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comfortable easy fastening sling for heavy 12lb baby?

(13 Posts)
tab Fri 17-Jun-05 14:08:07

I had a wilkinet with my first and although very comfortable once on, it was very difficult to put on quickly and I often needed help from another person. Now with second child Im facing the nursery run morning and evening and need a comfortable, quick and easy fastening sling so that I can put new ds in it and carry him into nursery. I need to have hands free to collect ds1, his coat, his bag, bend down etc.

Pamina3 Fri 17-Jun-05 14:09:09

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bundle Fri 17-Jun-05 14:11:14

bjorn not so good when baby gets heavier, found the wilkinet much better for my back and ok to put on once practised

lunachic Fri 17-Jun-05 14:18:24

ergo baby carrier is pretty good it holds the babys weight against your body fastens with one clip at the back and can be used from newborn-can also be used as a back carrier until child is about 2yrs
costs about 50 pounds bought mine online and its been great looks cool too

lunachic Fri 17-Jun-05 14:25:24

ergo carrier here
theres a new one and the older style (like i have)

fifilala Fri 17-Jun-05 14:48:59

used bjorn for about 11 months - great

beansmum Fri 17-Jun-05 14:51:23

you can get a baby bjorn with extra back support, I had the ordinary one and it was great, really easy to put on without help.

Pruni Fri 17-Jun-05 14:52:57

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Groggymama Fri 17-Jun-05 15:43:41

I use Bjorn everyday on nursery run to pick up ds1 3yrs, carrying 11lb ds2. Its so comfy. Can't see my feet tho, and worried about getting wet if it rains. I don't know how long its going to be comfortable for but at the moment I love it and wish I had one before with my first.

misdee Fri 17-Jun-05 15:53:12

how about a wrap sling?

hana Fri 17-Jun-05 16:01:28

or a ring sling - I have a sling easy. dd2 is 5 months and its still v v comfy. ( tho she is only 11 lbs!)

misdee Fri 17-Jun-05 16:11:08

dd3 is 12lb and i can carry her easily in a moby sling.

very easy to tie once you have learn how to. i used it practically all of our weekend holiday, as couldnt use the buggy much as was pushing dh in his wheelchair.

bensmum3 Fri 17-Jun-05 22:20:15

I think I've tried every sling available, almost and I'd definately go for the ergo every time, the baby bjorn is great whilst they are small , but at 12 lbs wont last long, I've used an ergo on the front and still reguarly use it to carry ds (2 in a couple of weeks)on my back, about a mile and a half most days. It takes a bit of getting used to , but once you've got the hang of it , it's really comfy. ( I really should be on commission)

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