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Sling for hot weather

(2 Posts)
EmBeEmBe Wed 04-Sep-13 07:41:40

Hi. Hoping for some sling advice...

Dc2 will be born in December in SE Asia. It will be hot and humid, about 25-30 degrees. Inside will be air conditioned, outside obviously not.

I am wondering what sling to use. I have a manduca which was great for dc1 but she was born into a cooler climate. I did use it in hotter weather too, but it was too hot for both of us so switched to a baby bjorn so her legs and arms were exposed (and switched back to the manduca when she was bigger).

I won't be able to try whatever I buy as I will get my parents to bring it over, so am looking for recommendations for a good sling for use in and out the house with a newborn. I don't want to use my baby bjorn from birth.

Grateful for any ideas! Thanks.

SweetTeaVodka Thu 05-Sep-13 10:10:37

Gauze wraps (Calin Bleu and Wrapsody Bali Breeze) are very cool and can be used from birth to toddler, but have the learning curve of learning to wrap.

Connecta Solarweave is supposed to be good for hot climates and is suitable for a newborn if you roll the waistband (to make the body shorter) and cinch the seat with the strap (so legs aren't over extended). it would also last you a while and is very resellable.

Ergo have a Performance carrier that is supposed to be of more breathable fabric but no idea what age it starts from.

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