Baby slings

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  1. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone advise me. Ihave a baby jorn carrier that I got for Noah, but found I stoped using it very early cause noah was so heavy it did my back in.
    Am I right in thinking slings are more comfortable and less stress on your back? If so can anyone recomend some good baby slig makers or styles for me?
     
  2. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    I love babyhawk.com

    Excellent mei tei carriers. Cheap because of the dollar and lots of fabric choices (even your fave skulls :D)
     
  3. Cat

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    They are really nice designs but the shape of them is very similar to my current carrier, and I just found I got back ache within 10 mins of carrying him around. :(
     
  4. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    You can tie the mei tai in different ways to suit yourself. The one i have i cross it over my front. Ive managed to carry my neice (at 12 months old) comfortably for a good period of time and not had any probs with my back.
     
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    I really struggled to carry teeny Seren in an ordinary carrier, as it really hurt my back. She is about 24lbs (I think) and I can carry her in the mei tei no probs
     
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    http://www.brightsparkslings.co.uk/slings.htm#coorie

    i have a The Coorie Pouch Sling in red its great but Harley is to big to fit in it with me now :roll:

    you can have it if you like? but it is a extra small?

    measure top of your sholder to the top of your hip
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    Harley is all tucked in there you can pull it down and he has his arms out. but it was windy that day
     
  8. beanie

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    that second pic is so cute Dionne :D
     
  9. Cat

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    Ihave done a load of research now and Ireally want to aviod the sling pouch type as they seem a bit precerious if you have to bend over, but also its a lot of strain on one shoulder. I have decided to opt for the wrap around type as they are the most supporting and easy on your back as the bay is strapped very close. This seems idea as Iwant to use it around the house during the day, so help with things like colic and feeding etc as its ment to be really good for baby. Im looking at getting one like this http://www.toocoolmums.com.au/pages/default.cfm?page_id=28439
     
  10. Minxy

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    I tried a Kari Me today and loved it! They're British too, cut down on your carbon footprint :wink:

    http://www.kari-me.com/
     
  11. Cat

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    yeah I looked at those, I just hunted the entire net trying to find one that was attractive though, cause I didnt want to just get a plain dyed one, cause it covered your whole upper body Iwanted it to look like a nice top!

    Minxy how is it that we keep doing and getting the same things and talking to the same people. Are you my doppleganger?
     
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    It must be one of those wierd cosmic cyber thingyos :D At least I hope I'm not your doppleganger (can't face pregnancy again just yet :shock: :lol: )
     
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    I regret never using asling with Ella, shes huge now would break my poor little back which is bad anyway! Im definatly going to use one with number two though! Hope you find one soon xx
     
  14. paradysso

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    i have just started baby wearing as its easier now as alana walks alot, and saves taking buggy.

    we have 2 slings... a patapum

    http://www.naturalmothering.co.uk/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=5

    more for my OH, but is very comfy. and you can find them second hand at good prices.

    and
    our other one is a mei tai, its actually alot more comfy then tradtional baby carriers as i found alana hurt my back when she was only a few months old, but i can carry her on my back with a mei tai no problem now.
     

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