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"I am 5 foot and fat, my husband 6 foot…"
I am 5 foot and fat, my husband 6 foot and thin, my 70 year old mother somewhere in between. All of us can carry effortlessly with the Action Baby Carrier. Friends have tried it out and loved it too.
Value for money:
I can still carry my 3 year old on my back in it (it's rated to 40lbs or 18kg), as well as my 18 month old on the front (not at the same time). That's over 4.5 years' of use, for on average 8 trips a week, so far and it's still going strong.
The straps are padded and comfortable. It is easy to clip together and adjust for maximum comfort and fit for the combination of child and adult. My children quickly complain if they are not comfortable in a sling, but I have had no complaints with this - they often fall asleep.
I've used 5 different styles of sling and tried a couple of others and this is the one I have found most comfortable for my back for long journeys.
Ease of Use:
At my height, the straps can dangle to the ground occasionally, but some other slings do this far worse. It's relatively easy to use - when teaching others, they can use it without asking for help after they've seen me do it once and then had a go with help once.
This is the "new baby" present my family are giving to some close friends who are due to have a baby soon.Read moreLess
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"I am around 5'2" and thin (size 6). I have…"
I am around 5'2" and thin (size 6). I have quite some trouble finding a fitted sling that fits me properly. Normally either the belt part doesn't go on tight enough around my waist, or the shoulder straps are too long. And I wanted something that I can carry my baby comfortably in not just when he's a tiny baby, but well until he was 1.5 years old. This because I had to walk my toddler and 8 year old to school every day (15 minutes each way) and the pushchair was just too bulky and I preferred having my hands free so I could hold toddler's hand as she wasn't that good at walking, she easily trips over. I'm useless with fabric slings like Didymos because I just never seem to get the hang of tying them up properly and tight enough. and one big problem for me was finding a SSC (soft structured carrier) with that would fit snugly and comfortably around the belt area AND around the shoulders. I ordered a few slings from Slingjax but phoned Shani first so she could recommend me which slings are worth trying for someone my size, and which weren't. I tried on every one, but it was this one that really fitted me perfectly. The belt is very well-padded compared to some other slings, so didn't dig in horribly into my hips and also was wide/thick enough to give my back better support than other less well-padded slings. The shoulder straps are also well-padded, and wide, so they didn't dig in and really helped cushion the weight of my baby on me well. The chest strap was good as it helped secure the shoulder straps nicely on my shoulders so they never slip off. The adjustable shoulder straps can be worn backpack style or crossed-back. I basically didn't "feel" the weight of my baby and could walk for ages in this sling with my son in it. I stopped using this sling when my son started to get too big for it... but otherwise, I really enjoyed using this sling. Wouldn't use another again. Just wish I had found this when my first DC was born 8 years ago. It would have made baby-carrying such a joy... instead back then I was struggling with my Didymos... Oh yes, another good point about this sling. Its adjustable buckled waist belt and shoulder straps mean that even my husband can wear it easily, without much faffing around with tying knots. For the number of times I've used it, I think theRead moreLess
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