The Old is from Freedom Slings. I loved this one and so did she. I even embroidered her name inside it.
Below, Tiny Coo in July 2009. Her face is right behind my hand! [I don't know why we're posing out in the woods here like creepy tourists, honestly.]
And here she is in December 2010, slightly larger but still in the same sling.
As much as we -both she and I- love the Old, it was time for the New. Miss Coo is getting heavier, and I couldn't find a comfortable way to use the Old in the back carry position.
So after quite a lot of research and consulting with other mamas, I settled on the New: a Babyhawk Mei Tai. I love it. It's perfectly shaped for carrying her on my back, and the fabric is beautiful. It's still light enough to wrap into a small bundle and slip into my bag for quick and easy use while we're out.
However, she is not amused. I give her a choice of the two before we go out, and she picks the Old every time.
What's a mama to do?
So I did.
She came around eventually.
She still likes the Old but more often, now, we will be seen with the New!