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    Default Baby wraps/carriers

    I'm going to sound so clueless here so forgive me. I want to wear my next baby around and I'm just wondering what the difference is between the material wraps and the baby Bjorn/Ergo carriers? Are the wraps better?
    What are your recommendations? What's most comfortable?
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    I dont know much either. I was never a baby wearing person.

    But dd wants to be held 24/7 so... A friend gave me an ergo but it really hurt my back and bub wasnt very happy in it. And another friend lent me a stretch wrap and it was amazeballs while dd was little. I could wear her for hours and hours and hours. She was confy and it didnt hurt my back or shoulders or anything.

    Shes bigger now (almost 8 months) and the stretchy wrap is no good for her. I just got a mei tai made and am hoping when it arrives it will be a winner!

    Sorry im rambly and not an expert lol


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    I've not used an ergo, I actually prefer the good old ring sling, once you have them adjusted correctly they are so easy to use, just put them over your head, and pop the baby in.

    Wraps can be a little tricky to start with, they are simply a very long piece of material you wrap around you and the bub. They are good though, and people rave about hug-a-bubs when they get the hang of them. i'm not sure how easy they are to breastfeed in though, ring slings are brilliant for breastfeeding.

    Can you search out someone in your area who uses slings/carriers and go and see them, and get a demonstration? It's so much better to be able to try them out (even with a teddy bear) to get a feel for them.

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    Definitely try to find a babywearers group in your area. They will help you find what you need. Everyone is so different, and all babies like different things too. I have tried almost all types apart from woven, and stretchy hugabub types suited my newbies and structured carriers suited them as they got older. I was going to try out some wovens for DD but she has decided she prefers the stroller to being carried/worn so I never bothered. I never liked ring slings for long periods as they hurt my back, and I never used one with tiny babies, but DP liked the ring sling for DS while I preferred the ergo. So you really are best off waiting to see what you and bubs prefer, so you don't waste heaps of money on carriers that don't suit you.

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    Yes what FL said! What works for one person won't for another.

    Personally I'm not a structured carrier type of person, I much prefer woven wraps and ring slings for quick ups and downs.

    The reasons I like wraps are that I can perfectly mould it to my shape, I think they're much prettier than carriers generally and you can do so many different carries with them.

    I like ring slings because they're smaller than a wrap and really good for quick carries.

    I know loads of people who love their soft structured carriers (Ergo/Beco etc)

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    So confusing!!! I was thinking that a wrap would be better for baby as a newborn and then I could change to a carrier when she's a little older...
    What's a ring sling? Can you guys show me some pictures?
    Where would I buy the wraps from? Do those new age stores have them or do baby stores have them?

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    This is a ring sling. Don't normally carry 8 yos in it though!!!

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    You can buy stretchy wraps from baby stores I think, I've bought all my woven wraps from a Facebook group called Baby Wearing Buy Sell Swap.

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    You could also make your own stretchy by buying some jersey cotton at spotlight. Not sure how much you'd need though...

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    I love my sleepy wrap however I can see it will not be any good when dd is heavier. Not sure what I'll move onto then!

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