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Post by k8ylou » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:54 pm

Wow Claire! that looks so cosy with Fynn in there. And styley material too. May have to have a go at something like that. But what 'gauze type' materials are stretchy?

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Post by Claire » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:03 pm

LOL Kate.. I just havent thought that far ahead :oops:
.....going to cruise spotlight for curtain fabric this weekend so I will have a look out for you. I dont think it needs to be that stretchy. I used cotton lycra but I think it may actually be too stretchy for when bubs is bigger.

The piece on the front is just a bit of patterned lycra. I was worried that it would be too full on but my fashion stylist (Claire B 8) ) assured me that it would look fab :smt044 :smt043

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Post by Judy » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:14 pm

And it does! I was so impressed yesterday (Fynn's so small that I didn't realise it was a sling at first with him hidden in it - I though you had a lovely new top!)
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Post by Shae » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:54 pm

Claire, Your wrap looks fab. I tried on a friends one with my little girl but was a bit worried about the origami needed to get it on. In saying that it was incredibly comfy and secure feeling. How much fabric did you need? $20 sounds a little more within my bugdet than the $120-140 for a bought one.
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Post by Mrs Floyd » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:53 pm

ClothConvert wrote:
Mrs Floyd wrote:Gotta try them all! I need something at the moment for a back and side carry for my two year old that can cope with a preggie belly, and this is my current frontrunner.

And Ergo is not in your consideration??????
BTW, I'm interested to see if one can successfully side carry(assuming you mean hip carry) a toddler when hosting a preggie belly.

Definitely interested in an ergo, but the price puts me off. I'm also most interested at the moment in something relatively basic - less padding, more like a wrap (still not brave enough to just get one of those!). On the junglemama website there's a link showing a woman carrying her babe using the meitai while pregnant in various holds - of great interest to me at the moment! Given that I currently own a tandem buggy, two slings, a stroller, a backpack and a front pack I'm trying desperately to justify the $$$ for another carrier....!
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Post by Ecoworrier » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:42 pm

I found the NatureSway sling lovely for when my baby was newborn, but I never got the hang of using it for side sitting or back carrying. Also, when he got to around the 8 kilo mark I did find the shoulder strap dug in parinfully after about 20 mins carrying him. This was ok though as I was mostly using the sling to get him to sleep and then I could slide him off easily.

I did see another mum with the same sling managing to simultaneously breastfeed her toddler and make the morning tea for playcentre. AND THEN when he'd dropped off to sleep, managing to swing him round to her back! Wow! I never got to that level. I switched to a front pack in the end.

Although now I'm looking for a soft carrier so I can carry my almost 2 yr old on my back. I have a frame backpack, but I'm quite short and can't get comfortable. My front pack works as a backpack and is comfortable but it's really meant to carry smaller babies. Any recommendations?

Like Mrs Floyd though the $$ is a big factor because I have about the same number of baby carriers already! It's just so hard because you can never really know what will work for you in any given situation until you try it out.


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Post by nzmum » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:17 pm

I had a jolly jumper sling for DD1 and I never could get it to be comfy. I got a Starflower sling for DD2, I saw her previous post and just have to give her a big plug. I love it! It's incredibly comfy and so easy to use. The Starflower lady (sorry have forgotten her name) was incredibly helpful and friendly and the slings come in wonderful colours. I now use my sling all the time and always get great comments.

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Post by starflower » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:19 pm

Hello, yvette here, from starflower baby "wear your baby" slings.
Thank you for he awsome plug, so happy your sling wearing is goingso well. I was out and about with miss 3yrs in her sling today too, will be sad when she has outgrown it, but my husband has said no to more kiddies. (might work on him next year)

Happy festive season everyone, and Happy sling wearing.
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