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This is my third baby. So far I have a babyhawk mei tai with a headrest, an ellaroo wrap, and a hotsling pouch (unpadded, made some sort of slightly stretchy fabric). Would one of those be good for a summer newborn or should I get something new in addition to those three? In other words, what would you want to use with a summer newborn? FWIW, I'm ring sling challenged so something else would be my preference, unless you can come teach me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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hotslings makes these LOVELY cotton sateen pouches that are nice and light. So if you're already used to those you might check that out.<br><br>
I really do like my stretch linen ring sling from sleepingbaby.net, and I was pretty ring sling challenged to start with too. I'm realizing as I think about this that I didn't wear DD2 as much as a newborn as I did DD1...I was so used to hauling around a heavy toddler that she felt light as a feather and I just carried her in the crook of my arm all the time...and I was also already used to doing things with one hand so there wasn't as much need for a sling!
 

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I think the hotsling will be ok--pouches seem to be the coolest (for mama) of the various carriers...at least based on our NC summer last year (admittedly ds wasn't a newborn then). Having baby directly up against your skin, as in a wrap/MT, is soooo sweaty. The hotsling fabric is fairly cool cotton, so would probably be ok, but Kangaroo Korner makes a solarveil and a mesh pouch if you need some retail therapy!! Just make sure you don't overdress the baby: a onesie should be fine in that nice warm pouch against mama.
 

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I'm expecting a June baby, too, and just bought a Sachi solarweave mei tai. It's very lightweight and looks like it would be very cool. Also it can get wet and dry very quickly from what I hear. So it should make a good beach/pool carrier.<br><br>
I'm hoping to acquire another stretch cotton Zolowear sling or two. I didn't have much luck with ring slings in the beginning, perhaps because I started with a heavily padded Nojo and then an equally padded OTSBH. Once I switched to unpadded slings, such a Zolo, it got a lot easier!
 

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Wise woman slings makes a ring sling that is a pouch.I found it way easier to use than a regular ring sling.Plus you can get one made out of a light fabric.<br><a href="http://www.wisewomansling.com/" target="_blank">http://www.wisewomansling.com/</a>
 

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ring slings are my preference for summer - out of a nice light fabric like a linen, or cotton gauze, or solarveil/solarweave type fabric. i like having the tail to shade the baby's head from the sun.<br><br>
gypsy mama makes gauze wraps that would be good as far as a wrap goes for the summer. i'd just get the shortest you could get away with and still have a secure fit, so there's not a lot of extra fabric wrapped around you or baby.<br><br>
or a nice solarveil/solarweave MT - i made one for use in the pool and at the river. it's not super supportive, because i made it just one layer so it'd dry super quickly.
 

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I just got a Kangaroo Korner adjustable mesh pouch. I got it for a trip to India so I'd have something for hot weather, and I will use it here in the summer and at the beach. It's made out of that athletic material with the little holes in it. Nice and cool. Plus it can go in the water. Also, someone else mentioned the Gypsy Mama gauze wrap (Bali Baby Breeze). I don't have one, but I have seen it and it is nice and light--I plan to get a 4.2 size before the summer.
 
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