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oh gawd, slings and hoists are a major faff aren't they :-(

(14 Posts)
sarah293 Thu 25-Jun-09 16:50:59

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glitteryb6 Thu 25-Jun-09 21:43:10

shoosh! ours are coming in a few weeks and i was hoping they will be fab and easy to use...think i'll just ignore them for a bit grin

2shoes Thu 25-Jun-09 21:54:03

I wish I had had them years ago.
it makes lifting dd so much easier

2shoes Thu 25-Jun-09 21:54:25

when the ot orders the right sodding sling that is

meltedmarsbars Thu 25-Jun-09 22:16:10

Its a very sudden move from small child that you can lift everywhere to a major moving and handling issue, isn't it! We have had portable hoist, now have ceiling hoist, I can't use it alone so it rarely gets used. A palaver all right. And they come and service it every year - and last time pointed out to me that it wasn't working!! blush

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 08:12:53

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Mitchell81 Fri 26-Jun-09 09:45:32

I use our hoist as a drying rack for towels, at least it is useful for something. grin blush

So much quicker to just lift DD, but then she is the same weight as 4 years ago. 21kgs

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:03:56

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Mitchell81 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:09:29

My back has gone twice, when I can't move for 24 hours. Then I use the hoist for afew days. But both times I have hurt my back it is not from lifting DD, it is usually something silly like the washing basket.

lou031205 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:15:07

You will soon get a technique that you find relatively easy smile. It is all in the rolling of the sling. If you make sure you roll it under itself, as opposed to how you would normally roll something, then when you get it half way under, all you have to do is find an edge and pull.

The key is to make sure you have the sling at the right level on DD, so that when you put it under, her arms are contained, and the leg supports are easily attached to the frame. Better to spend an extra minute making sure of that than 10 minutes wrestling it down to the right level.

(I hope you don't mind me chipping in. Not a sling user now, but am/was a nurse, so used ceiling hoists & portables as part of my job).

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:19:58

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lou031205 Fri 26-Jun-09 10:44:35

In the absence of said Jedi powers wink could you ask for a sling with support straps for DD's arms?

sarah293 Fri 26-Jun-09 13:25:26

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glitteryb6 Fri 26-Jun-09 20:13:07

anti spasm sling apparently!

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