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Sling novice. Please help me choose a sling

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needahand Mon 20-Oct-08 11:45:20

My babybjorn is starting to be a bit small and I don't want to use one of these heavy backpacks. Both my baby and I like to use a sling so I was thinking of one of the fabric slings (have been fancying them for a while).

Could you give me tips to choose. I saw one which is called *close baby carrier* which seems quite nice, has any one tried it?

My baby is four months old and I want something I can use for a while.

Any advice appreciated as I don't know where to start.


foxytocin Mon 20-Oct-08 11:48:29

mei tai


soft structured carrier.

here is a mei tai i have up for sale. <<cheeky plug>>

littlelamb Mon 20-Oct-08 11:50:50

I have the CLose. Ds is 19 weeks and a big lardy boy of about 18 pounds and I find it a breeze to use- I gave up on the Babybjorn when he was only a week old as it was knackering my back. It's also comfy if you have big boobs like me- they were totally squished in the babybjorn blush

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Mon 20-Oct-08 11:51:37

I loved my Coorie. I used to from birth with DD and can still carry her in it now (she's 2.8) although I'm out of baby carrying condition now

Have a look at the MN reviews here and don't forget to add your own when you've got one

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Mon 20-Oct-08 11:52:23

The Babybjorn is a pile of cr*p IMO. I had a similar one when DSs were born but it wasn't a patch on the Coorie.

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Mon 20-Oct-08 11:54:18

I agree with foxy, mei tai or soft structured carrier is best. Four months is about when they'd fit into one, and they last for years.

needahand Mon 20-Oct-08 12:15:42

littlelamb that is good to know I was actually going to bump my thread and ask for a carrier that is kind to my back as with the baby bjorn I really feel that I will break in two if that makes sense

Will have a look at the mei tai and Coonies. Any dos and don't you can think of?

And what is the difference between a mei tai and a soft structured carrier?

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Mon 20-Oct-08 12:32:06

You tie a mei tai whereas a soft structured carrier has buckles or clips.

foxytocin Mon 20-Oct-08 12:56:35

SSC are inspired by MTs but have buckles.

I favour MTs because i find them more adjustable for size. it is a personal preference thing tho. opnly way to know is to try both for yourself.

sleepycatonabroomstick Mon 20-Oct-08 12:57:55

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foxytocin Mon 20-Oct-08 13:30:34

£35 including postage

needahand Mon 20-Oct-08 17:59:40

thanks all I have decided to buy a wraparoud and think I will go for the kari me. Advice was very much appreciated

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