Baby-Wearing Suggestions for a Warm Climate

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  1. StarlitHome

    StarlitHome Tropigoth Mama to Two

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    Hi girls! :hi:

    So, some explanation. I really, really want to baby-wear when my daughter is born. I had the HUGE privilege of helping my mom with my siblings and got to baby-wear one of my brothers when he was small - I loved it.

    I love the look of Moby wraps, Mei Tais, ring slings, woven wraps...

    The thing is, I live in Hawaii. It's WARM here, year-round. My original plan was to get a Moby wrap for when my LO is small, and then a Mei Tai for when she is bigger. However my reading on here and in other places has suggested that a Moby wrap may just be waaaay too warm for us!

    Girls, if you could help me out - think of the warmest summers you've experienced while baby-wearing and give me suggestions! I haven't bought anything yet and I'd rather not spend too much, we're a single-income family. A friend suggested this sling but it's a bit spendy. I've also found this kind on Ebay.

    Any suggestions? Thanks so much in advance! :flower:
     
  2. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    A solarveil mei tai or a gauze woven wrap maybe? Several brands do solarveil carriers but you might have to look for second hand or order a custom.
     
  3. wtt :)

    wtt :) Mama of two <3

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    wishingonastar Well-Known Member

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    thin woven wrap would be better than moby as more breathable (plus lasts longer as holds heavier babies better)

    or can use a meitai from newborn, esp with a sleephood for extra handsfree support (i used mei tai with emily from newborn and although not the best its cooler than a wrap and is dooable), plus from approx 3-4 months they can hold head so a meitai would be no issue then :thumbup:
     
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    wishingonastar Well-Known Member

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    (there are videos on youtube of how to wear newborn in a meitai)
     
  6. StarlitHome

    StarlitHome Tropigoth Mama to Two

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    Thanks for the suggestions, girls.
     
  7. StarlitHome

    StarlitHome Tropigoth Mama to Two

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    So, I've found this water sling and I'm thinking of getting it. And then a Mei Tai, and possibly a woven wrap - we'll see :)
     
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    wtt :) Mama of two <3

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    That one sounds good too! :thumbup:
     
  9. NDH

    NDH 5 on earth, 6 in heaven, 1 in utero

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    Thanks for other suggestions :) I'd only just started looking and that was the first one I came across. I really fancy the mesh - at least for out and about on hot days and loving that there are less pricey options. Especially since it seems that it's best to get several different ones.
     
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    StarlitHome Tropigoth Mama to Two

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    Yep, I've also found a few woven wraps on Etsy that I like. :thumbup: So now I'm thinking, one mesh wrap + one woven wrap + one Mei Tai.
    :happydance:
     
  11. bky

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    I have that taylormade solarveil sling and while it's nice for showering or swimming it is NOT nice for walks or housework. It could be I don't get on with ring slings (as that's the only one I have), but as my baby got bigger it was a bit shoulder diggy. I actually found a simple pocket sling (like a hotsling or similar) a nice enough option for warmer weather.

    I'd recommend a mei tai or other SSC (like Connecta or Rose and Rebellion, Ergo etc) for warmer weather. I have a Moby as well and it was great in winter for my newborn, but I was way too hot once Spring and Summer came.
     
  12. Macmad

    Macmad Happy mum of 2!

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    I live in Saudi, where it is hot all year round and at the moment near the fifties! I wear a Mai Tei and it seems ok in the heat, it's 100% cotton and comfy to wear. Hope that helps.
     

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