"I used this sling lots and lots with my daughter…"
I used this sling lots and lots with my daughter - far less faff for shopping than a pushchair. I like the fact you can leave it adjusted exactly as you wear it and just pop it on over you, add the baby and you're done no wrapping this sling around, or tying ties or hitching baby up into the right position.
So long as you position the sling correctly - spread across the edge of the shoulder - then it's very comfortable for a very long time.
I like the fact these come in a choice of organic fabrics.Read moreLess
"ok when our son was new born but after 2…"
ok when our son was new born but after 2 months he was way heavy for all the weight to be carried through the shouldersRead moreLess
"I bought this shortly after my son was born. I'd…"
I bought this shortly after my son was born. I'd had a front-carrying sling when I had my daughter and had hated it - I found it put a lot of strain on my back, and my poor daughter couldn't get comfy because my chest got in the way. I decided to try the SlingEasy when my son was a few weeks old as he was rather clingy and I needed something that would allow me to carry him around whilst getting on with other day to day activities. It was an absolute God-send. My son felt comfy and safe, I found the carrying position very comfortable with the weight being more evenly distributed and saving my back. It was also versatile and allowed for my son's growth and different needs. He started off cradled in it, and as he got bigger I was able to have him sitting on my hip like a little koala. He loved it in there, and I loved having him in it. He was a difficult baby who cried a lot and wanted a lot of contact (a complete shock after my mellow, easy going daughter) and I found the SlingEasy kept us close and both of us happier and made life generally easier.
I can honestly say that it was the purchase I made after ds was born.Read moreLess
"We used this sling from birth with our first. She…"
We used this sling from birth with our first. She is now a large 18 month old and still always used by my husband and me if I'm carrying her for shorter periods of time.
Initially there seemed like a lot of fabric which the baby could potentially get 'lost' in but after a couple of experiments you get the hang of it.
It's super simple to put on and position and there are no ties or straps to contend with.
There are various position options and it comes with a very comprehensive instruction booklet.Read moreLess
"I liked this sling, as unlike the Baby Bjorn I…"
I liked this sling, as unlike the Baby Bjorn I had before it's suitable for a wider age range but best of all there's no faffing about with fastening bits on to hold your baby in place. Once you've got the Sling Easy adjusted to you favourite way of carrying by slipping the tail through the locking rings to suite, you simply take this sling on and off over your head. It's very comfy as it's got good padding and also covers a big age range so it's handy to take with you when you'd rather not take a pushchair but know your walker will tire and want to be carried, so works out very economicalRead moreLess
"ALSO it looks like you have a tyre slung round…"
ALSO it looks like you have a tyre slung round you
bearing in mind that you will NOT look like the depicted model whilst you still have a newborn, why would you want to go around with a blue tyre around you? Avoid.Read moreLess
"I really didn't get on with this. Here are my…"
I really didn't get on with this.
Here are my reasons
1. it is VERY bulky. After having a baby, I am also very bulky and the two together is an unecessary combination. Also it doesn't fold down at all.
2. Its actually quite hard to get a newborn baby in it so they can actually breathe.
3. The fabric it comes in is pretty boring. Why doesn't anyone ever do Designers Guild slings?
4. It really pulls on the shoulder and thusly is useless for the hip carry.
5. Its pretty hard to use if you are left handed.
I do think Dr Sears is great generally but this sling is not good.Read moreLess
"All agreed this "hammock-like" sling is "brilliant for tiny babies"…"
All agreed this "hammock-like" sling is "brilliant for tiny babies" as "newborns can lie in it" plus "it's easy to get a sleeping child in and out of". Although "a bit tricky for left handers", most users found it a "perfect fit" and "very comfortable for wearer and baby". It adapts well to a growing child: "It really is still usable when they are toddlers" and it's "great for getting on with your life when baby needs to go everywhere with you". Overall: "I've tried many slings and this is absolutely the best".Read moreLess
"A sling to wear around your body rather than upfront.…"
A sling to wear around your body rather than upfront. It's quite bulky but easy to put on and ease the baby into. We used it on holiday when DS was 8 weeks and he slept around many a happy walk and than sat up a bit more when we were looking around the town. You get a few looks for having one - a bit more hippy than your standard baby bjorn. I haven't used it that much. I don't feel it gives great support as it just creates a sort of hammock but it is great for getting on with your life again when a baby needs to go everywhere with you.Read moreLess
"Seems really comfy for newborns-they can snuggle up nicely. One…"
Seems really comfy for newborns-they can snuggle up nicely.
One gripe-it seems really designed for right handers and quite hard for left handers to use-not great if you have one of each in the family.Read moreLess
"Great for taking the baby around if you want him…"
Great for taking the baby around if you want him to go to sleep and stay asleep. And great for shopping trips where he is not likely to stay in the stroller. But it makes your top mid-back and shoulder ache if you use it too much. Also you can't get a sleeping baby into it without waking him up. And when he is awake, he might not be that happy unless you get him in the perfect position.Read moreLess
"it's the only sling I've tried but it's not as…"
it's the only sling I've tried but it's not as confy as a front carrier in my opinion. Moreover it takes up loads of space becaus eof the padding, it's light though.
What I like is the hip-mode of carrying the child.Read moreLess
"I have 5 kids and have used numerous slings over…"
I have 5 kids and have used numerous slings over the last 17 years and this one is by far the winner. My youngest is three and I still use it. I have a friend who is left handed and she just used it turned the other way over her left shoulder and she never found it awkward :)Read moreLess
"expensive but i am still using it at 12 months.…"
expensive but i am still using it at 12 months. not really suitable for a newborn but perfect for an older baby.Read moreLess
"I find the sling really simple and perfect for carrying…"
I find the sling really simple and perfect for carrying my baby, either when going out or just around the house. She loves being in the sling and can sleep for hours which gives my arms a rest but still allows me to keep my baby close. I've used it since she was just a week old.Read moreLess
"Easy to use. Comfy for the baby and the baby…"
Easy to use. Comfy for the baby and the baby carrier!Read moreLess
"Great way to transport baby when he's very little and…"
Great way to transport baby when he's very little and still gives you the opportunity to get on with things as your hands are free. My little one loved being snuggled in the sling, close to his mummy! Also extremely useful for comforting him/rocking him to sleep.Read moreLess
"The only front carrier that my child was confortable in.…"
The only front carrier that my child was confortable in. It's easy to put on - no buckles or straps. And there is realy less strain on the back than any other front carrier. It is confortable for Mum and baby.
One thinh : You need to buy the right size for you. No point to buy a bigger one as I did so that Dad can use it too. The baby is too low and it is not as confortable for you (Back strain)Read moreLess
"Such a simple design but it does take a bit…"
Such a simple design but it does take a bit of experimentation to find the best positioning for wearer and baby. At fist it felt as if our newborn would get lost in the swathes of fabric, but now that is a bonus as we anticipate carrying her comfortably in it for a very long time to come. A couple of friends have found the positioning a bit awkward, but IMO it's the sling that allows the most natural positions for the baby. My husband LOVES wearing our daughter in it and she loves being carried in this way. It is incredibly versatile. Bonus that you can easily put it on, take it off and put baby in with minimal hassle as no straps or clasps. Baby Sling adapted the sizing so that it could be comfortably worn by family members that range in height by almost a foot.Read moreLess
"Brilliant for very small babies! it was far far more…"
Brilliant for very small babies! it was far far more comfortable for baby and me than the wrap slings and hard carriers. It wasn't so good when baby wanted to face outward as her legs were really squashed in front of her. Now she is getting big enough to use it as a hip sling its back in constant use!Read moreLess