Advanced search

This topic is for discussing slings and backpacks. If you want to buy or sell slings and backpacks, please use our For Sale/Wanted boards. We've spent weeks researching and testing slings, baby carriers and baby carrier backpacks in real homes with real families. Read our baby carrier and baby backpack carrier reviews to find out which ones were awarded Mumsnet Best.

Can I justify buying a Connecta Solarweave...

(4 Posts)
nonamenewname Sat 20-Apr-13 20:35:42

...Or should I be fine with what I've got (Manduca and Storch)?

Going to Cyprus for a week in July, when LO will be 15mo. Apart from that, just British "summer". Want a Solarweave, I think, but v little money to spare. Worth buying and selling on, or should I just calm myself down and make do?

pootlebug Sat 20-Apr-13 22:36:43

If you have a storch and are therefore used to tying wovens, I would go with a 2nd hand Calin Bleu gauze. It will probably have had its usage by the end of this summer (next summer I think it will be too narrow and not supportive enough) but if you wrap well it will still be comfy this summer and they're great for hot weather. Better than the solarweave connecta imo.

nonamenewname Mon 22-Apr-13 12:05:33

Cheers, pootlebug, that's what I think I'll do then!
Do I want the 4.6m size? I assume I do, I think that's the size of my Storch, but the CB website mentions 20cm shrinkage and if I lost 20cm of my current Storch length, it would prob rule out one of the carries I'd want to do. But maybe the Storch has already lost 20cm? It was third-hand (at least) when I got it. smile

pootlebug Mon 22-Apr-13 13:53:04

I would measure your storch with a tape measure. The calin bleu 4.6 can run short after washing so if in any doubt I'd go with the longer one I think

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: