We went to our first sling meet when Sprout was just a few weeks old. Mums there had all sorts of slings, and many had more than one, and everyone seemed to know what they were doing, apart from me. I was failing at remembering the names of babies and mums, even before I tried to understand the sling-slang that seemed to make up half of the conversation:
“Stretchy” “Cushy” “unicorn” “DISO” “permastash”
It was almost overwhelming. But what I failed to realise then was that everyone there had been in the same position once, and probably not very long ago.
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T.I.C.K.S Rules graphic courtesy of UK Sling Consortium.
Baby Sling-O-Rama?! What sort of title is that? Have I lost the plot?
Yes, I actually think I may have. I am a new mum, I have a colicky baby, husband who works all hours possible, a dog who is sad because she is no longer in charge, and a house that hasn’t been properly cleaned since I stopped being able to see my feet past the baby bump.
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*babywearing, verb, a method of preserving self and sanity by strapping your baby to your body.
I’d stumbled upon the idea of babywearing a few years before even considering having a child. It looked cute and seemed to be an efficient way to get housework done if the baby was being fussy.
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