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Kari Me slings

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angelpuffs Mon 11-Jan-16 19:26:12

Hi everyone
I'm expecting DD2 next week and am thinking a sling would be a good idea as I also have a 2.8month old DD1. We bought a baby born with DD1 but never really used it.
I went to a sling meet today where I was shown a Kari Me stretchy sling and a Mei Tai. I liked how comfy and high up the Kari Me was worn but was told they are only really good until the baby is about 4 months old. Does anyone have any advice about this? Pros and cons of them would be appreciated!
Thanks

spekulatius Thu 12-May-16 19:31:06

I don't think that's true. I used mine until over a year old. I believe they can be used for toddler 15 kg? But you might prefer a mei Tai once baby a bit older. But they would know at the sling library.

spekulatius Thu 12-May-16 19:31:44

Check on Kari Me website.

NamelessEnsign Thu 12-May-16 19:35:10

Kari Me slings are weight tested to considerably more than the weight of the average four month old. However, I found there was too much bounce in the jersey type slings after around four months. I switched to a woven fabric after that stage and was much more comfortable.

They are brilliant for the early stages though and easy to learn to tie. I'd recommend buying a second hand one from one of the Facebook sling selling pages, and you can resell it when you are done. I don't use my Kari Me but I keep it to lend out to friends, and it is on its sixth baby now 😀.

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