Slings? New to this!

Discussion in 'Natural Parenting' started by Xanthe, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Xanthe

    Xanthe Well-Known Member

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    Hello ladies

    I tried the Papoose style front carrier when my daughter was a newborn and could never get to grips with it.

    I really want to try again when baby #2 is born in March but haven't a clue where to start looking and which ones to even consider as there seem so many on the market!

    I am quite petite if that any helps and not very strong physically. I think one of the reasons I could not get to grips with with my daughter was that I had had a Caeasarian + was still uncomfortable.

    How about the Babsling? Any pointers would be great.

    Thanks

    XXXX
     
  2. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Personally, I have used a few different kinds and my favorites have been the ring sling and the mei tai. The ring sling worked best for LO as a newborn.

    I know others that have liked the babasling, but I haven't used it, so can't be more help there.
     
  3. im_mi

    im_mi Crunchy mama!

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    i loved the Kari-Me when my boy was little :) so easy to use once you get the hang of it and it was so supportive, too. hardly feels like you are carrying a baby at all!
     
  4. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    I really am liking my babyhawk - I am wearing it now while I make cookies to increase my breask milk supply LOLOLOL - :haha: How my life has changed!!!
    xx
     
  5. Xanthe

    Xanthe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks alot ladies for giving me somewhere to start looking.

    X
     
  6. scatterpatch

    scatterpatch Well-Known Member

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    It really depends what you like the look of, when youll be using it most, how comfortable you are with knots, how long you want to use it for etc but nothing beats a newbie snuggle quite like a wrap i dont think, we had a stretchy wrap when flo was little and then moved onto a woven which i wish we had of had to start with, if your budgets healthy id go for a silk or cashmere wrap which is what im keeping an eye out to stash away for my newbie at the minute. Otherwise any woven wrap will last you well into toddler hood whereas a stretchy will need replacing around 6 months or sooner xx
     

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