sling advice please?

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  1. cw_249

    cw_249 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 9 week old baby, she was 11lb 15oz born and now weighs about 13lb, but is growing! She is exceptionally tall!

    I have never worn any kind of baby carrier before (i have 2 older kids) but i really want to now.

    I have been looking around and haven't a clue what to get, and was wondering if i could have some advice please?

    I really like the look of the ellaroo wraps, and some of the maitai (?sp) slings. I know the wraps are difficult to do at first, but i was wondering how difficult if i have the time to practice?

    Also, i'm only short (5'3) and as i haven't yet lost my extra 4 stone from having lo, i'm a good size 22, maybe even a bit bigger?

    Which wraps would be best for me? I also don't want to spend too much as its something i've never done, and if me or lo don't get on with it i can't afford to have wasted too much, but if we do get on ok, then i will quite happily upgrade! I ideally would like something that would last until she was a toddler, but like i say i will upgrade so anything that will last well til she's 7 or 8 months...
    Advice would be really appreciated!
    thank you x
     
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    cw_249 Well-Known Member

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  3. Surreal

    Surreal Me + Little Man = Family.

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    No advice specifically, as I'm only familiar with the Moby wrap. Eli is already 13 pounds and a tall fellow, though, and it works for him great! Being a stretchy fabric, it's rather amendable to different sizes. :flower:

    So, bump for people with more experience! ;)
     
  4. cw_249

    cw_249 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, id seen those and wondered, there's a really nice one in mamas and papas too, reviews say its similar but the reviews also sounded like i might struggle to get it on tight for her, do you fine that?

    at the moment Im looking at an ellaroo wrap, or possibly.amei tai by ellaroo, and i hope it'll be ok cos im struggling to get advice from anyone with experience.
     
  5. NaturalMomma

    NaturalMomma Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5'2'' and these are what I like.

    Didymos wrap
    Dolcino wrap
    Moby wrap
    Sleepy wrap
    Baby K'tan wrapless wrap
    Wrapsody BaliBreeze wrap

    Those are what I like for newborns. As they get older this is what I like.

    Didymos sling
    Ergo
    Boba
    Kozy Carrier MT
    Babyhawk Oh Snap
    Becco
     
  6. lynnikins

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    since your in the uK theres a seller on facebook called Victoria the silng lady ,she does woven wraps like the Ellaroo but at 1/4 of the price , she cant get quite the same array of bright stripy fabrics but she can sew panels onto the wrap in a print so you get the look of a panel wrap with the benifits of a woven one if that makes sense she also does strechy wraps and mei tai carriers its probably worth a look esp as if you dont get on with it you arent out as much money as with a branded one, and i think she might rent out the slings as well
     
  7. ypenn

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    I am 5'1" and I used the "Sleepy Wrap" for my daughter. She is now 2 years old and I still can use it to put her on my back. I paid $40 for it 2 years ago and I plan on using it again when I have other children.

    I tried several other wraps and carriers and like this one most because it was just one long piece of fabric that I could tie as I pleased.

    Good luck,
    Yolanda Penn
    Owner, Ethnic Babies LLC
     
  8. Surreal

    Surreal Me + Little Man = Family.

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    I haven't found any problems with it so far, and possibly have found a benefit to the stretchier fabric, as sometimes Eli doesn't like to sit so snug to my chest and likes to have a look around. The material allows him to lean his shoulders and head back a bit, while still supporting his body. :)

    For a more secure, snug wrap, though, I've heard great recommendations for the woven variety of wraps.
     

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