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08/12/2013 at 16:34
I have a babasling which I've been trying to use to help bear the weight of my 17 month of who currently insists on being picked up constantly in hip carry position. However, I can never seem to get it to sit right aNd the strap constantly digs into my neck no matter how I adjust it.
Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong with it? Or suggest a better sling for this purpose? I currently have a connecta and a close carrier which I use for the littler one!
08/12/2013 at 16:42
Iv just bought a little lamb ring sling (in mint lace, google it its beautiful) and is just the job for hip carries and quick up and downs. Very impressed with the ease and comfort of it
08/12/2013 at 16:43
To be honest I wouldn't recommend a Babasling for that age. Are you looking to hip carry specifically? I would look into a decent ring sling as they are great for quick up and downs with a toddler, mine is a godsend and probably the sling I use the most. You would be able to use it with the baby too :) Do you have a sling meet you can get to to try?
08/12/2013 at 18:39
Thanks both! Stripey, I'm definitely after one to help hip carry my toddler - she's starting to get a heavy lump! But if it works for the baby too that's a bonus. I've googled and found a couple of groups about half an hour away from me so I'm just waiting to find out when they are next meeting.
Missus S, I think I've found it and I I'm looking at the right one its gorgeous, so pretty! A bit out of my price range though! I need something not too expensive as my H is already moaning about me getting another sling! Are there any brands you would recomend? I've just been looking on eBay but there's so many!
08/12/2013 at 18:51
I'm cautious of some of the slings you can get on eBay, you really do get what you pay for. If you sold the Babasling and possibly the Close (as you'd probably have limited time left with a stretchy anyway) then you'd be a lot I not all of the way to a decent ringsling and ending up with two very good slings which will more or less hold their value.
As for brands, Lenny Lamb and Little Frogs are at the lower end of the price range, then you can also look at Girasol and Didymos who primarily do woven wraps, but also do ring slings and you can easily get ringslings which are converted from full length wraps. Very supportive :) My RS is a conversion from a Kokadi Erna I'm Wunderland. I paid £65 which was a bit of bargain :)
08/12/2013 at 19:06
Ok, I'm going to sound like a real idiot now! Is a woven wrap a bit like a moby just not stretchy material? And to convert it, is it just a case of getting a ring? And how do I know what size/length I need? Sorry to plague you with questions! I do really appreciate your help!
08/12/2013 at 19:54
You don't sound like an idiot :) A woven is just a long length of high quality fabric without stretch, so you're exactly right! To convert to a ring sling you'd need roughly a size 2 wrap and a set of sling rings. You can do it yourself if you're good with a sewing machine, there are also various companies that will do it for you for £20ish. There also tons of conversions on the resale market. Mine was pre-loved bought from one of the FB pages.
You can do a 'no sew' ring sling which involves sort of tucking the fabric through a set of rings and wrapping (Google a YouTube video!) it also gives you the versatility of then having a short wrap that you could use for back carries and simple hip carries like rebozo.
08/12/2013 at 20:43
Stripey, I'm fascinated now! So, would the purpose of having a woven and getting it converted so that you could use it as a wrap when they're very little and then a ring sling once they're bigger?
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