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Old 01-11-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Is anyone going to Babywear?

If so, what kind of carrier or wrap are you going to use? I really want to get a carrier or wrap since the baby will be born in July and we do lots of summer activities like hiking at the river, camping, going on walks etc. I had a moby wrap when Niko was a baby but I could never wrap it right and I always felt like he was going to fall out. I really like the looks of the Ergo or something shaped like that. They look farely simple to put on. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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I bought a moby to try..never used a wrap. but woith ds i used several SSC carriers(kinderpack, boba, bbII, and others) and those worked so well for us. Of course i sold them all off. But i recently boughy anothet bbII when they were half off. It works great for newbie stage! I think i may look into a ringsling also, just for nursing at home
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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Re: Is anyone going to Babywear?

I am thinking about getting a wrap or something to use in the first 2 months. I started using the Ergo at 2 month with ds and used it up to 15 months when he was just too big to carry. I like that it can be used on the front, back, and hip. Definitely worth every penny.

I also have a Maya ring sling that I used a little with dd, but not with ds. Maybe I will see it to fund a wrap or something like that.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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I have a Beco Gemini, maya ring sling, and two mei tais... we'll use the gemini more in the newbie phase probably. It's too hot to wrap in Florida in the summer. I did it a little with ds and he was born in june.
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Re: Is anyone going to Babywear?

I have an Ergo, a Sleepy Wrap (they're stretchy), a Womb Fruit gauze wrap (we mostly use for wear in water), and my fav Diddy What we use from the get go will depend on where we live when baby is born. My favorite in newborn stage is the Sleepy Wrap because it is sooooooo easy and holds them perfectly when they are so light - but if we still live here it will be much too hot for that. I don't know. I might try to get a lighter weight wrap or try the gauze wrap. :
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IMO a moby is too hot for summertime - at least for california. a Sleepy wrap would be lighter and better for summer. Or try a sling.
I don't have any experience with the ergo for a newborn. The Manduca is great for a newborn (mine was a little over 8lb and she was comfy in it)
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IMO a moby is too hot for summertime - at least for california. a Sleepy wrap would be lighter and better for summer. Or try a sling.
I don't have any experience with the ergo for a newborn. The Manduca is great for a newborn (mine was a little over 8lb and she was comfy in it)
Every Moby I have used or helped a friend use has been much thinner material than my Sleepy Wrap so that is interesting to me. I wonder if I just have one made with exceptionally thick material. Moby wraps are not nearly supportive enough imo and lose their tension much too quickly. Either way I guess I am not much of a fan of the stretchy wraps past about 12-15 lbs. I haven't tried the Ergo for a newborn either, but one of my neighbors used it with the infant insert for her youngest and really liked it. Usually dh is the one that uses sscs - I prefer the wraps myself!
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Everything!! I love slings and wraps for younger ones and Ergos.. We used a boba when she was older.. I plan on getting lots
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I will be getting a moby and a wrap conversation ring sling. Then I already have an oh snap for when the baby is bigger and for dd.
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I have about 3 slings, 2 mts, and 2 ssc. But I plan on getting rid of some of them soon. I use the sling while baby is newborn and switch to a mt once he has head control, then the ssc once they are bigger and I need more support. Love them. They make life so easy.
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