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21/06/2013 at 16:47
I have a Tomy harness thingy but P isnt keen on it and her face is almost squashed between my boobs! Looking for something different - comfy and easy to put on by yourself and not too expensive.....any recommendations?? Thank you x
21/06/2013 at 17:31
Is there a sling library near you at all? If so I'd definitely recommend trying some out, as what suits one person doesn't necessarily suit another. I have a Boba 3G which I love, it's a soft structured carrier, so has buckles but no frame, and is dead easy to use and very comfy. It's fairly similar to the connecta, which you're likely to get a lot of recommendations for here as it seems to be the mumdrum carrier of choice! The boba has more waist padding though, which for me was a good thing, but the connecta folds smaller and can be shoved in a bag more easily. Ideally I'd go for a carrier that provides knee to knee support as they're possibly better for hip development than baby bjorn style carriers, and definitely comfier for the babywearer once baby gets heavier.
21/06/2013 at 17:45
Normally I would recommend a stretchy wrap (Kari Me, Moby etc) but given how hot it is at the moment it probably isn't ideal. After that my first recommendation is always a connecta. It isn't actually my favourite sling as I prefered to tie do used a babyhawk, but as a first sling it is quick and easy to use and reasonably priced too. Try www.petitpoppet.co.uk as a starting point as you can hire them to try first (set up by an ex-Hitcher btw and money raised from hiring goes to SANDS)
21/06/2013 at 18:23
I had a stretcgy close caboo which was great but way too hot in this weather. I have just got a connecta and only used once but i love it so far
21/06/2013 at 18:26
Connecta here, I used it for nearly 2 years last time. It's really easy to put on and adjust and comfy ( big S must've been right at the top weight limit when I stopped using it).
21/06/2013 at 20:33
Another recommendation for a connecta here. Really quick and easy to use and good value for money.
21/06/2013 at 20:51
Love my Babyhawk because I also like tying.
21/06/2013 at 22:13
I only have a Connecta so don't have much to compare (although I did try a few slings before I bought it) but I can't recommend it enough. It's so quick & easy to do by yourself (less than a minute once you've got used to it) I can breast feed in it & it folds down really small.
21/06/2013 at 22:26
I can breast feed in it
I can breast feed in it
22/06/2013 at 00:14
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22/06/2013 at 11:17
Thanks everyone x
22/06/2013 at 19:41
Whats the difference between the Solarweave and Integra?? X
22/06/2013 at 19:55
Solarweave is thinner fabric so good for the 'summer', think the integra is thicker fabric. I've got a solarweave connecta and I love it, it's a cinch to put on. I have a babyhawk somewhere but didn't get on with tying it up, much preferred the clips of the connecta.
22/06/2013 at 20:09
I think i need something easy to use. Is there a shop in Bluewater where you can try them on?
22/06/2013 at 21:01
No, they're not sold in shops :(
Ty petit poppet website, as they lend them, or I'm sure there's a sling library somewhere around here, so you might be able to borrow one? I'd offer to lend you mine, except I have a limpet baby who spends most of his time in it.....
22/06/2013 at 21:08
www.nctmedway.org.uk/.../sling-library but they don't have a connecta (but they do have a rose and rebellion, which I think is similar, though unsure if ok for a newborn)
nwkslings.weebly.com/index.html ditto about not having a connecta
www.westkentslingmeet.co.uk in tunbridge wells, but they do have a connecta
Let me know if you don't have any joy, and we can meet at bluewater and I'll try to get mr fox out of the sling for a bit and you can have a try for an hour or two around bluewater
23/06/2013 at 11:10
Thanks BW you are a star!! The T Wells one could be good as my mum lives near there.... xx
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