
I live in Ohio and will be having the baby in late Aug/early sept<br><br>
I can't decide between a babyhawk, kozy carrier, hotsling, or mody ???<br><br>
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!<br><br>
Thank you!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congrats!<br><br>
I found that with newborns, the easiest was to use a pouch, a ring sling or a Moby stretch wrap, and graduate to a MT (Babyhawk, Kozy etc) when they were a bit older (eg. over 5mo) and their legs could wrap around you better.<br><br>
Most folks use a "Froggy" position if they want to use a MT for a younger child.
 

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Since you already have a Mamma's Milk pouch, I would hold off on the Hotslings for now, as that's also a pouch, and branch out to other types of carriers. If the MM doesn't work for you when baby is here, then sell it and try another type of pouch.<br><br>
Everyone is different, of course, but I loved a mei tai for a newborn! It's useful on the front but what is SO liberating is being able to get your baby up on your back and be hands-free. Both Kozys and BabyHawks are good mei tais, so you can't go wrong with either (although definitely get the ToddlerHawk as it has a bigger body and the headrest if you're going to go that route). It takes practice, but if you work over a bed and check yourself in the mirror, you can get quite proficient at getting your baby up safely and securely on your back.<br><br>
A Moby wrap or similar stretchy wrap is wonderful for a newborn, and economically priced, but perhaps not so great in hot weather outside, so if you're going to be outside a lot you should consider that. I like the two-shoulder comfort but I also only really used it inside.
 

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I agree that if you already have a pouch, that you might also want to try a different kind of carrier for your baby.<br><br>
The soft, stretchy wraps are great for newborns and are fairly inexpensive, especially if you calculate how much you will use it.<br><br>
I have also heard that a MT can be used for a newborn but I did not use mine until my dc was about 9 months old. I really appreciated having a two shouldered carrier then.<br><br>
Congrats and I know that you'll love babywearing when your new bundle arrives! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use a kozy carrier with my 3 month old. I dont think it would be comfortable any sooner than that though because you would have to have their legs in and neither me or my baby likes the froggy position. I have to bunch up the body a little to get his legs to come out even now but it's extremely comfortable. I haven't tried any of the others you mentioned but for the first 3 months we used a sling. Ds preferred being in a cradled position as a newborn and one shoulder holds were still comfy when he was really light. Once he hit 13 pounds though it was killing my back. So I recommend some kind of sling for the newborn phase and I think the kozy carrier can work after that all the way until toddlerhood. I would also mention I have an ergo that my 4 yr old who is 40 lbs can fit into so I think thats a great option for older toddlers (but I don't like it for my little guy)
 

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KOZY! We used the Kozy from soon after birth...no problems! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thank you so much for all the great responses!! I have decided now what I am going to get! Thank you so VERY much!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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