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Sling in the style of Dr Sears baby book

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Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 14-Dec-12 13:25:39


I wondered if you kind people could help me out. I have a close wrap style carrier, but have been reading Sears' baby book and attachment parenting books and I fancy getting a sling like the ones they write about in there. Could anyone recommend a specific brand that is like the ones in the pictures in their books? They call it a sling type carrier and it looks much more versatile than mine!

thanks For your help smile

Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 14-Dec-12 14:19:03


GalaxyDisaStar Fri 14-Dec-12 14:23:50

It's a ring sling isn't it? Like an Ellaroo or something? I can't really help as I didn't like them, but I think that's what you need to be googling.

Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 14-Dec-12 20:23:09

Thanks Galaxy. Yes, I've had a google and the baba sling looks closet to it I think, except the one in the books has rings.

Anyone else have any ideas for something similar?

BananaramaLlama Fri 14-Dec-12 20:27:06

Lots of lovely ring slings out there. My faves are Maya Wrap ring slings and storchenwiege ring slings - both of these are unpadded which makes them really easy to adjust - if you are used to the close already you will have the hang of adjusting the fabric in the rings.

I haven't used a baba sling but people I know who have say that they can be tricky to get a good supportive carry with a smaller baby because of the padding / buckles.

lagoonhaze Fri 14-Dec-12 20:33:41

What bananarama said. Have a look at and

I have a storchenwiege ringsling. Neobulle are a good price too (try or

You could also get a smaller wrap and try it rebezo (sp?) style.

Nicknamenotavailableeither Sun 16-Dec-12 09:38:07

Thanks banana and lagoon. I've had a look and those are the type of thing. Perfect! Now, I've been having a read and although I think the storchenwiege is perfect, I've heard the material itself can be quite hard and tough at first, so you need to wear it in. Would this make it a bad choice? Is there a better option I'm missing that would be softer?

Nicknamenotavailableeither Sun 16-Dec-12 09:42:53

Or is it a non issue?!

Wrigglebum Sun 16-Dec-12 20:01:17

You could get a second hand one that's already broken in- try the Facebook Slings FSOT group. Or they soften up nicely with use, washing, ironing and braiding.

BananaramaLlama Sun 16-Dec-12 20:53:09

The Leo fabrics tend to be softer than the stripes straight out of the packet. They do soften up pretty quickly - you can slide the fabric repeatedly through the two rings as well as washing etc.

pootlebug Mon 17-Dec-12 10:22:22

I would go for either a Neobulle, or a Lenny Lamb with bamboo. Both will be softer and break in more easily than a Storchenwiege. Ring slings that are too stiff are awkward to adjust.

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