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Baby wearing...think I want a POUCH sling. Can anybody recommend one?

(16 Posts)
princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 16:43:51

I am thinking of getting a sling for dc3, due end of Oct.

I have had a look on here and seen Ergo, Mei Tai and Wilkinet mentioned. Have also heard of a baby Bjorn and ring slings etc.

But I want one without long lengths of fabric, wrapping, knots etc.
So a pouch

I saw one a few months ago on a thread but can't find it again.

Any help appreciated

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:48:41

I used a Coorie which was fab.

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 16:52:08

Just seen that you did Soupy, on an old thread!
Have googled..look nice
Would have to work out size to get....
I wonder what the one I saw was though, it's annoying me!!!!

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:53:27

Um... There are a few. Peanut shell is one I think and something like betterbabysling

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 16:54:20

This is it

Seen the peanut one.

It's hard to know which is good/better etc.

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:54:23

Several here

I made mine though.

ThreadsDeadBabyThreadsDead Mon 27-Jul-09 16:55:59

Personally I don't like them, but sil had a Hotsling and loved it, she used it from birth and still does now and then and her ds is a very big 19mo.

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:57:49

I used it regularly with DD until she was 2.5 or so.

I think they are all much the same TBH. The fact that the Lifft one makes the claim "The Lifft baby sling is the only sling to be scientifically proven to improve your posture whilst carrying your little one." is misleading because they all do that, it's just that Lifft is the only one to have been used in that testing.

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 16:58:28

Whats the difference between a Coorie and a hotslings pouch? just different makes?

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:59:12

I'd say that they have to be made from a stretchy fabric (fleece/jersey, that kind of thing) and a padded edge where their legs will some out when they're older is good.

I liked that mine was basic and faff-free.

SoupDragon Mon 27-Jul-09 16:59:49

Coorie and Hotslings are just different fabrics I think

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 17:01:15

Thanks. The lift one looks like its made from Canvas...

I'm not sure I like the huge logo.

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 17:02:02

dh would prefer it though as the website looks less 'hippy-ish' iykwim.grin

BertieBotts Mon 27-Jul-09 17:03:34

Was it a freedom sling? Peanut shell?

If it was a bag type sling like the Infantino slingrider or Premaxx baby bag I would steer clear - see here:

princessmel Mon 27-Jul-09 17:10:08

Not a bag one, thanks for that info though.

It was the Lifft one, linked further down in thread

nomoresleep Mon 27-Jul-09 18:04:35

I really love the kangaroo korner fleece pouch. It's adjustable, which is great because I found that babies take up more room than toddlers (sounds odd but it's true - I think it's because of the different way you carry them and the fact that a toddler stretches the fabric more).

I love pouches & the fact that you can pop the baby in and out so easily but I think you have to get the sizing perfect or they can hurt your back.

Also, DS seems to prefer wraps....

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