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« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2008 06:02:24 PM »

Just letting my partner and all of you great people of the craft tribe  Wink  I'm here, not very chatty, but here...and I started on some crafting Grin... the ideas are coming I just hope I'm up to the challenge of my ideas!!!
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« Reply #131 on: April 01, 2008 06:10:26 PM »

I use ring slings although I haven't used it in a while! My little man is 11months and is getting a little heavy for me, I'm about 5 foot 2 105lbs so carrying around him on my back takes its toll! He loved it when he was younger though, he never wanted out and since I made my first one, it seems everyone that knows someone having a baby wants one!! Heres the link to the ones I have made so far: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232973.msg2543011#msg2543011 It shows just one but after the pictures there's a link to the rest of them!! They are very useful when you have a child that wants to be carried all the time... isn't that most children Wink

I actually use my selendang as a ring sling! And we're about the same size, so I hear ya! I'm lucky that my little one is so petite. I've been using the mei tai I made more and more instead of the sling.  Everyone should have some sort of sling though...it's GREAT for fussy kids. ;-)
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« Reply #132 on: April 01, 2008 09:46:28 PM »

I never used a sling with my DD as she didn't not like to be reclined at all.  Poor hting was very refluxy and needed to be held in an up and down postion all the time so I used a wrap and loved every minute of it.  With DS I want to use a sling if he likes it but I am a little nervous ot make one  although I have found GREAT patterns at tutorials.  I just need to order me some rings and have a go at it.
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« Reply #133 on: April 01, 2008 11:35:49 PM »

I used a ring sling with my daughter (who's 4 now) and it was great for about 6 months.  After that I just felt like my back was killing me whenver I put her in it.  Which probably meant that I was not wearing it properly.  This time around I made myself a mei tai.  My boy is almost 8 weeks and I use it almost daily.  I am hoping that as he gets older I will get even more use out of it because it can be used as a backpack also.  You can see one here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234690.msg2567036#msg2567036
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« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2008 06:21:51 AM »

My son wasn't a fan of the ringsling, I got one in one of the rounds of the Baby/Kid swap and was so excited and he liked it at first and then that was that, he didn't want to get in it anymore.  I had good intentions of making a mei tai but neve got around to it.  How big of a kid can you put in a mei tai?  Can I still use one with my 2.5 year old (he's tall, but skinny, but I'm tiny so even though he loves for me to hold him, I can't do it for long)?
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« Reply #135 on: April 02, 2008 07:50:49 AM »

Heehee, my brother got us the baby bjorn which we used 2x...I didn't like the way her head was positioned, so Lana ended up just being carried around.  Now she's 45lbs and it's getting a bit tough.
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« Reply #136 on: April 02, 2008 08:16:19 AM »

I have 2 baby carriers.  My baby hates 1 and loves the other. 

I bought the Ruby Toots Sling. http://www.rubytoots.com/catalog.php?item=35&catid=74&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D74 He wont even stop squirming long enough to get in.  I don't trust it at all.  I'm hoping it will be more useful as a hip sling when he is older. 

My husband picked the Jeep 2 in 1 Carrier.  This one is great!  It's bulky, but I completely trust it and the baby would stay in it all day if I let him.  I use it a lot to walk to my parent's house (1 block away).  I have the baby on my chest and both hands free.  http://www.amazon.com/Jeep-2-1-Baby-Carrier/dp/B000B74DZ0
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« Reply #137 on: April 02, 2008 09:17:14 AM »

My older daughter liked the backpack but not the sling. But my younger daughter wanted me to carry her all of the time, she's a snuggler  Smiley, so the sling was a huge boon for me.
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« Reply #138 on: April 02, 2008 09:28:35 AM »

I used my Mei Tai with my oldest daughter until she turned four (35 pounds).  Comfortable and convienient especially in places where strollers can't go. 

I have used a snuggli, ring sling, 2 different kinds of slings, 'hiker' backpack, a side carrier, 2 different mei tai's, and the Kozy Carrier (a Mei Tai) is my fave.  Just a matter of preferance on your part, ...and the babies!
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« Reply #139 on: April 02, 2008 11:02:14 AM »

Well, my son could walk really well at 12 months.  I mean seriously, when he was 18 months he loved to go on 2 mile hikes with us.  We'd just stop whenever he got tired, to take a break.  The only time we ever used a stroller was when we jogged, or if we went on really really long walks (like 10 miles or more).  He would get mad if we made him sit in the stroller when he could walk the distance just fine! 
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