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    Default ATTN: baby wearing mummas, help out a newbie!

    I've been researching wraps and slings and carriers of all sorts as I'd love to baby wear this bub, but I am still so confused as to what I want. I've looked through the baby wearing love thread and I love seeing the different sorts that are out there.....please help me and anyone else who's overwhelmed by the large variety available by sharing:

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    And if possible a photo of it in action would be great!!!

    Tia x

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    Brand: Hug-A-Bub with pocket

    Price: I bought it for $60 second hand but they can retail at around $100

    Material: 100% Cotton

    Type Of Carrier: Stretchy Wrap

    Where you bought it: Ebay, their website has a list of Australian stockists.

    Pros: Awesome weight distribution and not at all diggy making carrying a breeze. Lovely and soft and stretchy making it the best newborn carrier imo. Shields baby well from sun, wind and overstimulation and provides excellent neck support when bub's head is not tucked in. Easy to care for. I treat it like I do my clothes. Can wrap it to you at home and put bub in at destination if going out.

    Cons: Can get hot and can only be worn for front carries as back carries are dangerous due to the stretch in the fabric. Can look complicated to wrap till you get used to it.

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    Great thread!

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    Brand you use: Ergobaby Sport

    Price: $160 (+$30 for infant insert which provides neck support for newborns)

    Where you bought it: My Baby Warehouse

    Pro: so comfortable, very popular so able to purchase second hand, front, back and side carry possible, ergonomically sound for baby, baby goes to sleep in it as soon as I put the sleeping hood up

    Con: pricey, my daughter initially liked it as a tiny newborn but once she got to about 4-5 weeks old she wanted to kick her legs around and couldn't do this in the infant insert

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    Brand: didymos, ellevil, Girasol woven wraps

    Price: $90-$140

    Pros: can do different carries, different fabrics are better for different weathers, super comfy for me and baby/toddler

    Cons: wrapping in a carpark is tricky sometimes! Not as easy as usng a carrier like the ergo.

    Where: Facebook group

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    Brand: ergo sport

    Cost: $120

    Pros: good for quick carries

    Cons: not as comfy as my wraps, makes my boobs look huge

    Where: local baby shop

    Brand: wrap conversion ring sling

    Pros: supportive, easy for quick ups and downs, can use for a back carry

    Cons: can't use for long with toddler

    Where: Facebook group

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    Brand: Ergo Sport
    Price: $160 + $40 for newborn insert
    Where: my local baby shop
    Pro: quick and easy to put on, virtually idiot proof! Very comfy to wear.
    Con: I prefer back carrying and while its super comfy to wear both my baby and toddler sit too low and can't see anything over my shoulder.

    Brand: Hug a bub (stretchy wrap)
    Price: $100
    Where: Hug a bub website
    Pro: lovely squish wrap, mouldable and soft, easy to wrap with and breastfeed in.
    Con: doesn't last long, as bub gets heavier stretchy wraps are no good.

    Brand: wahm ring sling
    Price: $40
    Where: local wahm
    Pro: not a fan of ring slings so
    I've barely used it!
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    Brand: Little Frog woven wrap linen/cotton blend
    Price: $95
    Where: nurture nest
    Pro: I absolutely love this wrap, it was easy and soft straight out of the packet, still needs breaking in but it's very easy to wrap with straight away.
    Con: none!

    Brand: Didymos Flamenco hemp/cotton blend
    Price: $225
    Where: nurture nest
    Pro: I'm still waiting for it arrive, but I can't wait to wrap with it!!
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    Sleepy wrap, $40 on ebay.

    Pros: dd loves it and usually falls asleep within 60 seconds of me walking with it on. Comfortable. Good coverage from bad/sunny weather for bub.

    Cons: can get really hot and I don't imagine it would work great for bigger baby.

    My picture won't attach but essentially its the same as a hug a bub, but it doesn't have a pocket

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    Brand: Sakura Bloom Artisan Silk

    Price: I bought it for $60 second hand but it retails for around $200 - $300

    Material: Silk

    Type Of Carrier: Ring Sling

    Where you bought it: A Facebook Group

    Pros: Very quick and easy to put on/remove making it great for quick trips to the shops or when you just need to go get the washing off the line. Can be used for back, front and hip carries meaning it can be used for longer. Is easy to adjust whilst baby is in it making it great for breastfeeding on the go. Is also cooler to wear as it covers less of your body. Can be put on over the top of baby whilst you are holding it.

    Cons: Can pull on you after awhile as it puts the majority of the weight on one shoulder. Is harder to create a proper seat of you have a leg straightener child. The colour on mine ran in the wash.

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    Brand you use: Hug a Bub pocket
    Price: $50 second hand
    Where you bought it: from a friend
    Pro: hold bub close, comfortable, easy to use.
    Con: ends of wrap drape on ground when tying-can get dirty when putting it on in shopping center carpark. Also now DS3 is heavier he tends to drop down in the wrap the longer I have it on, meaning i have to readjust him every 30 minutes or so.


    Brand you use: Ergo Performance with infant insert
    Price: $70 second hand
    Where you bought it: from a friend
    Pro: easy to put on, holds bub snug, comfortable to wear for extended periods.
    Con: DS got very hot in it because of the infant insert.


    Brand you use: Bubba Moe sling
    Price: free
    Where you bought it: gifted from a friend
    Pro: very quick to put on, many different holds, caters from newborn to approx 3 years old.
    Con: getting newborn in can be tricky, took some practice to get him in there correctly.

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    Brand: Breeze Baby

    Price: I bought it for $50 from a woman who was selling out her stocks but it retails for around $80

    Material: Mesh

    Type Of Carrier: Ring Sling

    Where you bought it: A Facebook Group

    Pros: Very quick and easy to put on/remove making it great for quick trips to the shops or when you just need to go get the washing off the line. Can be used for back, front and hip carries meaning it can be used for longer. Is easy to adjust whilst baby is in it making it great for breastfeeding on the go. Very cool carrier as the mesh lets you and bub breathe. Can be put on over the top of baby whilst you are holding it. Can be worn in the water as well, material is quick drying.

    Cons: Can pull on you after awhile as it puts the majority of the weight on one shoulder. Is harder to create a proper seat of you have a leg straightener child. The mesh is slippery and I found if I don't wrap the tail around the rings, its tends to slide back through the rings a little when DD moves.

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    Brand: Bubba Moe

    Price: I bought it for $20 second hand but it retails for around $50 - $80

    Material: %100 cotton

    Type Of Carrier: Pouch Sling

    Where you bought it: A Facebook Group

    Pros: Very quick and easy to put on/remove making it great for quick trips to the shops or when you just need to go get the washing off the line. Can be used for front and hip carries meaning it can be used for longer. Is also cooler to wear as it covers less of your body.

    Cons: Definitely pulls on my shoulder after a little while. Can be dangerous if used incorrectly as it is very hard to keep bubs chin off their chest. Better used in hip carries for older children because of this. Is not as adjustable as a ring sling so it felt very insecure to me, like bubby was going to fall out. I don't use it anymore, not since I discovered ring slings.


 

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