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Best sling for BFing a newborn while chasing a toddler?

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Poppet45 Fri 29-Jul-11 15:51:10

Really hoping for some advice on good BFing slings from regulars on this board, as the slings one is deserted. I have slings for babies with head control but really need to pick one for when DD is really tiny and at the constantly feeding stage, but I'll be needing to also entertain DS who'll be 27 months when she arrives. I used carrier style slings with him and the papoozle and he hated the Baba sling, but happy to consider ring or wrap slings, just feeling a bit overwhelmed. I never fed him in a sling so was stuck to the sofa for months and am abit nervous about how to BF with a sling, or of buying the wrong sling which makes it impossible. I'm of a slimmish build with small boobs if that helps narrow choices down! Thanks so much.

PenguinArmy Fri 29-Jul-11 17:55:05

Dunno but DD will be 18 months and I'm hoping to give feeding in a sling a go this time. (DD was always too quick to bother)

atm I have a very used kari-me (should probably replace as elastic is not what it was) and a ring sling

barelyutterly Fri 29-Jul-11 20:28:59

I've used the Kari-me to feed in the cradle position, worked pretty well. I mostly did it when I had DD out and about and she needed feeding, fast. It was a bit of work to get her head positioned just right and get my shirt out of the way, but if you're wearing it at home you can easily get around that. Tying it takes some practice and in this weather I find it really hot but otherwise I've been pleased with it. Much prefer it to the backpack style sling that my husband uses in terms of stability and support and I feel confident having both hands free to do other stuff.

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