View Full Version : finding a good hip carrier or sling for DS

10-14-2003, 10:54 AM
I have a cotton pouch from Daisydoodles.com but it really has never worked out for me. My mil took out the "extra" seam when she was visiting b/c I thought it was too small. I was trying to use the cradle carry. Now I am trying to use the hip carry but I need to take it in again but I don't have a machine.

So my quest for a good hip carrier or sling to use in the hip carry position has begun. I have heard the hip hammock digs into your neck, so that is out. Also, haven't heard same thing about WRF.

I looked into the wilkinet and KKAFP and Mom and Me...but since I am such a sling/carrier novice I am overwhelmed.

I don't want to spend more than 50.00. What else? I dont' think a ring sling will work for me....jmo.

We live in Texas so I would like something I could use all year around. DS is 5.5 months and weighs close to 20 lbs. I would like to use the sling to carry him around the house and on quick errands when I don't want to use the stroller (or soon to be ordered cart cover).

I have looked at past posts and it seems like the hemp might work better in the TExas heat??? I know I would need front and back rails.

I would prefer a colored carrier since I am afraid natural will get really dirty but I realize if I get a dyed Mom and me pouch it is not returnable.

Oh, that is probably something else to be considered, can it be returned if it doesn't work out.


10-14-2003, 11:31 AM
Have you thought about an adjustable cotton pouch? Personally, I find anything fleecy feeling to be icky to wear when it is hot and humid out and much prefer cotton. But I realize this is a personal preference thing.

You can get an adjustable cotton pouch from Kangaroo Korner for $44.

Also Maya Wrap is developing an adjustable cotton pouch also. They have prototypes available in only two colors. You can check their website at www.mayawrap.com.


10-14-2003, 12:53 PM
There is a product out there called the HipHugger...it might be of interest to you. You can google for it and I'm sure it will come up:)

10-14-2003, 09:20 PM
Beth, thanks for the suggestion...I was just thinking hemp in terms of using it this Fall/Winter mostly...it seems cozier and on a previous post a fellow Texan thought it could be used all year long.

The hiphammock sounds like it would really work for me but I don't want to pay that much.

10-14-2003, 09:33 PM
Do you live in the North Texas area? I just ordered a Mom and Me hemp pouch. I should have it next week. I would be happy to let you see it when I get it. I have a cotton and a silk Zolo, as well.
Let me know what you think....

Just my two cents...
:) :+ :)
Mom to Rayce 02/09/02
Baby #2 due 01/05/04

10-14-2003, 10:00 PM
Yes, I do. Email me and we can talk further....you are so nice to offer!