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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I have a new native and a maya, both end up hurting my neck after I've worn Katherine for a bit. Is that just how they work or am I doing something wrong?
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I have a maya ring sling and you are supposed to put it more on your shoulder, not your neck. I never did really get the hang of it, but I think if you could get together with someone who really knows it, they could show you the best way to use it. I wish I had spent more time w/it because I bought an Ergo, which I love, but now he's so heavy and I have nerve issue w/my underarm and cant' handle the padded straps wrapping around. I have worn him in the maya now and then, but at 20+ lbs, I can't do it very long.
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I couldn't get the ring sling thing at all. I bought a babyhawk and am much happier, he's about 15lbs and I can carry him all over creation for hours and he feels almost weightless.
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Slings hurt me too, I have an Ergo which is great but mostly I just carry her around and only do things I can do with one hand.
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I have ring sling that I kind of liked when he was tiny, but the Mei Tei is the best.

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I've been giving these out as shower presents, and everybody loves them. Much less neck and shoulder pain, and more secure baby
http://www.mobywrap.com/
Of course you can go and buy a big piece of fabric and save much much money for the same thing.
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ooh, I like the look of the moby wrap. I have a trekker and a bjorn as well as the sling so I'll probably just stick to those as this is the last baby for us. That moby is pretty though.
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I use a maya daily. I'm actually using my second one on dd3 since my older 2 dds wore a hole in the first where their butts sat. She's actually sleeping in it right now and is where she takes most of her naps. It never hurts my neck, but my shoulder will sometimes get sore after wearing her most of the day. The weight of the baby should be on your shoulder and spread across your back, not on your neck.
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I should add that the lightly padded maya that I have now is much more comfortable than the original maya that I had with my older dds.
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The Moby is great, but a woven wrap (like an Ellaroo) will probably last longer. I started with a pouch when dd was born, but I ditched all my one shouldered carries for a Mei Tai and an Ellaroo wrap by the time dd was like two months old. Click here to enlarge

I have a Babyhawk MT and love it. Click here to enlarge DD prefers the wrap because she can forward face though- that's the one issue we have with the MT.
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