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Thanks for reading my post...I am sure that there have been a million posts just like this one!<br><br>
I am due in May with #2. DS 1 will be an active 21 months. I already have an Ergo carrier and an Ellaroo Wrap. I imagine myself wanting to nurse with DC 2 in the carrier as well as tote him/her around while chasing after my 21 mo. old. I really need a carrier that is comfortable, I had back issues with my ring sling so don't even want to go in that direction. DS 1 was a big baby and grew like a weed so I imagine the same with this baby. I live in Wisconsin where the summers can get quite hot so I do not want something that is too warm. The ability to be discreet while nursing is also important to me. I really like my wrap but I think it might be too much fabric for a newborn and the summer heat. I like the look of pouches and that is why I am leaning towards them but I really need some suggestions for experienced moms. What do you suggest I get? I have searched sites that are to help a person decide what to buy but to me its pretty overwhelming...maybe it's my pregnant brain that can't handle it!<br><br>
Thank you - Celia
 

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Well I live in the NW with mild climate, so my first rec for a newborn is always a kangarookorner.com adjustable fleece pouch. Hotslings are really great in warmer weather, but I would tell you to make sure you get a small enough one that it's snug enough. Pouches really need to be very snug, hotsling makes a stretch sateen that is really nice. I fit into the size 2 or 3 category, and a size 2 is almost not even snug enough (for a hotsling). You can always put them in the dryer to shrink a tiny bit though.<br><br>
Or you could go for a Mei Tei, Kozy and babyhawk are my favorite. I have worn both mine on my shoulders (high back) since before a month old. A mei tei is a life saver when you have other babes
 

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I love my Hotsling pouches. I got a fleece one for this winter that's very nice. My other one is great for when it's warmer. I know they do have a pool pouch that might be really nice for hot summers.
 

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I have a friend who used a Maya pouch for over a year with her youngest.<br><br>
Because she liked it so well when I found one at a thrift shop for a good price I bought it.<br><br>
We will see come May how I like it. I am also splurging and buying a Didymos wrap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 

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I love my pouch for ds. When he was small I didn't like it as well, but now he goes in there kangaroo style and it's so fast and he loves it. I just got a ring sling and I assumed it would be the same, but I don't like it. It's a pain to adjust and getting ds in just right takes forever. I got mine from <a href="http://www.sling-a-baby.info/" target="_blank">http://www.sling-a-baby.info/</a> and she now going out of business so they're cheap too! $15-$20 but you gotta order before Feb 28.
 

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The only thing I don't like about pouches is that you don't have a lot of position options. I have the native baby carrier. It is so easy to put on and comfortable but my 2 month old hates it because she doesn't like lying in cradle position and the sides engulf her head. I know she can be carried in it on the hip when she gets older but I had to buy a different sling that I could use for now. I just wouldn't suggest using it as your only sling.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The only thing I don't like about pouches is that you don't have a lot of position options. I have the native baby carrier. It is so easy to put on and comfortable but my 2 month old hates it because she doesn't like lying in cradle position and the sides engulf her head. I know she can be carried in it on the hip when she gets older but I had to buy a different sling that I could use for now. I just wouldn't suggest using it as your only sling.</div>
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Not true with any of the half dozen different types of pouches I've had.
 

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I really liked my new native pouch. I used it alot with # 2 and # 3. I don't think I ever used the cradle carry with mine except for nursing times. It is just so simple and easily portable and useful. I recomend one.
 

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Really love my Hotslings too. I was able to nurse my little one in it when she was a newborn. Once she got too big for the cradle carry, we would carry her in the hip position. I was actually able to nurse like that too sometimes.. gotta be "stretchy".. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
You can always jump on FSOT on TBW for one too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not true with any of the half dozen different types of pouches I've had.</div>
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Well then maybe you can help me out because honestly, from reading the latest Mothering magazine about pouches and using mine, I don't see many options. I would love to see how others have been able to use different positions, particularly with newborns.
 
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