DS is going to be 1 next week (where did that go?!) and I want a sling for carrying him on my hip - hands-free if at all poss. I don't like the Hippychick hip seat and I don't like the Quinny Curbb as the strap really cuts into my neck. I've seen a nice one that carries up to 18 months old, but want one that's going to last longer than that, ideally. Any suggestions, ladies?
You can use an Ergo or a MeiTai to do handsfree hip carries. They have the advantage that you can do front and back carries too, so will last for a long time. A really wide ring sling would work too, but I haven't had direct experience of using a proper toddler ring sling, only a regular one.
Try the mamaway baby ring sling. We use it with dd who is 10 months and about 10kg I think. I swear it is the best £35 on a baby equipment that we have spent and so much better than the baby carriers with buckles and what not. It's very compact as well so small enough to carry in your handbag if you're not using it. Go on to