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Old 10-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #11
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Re: What's a good starter "set" for a n00b?

Thank you, they were very helpful!

That's a bit of my concern-- the pouches seem to fit both DH and me well, but I imagine my boobs will still grow, so I'm not sure.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #12
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Some wraps are"poppable" withou being stretchy. I was a n00b too, and wore my moby only a handful of time since it was so friggin hot! I had a lightweight woven I did a front cross carry in, and if anything found it easier to get ds in and out of than the moby. Easier to wrap, too.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #13
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Re: What's a good starter "set" for a n00b?

the Moby was great for the little ones.... But after a while it is a tad cumbersome when you're out. Usually, and I had to tie it before I went out. I ended up using a jellybean wrap mostly, and then an ergo & beco as he got bigger.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #14
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #15
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Re: What's a good starter "set" for a n00b?

I think something stretchy for the newborn stage is a must. I have a sleepy wrap which I like a lot. I just find all the wrapping and unwrapping and bulk a bit cumbersome when out and about (especially when in and out of the car). For our next baby, I ordered a k'tan. I'm firmly in the faster-and-less-dangling-things-on-the-ground-is-better camp as far as BWing goes. Therefore, I like SSCs WAY WAY better than Mei Tais...And I'm not much of a wrapper. Good luck! And don't worry if you buy something you don't love...you can always re-sell it!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:03 AM   #16
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Re: What's a good starter "set" for a n00b?

I'm a newbie too, but from researching I've decided to start with a Bali Stretch Wrap instead of the Moby. Still gives a little stretch, but still practical at higher weights. I found one used for $50. Seems like the best of both worlds as far as stretch vs. woven wraps.

I received a Maya ring sling as a gift and found a Freehand mei tei on clearance at frogmama.com (awesome deals there, check out their clearance section!).

This seems like a nice starter set to me, but I haven't used any of them yet since my baby is due around Christmas. For specific product reviews, go to thebabywearer.com. There's also a FSOT on there as well as the baby carrier FSOT on here for used. Just a warning though, if you join TBW website, it took them several days to "approve" me and give me full site access. Annoying when you're anxious to start shopping! Other than that, it's a great site.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #17
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Re: What's a good starter "set" for a n00b?

I LOVED ring slings with my twins. Easy to resize, easy to nurse in, the only downside is that it is a lot of fabric.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #18
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I loved my moby and never found it too hot, but I had winter/ spring babies.
I never found the sling love, I'm a wrapper and a SSc'r
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I also loved the Moby, once I got the hang of it I loved wrapping DD! I had a sling but I was just not a fan. The Moby was nice and stretchy and she never got too hot in there, I just dressed my summer baby light.
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