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Old 05-22-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I'm interested in getting one when I have the baby. Currently I use a ring sling--I've never owned a Maya before, but I believe it's made from the Maya pattern. I love it, but I wanna try a pouch. But it makes me nervous because I have to order a size and I'm not sure what would work (I have an odd-shaped body, I think.) Any other recs?

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I ordered one and had to send it back for the smaller size. I was in between two sizes when I entered my info and sized up but I should ahve sized down. It was too big, I felt. I called themand thier customer service is great! She told me to wash it on hot and dry it (they rec line drying) and said it should shrink alot. I said that what if it was still too big, b/c I couldn't return it if I shrank it and dried it, but she said that they'd take it back since they were the ones that recommended that I do this. Well, it was still too big and they are exchanging it for me no problem! That's good business YOu could always buy one and try it - if it feels too big, I'd just return it for the other size, b/c I don't think it shrinks all that much - at least, not enough to shrink it a whole size if you know what I mean. also, you can take my words for what they are worth- I'm not really that sling knowledgeable. This is my first sling and my baby is 5 months. I thought he fit fine in the front (kangaroo?) carry, but I couldn't do the hip carry at all. He leaned too far back. He's 16 lbs, so its not like he's tiny. that's how I knew it was too big.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:18 PM   #3
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I LOVE hotslings. My DS was in one frrom birth.
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I have 2 Hotslings and love them both! Like the prev. poster, I ordered one that was too big but I didn't know until I started asking questions and I didn't know the lady was good about exchanging for different sizes or I would have! I have a Natural color Hemp in a 5 that I was thinking of getting rid of. Its stretchy and very comfy for mom and babe! I like my non-stretch sz 4 much better! Let me know if that's a size & color you might be interested in. I just washed it today actually!
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

Love mine! I didn't buy it till Zane was over a year. Wish I'd had it from birth!!!
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I have 2 hotslings and I love them both. They are great from birth on up, I use mine for my 2 yr old sometimes. Perfect for quick ins and outs. On sizing it is my experience that if your measurements give 2 different sizes you are probably better off choosing the smaller of the 2. It might even seem too small at first but once you get the hang of it its just right. HTH.
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I love love love mine.
I got mine at www.attachedtobaby.com and they have online support to help you pick out the right size.
ITA with Jillybean on the sizing. I was between a 2 and a 3 and I got the three, not realizing it was too big for me, but now I have a 2 and it was made for me!
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Like min ok, not the perfect size
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:07 AM   #9
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I really like my hotsling, DS loves it!

Mine was a tad big and I was able to shrink it in the dryer.
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Re: Anyone tried a Hotsling?

I really liked mine. It was my first experience in babywearing and since them I've experimented further...much further to my wallet's disappointment. Definitely a easy to use carrier. It hurt my shoulder/neck after my baby got a little bigger - like maybe around 5 months? We used it for a hip carry after that. My cousin borrowed it to carry her newborn around too....speaking of which I'll need to get it back before baby 2 gets here in Dec!
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