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I know there are reviews, but I wanted to get some input from you ladies as to what your faves are, sling wise? Do you like a pouch, a sling w/rings, any particular name brands?????
 

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Who are you planning to use this for? A toddler? A new baby? If you've never used a sling before and are planning on carrying a relatively new baby, a pouch has a very small learning curve.<br><br>
People seem to particularly like th Adjustable Fleece Pouch and the Adjustable Cotton Pouch from Kangaroo Korner. <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com" target="_blank">www.kangarookorner.com</a><br><br>
Another pouch you might look into (non-adjustable) is a Hotsling. <a href="http://www.hotslings.com" target="_blank">www.hotslings.com</a><br><br>
For an older baby/toddler, you might like a ring sling with leg padding. I use the Over the Shoulder Baby Holder, as I need shoulder padding, but there are also slings with just leg padding. Both are also available at Kangaroo Korner.
 

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my son is 3 months old and i have already tried a variety.<br>
i have a snugli, sling (with metal rings), and a baby trekker.<br>
out of the three the ultimate is the baby trekker!!!! if you dont have one go to there website and get one <a href="http://babytrekker.com/" target="_blank">http://babytrekker.com/</a> . it is wonderful for the money...it is $80 on the site but you can find them on ebay also. you can use it in a sling position to breastfeed. it can also be used in 4 other positions. check it out! in my honest opinion the baby trekker is the most comfortable easiest to use.<br><br>
hope this helps...<br>
oh if you do want a sling or the snugli i am going to sell mine email me if you would like to get one of them...i just love the baby trekker i dont need the other ones around.<br><br><a href="http://linusmoke.fotki.com/-_moke_junior/" target="_blank">http://linusmoke.fotki.com/-_moke_junior/</a>
 

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I would DEFINITELY say the <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com" target="_blank">KKAFP</a> for a newborn, especially since you are due in November. Here's <a href="http://sarajanssen.home.mchsi.com/Photos/Isabella/422/sling-in-kitchen.jpg" target="_blank">a pic</a> of my dd when she was just a little one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And <a href="http://sarajanssen.home.mchsi.com/Photos/Isabella/55/sling-porch.jpg" target="_blank">another</a> of my dh with dd. We adore these pouches. So comfy. So cozy. And as soon as dd got into it, she was off to sleep!!<br><br>
Now that she is heavier, I love my Moby. Here is a pic of <a href="http://sarajanssen.home.mchsi.com/Photos/Isabella/65/laura-bella-moby.jpg" target="_blank">my sister and Bella</a>. Got it at <a href="http://www.cottoncradles.com" target="_blank">Cotton Cradles</a>. It's awesome for getting stuff done around the house and it totally distributes the weight. It's so comfy. Great for walks too.<br><br>
In the summer now, I use my <a href="http://sarajanssen.home.mchsi.com/Photos/Isabella/614/solarveil.jpg" target="_blank">KK Solarveil ring sling</a>. But for November, I'm guessing you would use something heavier. I just love the ring sling for running errands because my dd is a nurse-a-holic and I can't plan around her cravings <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So, we nurse EVERYWHERE! It's easy to nurse in the ring slings.<br><br>
Hmmm...let's see. I also use <a href="http://www.hotslings.com" target="_blank">Hotslings</a>. They are very lightweight, well-made and so easy to pack into the diaper bag.<br><br>
I think that's about it...I love all my different kinds of slings, pouches and wraps. They all serve a different purpose. Good luck with your decision!
 

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I like the Wise Woman adjustable pouch for an unpadded ring sling. The fleece ones are very warm and comfortable for the cooler weather. I make my own pouches and wraps. I like my pouch for the really quick trips in and out of stores where I don't trust my 2 year old.lol The wraps I use for long walks. I use the ring sling for my longer shopping trips in and out of stores.<br><br>
I am babysitting another 2 year old tomorrow who doesn't really know me well and cries every time she's here without her parents. Dh is usually here and she knows him quite well so she's fine with him. I am expecting to be carrying her most of the day and that my 2 year old will get jealous so I think I'll be figuring out how to carry two 2 year olds. At least they're the same height and weight and both around 22-24lbs.
 

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sara - is that a fleece pouch in the first picture with you? it looks so snuggly, but i am in so cal, so i am thinking it might be too hot?
 

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I can't say enough good things about my Moby Wrap. <a href="http://www.mobywrap.com" target="_blank">www.mobywrap.com</a><br><br>
It's fantastic for a little baby and I'm wearing my 22lb toddler with it very comfortably.<br><br>
I think every babywearer should have a ring sling or pouch, a wrap, and a carrier (I also like my Baby Trekker for more active babywearing - like mopping the floor or hiking.)
 

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mistisa --<br>
yep...it's fleece. I usually wear it when it's 75 degrees and below. Anything above that is super hot. I wear it in the air conditioning inside though...and it's great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Your stretch pouch options are something like Hotslings or KKACP.<br>
Nothing beats a fleece pouch for "coziness"...but the cotton is similar in fit.
 
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