What kind of carrier do you prefer? Which kinds do you own?

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What kind of carrier do you prefer? Which kinds do you own?

My first was a Peanut Shell Pouch, and I loved it. Hubby had a Snugli crotch dangler and we hated it, just like I predicted. With baby number two, hubby wanted a Bjorn crotch dangler and never used it. I started making pouches and now sell them, with cargo pockets, hidden pockets, key hooks, toy hooks, and ribbon loops for entertainment. I couldn't find one like it on the market so I made it myself! They are called DreamSlings. www.dreamslingshop.com

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Em - posted on 11/22/2008

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I prefer different carriers for different situations.



I love, love, LOVE the ring sling for errands because it is so quick and easy to get the baby in and out.



A mei tai is great for hiking or for wearing the baby for a longer time or for the airport. I recently purchased a soft-structured carrier (SSC) to try for hiking as well so we'll see how that goes.



I recently learned to wrap and have really been digging the wrap for keeping baby close while doing things around the house.



I own several RSs, a mei tai and an Ergo. Hoping to buy a wrap soon (have been borrowing one).

Emily - posted on 11/21/2008

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I started with a crotch dangler with my first, sling with my second, and finally wrap with my third. I love my sling for older babies, and warm weather. I love the wrap for cold weather and newborns. I also have mei tais that I love for toddlers and back carries.

Rody - posted on 11/21/2008

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I started with an Over the Shoulder Baby Holder, and I really liked it, but now I perfer the Etc. Sling. It has a lot more ways to use it and it's extremely comfortable. You can find it at slingsandmore.com

Lyndsey - posted on 11/14/2008

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My son was born August 26th..he was supposed to be a September baby, though! His EDD was Sept. 14

Lyndsey - posted on 11/14/2008

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Mary, when was your baby born if he is 2 1/2 months old? My son is 11 weeks,so they must be close :-)

Mary - posted on 11/14/2008

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I have a ring sling, made for me by a friend. He is 2 1/2 months old and I don't know what I would do without it! I would like to get more though and try out others.

Lalla - posted on 11/12/2008

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no probs! anything to hep fellow babywearers! ive always looked for designs so i could make my own, and figured others would too! ^_^

Lalla - posted on 11/12/2008

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http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/ind... although, as these are her own copyright designs, you cant make them for resale, but shes more than happy for you to make them for yourself! there are also links to other sites with useful patterns for carriers, nappy bags, ideas for innovating your coth nappies etc!

Lalla - posted on 11/12/2008

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mmm, i too had a baby bjorn type one, i couldnt stand it, hurt my back so much! id given up on baby carriers until i was pregnant with my now nearly 1yo! but if anyones interested, ive found a site with patterns and directions (really easy too! ) to make your own slings, mei tais, pouches etc, but id like to know if i can post a link?

Erin - posted on 11/12/2008

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My husband and I both have pouch style slings by hotslings, and we recently bought a custom made reversible Baby Hawk mei tei.
We both love the Baby Hawk as it distributes the weight more evenly and if feels like my 16lb son is weightless!
However, the pouch style sling is wonderful to calm him when he is fussy.
Both are great for different situations!
However, we bought a "Snugli" (like a Baby Bjorn) and hate it. It's uncomfortable and puts a lot of pressure on your back and shoulders.

Rebecca - posted on 11/12/2008

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i have a sling-ezee ( http://www.slingezee.com/ ) and i love it. i am the 4th mom to own this one and it is about 14 years old, it is well broken in but holding up well. i dont go anywhere without my sling. i use it with my 7 month old and when she is sleeping in the stroller and my 2 year old is cranky i carry her in the sling. shes about 30 pounds and it helps take the weight off my back.

Carissa - posted on 11/11/2008

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Have you checked out the Slingling baby slings? They are fitted to your size, and you don't have to worry about adjusting a ring--they are just one solid piece of fabric. I LOVE mine, and I have moved from the cradle carry to the kangaroo carry to the side carry with my son. He is so happy in it.

Imani - posted on 11/11/2008

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My favorite sling of all time in the ergo baby carrier. I have backpain sometimes, and when I wear Aminah in the ergo I am always pain free. Plus its fun now to wear her on my back and she gets a kick out of it!

Meredith - posted on 11/11/2008

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I have a Sleepy Wrap and it's awesome. Very comfy and versatile. Bought it in black and even hubby wears it.

Lalla - posted on 11/11/2008

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oooh, after checking out the mei tais, im considering getting one of them too!

Kari - posted on 11/11/2008

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I LOVE my mei tais. I made one of my own.. and also bought a few. I prefer my own over the bought ones. I am also a huge fan of my wraps.. my favorite is my Vicky Storch wrap..

Lyndsey - posted on 11/10/2008

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Babywearing can be addicting!! I have a Balboa Baby ring sling, a Nojo ring sling, a Polkadot Papoose sling, hotsling, and sleepy wrap. I'm getting an ABC soon, and either an Ergo or Beco butterfly for Christmas :)

Lalla - posted on 11/09/2008

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hi, i have an 11 month daughter, and only started using a sling when she finally became too much for my arms to bear over long periods of time anymore! but i am now the proud owner of a ring sling, and couldnt be happier! neither could my daughter, although she still gets a little fidgety in it sometimes, other times youd think she'd always been in one!

but i dont think id try another type of carrier, as i really like how versatile ring slings are and they are comfortable, you just have to learn to get the strap across your shoulder/arm not on your shoulder/neck zone, lol took me a couple of times to learn that one properly lol! to be honest, i think im going to get another one soon, so i can have more than one colour! :-p

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I have pretty much one of everything- a Mei Tai made by Greenbean, an SSC (toddler Patapum), a Ring Sling (DIY), a pouch (Mamma's Milk adjustable), a DIY woven wrap, a DIY gauze wrap, a stretchy wrap, and a DIY podaegi. My favorites are the Mei Tai, and the Ring Sling but I loved the stretchy and gauze wraps when my son was smaller (he's 18 months now).
I tried all the mainstream stuff with my older son, and I really was never comfortable in any of it (Snugli, Hip Hammock, and Nojo) every carrier I own now is more comfy than they were!!

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