December 12, 2006

Babywearing Tip of the Week


Never forget your sling. If possible, keep an extra one in the car. Trust me, you'll need it!


Where can you get one? Try here, here, here, & your local La Leche League.

Have some other helpful babywearing tips? They are welcome here!



16 comments:

  1. I wish I had a baby to use a sling with, they look so handy.

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  2. Which one is your staple sling right now?

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  3. I agree NEVER forget you sling! I have forgotten mine exactly once and thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown! :)

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  4. In the house I can't go without my mei tai, and doing errands it's usually my black ring sling lately although I really want a pouch now!

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  5. Maybe someday I'll have have a sling to remember! For now, it's the snuggli not to be forgotten!

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  6. I love my pouch for my 10 week old and my Ellaroo Wrap for my two year old.
    Tip: if you are into babywearing, or need help with it, see if there is a chapter of NINO in your area. If not, start one:o)
    http://www.nineinnineout.org/

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  7. I bought mine bigger than I needed - so I had a generous tail for covering up in pubilc (or drying my hands in the bathroom, wipeing up mess uburps , wiping faces, hiding my ripped shirt....)

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  8. Slingy goodness! I should dig out the address from where we buy our slings from - it's in Canada, which is nice for us!

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  9. Oh, der. That was from Beck at Frog & Toad are Friends.

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  10. OK. I have a question. I see Kate Hudson carrying her little one(Ryder) in a sling a bunch. He is older than Jude(2). Do you think that is too old to wear a child in a sling. My REAL question - What is the cut-off age for carrying a child in one. Do they make BIG ones for BIG kids or what?

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  11. As far as size & age goes, a lot of slings recommend weight up until 40 lbs, and my 5 1/2 year old is just now 40 lbs. It might just depend on your size child and what you can carry. I think the bigger the child, I'd go with a wrap or mei tai. I think that as long as the child doesn't mind being in the sling, then great. Especially when you are still carrying your child on your hip or with you in a crowded situation, or in celebrities' cases it's a great way to keep kids safe from all those crazy papparazzi.

    Anyone else have comments on this one?

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  12. OMG, I always wondered what NINO stood for! I've been so perplexed!

    I love my slinglings pouch (I swear, I need a commission for how many mamas have purchased those at my recommendation!)

    www.slinglings.com

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  13. Okay so I have been reading for a little while and am into babywearing. I have a nine month, 25+ lb. boy and use an Ergo (which I LOVE) but have also ordered a pouch for out and about since the Ergo doesn't fit in the diaper bag so well... But I can't get it to work. He sits in it on my hip or tummy to tummy just fine but it KILLS my back and shoulder. Any tips or would a ring sling be easier in that department. It is so cute from www.zolowear.com. I love them so much I can't wait to have another baby!

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  14. I never leave home without mine. I also use it as a high chair cover!

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  15. My favorite sling is a selendang (Indonesian sling). Basically, it’s a long piece of colorful, high thread count fabric that you fold in half lengthwise, drape over your shoulder and tie at the opposite hip. You can use it as a pocket sling for very small babies or as a simple support for older children. I've had more luck with these than the pre-made kind, which I can never get to fit me correctly or seem to be more limited in their use.

    I also love how versatile it is. When I'm not using it as a sling, it can double as blanket, shawl, etc. The only downside is that the feeling of "ok, what do I do with this thing?!?" when you first use it. It really helps if someone can help you out at first.

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  16. Agree, keep one in your car. No actually 3 like I have, and a couple Mei Tais. And a wrap. Or two. :)

    And I don't recommend going to NINO groups unless you are OK with getting even more addicted to various baby carriers! Which IMO isn't always a bad thing.

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