Sling wearers

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  1. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    I got my freedom sling today,

    I have put it on but it feels so strange! i havent got anything to put in it to test it, like a doll or anything but it just feels like if i put a doll or baby in there, it will fall out. I feel like im not wearing it right, altho i followed the intructions that came with it.

    Does it feel like that at first? does it take time to get used to or is it meant to feel good right from the word go?

    Thanks

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  2. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    It will probably fit better with a bit of weight in it.
     
  3. KX

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    Layla have u got a link to the one you have as I want a sling, but I honestly will bend over and forget I have a baby in it, and the baby will fall out!:blush:

    Thats what I feel anyway!

    xx
     
  4. Lucy

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    Layla why don't you put Coby in it to try out?

    It will feel much better with a weight in it, I think they say using a small bag of potatoes is a good guage!
     
  5. Layla

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    I got the impression that they made you feel this would happen but it doesn't type thing.

    Sorry I have no idea :( But I'm sure thats what I was getting the jist of somewhere.

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  8. Arcanegirl

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    Maybe email and ask their advice? ask if its meant to feel like that, and if youre still not happy then ask for an exchange. Worth a try before forking out for another sling.
     
  9. Layla

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    i have emailed her to ask for an exchange, just waiting to see what she says

    x
     
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    If you're not able to get an exchange, I would be interested in buying it from you, I'm on the lookout for one.
     
  11. Layla

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    hiya,

    still waiting for her to get back to me, but if she wont exchange then sure you can buy it.

    i will let you know

    x
     
  12. Layla

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    Jase just said to sell it to you, either way i get money back for the pouch sling and you also get a sling.

    This one comes with a cd full of instructions on how to wear it depending on how old your child is etc

    and of course its brand new, never had a baby in it lol

    If you PM me, im sure we can sort out a price, thats if you still want it

    x
     
  13. Lucy

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    Hi Layla

    I have the Coorie pouch sling the same as the one in the link but my friend has the ring sling like yours and if I'm totally honest I prefer hers! Why I prefer it is because the coorie isn't adjustable so newborns seem a bit lost in it and toddlers are really tight up.

    Just my tupence worth!
     
  14. Layla

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    HI Lucy,

    Thanks for your reply, i just feel really awkard in the ring sling, it looks so nice on other epople and in all the pics, but on me it doesnt look or feel right, maybe im not putting it on right?

    I think the pouch one is defo the right style for me from looking at the two, if i cant get on with that either then im prob just not a sling person lol

    which one did you get, the one from ebay or the rainbow one?

    x
     
  15. Lucy

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    Hi Layla

    My sling was from Brightsparkslings, it's a black fleece coorie pouch same as the rainbow one in the pic on your link you posted. I really loved using it and will use again with this baby but I'm also going to get another sling as I just feel the fleece material has a bit too much give sometimes and as you can't adjust it (like you can the ring sling) when Olivia got older it was more of a struggle to get her and I comfortable. I plan to breastfeed in the sling quite a bit (especially when I'm out and about) but found it quite tricky using the Coorie as Olivia was so far down deep in the sling.

    I certainly don't mean to put you off at all, there's so many on the market that everyone will have a different preference I'm sure!

    I also found that in the beginning the sling didn't feel that comfortable on me and it was tricky getting Olivia in and out but it's just practice and soon it was really comfy and didn't feel strange at all
     
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    Have PM'd you
     
  17. paradysso

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    they do feel weird unless there in the perfect position, look on youtube for instructional videos, i found some great ones on there, or see of there is any sling meets near you, then u can try out every one elses sling and see which u prefer.

    i personally love ring slings i have a bara barn. does the material feel strong? in what way doesnt it feel right? i can carry alana in the ring sling but obviously its different to a new born. have u got the material spread over your shoulder and the ring is in the right position?
     
  18. Layla

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    it felt like there was way to much material on it, really big and baggy.

    I have just got the pouch sling, not getting on to well with that either, feels strange! altho its better than the ring, will have to wait and see when the baby comes, maybe im just not a sling person

    x
     
  19. paradysso

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    is it possible to take a pic of u wearing it? can see if your going wrong any where.
     
  20. Layla

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    I put a bag of pots in it to weight it down a little..

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    Here is were i feel i have to much material...

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