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I used OTSBH's with my last two, and they felt nice and secure and comfortable for all involved, but they're rather bulky. The Nojo is much too big for me, (5'2") and before ordering a new one for this baby, I thought I'd solicit feedback from you all!

The Maya Wraps are beautiful, but I've never worn one.

No, I can't re-use the old slings, as each kids knows it's "theirs"!
 

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I had a maya wrap and a dr sears sling, the sears one was very comfy and would prob. work well for your small frame, the maya wrap I never use much as I find all that extra material bothersome because I don't need to hide when I nurse, the dr sears ones have a padded bumper that is cozy I think and my baby seems to like it better now that she sits up in the sling, it pads her legs....I think it's cute how your kids know their sling !!
 

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I had the problem of slings fitting on my petite frame. This time I discovered a hotsling. It seems to fit me wonderfully and is so much more comfortable than a too large ring sling was. I've tried it out w/ DS in it and it works great! Oh, she takes your measurment and sizes the sling to fit you.
 

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I've tried a bunch
of different slings and carries... and I've discovered I'm "ring inept".
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: I like pouches better. I can get a better fit and not hurt my back or neck.

I like my Pea in a Pod (hemp fleece), KangerooKorner Fleece and my New Native (muslin). We don't use the the KK as much because of the heat here in Houston but when the weather is nice, it is great.

I have an Ellaroos that I haven't tried... just need to try it. I know a lot of people who love them because they are very versatile.
 

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Terion, I tried on the Nojo (Sears sling) but I couldn't get it tight enough, due to the padding, so the baby felt too loose and, to me, insecure.The Over the Shoulder Baby Holder has the padding, which is comfy, but bulky and it can get hot.

I have no problem with rings.

Are the pouches comfortable, not being adjustable? I liked the rings because I could tighten up wherever I felt needed tightening to keep baby secure, and it was "sizable" as the baby grows.
 

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My first sling was an OTSBH ... I loved it very much, until I tried a Maya, and then there was no looking back
... I really liked not having all the bulkiness of the padding from the OTSBH. I'm pretty petite myself, and didn't find the Maya to be too bulky for me. Sadly, the Maya got lost
... and I replaced it w/ a B's Knees sling which I *loved* ... but I don't think she's making slings anymore.

If you can sew *at all*, you can make yourself a ring sling ... there are tons of links to free patterns, and you can customize the width and length of the fabric to fit your and your baby's frame.

I also have a KK fleece pouch, which I really like. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to talk myself out of buying one of their knit (non-fleece pouches) b/c ... well, I just don't *really need* it. But I sure *want* one *lol*. Their pouches are adjustable, but you have to snap and unsnap, it's not as quick and as easy a a ring sling. But they're so comfy and I loved carrying my bigger toddler in his fleece pouch. It was so comfy for both of us.
 

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Both the Pea in a Pod and the KK are "adjustable". They have rows of snaps. The New Native isn't adjustable but I really only used it once my DS was older (5+ months). He hated all slings and carriers and was only happy either up high on my shoulder or in his stroller until he was out of the "newborn" stage. Go figure.
 

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The woman who makes the Pea in the Pod pouches has closed her site. Her son was diagnosed with leukemia.


One adjustable pouch is from Kangaroo Korner. www.kangarookorner.com They have a ton of great slings and info there!

Everyone has different preferences with slings -- I hated the Hip Hammock, but loved my OTSBH.

Definitely check out the babywearing board here for more info.
 

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Maya. I've worn it now through two babyhoods, two pregnancies and two toddlerhoods. It's been everything from a picnic blanket, a beach towel, a toddler outfit, a shopping cart strap, a shawl, a blanket, and general all-around life saver. I
this thing. I also like pouches, but still reach for my Maya first. I plan to hand it down to my daughter or daughter in law someday
Have fun deciding----it's a big sling world out there!
 

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I love my maya wraps, but I am also a big fan of the Kangaroo Korner padded slings. Both are so easy to nurse in, and have enough fabric to cover my belly fat when I've got my shirt pulled up. I don't care who sees my boobs, but my belly roll? NO WAY!!!


I've also made a podegi, which was ridiculously easy, but ds was just too heavy for it at the time. I'm looking forward to trying it with this babe. I also think I'm going to try a Moby Wrap. I'd also like to try a Kangaroo Korner pouch, but I don't see it being really easy to nurse in. I'm such a sling junkie, that I'm always trying to find new ones!
 

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so far, I've been pretty partial to the maya wrap, but am finding the sheer options daunting!!! Yikes! There sure are some lovely slings out there!
I am wondering if we need a separte sling for the hubby, He's definitely bigger then me and likes more utilitarian looking stuff... with clips and straps and zippers, you know! Any suggestions on "manly" slings?
 

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Loooooooooooove my sling from Sleeping Baby . I had two made for the last babe and am having two more made for this one (plus one for a friend). They're completely adjustable. I just don't understand how people can use the non-adjustable ones. I was given a Native Carrier and can't stand it. Never used it.
Best of all you can send in your own fabric (as I've done) and end up with something DH will love too.

~Daednu
 

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I just discovered a sling/carrier from hug-a-bub. It is a company from Australia. I just ordered mine but have gotten some great referrals from other moms who really like them. I like that you can be completely hands free and it accomodates a side-lying infant to a facing out toddler.

Good luck!
Cheryl
 
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