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Thom, my scrumptious, chubby, 6 month old bundle of joy wants to be held ALL the time… I know this is quite normal and possibly isn’t going to end anytime soon it would be great if he would go in a sling and not just be sat on my hip hmmm  I’ve tried a variety of slings of which he has turned his nose up (well screams and flings himself backwards in) at them all…  So far I’ve tried a Caboo close, baby bjorn, a peanut shell and my long stretchy woven wrap which I don’t feel he his secure now in but was wonderful when he was teeny…  So!  I’m thinking a woven wrap of some kind??? What dya think?  I can’t afford to keep buying “new” ones so need one that’s going to work!  They seem to vary so much in price so I’m guessing they’re not all equal so what should I get?!?  Any help gratefully received!  I was gonna check out the ones mentioned in GP magazine this month, does anyone have experience of those?

TIA x

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We found the Ergo was great for bigger babies, and lasts until they are about 3 or more so a good investment smile x

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A woven wrap sounds like a great choice. We carried ( and still do carry aged 3 ) DD2 in a woven since birth. There are some great wraps out there and price doesn’t necessarily mean they are better quality than some of the cheaper ones, what it probably means is that they are more ‘collectable’ or in demand because of brand/pattern/colour. There is a huge market for preloved wraps. Buying preloved also means that many ( although certainly not all) are much cheaper than retail price and the wrap with be ‘broken in’ basically not stiff out of the package, softer and more mouldable. There is a fb group called babywearing fsot and Natural mamas also have a big For Sale Or Trade section on their site. Some of the more affordable brands to look at are Lenny Lamb , Hoppediz, Bara Barn, Girasol and the most well known Didymos. It really is a case of having a look seeing what you like and having a go with it smile

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Do you have a local sling library you can go to? That would be the best option to be able to try a variety of slings before you commit to one. We prefer wraps (Didymos are usually wider than other wraps), but also used a ring sling before learning the art of wrapping. For an on and off thing, a ring sling is quicker, though a wrap is more versatile. Hope you find the one that works for you.

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Best to try wovens out at a sling meet if you can - it’s a big purchase, but you might be able to get some money back selling on some of your rejected slings. You might also want to consider a mei-tai - if you have a back flipper I found mei-tais (or as someone suggested, a soft structured carrier) to be better because there is plenty of support right up the child’s back.

My MIL makes lovely mei-tais to order, or there are some great preloved sites for wovens. http://Www.etsy.com/shop/nanniecool

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/NannieCool , http://nanniecool.yolasite.com Nannie Cool - for beautiful slings, playsilks, toys, nappy wraps and accessories made by Grace’s Nannie. All designs are “Approved by Grace”

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I’ll have to look into whether there is a sling meet but I don’t *think* there is :(  what’s a mei-tei?x

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TeamCarr - 21 November 2013 08:29 PM

I’ll have to look into whether there is a sling meet but I don’t *think* there is :(  what’s a mei-tei?x

Hi! I’m selling one here…
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There’s a link to photo at the bottom of the post so you can see what a mei tai is. xxx

This is amei tai: http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/106736679/nannie-cool-dark-nautical-mei-tai-sling?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=Nannie+cool&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=Nannie+cool

Angie

http://www.etsy.com/shop/WashedUpFamily Sea Glass Jewellery from the beautiful South Coast[/color]

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/NannieCool , http://nanniecool.yolasite.com Nannie Cool - for beautiful slings, playsilks, toys, nappy wraps and accessories made by Grace’s Nannie. All designs are “Approved by Grace”

http://bournemouthattachmentparents.blogspot.com/

There is a sling library/meet in Leamington Spa. I think that’s a long way from you but I’ve heard good things about it.

Sarah x

Cheers for all your replies… I’ve found a sling meet!!! Awesome!!!x

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