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11/01/2014 at 21:19
I've never really considered one then looked at another thread saw someone talking about a Connecta so looked it up (because I didn't know what one was), and now I'm intrigued.
I'm still not sure if I can BF or not yet, so I'm just interested when do you use them instead of say a pram?
Sorry if it's a dumb question, I've just never known anyone who used one
Thanks BLL x
11/01/2014 at 21:33
You can use the around the house when baby wants to be close to mum for comfort, but you have your hands free to get on with other things. To keep them upright after feeds if they are refluxy or windy babies. To go on a walk without the pram, to go round the supermarket or shopping.
Just any time you either want to keep baby close without arm ache or want to get out and about without the pram in tow.
11/01/2014 at 21:34
I used mine in the early days a lot when baby was clingy and didn't want to be put down. I use it if I'm just popping into the shops and can't be bothered getting pram out the car. If my toddler needs restrained then he goes in pram and baby in sling. It's handy for doing supermarket shop too
For what's it's worth, I don't think many people but them with the intention if using them for breastfeeding. If they find they can breastfeed in the sling then great, but most find it tricky and take baby out for feeds.
What Ducky said! I am hoping to breastfeed so going to try and find a sling that you can use for that too, so that if they are cluster feeding at the beginning I can still move around.
11/01/2014 at 21:57
WDS, I've never breastfed in a sling but use ours all the time. When he was small it enabled me to get some things done round the house (A cried when put down). Now if I'm popping to the local shops/to post a letter I'll take A in the sling rather than bump the buggy down and up our stairs (we live in a first-floor flat). I now just leave clothes at my parents, but when A was smaller and going through sizes every few weeks, I would put him in the sling, pack a suitcase and take the train to my mum and dad's with him in the sling and me carrying the suitcase. I couldn't manage pram + suitcase. You can even do baby salsa classes wearing baby in the sling!
Sometimes A is in the pram and will create until I take him out and sling him (less nowadays).
11/01/2014 at 22:07
Same as the others, I use my sling all the time but have never breastfed in it. I have a connecta now and had a moby when D was littler. I find it really useful for going places where the pushchair may not be ideal (e.g. countryside walks or in the supermarket) or when I want to get out of the house quickly. When D was little he wouldn't nap anywhere but on me or my H, so we would pop him in the sling and he would happily nap in there whilst we got on with things around the house. He still is very happy to nap in it. Just like Saisi I often take it out with me in the pushchair basket, in case he decides he has had enough of the pushchair and wants to be in my arms.
11/01/2014 at 22:08
We had a moby slinh and it was the best baby buy we made. P lived in it for the first few months, both around the house so I had hands free for stuff (like eating!) And walks, shopping etc. I never fed in it though, easier to take baby out tbh. This time im sure ill be using it a lot so I have free hands for doing things with p, am also going to get a connecta this time fornwhen baby is a bit bigger. Csnt recommend a sling highly enough.
11/01/2014 at 22:24
Really interesting re you guys not using it for breastfeeding! Perhaps I'm over complicating things (typical me!). I've just looked at the moby, It looks complicated... I like the ones where it looks like you just have to put them straight on like a backpack but at the front! It can be complicated though or you all wouldn't love it so much. Will have to look at some youtube videos tomorrow! :)
11/01/2014 at 22:32
I've just been googling wraps for twins. Not that's complicated wrapping!
11/01/2014 at 22:45
I love my Connecta. We got it when Isobelle was just under 3 months & I've used my pram about 3 times since. It's so easy to use. I originally got it to use on our holiday to Rome when she was 3 months & it was so easy. No bulky prams. So going on planes, trains, buses & the underground are so much easier. Now that my daughter is nearly 2 it's great that I can take her for a walk & just put the Connecta in my bag for the return journey (think it should last her up until she's 4). It was also good when she was younger as whenever we went somewhere there was no need to leave a buggy anywhere. Very handy for going shopping (I tried on a pair of jeans whilst my daughter slept in it) as you can get into crowded shops & things like firework displays. I would thoroughly recommend getting a sling as they're amazing. I think part of the reason my daughter has great speech is that I talk to her all the time when she's in the sling & I point out things as we walk. It's also an amazing feeling having your child sleep on you & give you 2 hands to do things like hang out the washing, cook... I was also able to breast feed but I didn't try it until she was about 8 months old (Wish I'd have tried it earlier). Can't recommend them enough!!
Pepperoni: The Moby looks complicated but once you've done it a few times it's pretty quick to wrap.
11/01/2014 at 22:46
I did find the moby a bit complicated but after a few goes I got the hang of it. I did find it a real faff to put on when out though, because it is so long and would dangle on the ground - the connecta is much easier for that. The moby is lovely and snuggly and comfy for a new baby though.
11/01/2014 at 22:53
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12/01/2014 at 05:07
You could always try and find a sling library near you to try out different ones. Not everyone gets on with the connecta x
12/01/2014 at 10:13
Where did people buy their moby sling from? I've read that sometimes they can be fake from amazon but can't see anywhere else you can buy them!
12/01/2014 at 12:11
Thanks for all taking the time to give me some the advice. I think I might get one. I think the local NCT does a sling library so I'll look into.
12/01/2014 at 12:36
From amazone pep but it wasn't fake. People often sell them second hand on the fb selling site, worth asking
12/01/2014 at 13:50
I liked the Moby & might have got it if I'd have known about slings when she was a tiny baby. I also needed a sling that my hubby liked too & he point blankly refused to even try the Moby but is very happy with the Connecta (I think it's the buckles!). Definitely go to the sling library & try out different ones & see what works for you.
12/01/2014 at 14:57
My friend lent me her close caboo and S loves it. He slept in it a lot when he was tiny. He has reflux so it was ideal for settling him whilst keeping him upright. I wouldn't have known where to start though so was lucky my friend is hugely in to baby wearing and her house is like a sling library! If you can borrow that would be best initially. I am lusting after a connecta though...
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