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14/04/2013 at 11:09
Any of the below carriers? I can't decide which I like best. Pros and cons. Also do you know of any sling hire companies, postal, as can't get to a sling library.
rose and rebellion
14/04/2013 at 11:19
Ergo - we love it. Comfy easy to put on, keeps baby snug, hubby likes, neat. Cons, one shoulder strap can feel loser but we only has this issue on hire sling. Newborn insert takes couple of uses to get right.
But I'd recommend for def
14/04/2013 at 11:29
Connecta - hard to put on if on your own at first but I took him shopping yesterday and managed to get it on easily on my own in the car park. I do find it a faff to tighten the straps once on though. They're hardly in stock anywhere so we just went with a boring plain blue one which I regret a bit now. It's very comfortable once on correctly and once in it I don't hear a peep from him. He was in for 4 hours yesterday, had a good look around for a bit and then slept. He'd not have done that in the pushchair!!
14/04/2013 at 11:37
Well you know I like the beco gemini. I find it easy enough to put on and tighten the straps etc. Occasionally I've found that my shoulder hurts as it's slightly in the wrong position/he isn't centred in it, so have to sort that but it's generally quick enough to do.
McSquirtle has a R&R and a connecta so she'll be able to help compare between those two.
14/04/2013 at 11:39
Try before you buy www.petitpoppet.co.uk/.../How_it_works.html
14/04/2013 at 11:52
I have a connecta, used it loads when on holiday, didn't use the pushchair once, once you've put it on a few times you soon get the hang of the straps, I also have a plain blue one as they didn't have any others available online, B sleeps in his after the first 10mins of looking around
14/04/2013 at 11:57
I've also got a connecta, a bit of a faff with the straps at first but you soon get to grips with it.
14/04/2013 at 12:46
Another connecta vote. I had the solar weave initially but the thin material seemed to dig in to S's chubby thighs when he was in shorts in the summer. I swapped it for the normal one and love it. Really comfy for me, felt supportive enough for S. after a couple of wears I soon got the hang of putting it on alone. Excellent quality. I carried him until he was a very big and heavy 2 year old. Will use it for number 2 as well
14/04/2013 at 13:03
Pros - easy to put on for me, both front and back, folds up small, funky patterns, longevity - used mine from about 4 days old right up to early this year when it got too much due to pregnancy. Fairly reasonably priced compared to similar slings.
Cons - not as supportive as some others but only really noticeable when using for very long periods.
14/04/2013 at 14:17
I've only ever used a Connecta & love it. It takes a few tries to work out how to put it on by yourself but once you've got the hang of it it's really quick & easy to use & I don't personally have any problems loosening or tightening the straps as we need to do as both my H & I sling our daughter in it. We started when she was 3 months old & still going strong at 14 months. I've barely used a pushchair since getting it (only to go to the dentist, get my hair cut or give blood) & it was invaluable when we went abroad 3 times when she was under 1 as you don't need to worry about pushchairs on planes or on public transport. It also doesn't stop you doing anything. She slept well in it (not so much now!) & whilst asleep I've been able to try on & buy jeans, play pool, go shopping, go on the underground...
Would definitely recommend it but then I haven't tried any of the others on your list. Do you know any hitchers who are local to you that you can try 1. I borrowed my Connecta from Sofa Leopard who's friend then sold it to me.
14/04/2013 at 15:08
Do try petit poppet as someone else has linked on here. Good way if trying them out
14/04/2013 at 17:35
I have a R&R and T is happy to sleep in it. It's comfy and supportive - i've not tried putting it on myself yet though! They have nice patterns too. x
14/04/2013 at 20:23
Yes I do have an R&R and connecta I probably use both equally. I find the R&R offers more support (to me and him) as its thicker and has a thicker waist band, but the connecta is coming in handy as I can roll it down so his arms are free. I love the designs of both but connecta are considerably cheaper!
14/04/2013 at 21:07
Of you could choose one...?
14/04/2013 at 21:17
Ahh god thats tricky... Maybe Connecta! But its very equal, so if you were going to choose between the two, decide based on cost and design. There's not a lot of difference.
14/04/2013 at 21:44
I've only used a Connecta too but love them. Love them so much I have two!
As far as I know, R&Rs aren't quite as big so they don't have the same longevity. I'm not sure on Ergo or beco Gemini though.
14/04/2013 at 23:08
I've just seen an owl patterned R&R. I NEED it.
14/04/2013 at 23:19
I know they're so gorgeous. I'm struggling to choose which I like
14/04/2013 at 23:26
I would say try them on and decide on what fits you best. I went to the shop to buy a manduca came out with an ergo performance. As it was the only one that fitted me properly much to my disappointment. My problem was narrow shoulders and big boobs, on back carries most carries dug in and the shop pointed out could cause blocked milk ducts as breast feeding but equally would be down right uncomfortable for a back carry. Must say have found the ergo performance with insert for A very comfortable both in house and out shopping or allotment.
Not sure whether you know but lots of the carriers are being faked so need to buy from approved stockists to be sure.
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