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I used my Taylormade Solarveil sling for about 3 hours today (nothing like trial by fire) and it was great! It was the hottest day so far in the low 80s and I was feeling it! (I know all you southerners are saying I'm a wuss )<br>
I carried DS in the hip carry mostly and had his back leg in and front leg out. I was able to use the tail to cover his front leg and with his sun hat he didn't get a bit of red. We were in full sun over half the time too.<br>
My older kids got some sunburn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> but not the babe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
The open weave of the sling was great at letting breezes thru and my son really wasn't sweating at all.<br>
Even though I was hot, the sling wasn't making it worse at all-my back wasn't nearly as hot as I expected with the sling open wide.<br>
Even though the material isn't soft like cotton I didn't find it uncomfortable at all and didn't feel it was scratchy-just a little textured-like pilly cotton maybe...<br>
It also DID NOT leave red marks under his knee of the leg that was out which is nice! The bunched up rail worked well as padding.<br>
Bottom line-if you want something to protect from the sun that will help prevent overheating I'd say get one! Esp if you are in the south or midwest where it gets humid!<br>
I got a large and even though I don't need that big the long tail was great for use as a cover up. Something to think about. I also used it as a blanket on the ground for about 20 min too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
The only thing it lacked was a pocket which I think I may add.<br>
Happy shopping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
Ann<br><br>
just a few solarveil sling makers<br><a href="http://www.taylormadetreasures.com" target="_blank">www.taylormadetreasures.com</a><br><a href="http://www.prettymommaslings.com" target="_blank">www.prettymommaslings.com</a><br><a href="http://www.zolowear.com" target="_blank">www.zolowear.com</a><br><a href="http://www.sleepingbaby.net" target="_blank">www.sleepingbaby.net</a><br><a href="http://www.froggygarden.com" target="_blank">www.froggygarden.com</a>
 

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I'm glad you liked it! I have tried 2 "water" slings (one solarveil, one a water sling) and didn't really find either of them comfortable.
 

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Another Solarveil sling lover here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> I love mine for all the same reasons AnnR33 does but also too that it has a slight bit of stretch in the fabric which is really nice and if it gets wet it dries quickly.<br><br>
Most of all I LOVE it because of the fit. I bought mine at <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com" target="_blank">www.kangarookorner.com</a> It is sewn so that the fabric can fan out and distribute the weight over my shoulder, back and part of my arm. I wear my daughter for hours at a time. No direct pressure on just one part of my shoulder, ouch!<br><br>
I didn't realize that all slings weren't made this way and I bought a cotton ring sling somewhere to have as an extra. The fabric was gathered near the ring so it didn't fan out like my Solarveil. I used it once and then got rid of it.
 

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I think the shoulder style makes a huge difference in slings too-regardless of the material. I know it does for me. The only thing I had to watch was the material is a little slippery so after 30 min or so I'd have readjust a little since the sling would shift towards my son so ring would end up in the middle of my chest. Wasn't a big deal though and it may have been my shirt a little too...<br><a href="http://www.Gypsymama.com" target="_blank">www.Gypsymama.com</a> also has a new water wrap that has the sun protecting properties (even more than the solarveil) that might be another option for those that don't like ring slings but want the same type of usage.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for this! I am thinking about ordering some solarveil (I am in the sunny south, afterall) and making a sling for Big Baby.</div>
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There is a solarveil coop here:<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/solarveilcoop/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/solarveilcoop/</a><br><br>
They're looking to get turquiose. Min order is 5 yds @ $6 a yd ppd.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There is a solarveil coop here:<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/solarveilcoop/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/solarveilcoop/</a><br><br>
They're looking to get turquiose. Min order is 5 yds @ $6 a yd ppd.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> THANK YOU for this link, I have been wanting some turquoise solarveil forever and it's so expensive at $10 a yard
 

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I too love my solarveil sling and find it so comfortable to wear. Mine is a navy ring sling from SBP. I was unsure if I would like the fabric when I ordered since so many people commented that it was scratchy, however I haven't found it scratchy at all! I haven't used mine in the water yet....just wearing around when it's been really hot! I also love having the tail to pop over my little one's head so she's completely covered when we're in the direct sun.<br><br>
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Thanks for the link and this thread. It's great to hear the various reviews. i have just purchased a Taylormade and will be trying it out shortly.
 
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