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    I adored the Ergo and used it all the time. I found it particularly good for toddlers. Although in the early days, I preferred a wrap.

    Here's a thread I started a while ago if you want some pictures:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    You could also make your own stretchy by buying some jersey cotton at spotlight. Not sure how much you'd need though...
    Yes, this is what I did. I bought 5 metres.

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    I got my sleepy wrap for $40 on eBay. I can pm you the name of the seller if you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Just over 5m would do the job but you would taper the tails.
    Baby Wearing Buy Sell Swap is the place to buy babywearing goods, particularly second hand. Although it can be addictive....
    Tell me about it!

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    I want to get a carrier too, there is too many , so it's confusing. At the moment I am leaning towards the mesh baby bjorn.

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    Has anybody heard of Sakura Bloom wraps? I think that's what they're called..

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    DP has a Sakura bloom ring sling, but not a wrap... Link?

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    Definitely check out Baby Wearing Buy Sell Swap on facebook - there's a wealth of info in the docs on there and lots of pretties for sale

    Your best option really is to go along to a local baby wearing meet and have a play with the different types and see what works best for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clucky14 View Post
    I want to get a carrier too, there is too many , so it's confusing. At the moment I am leaning towards the mesh baby bjorn.
    That's great you want to babywear clucky14, can I suggest you do a little bit more research into carriers if you are wanting to babywear for longer than a few months. My understanding (talking to lots of other babywearing mummas) is that the bjorns are comfy while bubs are little and not too heavy, but once they get a bit chunkier the bjorns (and other carriers like them) can get very uncomfortable for both the wearer and the wearee - please note I haven't personally tried one. There are lots of other options out there that are more comfortable, can be used for longer and provided optimal knee-to-knee seating for bubs....cheaper too!
    Good luck in your babywearing journey

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    The world of carriers can be so confusing! I have a hug-a-bub stretchy wrap, a homemade 'woven' wrap (just a long length of muslin material), a ring sling and an ergo.

    I used the stretchy hug-a-bub wrap when DS2 was a newby, up until about 3 months - then he got a bit heavy for it and it started sagging too much after a short amount of time. The hug-a-bub was really comfy, but did take a little practice to get the wrap nice and tight.

    From around 3 months I had to ditch the hug-a-bub and started using the ring sling, which is quick and easy to use, but I have found it hurts my back a little after a couple of hours - so not great for wearing all day.

    I've just been given a homemade woven wrap, which doesn't have any stretch and is great for when bub is a bit heavier. I've tried this one for the first time today with DS2 (3.5 months), and it's really comfy. The wraps take a little time to tie, so not the quickest option, but are the most comfy for long wears.

    I also have an ergo, but it's way too bulky for a little bub. I used the ergo with DS1 from around 7 months, and liked the back carry the best.

    I thought the ergo with the bees knees when I had it for DS1, but I think I'm turning into a wrap convert - they are so nice and snug. The ergo is very very supportive though, so good for big bubs and it is so simple to use/ adjust.

    If it helps I've attached some pics of the different carriers I've used:

    Ring Sling (DS2 at 10 weeks):
    ringsling.jpg

    Homemade wrap (don't have a photo of the hug-a-bub, but looks similar, although the wrapping techniques are slightly different)(DS2 at 3.5 months):
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    Ergo back carry (DS1 around 8 months):
    ergo.jpg
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