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.
Continue reading Sling Slang – a guide to baby carrier terms
Before I was a mum, I never really got why people used baby carriers. “Why don’t they just use a buggy?” I used to think, but I TOTALLY get it now. When you have a baby that is going through a clingy phase and doesn’t want to be put down it can be exhausting and sometimes you just need to get on with things! Also sometimes it’s nice to take her for a walk without having to push the buggy.
Continue reading Product Review: Close Caboo Baby Carrier
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.
Continue reading Baby Sling-O-Rama! – different types of baby-carrier
*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.
Continue reading How I Became a Babywearer