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I'm a new mom who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl two weeks ago-it was a beautiful homebirth!<br>
I am really interested in babywearing and buying a sling. I am totally overwhelmed with all the different sling choices out there. Please help me and direct me to which sling is the best option, please please please!!!
 

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When DD was a NB I got A LOT of use out of our Kangaroo Korner adjustable fleece pouch. It's just so nice and cozy. It's also versatile and simple. I still use it quite a bit, but now I use my Kozy carrier more. That has more to do with the weather than anything else. If you can afford it, I'd get the Kozy and something else. The Kozy will work for a NB, though. I just find it's nice to have something that you can slip on quickly sometimes and that's where a pouch or sling comes in handy.<br><br>
Congrats on your LO!
 

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congrats! i liked a stetchy wrap a la moby or cuddlywrap for the first 2 months, you can do cradle,& tummy to tummy, which is nice, and it just felt so secure and safe....after that i have tried every type of carrier and whats working for me now is hotslings for my out and about errands and a wrap for home.you just can't beat the wrap...mobys get kind of hot and loose support as baby gets bigger...i like gypsy mamas woven wraps after that...
 

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you can make just about anything work if you are willing to learn how to use it.<br>
you should ask yourself what you really want out of a carrier before you get one.<br>
1. how long do you want to wear DC?<br>
2. what are you going to be doing most of the time?<br>
3. do you want a one shoulder carrier or a two shoulder one?<br>
4. do you just want one or do you want more than one? (this tells you what type to get)
 

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There's really no option that's best for all parents and all babies....do you have a local babywearing group near you where you can go and check out some slings in person?<br><br><a href="http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm</a><br><br>
I also love the mei tai (such as Kozy) and stretchy wrap (such as Moby) for newborns, but I also really like a ring sling for easy on-off and nursing ability.<br><br>
But again, tell us more of what you're looking for (the questions Jennie posted above) as well what size you are, whether you have any back/shoulder issues, whether you want your partner to wear the same sling, etc. and perhaps we can help you narrow your choices down!
 

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i have used my hotsling every day since my daughter was born... she looooves it. <a href="http://www.hotslings.com" target="_blank">www.hotslings.com</a><br><br>
best money I ever spent!
 

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i highly recommend you go to <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a> and read the reviews.<br><br>
i started not knowing anything at all about different types of carriers..and now i have joined the "obsessed ones" (hehe thats how i think of the mamas who have like 12 carriers and are constntly hunting for more!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
beware! this is potentially dangerous and can make you spend way too much $$<br><br>
I cant say enough good things about my Babyhawk mei tai carrier-read the reviews for it at the babywearer
 

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I think any kind of stretchy wrap is great, it is so snug and you can nurse in it no problem. It is not good for heavier kids though, I stopped using it at about 2.5 months but I couldn't have lived without it!
 
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