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I am going for a hotsling. I have a maya. but I used it more with ds as an older baby. He didn't like it as a real small babe, but it could have been me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It took me awhile to be comfortable with it. I have wanted a hotsling FOREVER! It's a sling that is not adjustable.....<br><br>
i think her site is <a href="http://www.hotslings.com" target="_blank">www.hotslings.com</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Funny that the BB seems more manly to some - it looks like a big ol' man bra to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
He might like a mei tai - same concept as BB but simpler and can be used much older.</div>
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I agree but I won't share that w dh. Maybe its good he can see what a bra is like!!<br><br>
I have to check out the mei tai since the bb can only be used until about 12 mos or so if you're lucky
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ha. I had a good latch, good hold, all that and it HURTS in the beginning. Just for about two weeks or so. I saw a LC last time, and there was nothing I wasn't doing that I could try.</div>
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I'm sure you did, but just checking, did you try Lansinoh for the soreness? Was it more nipple pain or actual breast pain? You may just have extra- sensitive nipples and need a little help with the initial abrasion from the tongue, which the lanolin can provide. I'm sure you got this suggestion before, just thought I'd mention it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sure you did, but just checking, did you try Lansinoh for the soreness? Was it more nipple pain or actual breast pain? You may just have extra- sensitive nipples and need a little help with the initial abrasion from the tongue, which the lanolin can provide. I'm sure you got this suggestion before, just thought I'd mention it.</div>
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Another thing- I had a friend who held her baby in the right position etc. She had very fair skin and little nipples (as compared to my very large circumfence ones even now!!) so it was hard on her skin to nurse. She was sore and went to 3 LCs. Her nipples finally "toughened up" but wow she was hurting those first few weeks. I also suggested she nurse on que and not every 3 hours like someone else told her which led the baby to attach her nipples from waiting so long.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That helps! What did you like?</div>
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ha! that was the brand name--over the shoulder baby holder. you can do a search for it. i think it is considered the original sling.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He might like a mei tai - same concept as BB but simpler and can be used much older.</div>
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I am TOTALLY gettign a Mei Tei for this coming babe.<br><br>
I had an Infantino Cozyrider in the beginning with DS, he LOVED it - he napped in it on me for months while I worked at home on the computer, it was perfect....then I got a maya pouch (not a sling) when he got too heavy for the infantino, and he loved that, too.....so I'll likely use that as well, but I just HAVE to try a mei tei..it looks like it will make up for the things I didn't like about the infantino (felt like he was just drooping, hanging there, was a pain sometiems to get strapped on and off with the quick relase clips) - but overall I loved it because DS loved it after he was about 3 weeks old...I'm hoping the new babe will love a mei tei from day 1...(or 2 or 3 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ).....<br><br>
I also had a playtex hipster that I liked for a while, that was easy enough to get on and off and get DS in, and could carry him on my hip OK - that was for much later when DS was sitting well on his own - but the maya pouch was just as easy for that, so I gave the Hipster to a friend.<br><br>
Ooh yeah - I also had a Snugli infant "sling", but I hated it and DS hated it - It had this awful stiff cardboard bottom that I *guess* was supposed to "support" the baby, but it was horrible. I got rid of that thing by the time DS was about a week old. Ick.<br><br>
Thanks for reminding me about getting a Mei Tei, I had almost forgotten with my preggo brain over here. Should have asked for it for Christmas so someone else would buy it for me, dangit!
 

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I think but don't hold me to it. The Mothering mag usually has the over the shoulder.. advertised on page 3.<br><br>
I am working on getting a maya wrap and mei ti from the tp here. The tp is begining to be my lifesavor!!<br><br>
I now want a may tai drink.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I'm thinking of getting a few differenttypes of slings. Who knows what each babe will like. I like the idea of the pouches for the beginning--it just seems so comfortable for the babe. KWIM?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Stacy - did that the other day (peed when sneezing) DH said time to start doing kegals.</div>
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I get heartburn bad and the reflux hits a spot in my throat that makes me cough and I have peed a few times during these fits. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I suppose I'll have to start kegals, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I swear, the past few weeks, I feel vax have been all over the news, local, national - everything and it is making me wanna puke; you would think we are all in jeaopardy of dying from chicken pox....um, me thinks no.</div>
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This is a good point and half the reason we don't vax. The majority of the diseases the med establishment is telling you to vax against are not deadly illnesses. I'll take ANY odds on my child getting the flu, mumps, measles, whooping cough, etc. as he is mostly likely going to live through it. However, if he is one of the ones who has a reaction and dies from a vaccine, or gets autism from a vaccine, even if the odds are 1 in 10,000 that is still ONE TOO MANY if it is my son, and therefore NOT worth the risk.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I do know you could try to get a religious excuse on grounds its made out of something I don't remember what right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> (brain is almost dead today)</div>
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Yes, a great majority of vaccines are made from a medium of aborted human fetal tissue cell-lines. Hence, the religious exemption on the grounds of not supporting abortion in any way. There are also some religious sects that believe you cannot inject any foreign animal cells into your body, and the vaccines that are not made from aborted humans are made with mediums from chicken cells, cow cells, and/or pig cells. Yuck!
 

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My absolute fave is the Hotsling with the padded siderail. My dh really loved his New Native.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I;m really surprised there is not any tandam anything here. I was just about to tell you to go check it out. I know there are plenty of tandom mamas out there.<br><br>
One book that comes to mind that is a LLL is "Adventures in Tandam nursing."<br>
Every LLL chapter should have it in their library or amamzon or borders usually carries the LLL books<br><br><br>
My appetite is there most days but some days its not.</div>
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we're tandem over here! im 13 wks 3days and my 18 mo old still nursing like she did at 6mos! she nurses all day long and i don't see that changing very soon, so we will most likely be tandem nursing. thanks for the book reference. i was looking for a good book.<br><br>
m/s is all gone and the fatigue is letting up. i feel really good! i still find it hard to actually find a food im hungry for. at my last appt. 12/3, i had lost 3 lbs so far. im hungry but nothing sounds good! grapes are always my stand by. that and a chocolate chip granola bar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My absolute fave is the Hotsling with the padded siderail. My dh really loved his New Native.</div>
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i ordered the hotsling cotton pouch! i just love it!!! im can't wait to try it out on my 18 mos old! she only weighs about 22 lbs and i know it can be used up to 35 lbs. i got one on clearance from their website and paid only $28!! what a deal! its a beautiful tan and black fabric. pretty neutral and will go w/ everything...i bought it just before we left to come to CA to visit my family for the holidays, so i know it'll be waiting for me when we get back! so excited!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy">
 

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One good piece of advice my old OB gave me was to absolutely not give the HepB at birth...that sent me on my quest for information because she was appalled at it.....she just was adament about it. And as far as I know, most babes aren't IV drug users or sexually active, as that is how HepB is transmitted.<br><br>
Really that is the bottom line for me as well. Also, when you really look at the "vax preventable diseases," none are really that scary. And there has been NO wild polio in the Western Hemisphere for 27 years (I am pretty sure I am correct on that). I could go on and on but I won't, it really upsets me.<br><br>
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Hey Mamas! 14 weeks, 5 days here (still getting used to my new due date <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) and I *would* say the sickness is on the way out ... but I said that last weekend and I think I ticked off the tummy gods because I then spent all day tuesday with my head in the toilet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm learning to avoid tomatos, garlic, and onions ... but, wow! I never realized how much of what I eat includes those things. I've been eating a lot of peanut butter crackers, protein shakes, and green salads with just olive oil and a bit of cheese and maybe some ranch dressing if it sounds good. Oh, and apples by the bushel it seems - especially apple slices with peanut butter Yum! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I'm not really having "morning" sickness, though, mostly "evening" sickness. I felt really bad because Chris and Jillian took me out for my birthday Monday night and I just couldn't get in the mood to eat anything ... nothing sounded good except for peanut butter crackers, which, surprisingly, were not on the menu <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
My belly bump is definitly pronounced now ... I gave in and officially moved into all maternity clothes and have to say it's nice to be comfortable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Thank you all for the sling info, too. I loved our sling last time, but the one we have has a ring for adjusting the size and it really got uncomfortable after I wore it for a long period of time. The all one-piece in my size types really appeal to me ... I think we'll keep the old one just adjusted for Chris so he can use it (he really didn't sling Jillian all that much or for as long of periods of time as I did ... or maybe he just has tougher shoulders?) I'll have to check out the hotslings site. Anyone have experience with a wahm sling maker you'd recommend, too?<br><br>
oh, and just a random thought, but I was thinking about setting up a flickr group for this DDC. Just a place where we could share photos? I'm dying to see what you all look like and to put faces with names <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> I'm thinking I could set up a private group (I did this recently for my family) so we could share belly pics and family photos and things without the general public being able to wonder by and peek. Would anyone be interested in this if I set it up?<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK, I have a question for the already mamas:<br><br>
What is your favorite baby carrier? DH loved our baby bjorn and wore it more than I did and it has sadly died a very slow death being in our attic. So I will get another for him.(I'm watching the tp and ebay) My sling has seen much better days as well and I might have passed it on. So I am open for a new slings idea.<br><br>
We were not and are not stroller people so the carrier is quite important. Also DH loves holding his babes close but he did not like the sling. I guess the b bjrn is more of a manly man carrier <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild"> He tried and hated the sling.<br><br>
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Not really the best for newborns, but from 4 months on - ERGO. For newborns - the wrap - any wrap. didymos, moby, ellaroo - try <a href="http://www.peppermint.com" target="_blank">www.peppermint.com</a> for all kinds of options. I'm not big into ring slings, but my friends all swear by their mayas - I think I'd rather do a pouch, but then you have to get one that fits just right.<br><br>
I think with this one I'll be doing wraps and my sutemi and then moving to an Ergo. The mei tai (like <a href="http://www.kozycarrier.com" target="_blank">www.kozycarrier.com</a>) are nice - but I prefer my ERGO.<br><br>
Get one at <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a> - Colleen is an awesome wahm - good for CDing too! Flat shipping.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Funny that the BB seems more manly to some - it looks like a big ol' man bra to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Another bonus to the ERGO - very manly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> You can't front carry facing out though - for that, you'd want a baby trekker.
 

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Thank you to all of you mamas who have been sharing the links for slings! I've been happily clicking away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> There are so many different options, styles, and patterns now - most of them quite cute & chic, too. I know that doesn't matter to everyone, but I love seeing how slings have changed so much in the past 4 1/2 years since I was last shopping for one. I'm kind of excited about getting a new one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I hope you all have lovely holidays! On Christmas day I saw my sister-in-law who is due on June 29 for her 3rd. We were pregnant with our first children together and its' kind of fun having our bellies grow again and to know that these kids will be close in age, too (our firsts are 7 weeks apart).<br><br>
I have a minor "I have nothing to wear!!!" melt down on Christmas Eve <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild"> which I then felt totally silly about on Christmas morning as my mother-in-law had spoiled me rotten with pretty maternity tops <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I'm just in that in-between stage where I'm too big for my regular clothes but most of my nicer maternity clothes are still too big. It's kinda like after the baby is born when you don't fit into your normal clothes yet but your maternity clothes just look silly once you're carrying a baby around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Anyone have big plans for New Year's Eve?
 

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Real big- my belly!!<br><br>
Actually DH usually cooks surf n turf but this year it might just be surf. He bought a split of champgne yesterday so I can sip it. We might do the New York new year at 11pm on tv if we cannot make it till midnight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I really love all the sling options now too!! Its amazing what 4 years can do to styles too- There are many cute things!<br>
I saw a mama yesterday who had a native sling I think it was called- totally adorable and only one color which I would like. Also she said its good for a summer born baby.
 

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Not really ... ds#1 is excited about New Year's Eve because dh told him we will get a new board game to play together and drink bubble juice (sparkling cider). I might talk dh into bbq'ing that night, but I haven't wanted red meat this time around like I did with the first two. Usually we have friends over, but as most of our friends were through our Bible study, and we have since left the study (and the religion), we are kind of in no-man's land friend wise too (in terms of couple friends; I still have my good close friends, but we haven't really established new couple/family friends yet). Anyways, not to be the downer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We'll probably stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop and then go to bed ... I usually don't fall asleep until at least 12:30 right now anyway, so I should make it just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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