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Sling for newborn

(7 Posts)
upsydaisysexstylist Sun 01-Nov-09 23:23:44

Hi I'm expecting our dc2 in June, by which time ds1 will be 2yrs3mnth and I really don't want a double buggy, as he ain't all that keen on staying in a pram now. do any of you kind ladies have experience of slinging with a buggy in tow and what sling would you recomend for a newborn. I have a pouch sling but its unlined and a baby born type sling which I found pretty uncomfortable

MoominOnABroomstick Mon 02-Nov-09 00:06:48

You should find this site helpful.

A stretchy wrap such as a Moby or a Kari-Me would be a good option, or a carrier which mimics the effect of a stretchy wrap, such as a Close.

I had a pouch and liked it very much, but it was made of fleece so it was very cuddly.

dangskuLLANDBoneym Mon 02-Nov-09 23:34:53

It is doable (I know this not because I have two DCs but because I used to set out with buggy, only to return home with empty buggy + slung baby). And I've seen lots of people do it.

But it can be a little awkward - I find the buggy is further away from me which means a bit of stooping and stretching to reach the handle, and a bit more oomph needed for pushing.

And personally I would say use a two-shouldered carrier rather than a pouch.

Some talented people can manage completely hands-free carries with pouch or ring-sling, but those of us who are mere mortals blush need to have a steadying hand available at short notice for a one-shouldered carry.

Which can be a bit tricky if you're trying to hold the buggy with two hands while trying to do a 20-point-turn to escape from a cramped lift.

Good luck - let us know what you choose! smile

<wave back to Moomin>

LeninGuy Mon 02-Nov-09 23:38:58

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LeninGuy Mon 02-Nov-09 23:42:24

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ramblingmum Tue 03-Nov-09 19:01:16

I did this with my dds now 3years and 6 months. I mainly used a Moby wrap, which spread the weight well and felt very secure. I would put it on before I went out even is dd1 was walking and dd2 in the pushchair. I am now finding her big to have on my front so I am using a Ergo for back carries.

upsydaisysexstylist Wed 04-Nov-09 20:27:37

Thanks for all the advice, think a moby might be the way to go as I can share with my other half and am kind of hoping they will share the pram next winter.

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