Friday, February 06, 2009

My favorite things...slings

I'm a bit of a baby carrier addict. I love them. They make mommying so much easier and babying so much more comforting. With Ladybug, I purchased my first pouch sling from the amazing and talented Niki over at Coastal Slings. You really need to check out her website. You pick the fabrics email her your measurements and she custom makes your sling so it fits you perfectly. And she does it all quickly and frankly cheaply. Note that her prices are in Canadian.

Here's what I see when I look down into my sling at Sweeting...



and it doesn't take long until she looks like this...


With Sweeting, I ordered a ring sling from Raspberry Baby. What I like about the ring sling is its adjustability. And I like to be able to wear the baby on my chest kangaroo-ish style with the feet tucked in. She did a wonderful job the way she attached the rings is fabulous! and the fabric is beautiful. and she even switched it for me because I like to sling from left shoulder. Love it.


Here is brand spanking new Sweeting in my ring sling. She was the smiling-est newborn I ever saw...
and here's me, looking a little rough in the early days...


Both slings are from work at home moms and both are very professionally made. And I'm a bit of a snob about these things.

2 comments:

Niki said...

Awwwwwwww, your post made my day! :) You and Sweeting are my poster girls, and fabulous ones at that!

valerie said...

I love slings, too - I can't believe I didn't have one for my first. I especially loved the way ds would fall asleep so easily and for so long! I still have it - can't bear to admit that at 3 yrs old, he's pretty much outgrown it (though I still take it along for long walks in case he needs a rest on the way home).