(Closed) Baby sling or wrap?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought my really good friend a sling she had registered for at her shower.  She just had her little boy 2 days ago, so I can’t really tell you how she likes it!  She is a nurse though, if that makes any difference (probably not).

But here is the one I got her:

https://www.buybuybaby.com/product.asp?WRN=-1824222711&SKU=16402443&

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought one of these for baby due Aug 20th:

http://www.hugamonkey.com/

Obviously I have not tried it yet- but I liked it because it did not have the “tail” you spoke of.

Edit: ok I lie- I did try it- I stuck one of my older daughter’s dolls in it to practice!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

We have a Moby and a Hotsling, and I actually prefer the Bjorn to either of those!

Is there a store near you where you can take Smushface and try on a few different things with him? We did that before DS, but I think it makes a big difference when you have an actual baby to experiment with. (for example, getting a doll out of the hotsling was fine, but getting a baby out of it seems to require two people, at least in our experience)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We also have the Moby and liked it up until Addie was about 12 pounds.  If you choose a non-stretchy wrap, it would be comfortable for a lot longer.  I like the wrap because you can wear your baby in a lot of different positions.  You can also wear him for longer, since you can change positions whenever you or he becomes tired.

I’ve never used a sling, so I don’t know about that.  I will say that if you are planning on wearing him as he gets older (i.e. above say 20 pounds), you may get more use out of a carrier like the Ergo or Becco.  I couldn’t wear Addie in the wrap after she was about 12 pounds, and I couldn’t wear her in the Bjorn after about 15 pounds (because she was too tall), but I can comfortably wear her in the Ergo at 20+ pounds.  I think my husband, at least, will continue wearing her in the Ergo until 30 – 35 pounds.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@camrie:  Hmm, which Bjorn do you have?  Ours is the Bjorn Spirit.  I used to put the straps on first, kinda loose, and only connect the bottom left side of the carrier.  Then, I’d slide Addie’s right foot into the carrier (on my left side), and then pull the bottom right side of the carrier up to connect.  Finally, I’d connect both top buttons and tighten the straps.  I also only wore Addie on my front, facing inward, which made it easier to put on/take off.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Troublette is a bit on baby wearing protest right now.  But when she wasn’t there were advantages to each.  For shopping I preferred the sling because it was easier to pop her in and out of, but the sling I never felt was super comfortable.  Hopefully she gets out of her protest soon because I don’t want to lug a car seat or stroller around with us when she gets heavier.  

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@troubled:  We had a month-long protest around 2.5 – 3.5 months.  Hold out, it’ll get better!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have a Sakura Bloom Ring Sling and LOVEEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!  It has a tail, but you can wrap it around the rings to hide it.  I dont mind it though 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our lil one isn’t due until Dec, but I tried out a bunch of carriers/wraps/slings this weekend at Buy Buy Baby. I want one for the same reason as you. The one that seemed easiest to figure out and use with a real baby I thought was the Baby K’Tan, and it has a few different positions to use it as a wrap or a sling. Try it out if there is a BBB near you or they have them on Amazon! Just make sure you pay attention to the sizing 😉

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@Mrs. Spring:  Thanks!  I’d been avoiding trying her in it again because she started to pitch such a fit but I just tried again last night, in the sling, and it worked!  Now it was not a hands free thing anymore because I had to put her in a standing position in the sling with her head popping over my shoulder but it at least took some of the weight off my arms and I didn’t have to push a stroller and she got some energy out by pushing her feet on the bottom of the sling.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@troubled:  Do you think she was better in it because she could see over your shoulder?  I really think this was the issue for us.  Addie wanted to look around, but was too young to face outwards, and too small to see over my should in the standing position.  (Not anymore, lol!)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@Mrs. Spring:  She really likes looking around but it wasn’t enough.  Before I had tried to position her so she could peer out of the edge of the sling but she was still unhappy.  I think she was mad at feeling restricted (even though she likes the swaddle).  But when she stands she can look around and bounce around.  I guess she wasn’t really looking over my shoulder but the side of my arm that I had wrapped around the sling.  There’s probably a better position for her but she’s still pretty tiny and wants to be in the big girl positions.

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