I wish I had a baby to use a sling with, they look so handy.
Which one is your staple sling right now?
I agree NEVER forget you sling! I have forgotten mine exactly once and thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown! :)
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!
Maybe someday I'll have have a sling to remember! For now, it's the snuggli not to be forgotten!
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/
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....)
Slingy goodness! I should dig out the address from where we buy our slings from - it's in Canada, which is nice for us!
Oh, der. That was from Beck at Frog & Toad are Friends.
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?
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?
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
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!
I never leave home without mine. I also use it as a high chair cover!
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.
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.
Your comment is gonna totally make my day!