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17 February 2007 @ 11:06 am
slings  
Does anyone use a baby sling or wrap? IF so, what do you like about the different kinds? I'm considering buying one but am a TOTAL sling virgin.
 
 
 
K: Motherhooddragonankh on March 2nd, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
i am a big fan of the hotsling (http://www.hotslings.com). ive tried the maya style (with the steel hoops) and the wrap around ones (like ella roo) but i prefer the hotsling.

it's such an individual choice. i bought a maya one.. hated it, so i sold it at a bit of a loss. then i got the wrap and hot sling and i loved the hot sling the best!
Marlespomarlespo on March 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
That looks exactly like what I want!!!
I really liked my baby bjorn, and we still have it, but I think a sling will be better on my back. And of course prettier. :)
Kdragonankh on March 2nd, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
we initially bought a cheapo one.. snugli, i think it was. for eighteen bucks. but it hurt both our backs. i love love LOVE the hotsling. though, it is sized, and paul can't wear mine. but we bought him a hip hammock (something like this) instead :)

and the patterns! ohhh the patterns!
Marlespomarlespo on March 2nd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
So did you get the strethy kind, or the structured kind? Imm leaning towards the structured kind myself...
Kdragonankh on March 2nd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
i have two hotslings (one pictured here: http://pics.livejournal.com/dragonankh/pic/000yfwxw ) and the hip hammock. i prefer the hotsling. it was soo handy with jack when he was younger. i haven't tried it on him now (there are different ways of using it) because my back is always killing me! heh

a good place to start and maybe pick up some deals would be: http://www.thebabywearer.com/