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Wrap or sling?

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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Which do you prefer? Also if someone is selling one let me know how much and what kind!
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ecagle
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:27 PM

 Both :D

No, but seriously, I like both :P  I also have a pognae I love.  Currently, I have a dolcino wrap which I love (and it's a great price) and a friend sent me a didymos geckos on loan to try as I'm thinking I want a geckos for christmas (I told hubby I wanted a wrap for christmas)!!! 

I'm also part of a girasol co-op and I'm going to be getting a girasol ring sling (I was debating between the wrap and the ring sling, but opting for the ring sling)...

ANYWAYS...I think I like both because I use them for different times ;)

LaughterHugs
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:27 PM

 do u wanna nurse in it? where/for what will you be wearing ity most? in or out or ?

All the variety of slings fall into 3 major categories

One shoulder carriers.

**Recommended site http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyette **
This includes pouches or ring slings.

Pros:

  • easy in easy out,
  • gives you upright and horizontal positions,
  • very comfy hip carry.
  • good for nursing.
  • fold up to almost nothing.
  • Ring Sling is adjustable and  can be shared by parents. 

Cons:

  • spread the weight over one shoulder, that will get sore if worn for a long time.
  • Longer learning curve.
  • Back carry is possible but not the most comfortable in the long run.
  • Pouch is not adjustable, if sizing is not correct the pouch will become uncomfortable or impossible to wear.

 

Simple pieces of cloth

**Recommended site http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5883368 **
This includes rebozos, short wraps and full-length wraps - the most versatile of the whole bunch. They can be stretchy (knit) or non-stretchy (woven).

Pros:

  • super dee duper versatile - millions of wearing positions.
  • spread weight over both shoulders in most positions.
  • Woven wrap will last you from newborn to toddler to child stage.
  • Knit wraps are very forgiving and will feel comfy even with less than perfect wrapping.

Cons:

  • Longer learning curve.
  • Some wraps may feel too warm in hot climate

   

Asian inspired

**Recommended site http://www.uhboohbahbaby.com/**
Mei-tais, onbuhimos, podageis, ERGO, Boba. I include back pack style carriers in here. They are just fancy with their buckles :)

Pros:

  • spread weight over both shoulders
  • easy learning curve
  • wide selection of pretty panels
  • easy back carry
  • adjustable and most will fit both parents

Cons:

  • hip carry is possible in some but not the most comfortable
  • no horizontal carry
  • not to comfy to breastfeed an infant in, but older babies do fine.

 

SO, what is right for you? I don't know. They are like shoes, you can't have just one pair.  The wrap would be your walking shoe - comfy for longer periods.  Asian inspired carriers are great for back carrying. I'd say it's a fancier walking shoe :) One shoulder carriers would be your flip flop that gives you fast in and out, but you wouldn't wear it to .. Disney, for example.

Hope that helps :)

***Special Thanks to Tanya Taylor at www.wearingbabies.com***

LaughterHugs
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

 tell me more, PLEASE?

Quoting ecagle:

 

I'm also part of a girasol co-op

 

“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.” = “Don’t feed the trolls.”

ecagle
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:36 PM

 

Quoting LaughterHugs:

 tell me more, PLEASE?

Quoting ecagle:

 

I'm also part of a girasol co-op

 

 I *think* it's still open...it's going through JuJuBe pink room...it closes on the 22nd of August.

http://www.ju-ju-be.com/PinkRoom2/viewtopic.php?f=244&t=140391&p=1709257

Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:43 PM

I have a sling and a mei tai. I nurse well in both and like both of them. I use the mei tai when I amgoing to be wearing my baby for a long time because it evens theweight out more. I use the sling more. Ilike that its easier to put on and off, and I nurse easily in it too.

bnbskaggs
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Quoting bnbskaggs:

Which do you prefer? Also if someone is selling one let me know how much and what kind!

bnbskaggs
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I want to be able to nurse in it while he's in sling?

 

LaughterHugs
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:05 PM

 

Quoting bnbskaggs:

I want to be able to nurse in it while he's in sling?

 

 

here's me nursing in one-shouldered  carriers (ring slings or pouches), soft-structured carriers (mei tais, ergo, anything that goes over two shoulders with straps etc), and wraps (stretchy-moby/sleepywrap/ultimatebabywrap, woven wraps- gira/hopp/storch/bebina/didy/ellevil/natibaby, etc)

ring sling nursing is great for newborn to toddlerhood, plus for the one who want to be more discreet, or are less adept at NIP, the tail is an easy coverup esp for babies who pop on and off or dislike hooter hiders etc, b/c you can cover just your breast, like in my first picture
the problems with ring sling nursing is repositioning to cradle nursing hold can be difficult and one shoulder is always stuck with the weight of the baby


3 month old


8 months old


30 minutes old


past a year old


7 months old


4 months old


2 weeks old

mei tai and other soft structured carriers (Boba, ERGO, Beco, BabyHawk) are good because the spread the weight more evenly, and can be used for back carrying also, but on a flip side they expose you more while breastfeeding and really don't work as well if baby cannot sit up on their own due to physical development and leg spread (aka under 6 months ish) :)

 


8 months old


8 months old


5 months old


9 months old


6 months old


5 months old

over a year old (on the rocket ride line at disneyland)

over a year old (in the boba on our 2 mile hike)

wraps, which are any type of long piece of fabric, are great b/c they are super versitile and if you get a woven (not stretchy) it'll last from birth to whenever you stop wearing :) however a stretchy (moby/sleepywrap/ultimate babywrap etc) wrap will only be unsaggy/unpainful for birth through 18-20lbs....whereas a woven (gira/didy/hopp/storch/babyette/bebina etc) will be useful as long as you desire to babywear
nursing in a cradle hold secures the baby better then any other carrier, but MY babies would only let me do it for about a week, then (as you can see in the latter half of the pictures) i had to start nursing in a slightly loosened and retied hug hold or FWCC.

also the wraps of all types take longer to master, but are SO worth it :)

stretchy should only be used in a front carry, but woven can be used for a back and side carry also :)


1 month old stretchy wrap (moby)


1 week old woven bebina


2 days old woven gauze babythebaby


1 day old woven hopp


3 months old woven gauze


5 months old woven bebina


5 months old woven bebina

11 months old woven babyette sunayana (at downtown disneyland, lol)

feel free to PM me for anymore help :D

 
 

ApachePunk
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Personally I am a sling person. I have a wrap but I don't like it as much.

jrp0606
by on Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM
For nursing I always found a sling easiest.

For everything else it just depends on my mood.

I like wraps I find them most comfortable for back carries which is where my 8mnth old spends most of his day. The moby only works for me for the first couple months after that I prefer none stretchy wraps.

I like the mei tai but for me I find it works great until about 6 months and then for a couple Montana its kinda ackward then its great for toddlers.

I like my pouch sling cause it folds up really small so I keep one in the glove box that way if we make an unexpected stop I have a quick and easy carrier to put him in. Or if I am just running in somewhere fast I have a easy carrier that does require and wrapping, threading or knotting.
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