Best pouch/non-ring sling?

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Best pouch/non-ring sling?
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Thu, 10-13-2005 - 7:39pm

I have a maya wrap but I felt like I was always fiddling with it. When this baby comes along I would like a non-adjustable sling (aren't those called pouches?). I have seen several, hotslings, new native carriers, but would like opinions on which one is best for the cost. I obviously don't need one yet, but would like to start gathering info.

TIA!
Kimberly with 3 y/o ds, 2 y/o dd and new baby on the way! edd 5/20/06

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Thu, 10-13-2005 - 9:27pm
I have 3 slinglings ( http://www.slinglings.com ) and I LOVE them! They are sized to fit you. You put your measurements in the calculator and it comes up with your size. The couple who own the store are helpful, too. I just love my slinglings. I have to wait before I buy more (to coordinate with my clothes). :)
Colleen
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Registered: 02-14-2004
Fri, 10-14-2005 - 12:52am

I just ordered a fleece Hotsling, which I'm very excited about. I'll be sure to let you know how it works out!

Tammy

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Registered: 10-20-2003
Fri, 10-14-2005 - 1:41pm
The only sling I have is the Maya adjustable pouch, and I wouldn't go anywhere without it.
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Tue, 10-25-2005 - 1:57am

I *love* my Mama Kangaroo mesh pouch. I didn't get it until DD was 7 months old, so I don't know how well it would work with a newborn. (I used my Maya Wrap ring sling or the Snugli when she was tiny.) I still use my pouch almost every day. It's so lightweight and comfortable, and because it's stretchy, I feel like I have a little room to make adjustments with it. I bought mine new from an eBay store for just $25, but they also have their own website (www.mamakangaroo.com).

HTH!
Stephanie w/ Megan (6/6/03) and Annie (11/10/04)

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Fri, 11-04-2005 - 9:10pm

Dear Kimberley,

Do you sew? I belong to the sling sewing yahoo group and I've gone through the past posts and made a compilation of sling pouch sewing directions. The ones I use were posted to the group by Kristen, the owner of Hotslings. I have made several stretch cotton pouches for myself, my husband and my friends. They're easy to make and much cheaper if you can do it yourself. Actually, with the colder weather you will probably want to make yourself a couple of differnt sized pouches for inside use and for use over a bulkier coat.

If anyone wants a copy of the do-it-yourself pouch directions, I would be happy to email them to you. By the way, there is a hotslings yahoo group, too, where you can discuss sizing and stuff.

Jenny

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Registered: 06-02-2003
Sun, 11-06-2005 - 8:22pm

I'm thinking of getting one of these. It seems to combine the best thing of a pouch (no extra fabric tail to get in the way) and the best of the ring sling (adjustability) into one. No personal experience though, sorry.

http://www.mammasmilk.com/catalog.php

-jeanine, connor 2yo and munchkin #2 due end of April

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Mon, 11-07-2005 - 12:16am

I have had a new native, I didn't like it...it was a LOT wider than needed...plus they stitch the top and I don't like that, I want to be able to fold it over.

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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 9:58pm
Hi Jenny,
Just wanted to check if you got my email asking for the pouch directions. Thanks! Kelly

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Sat, 11-19-2005 - 4:10pm

Sent!

Jenny

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Mon, 11-21-2005 - 10:26pm
Thank you so much!!! I have material in the washing machine right now!!! CAn't wait to make one. Thanks! Kelly

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