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    I won a slingrider at the prenatal health fair on Wed (yeah for me!!!!). Just wondering if anyone has any experiences with them. I was hoping to get another sling for this baby anyways so just trying to figure out if I should still keep an eye out at the LM sale or not. The one we have right now is a Jolly Jumper one and I really didn't like it. I could never figure it out :P
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    Yeah I'm not a fan of that carrier. Personally, I would sell it and then use that money to buy a decent carrier more suitable and better made.

    Here's a little review of someone who bought and used one of those.

    The Jolly Jumper one is also crap (IMO) and kind of designed to appeal to the masses. I would look into getting an unpadded RS, a stretchy or woven wrap or a MT.

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    ITA...not a big fan myself. I'd do like MM said and sell it and put the money towards a different (and better) one. With the extra cash, you could upgrade to a nicer one than you would normally be able to afford and still break even, kwim?

    Congrats on your win, tho'! Woot woot! I totally have crappy luck. :P
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    I have a wrap (moby I believe?) and a side carrier (can't remember the brand, I feel like it is a bjorn). Then I also have two crappy jolly jumper carriers (The sling and a front carrier). I was planning on selling both and getting a good sling. Just thought I would check if this one is a good one or not.

    Now the question is, if I have a wrap do I have a use for a sling? Of corse, you can't have too many carriers (lol) but is there a reason to have both?

    So I have:

    - Wrap (moby?)
    - Hip style upright carrier (Bjorn? - we really liked this one for Aden at the 6mos-18mos range)
    - JJ sling (planning to sell)
    - JJ front carrier (planning to sell)
    - Slingrider (now planning to sell)

    Are my bases covered with the first two?
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    I like having both a wrap and a sling. Both have their uses definately. I use the wrap for longer outings, and the sling for shorter distances.

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    Is there enough of a difference between the two that I can convince DH that I need a wrap and a sling? There are some moms on here that make non-padded ring slings right?

    The other carrier we have might be a snuggli...... Still not sure.
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    My loves are my wraps and mei tai. The MT is what I grab for longer days out and it is DH friendly.
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    Wraps and slings definitely have their different uses IMO. A sling is lovely for a small baby, and then later for quick ups/downs. You can throw it on in one motion literally and then stuff baby in as you go. A wrap is more supportive, offers a lot more versatility, and can be used throughout infancy for long carries.

    Definitely get both!

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    Now to convince DH lol!

    So what should I look for in a good sling? Obviously my first time around I had crappy sling tastes. Tips?
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    Tips. Try before you buy Better yet, borrow a newborn and try it with them in it.

    Hmmm. I'd hit a BW meeting and see who has what and try them all out to see what fits and feels best for you. As with many parenting tools, the best match is what suits you best regardless of recommendations.

    My personal preference is thinner fabrics that hang nicely. I like wider widths for accommodating toddlers as well as newborns. I'd also take note of the different types of shoulders/folds - The wider it spreads on the shoulder area, the more comfortable you should find it.

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    Any planned BW meetings? I have a to do list now before the baby (and preferably before the LM sale): BW meeting, CD meeting...
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    If its any help, I HIGHLY recommend MM's ring slings!!! They are TDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well Pm's are in order then Thanks for all the product reviews Leigh! I got 3 bras from Milkdiva the other day. I got a Roxy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by princess2808 View Post
    Well Pm's are in order then Thanks for all the product reviews Leigh! I got 3 bras from Milkdiva the other day. I got a Roxy!
    No problem!

    MM is awesome !

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