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Pouch sling?

(13 Posts)
quertas Thu 09-May-13 14:09:28

Hi all,
Hoping for some advice here. Expecting dc2 in 6 weeks time and looking to get an easy on/ off sling for use round the house. We have a ton of stairs and a toddler who still needs help to get up and down but we go up and down a horrifying amount! I remember trying a ring sling with DD when she was little and just not getting on with it- though oh I do love the designs and fabrics grin. I used to worry that she'd fall out between or behind the rails bit iykwim. Will I get on any better with a pouch sling do you think? We had a stretchy wrap and a stretch wrap hybrid and I couldn't get on with them ( too much stretch!)

Giraffeski Thu 09-May-13 18:13:33

I thought pouch slings ha been taken off the market/banned or something now? To do with suffocation risk IIRC.
I might be wrong though.
I have an Ergo, have used from birth successfully with the infant insert and now at 4 months don't need the insert any more.

Giraffeski Thu 09-May-13 18:14:30

Sorry, meant to add that once you get he hang of it, the Ergo is really quick to get on and off and the baby is lovely and snug.

FlightyAphrodite Thu 09-May-13 18:21:06

One brand of pouch sling (infantino I think) was banned, others are still on sale. They're really not recommended, baby is put in an unsafe position.

You might find an SSC easier, like the ergo that Giraffeski recommended, or a connects or rose and rebellion. They're very easy to use.

quertas Thu 09-May-13 19:10:42

Wow, I hadn't heard that , thanks!! Okay thats off the list then! I still have DD's ergo but I thought you had to have an insert for a newborn for them? That'd be a bit of a faff I guess just so we can get upstairs, especially when we're up down up down all day wink

SoupDragon Thu 09-May-13 19:14:24

It was a particular style of pouch sling that was dangerous, not all of them.

Munxx Thu 09-May-13 19:15:29

Baba sling?

GoofyIsACow Thu 09-May-13 19:18:05

The one that was banned (infantino slingrider) was a bag sling, pouch slings are fine, they are sized however, you might prefer a ring sling which is similar but mor adjustable

FlightyAphrodite Thu 09-May-13 19:19:47

Yeah just for that it would be a faff. You wouldnt need an insert for a connecta though. Or maybe a Close/Caboo? They're stretchy but not so much material to get confused with.

sugarandspite Thu 09-May-13 19:31:21

Thinking about it, do you really need a sling for the stairs?

Most toddlers can go up fairly safely - especially if you get them to do hands and feet, so you could just walk behind as a 'backstop' if needed.

Coming down, you and toddler sit side by side and bump gently down on your bottoms. Hold toddler hand with one hand and baby in your shoulder with the other. You're on your bum too so no risky of falling.

Might that work?

nonamenewname Fri 10-May-13 12:19:46

I wouldn't want to be using the ergo insert in the summer, I don't think.

Barbeasty Sat 11-May-13 07:51:10

The Boba 3g is like the ergo, but doesn't need a newborn insert. You sort of roll the waistband once and popper it to make the back shorter, and then the baby goes in it with their legs in. Might be easier?

Also second the caboo or caboo dx (buckled version) as really easy. It stays at the right size settings between uses.

You could always stick the toddler on your back in the ergo & carry the baby!

quertas Sat 11-May-13 14:20:00

Thanks all. It's the combination of steep stairs plus stone floors that's giving me the wig! DD is 2.10 and can manage normal stairs in houses not designed by Victorian psychopaths but sadly ours was grinaargh!

Will look into these, thanks!

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