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Is the Close Baby Carrier complicated to use?

(11 Posts)
Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 09:45:37

I am extremely cack handed. I have no desire to try and deal with my 2.5yo whilst simultaneously wrestling with yards and yards of fabric to get ds into a sling.

Anyhoo, I have seen lots of positive feedback about the Close carrier, and I am thinking, "I'm reasonably intelligent, surely I could manage to tie it?"

Any feedback from you lovely ladies? I have a Baby Bjorn which is fine for outdoors, but I am looking for something that can be worn inside. Assuming that ds is as much of a whingebag as dd was.

<apologies for the tone, I have a non-sleeping toddler and need to wee 85 times a night>

Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 10:12:08

narky bump

craftynclothy Wed 14-Oct-09 10:28:42

I have one that never gets used.

It's not difficult to put on, just a case of putting it over your head and pulling tight.

I bought it for the reasons you have really - looks simple to use when you have a toddler with you but tbh I prefer the wrap though can't really put my finger on why.

Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 10:29:28

Thanks craftynclothy - would you recommend it for a sling virgin, so to speak?

craftynclothy Wed 14-Oct-09 10:29:50

Meant to add it comes in two bits, the one that goes over your head, then an extra bit you just tie round.

craftynclothy Wed 14-Oct-09 10:32:12

Oh yes, it's v simple to put on. Definitely suitable for someone who is new to slings. In fact I'd say that's exactly what it was designed for.

I think I find it a bit more bulky than the wrap I have and that's what I don't really like. I'd say it's a good starter sling.

Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 10:33:23

Perfect. Will definitely get one then. Looks like the resale value is good too.

<vows that this pg will be her last>

wellbalanced Wed 14-Oct-09 12:05:59

Ive just bought one for DS 6mth, I wish i bought it sooner, I really like it, Easy peasy to put on, once you've adjusted it to fit it just goes over your head... 'On like a t shirt' as they say!! I sometimes put mine on under coat then its on when get to where want..
I had baby bjorn but recently sold as DS got to heavy for it, i have a fleece one piece hammock type sling too (sorry cant remember name!!)
Ive tried ones that tie but it was too complicated for me!!!

Pinkjenny Wed 14-Oct-09 12:27:34

Does it look a bit, <whispers> tree-huggerish?

browny Thu 15-Oct-09 00:05:33

They are great and easy to put on, but they don't last long as it's a stretchy wrap, when your baby gets heavier you'll need a stronger, woven wrap like a Girasol/Didymos/Hop.

Have you thought about a Coorie fleece pouch, I loved mine..bought it from www.brightsparkslings.co.uk, you wear it just like a sash and your baby lies in it, my dd3 always fell straight to sleep when I put her in it smile. HTH

Pinkjenny Thu 15-Oct-09 10:33:04

They just look really uncomfortable!

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