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I want to get a sling for my very un-crunchy friend. She has a dd who is 3, so I think a sling will come in very handy. I love my Mayawrap, but I don't know how these are with newborns. I don't think she will nurse in the sling, she only uses the football hold and always sits with her boppy, so I think I need a sling that is comfy and she will feel is very secure. Do you think a Mayawrap with a matching one for her toddler or do you have some better suggestions.<br>
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I think Mayawraps are great for newborns, but questionable for the non-crunchy. I used to REALLY dislike walking around non-crunchy Dallas with the long tail flowing behind me.
 

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No Maya Wraps for un-crunchy newbies. The tail, having to thread the rings, it's all a big turnoff. Go with a pouch, like a stretch pouch from Hotslings. Much more chic and likely to be used.
 

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I agree with the PP about the MW. I found the MW difficult to use properly with a nb and I'm not a new sling user. I think a pouch is a great idea as long as you get the sizing right. Otherwise, consider an easier to use sling, like the Mamababy or such. Whatever you decide, a demo of how to use it IRL is a must. I wasn't able to use my first sling properly until someone showed me, even though I must have looked at the instructions a gazillion times.
 

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I agree, a pouch in a beautiful fabric like a Hotsling sounds perfect for her. And you can actually nurse in the football hold in the pouch by sliding the whole thing down toward the opposite breast.
 

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Okay, if I go with the hotsling (which looks awesome and I may get for myself,) can I get a padded one. Can you use a padded one with a newborn? It looks like you can. Here baby isn't due until May, so should I just get a cotton one, are the fleece hot?
 

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wise woman is more adjustable, can be used for newborn or toddler, is a pouch so very easy to use, and available in some uncrunchy fabrics.
 
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