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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    thanks guys!

    My sewing skills aren't too bad (not great) - so I think I could attempt to make a hug-a-bub/moby.


    I do like the storch, but like you have both said - using them isn't that easy. I guess the benefit it you can use them when bub is a bit older.

    Thanks for the tip on the manduca - I just went to google it and it seems to have amazing reviews and overcomes some of the limitations of the ergo. (I think it has a bigger waist too which I would I need).

    RS - those who used them did you find bub was too low like under your boobs? I am a bit freaked since my sister told me about a mum at her hospy who accidently suffocated her bub with her boob But I heard they were great because you don't have to tie them like the normal storch wrap? and you don't want something really fitted like a carrier?
    I personally ever never never lay baby down in a cradle position when babywearing, check this image out http://www.owlbaby.com.au/pages/SafeBabywearing.htm

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    I bought this one last night. Can't beat that sale price. The material would cost about that. It's similar to the Hug-a-bub according to online reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Ladies, what did you use for front carrying when you didn't want a really structured carrier with clips etc? Or is the manduca/ergo so comfy you just used it all the time.

    I am thinking kinda around the house/at home (i spose along the lines of natural parenting where you would be carrying the child the majority of the time).

    If you can't use the stretchy one when they are bigger? What do you use?
    Don't he tme wrong I use my ergo all the time for front carry when I am out, it's just not that comfy for when you want to sit and relax, I don't think many soft structured carriers (SSC) are. Think of babywearing this way, you wouldn't expect a pair of shoes to suit every and all occasions, sometimes boots are the best choice (ergo or other SSC), sometimes slippers are best (IMO a ring sling, for some this is a woven wrap). Of course you can interchange them but now will be perfect for every situation (though some will say a woven wrap is and I tend to agree IF you can perfect it.

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    I don't really wear much at home, but a woven would be great for just wearing around the house once bub is too big for stretchie. I sold mine though after getting frustrated that I couldn't tie it on my back, I sold it to fund that Manduca I remember seeing photos of Thermie's bub up on her back getting around the house and being so jealous, but I just failed over and over again. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Don't he tme wrong I use my ergo all the time for front carry when I am out, it's just not that comfy for when you want to sit and relax, I don't think many soft structured carriers (SSC) are. Think of babywearing this way, you wouldn't expect a pair of shoes to suit every and all occasions, sometimes boots are the best choice (ergo or other SSC), sometimes slippers are best (IMO a ring sling, for some this is a woven wrap). Of course you can interchange them but now will be perfect for every situation (though some will say a woven wrap is and I tend to agree IF you can perfect it.
    YES!! This is how it seems in my mind!! Im glad you understand. At home I wear an ahh bra, out of the house I wear a real bra wiht wire and stuff.

    I do agree with the SSC being great for outside, I guess Im trying to work out what is safe (thanks for the pic) and comfy to use at home and I can actually use.

    So what do you use at home (or suggest I use knowing my size etc) - a stretchy hug-a-bub? (or woven but I prob woldn't be able to use it?)

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    A woven is easy to tie on the front, just like a stretchie. It's only getting it up on your back that's tricky, and even that some people find easy, it's just me, I'm not very coordinated! Wovens are expensive though, which is why when I couldn't get it on my back I sold it so I could afford the Manduca, whereas Stretchies are cheap as chips. If you can afford to have both though, do it I did love my Woven for the breif time I had it, when I wasn't hating it coz I couldn't get it right that is. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    YES!! This is how it seems in my mind!! Im glad you understand. At home I wear an ahh bra, out of the house I wear a real bra wiht wire and stuff.

    I do agree with the SSC being great for outside, I guess Im trying to work out what is safe (thanks for the pic) and comfy to use at home and I can actually use.

    So what do you use at home (or suggest I use knowing my size etc) - a stretchy hug-a-bub? (or woven but I prob woldn't be able to use it?)
    I guess a stretch as I know they are more forgiving for new wrappers that sleepy wrap a person posted above is meant to be good too! Just go for a stretch wrap you like the look of they are all pretty much the same I find homemade versions (I used one for DS2 loose there stretch faster and you have to wash them more frequently to get the bounce back. Hold off on the SSC you might find your awesome at wrapping and you love it then you could move onto a woven wrap if you liked.

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    Another option is that pre made stretch wrap thing...Caz what are they called? The ones with the rings that everyone was using in the July11 group?

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    ok, since im bombarding you all with questions and picking your mum brains....

    Do I need a pram as well with only one kid that I plan to mostly carry? Everyone is completely nuts about prams - there are soooooooooo many - I can't make heads nor tails of it. And travel systems?!?!?

    I was kinda thinking of hiring a capsule for the car (its $99 for 3mths and $120 for 6mths)?? And not really worrying about a pram just for now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Another option is that pre made stretch wrap thing...Caz what are they called? The ones with the rings that everyone was using in the July11 group?
    Close carrier. They are aweomse, but you still have the same issue that when bub gets heavy they sink. They are awesome for the first month though. I was happy with my home made stretchy though (home made, but not by me, I am NOT that clever!)


 

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