View Full Version : Hotsling vs. Peanut Shell - which do you recommend for 0 - 6 months
02-06-2006, 10:46 PM
I think I have narrowed down my baby carrier choice to either the hotsling or peanut shell carrier. My daughter is due in April and I will need it especially this summer when we go on vacation to Florida. Any recommendations?
I want something that is fairly easy to put on/take off and that feels secure but is not overly hot. I also want something that will help save my back. I used the native carrier in the past and hated it. My 1st daughter never felt secure.
Thanks for your help!!!
02-08-2006, 11:34 AM
If you live somewhere that the weather will be ok to wear a fleece or microfleece I'd go for either. I have HS in cotton stretch and it was comfy and DS2 liked it, but I would've liked the snugness of a fleece better (thus I sold it). I have heard that the PS is a bit snugger than the HS, but I have no IRL experience. I personally want a PS, so that's what I suggest. You could also go on www.thebabywearer.com. they have a forum like this and you could ask the gals there. They are VERY helpful giving pouch advise! Plus they have a FSOT and depending on size you could find a HS or PS for pretty cheap there!
02-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks. I will check out babywearer.com
02-10-2006, 12:55 AM
i can only speak to the peanut shell. love love love 'em. i started with the stretch poplin when ds was a nb. took about 1week to get used to it/finding the most comfortable place to wear it, etc. used it so much that i got a fancier 'dress up' black/white toile for when we were out to dinner, weddings, showers, etc. then long about november i picked up at micro fleece for the winter. even my hub will wear one. the best thing about the poplin/cotton ones are that they fold up so compactly for the diaper bag - so you never find yourself without one. the fleece is probably 5% more comfortable to wear, especially now that ds is bigger and sitting on my hip in it. unfolded, it is also the perfect size to cover the opening between my stroller frame and canopy for napping. one of the best baby buys i've made, by far.
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