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If you are considering buying a sling/baby carrier - some useful links

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by d2148j, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. d2148j

    d2148j New commenter

    I thought I would share this website.
    http://www.ukslinglibraries.co.uk/ and on facebook too
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709966018#!/UKSLNetwork

    oh and www.naturalmamas.co.uk/forum is very good too.
    You can probably work out from my avatar photo that I used slings iwth baby number 1 and it is my intention to do the same with baby number 2. I'm also a trained babywearing consultant and alongside the teaching job run a sling library. It was hip health week last week and I know lots of people will probably buy a sling (BB, tomy etc) but they aren't best for baby or for wearer. I know they 'give you' the option of facing baby out but again this isn't supporting baby's hips and will become uncomfortable for you much quicker. I'm 35weeks pregnant, have a prolapsed disc and can still wear my 30lb 2year old comfortably for several hours if necessary in a woven wrap or a mei tai.
     
  2. d2148j

    d2148j New commenter

    I thought I would share this website.
    http://www.ukslinglibraries.co.uk/ and on facebook too
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=709966018#!/UKSLNetwork

    oh and www.naturalmamas.co.uk/forum is very good too.
    You can probably work out from my avatar photo that I used slings iwth baby number 1 and it is my intention to do the same with baby number 2. I'm also a trained babywearing consultant and alongside the teaching job run a sling library. It was hip health week last week and I know lots of people will probably buy a sling (BB, tomy etc) but they aren't best for baby or for wearer. I know they 'give you' the option of facing baby out but again this isn't supporting baby's hips and will become uncomfortable for you much quicker. I'm 35weeks pregnant, have a prolapsed disc and can still wear my 30lb 2year old comfortably for several hours if necessary in a woven wrap or a mei tai.
     
  3. I'd like to try a different sling with next child so I'll check out those links, thanks. Some babies do seem to hate facing in though - I didn't believe until I carried my nephew to the shops when he was 4 months - cried constantly until he faced out (in my arms, no sling!) and was the same whenever my sil tried a lovely new sling that faced in. Some babies just too into the world I guess!
     
  4. d2148j

    d2148j New commenter

    That is why I would suggest a hip or high back carry. Still can do the supported 'm' position but it allows baby to then hide and not get over stimulated.

    This is quite good at explaining why ffo not good http://www.bobafamily.com/blog/2011/10/11/nine-reasons-not-to-carry-your-baby-facing-out/
     
  5. :) slings

    Hiya Rachel :)
     
  6. d2148j

    d2148j New commenter

    hiya and welcome to my other hiding place.
     
  7. d2148j

    d2148j New commenter

    bumping this up incase anyone new wants to find out more.
    Key tips do not buy any of the following off eBay/amazon if they say they are BNIB = ergo, beco, moby as they are fake. Be careful if buying preloved and ask seller where they brought them for. Ergo RRP is approx £99, the same as a beco. There wholesale price is approx £65 so anything less is dodgy. Also moby's are being faked a lot so please buy from a specialist sling shop.
     
  8. :)

    Spreading the word ;)

    Oh- Congratulations Mrs ;)
     

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