Tuesday

slings and things


my sister gave us a beautiful handmade ring sling, but it didn't come with instructions, and we had a hard time figuring out how it worked, especially when dylan was tiny and had no head control. thankfully, we inherited two other options--a front-pack carrier and a pouch sling. the carrier was great to take her grocery shopping or to the mall and is much simpler than lugging around that carseat. the pouch sling cradles her and is a great way for her to tune out and nap when we are away from home. at church on easter sunday, she started to fuss and i popped her into the sling and she fell right asleep.

now that dylan has great head control, i knew it was time to try again with the ring sling. yesterday, i wore her in the ring sling while jim and i took sydney for a walk. it was a beautiful evening. boys were practicing baseball in the field next to our house, and there were a ton of geese on the pond. we had a great walk, the sling was comfortable, and dylan even fell asleep on the walk back to the house. i can sit while wearing her, so it is significantly more convenient. plus it is more compact, portable, and versatile than the other two models. i used it today at the grocery store, and it was easier putting dylan into it than fumbling in the parking lot with the front pack. thanks b!

3 comments:

Luke and Trisha said...

I have a homemade ring sling that I can't for the life of me get Samuel comfortable in. I watched an online video 10 times and he just seems too big for the cradle position...like he is going to fall out. Glad to hear I am not the only one having problems with it. I am going to buy a moby wrap (one piece of fabric that you tie around yourself) and then try the ring sling again when he is a bit older! Thanks for the post...it was helpful. Also, your little girl is beautiful, congrats to both of you!

suzannah said...

hopefully this kicks back to you...once you figure out what works for you and samuel, you will love your sling, especially with the weather getting nicer. the one that we have that worked even when she was tiny is the infantino sling rider--and you can find those anywhere--target, even ebay or tj maxx.

Luke and Trisha said...

I borrowed the moby wrap and really like it. Check our blog for pictures of Samuel in it. I won't give up on the ring sling though, maybe I will pull it out when he gets bigger.

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