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I think a wrap sling such as the Moby is a great buy before the baby arrives because you can carry the baby in different ways, you can do a cradle carry or an upright carry if your baby prefers being upright. A Wrap is also a great buy because it will last a long time. A stretchy like the Moby will last 6 months or so, a woven wrap will last you right through to toddlerhood and beyond.
The only slings I wouldn't buy before birth are pouches because realistically you only use them for a short time and if you have a refluxy baby who wants to be upright you probably wouldn't use it but a wrap is a great choice.
I got a wrap before DS arrived and it was good because I could practice tying it With a fabric one like this it doesn't matter if your bump is in the way when you're tying it empty anyway. I think I first used it when DS was 2 weeks old.
Buy or at least try (eg at a slingmeet if you have one near you) before the baby arrives, using a baby-sized doll. Then practice lots. I wish I had done this. There's a bewildering choice of slings and you may be too tired to do enough online research with the baby.
I bought a Kari-Me wrap before DD was born (she's only a week old) and I've found it BRILLIANT. I've been encouraging my wife to try and sleep a bit during the day as she's still a bit tired and uncomfortable from giving birth plus she's breastfeeding. While she sleeps I put the baby in the sling and get our flat back in shape and do some washing/washing up. I've been doing it since day two and so far she LOVES it. Be warned though, I think the Kari-Me was about 40 quid and it's nothing more than a long piece of fabric. You could easily make your own. Could be something to occupy you while you're (potentially) bored and frustrated in the last couple of weeks.