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Is there a sling to fit my needs?!

(10 Posts)
CraftyCrafterson Thu 25-Jun-15 09:18:24

Ok, need a new sling for 9mo and have some requirements if anyone can suggest anything please?

Needs to be compact when folded and when on, don't want a lot of material

Needs to be quick to put on and get baby in/out

Needs to be comfy for doing 45/60 mins walking in.

Have a close caboo which doesn't suit anymore and had WAY too much material for my liking

Dont mind if it's on front or back but don't want baby facing out

AnythingNotEverything Thu 25-Jun-15 09:29:10

I think you need a buckle carrier. Try connecta, Tula, Rose and Rebellion - we walked out 91st centime DD around a European city for hours in a R&R. The buckles mean there's nothing to tie so no trailing/extra fabric.

A sling library would have a few you could try.

CraftyCrafterson Thu 25-Jun-15 09:31:50

Brilliant thanks so much. There's a local sling library but it runs monthly and of course I've just missed one! hmmgrin

DoloresLandingham Thu 25-Jun-15 21:21:30

Agree with anything. Connecta is the least bulky of her suggestions.

CraftyCrafterson Thu 25-Jun-15 21:25:34

Like the look of the connecta, any decent sites that stock it?

Sunflower1985 Thu 25-Jun-15 21:33:48

I got the connector after trying it at a sling library. I bought it from their own website as the second hand ones on eBay cost nearly as much! I guess that means there's resale value if you can keep it in reasonable condition.

Still comfortable for my 22mo.

Laquila Thu 25-Jun-15 21:37:54

Manduca is v comfy and versatile, ticks all your boxes

DoloresLandingham Fri 26-Jun-15 06:42:33

Yes, Connecta's own website is a good bet. Ignore the stock levels on the site and contact them directly if there's one that you like. Secondhand ones come up for sale frequently on Babywearing FSOT and Slings and Things FSOT on trade but as sunflower says, they hold their value and secondhand is only marginally cheaper.

confusedandemployed Fri 26-Jun-15 06:49:21

I used my Rose and Rebellion til DD was 2yo. I then got the toddler version which is absolutely wonderful. Makes walking 2 dogs with a 2.4yo a breeze. Highly recommend.

GwenStacy Fri 26-Jun-15 08:04:37

If you want super portable, look at a Solarweave Connecta - it's a thin UV resistant material, and hardly takes up any space smile

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