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Please help - best way to carry 2yo but only some of the time

(10 Posts)
Kickarsequeen Sun 20-Jan-13 14:42:38

If you are looking at ring slings the ones with padded edge rails are more comfortable for you and your LO! smile

Kickarsequeen Sun 20-Jan-13 14:40:58

I used a ring sling carrying him on my back once he was bigger, now he's 3, I rarely use the sling, when his legs get too tired I chuck him up on my back and he hangs on like a monkey grin it was such a relief to ditch the buggy permanently! There is a knack to swinging them onto your back and to start with I let him climb on , but things all get easier with time and practise.

pootlebug Sun 20-Jan-13 14:35:40

A ring sling would work. The scootababy is also well worth a look

Wrigglebum Mon 14-Jan-13 18:24:03

Try Natural Mamas or the Slings FSOT group on Facebook if you want to look for second hand ones.

NotInMyDay Mon 14-Jan-13 07:39:06

Thanks for replying. I'm going to look at ring slings. I'd like to get one second hand.

Indifference Sun 13-Jan-13 22:43:24

great minds eh?! hehe

Wrigglebum Sun 13-Jan-13 22:38:32


Wrigglebum Sun 13-Jan-13 22:38:11

What about a ring sling? Once you get the hang of them they're easy for up and downs and they'll pop in a bag. Get one made from woven wrap material for a two yo. Linen and hemp are supposed to be good for toddlers or bara barns get good review.

Indifference Sun 13-Jan-13 22:35:17

Ring sling! Just pop over your shoulder, pop LO in, pull the tail to tighten et voila!

I will admit, some people don't get on with them so may be worth borrowing/renting one from a sling library before you jump in and buy one smile

NotInMyDay Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:39

Hi I carried DS for the first 10m of his life mostly using a Moby wrap. I LOVED it. He got too wriggly for the stretchy wrap to has been in the buggy since but neither of us like it now. He is a keen walker but somedays I walk up to 6 miles which is just too much for him.

I'd like to ditch the buggy and just carry him when he is tired. Can anyone suggest a good hip carrier for this purpose?

I don't want a back carrier as I don't want the faff of in and out 20 times. Would a hippy chick hip seat be too hard on my arms if he needed carried some distance? and make me look like a tit when he isn't sitting on it

I scoured the boards but no one else seems to have these requirements.


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