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What are you planning to use?<br><br>
Over the years, I've found that I'm not a fan of ring slings. Around the house I usually wear a pouch, but I love a moby for newborns. I have an Ergo -- which I still use for my 2yo -- but I'm thinking about getting a didy or a storch for this baby.<br><br>
What is everyone else doing?
 

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I already have 2 peanut shells and an ergo that I've used with dd, and I also have a sleepy baby wrap that I'm hoping to use with this baby. I didn't find the wrap love last time, but I'd like to this time. I want to justify someday buying an Earthy Rainbow wrap because I think they're beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">
 

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I definitely want another Moby Wrap! It was wonderful for the NB stage! I have several ring slings & 2 mei tais for when baby is older.
 

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i have an ergo and a rocking mama i think its called, its a one piece sling kind of thing that has zippers to adjust it. I used it with dd until about 6 months when we got the ergo and LOVED the ergo the sling isnt realyl hands free enough for chasing a toddler around you have to have one hand on it most of the time i think so Im really thinking of going with a moby thats what i see most moms of toddlers with a newborn using well.<br><br>
I am thinking i should go try some out while i still dont have a huge belly! I remember with dd i went at like 8 months or something i couldnt even get the feel of any of them because there was no room. I ended up waiting until after she was born to really get a good feel.<br><br><br>
Just got to find a place around here that sells many of them so i can try them out!
 

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I LOVED the sleepy wrap with my dd and when it got hot, I used an ellaroo wrap. I'll do the same with this babe.<br><br>
I used a maya sling with my son, but really don't like slings, so I won't repeat that one <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 have earthy rainbow (with fringe) and green tea (my personal fav all time wrap) and a didymos indio that was tie dyed and slingified by sleeping baby productions. I am mostly looking forward to using a DIY buttery soft black linen ring sling (gathered shoulder like a sakura bloom) that I made for my 3 year old. DH uses a ten toes click. I imagine I will use my wraps when we go out because I love how warm they keep a baby under my jacket.
 

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I love my Moby wrap until baby is bigger then switch to my Ergo. They're the carriers for me!<br><br>
I've had a ring sling and an mei tei and don't care for either. I have a bad back and anything over one shoulder hurts a lot. The mei tei hurt my back too for some reason.
 

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I have a Moby Wrap that I got at a yard sale, and I think I also want either an Ergo or a mei tai eventually. I'll probably get a ring sling too, although I'm not confident about my ability to use it!
 

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I have a hotsling that I started using when DS was first born. We used that for a while until he was 8 months and then I switched to a Mei Tai. I loved the Mei Tai for quite a while. I was thinking of getting a ring sling for this baby. But after reading some of the responses here maybe a Moby would be best.
 

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I have a little bit of every thing in my stash. I've noticed I like different things for different babies. But I do tend to grab my pouches and my ringslings most for newborns.
 

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I'm trying to hold myself back from having 20 carriers...I have 3 stretchy wraps and I'm ISO one more...I have a pouch on the way, but I need a couple more. I have a Freehand MT that I've had through all of my kids, it's the only one I didn't get rid of when Diego was not into being worn anymore, it's my favorite!<br><br>
I also need to get a half-buckle this time and maybe one more MT. Trying to keep the carriers under 8 or 10 if I can <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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<div style="font-style:italic;">I already have 2 peanut shells and an ergo that I've used with dd, and I also have a sleepy baby wrap that I'm hoping to use with this baby. I didn't find the wrap love last time, but I'd like to this time. I want to justify someday buying an Earthy Rainbow wrap because I think they're beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide"></div>
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Oh, I love the rainforest Earthy Rainbow wrap. Very pretty.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a Moby Wrap that I got at a yard sale, and I think I also want either an Ergo or a mei tai eventually. I'll probably get a ring sling too, although I'm not confident about my ability to use it!</div>
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There is a great group on Facebook about baby wearing safety and has lots of pictures of the wrong and right way to carry in many different carriers.<br><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/BabywearingSafety?ref=ts" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/#!/BabywearingSafety?ref=ts</a><br><br><br>
I think I'm going to get a moby wrap. I have an Ergo that I love, but it is kind of awkward for me in the newborn stage. I really want to try out the Babyhawk too.
 

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I have 3 stretch Hostlings and 1 Fleece Hotsling ... am thinking of trying a moby wrap again but not sure if I love it. I tried with DD and did use it, but it always seemed to be a hassle to get on and wear.
 

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We have a ring sling that lives in the car. I don't really find ring slings to be very comfortable, but they are super handy for those in and out of stores trips. We also have a stretchy wrap, which we LOVE for the newborn period. I have a woven wrap that is beautiful, but I really haven't mastered it and much prefer our mei tai. We also have a pouch (hotsling) that lives on a hook in our kitchen. I really hated it until recently, when dd got big enough to fill it out a little more while sitting on my hip. I think it might be the wrong size, but I could NOT put newborn dd in it in any sort of safe position when she was small. It does the trick when she's fussy while I stir dinner for a few minutes though.<br>
We're going to get an ergo-type knock off, thanks to this baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I couldn't rationalize it, even though we used a borrowed one for a few days and it was completely blissful, but with a second baby coming along, well, it'll get twice as much use, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
We pretty much use the stretchy wrap exclusively until 6 months of so, when we move on to the mei tai. Or, at least, that's what we did with dd. Who knows how it will go with a different baby. I'm glad we have a few options though, and we'll sort out what we like best as time goes by.<br>
I love babywearing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I make my own. If we have a girl, I may have to make a couple of girly ones, although the ones I have now are pretty neutral. I have a stretchy wrap (think Moby) for the beginning, a couple of ring slings, and a mei tai-type carrier. I don't think I could survive without babywearing! And thinking about having my third makes them seem even more essential!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We also have a pouch (hotsling) that lives on a hook in our kitchen. I really hated it until recently, when dd got big enough to fill it out a little more while sitting on my hip. I think it might be the wrong size, but I could NOT put newborn dd in it in any sort of safe position when she was small. It does the trick when she's fussy while I stir dinner for a few minutes though.</div>
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I have a pouch too and on the instructions that came with it it says to put and extra seam in it so your newborn is tight against you and take it out when they are big enough. I didn't get it when my little guy was that small so I didn't do that, but its worth trying if you want to use it for the new little one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I have a ring sling, a moby like wrap, a yamo (Israeli soft structured carrier) and an African Back Carrier (South African soft structured carrier). I would love a didymos, but I am not sure how I can justify the price <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'll see how much they are in Berlin if I can track one down.
 

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I am going to make a ring sling and Moby-esque carrier; I've already made a hotsling for myself. I'm also going to make DH his own special ring sling (he's requested airplane fabric).<br><br>
I am, however, going to buy an Ergo carrier, with the infant insert. And we want a Kelty kid carrier for hiking once the baby is about 6 months old; we'll use the Ergo for hiking until then.<br><br>
Does anyone like the Beco carrier? They are so beautiful that it is tempting...but I think I'll just sew a big square of pretty fabric onto the front of the Ergo and call it good! I've heard that the Beco is better for smaller women, but I'm 5' 7", so I imagine the Ergo will work great?
 

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I love ring slings when they're little - I made myself an embroidered silk one that I really hope works for us. Still haven't decided what shoulder style to use on it, though. I alsy have a Didymos wrap for when they're older, but I'm thinking about the Anaju bamboo stretchy wrap for newborn squishiness. They're SOOO soft - much floppier feeling than the moby, and supposedly more supportive, tho I've not tried one yet.
 

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For me it's a woven wrap (Storch) and only a woven wrap. We own an Ergo, but it gets extremely minimal use. I think the fact that I am entirely satisfied with only one carrier is proof that the woven wrap is the king of all carriers.<br><br>
We usually travel for 6 weeks every Summer and several other times throughout the year and I wear my non-walkers all day every day. My kids are very late walkers (18 months or so), so that's a lot of carrying and a lot of weight. I still carry DS a lot now at 2 years old, I can still nurse in the wrap, he can still sleep in the wrap, etc. I think it's entirely wonderful.
 
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