As it turns out, these two are my hands-down favorite carriers now. ; )
I bought the Sakura Bloom sling specifically for a friend's wedding. I wanted a more elegant way to wear Q, and so justified the splurge. As expected, the sling is gorgeous, and the fabric is really amazing. I love the linen, it's really comfortable and easy to adjust, while still having enough "grip" to feel really secure on. It took me a while to really get the hang of ring slings, but they are now my first recommendation for any new mom as I feel they're one of the most versatile baby carriers-- easy on/off, small and compact for storage, and can easily accomodate newborns up to toddlers. I switch back and forth between my SB sling and my BabyEtte superwide sling for running errands with Q (going to the post office, school drop-off/pick-up for D, or just a way to hold Q on our way to and from the car).
|Quinn asleep in the sling during a friend's party.|
|Waiting to board a flight this past summer.|
|Walking back to the car from a beach in Tahoe. I think he liked getting a ride like his brother. ; )|