When I was asked if I would like to review the baba sling it was a no brainer - this is a product I had already used with my son Marley and knew I would use it again with India. To the extent of which I would use it this time around was not yet known to me, however in the early weeks of India's life I found her to be constantly attached to me so that I could just get on with things. As a second time mum I just didn't have the time or the energy to spend settling her and would often just carry her instead as she was easily settled and quiet!!
The baba sling is made from 100% cotton and has a buckle which you can easily undo if your bub falls asleep and you want to put them down - undoing a buckle is much easier than trying to squirm your way out of a tight space.
Apparently you can use your baba sling whilst breastfeeding and also as a hammock in the cot - neither of these I have tried but it sounds pretty impressive to me... let me know how you go!
I used the baba sling most with Marley when he was a toddler and we were out and about, when I wanted him to spend sometime walking rather than being in the pram but I knew he wouldn't last the distance. It was so easy to just throw it over my shoulder and then when he became tired (or I didn't want him to try to escape) I could carry him on my hip with the aid of the baba sling which in turn kept my hands free. Some of my favorite times were us walking to the shops with him at my height so I could talk to him about the things we saw on the way. I am sure (when I find time) I will do the same with India.
As with any baby carrier it's important to change it up from time to time (and put them down) as you will get repetitive wear and tear on the same part area of your body with long term use. Make sure you are doing your strengthening exercises in order to keep you nice and strong to carry your growing baby.
To go into the draw to win one of the two pictured boutique baba slings just post below what situation you would use the baba sling in and how it would help to make your life easier.
All entrants must 'like' both the Body Beyond Baby and baba sling facebook pages
Winner will be announced on Thursday 11th of November on the Body Beyond Baby facebook page and blog - Good luck!