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Top reasons to get a sling! August 11, 2011

I can honestly say that I think I’d be a terribly frustrated mum if I didn’t have my baby carriers!  You do not have to get the most expensive, or even buy them new.  Here is an excellent babywearing swap group where I got both my sling and my carrier second hand. You can even join your local Sling Meet and try a selection of different slings before deciding what to buy. Here are some top reasons to sling your baba:

  • Baby loves nothing more than being close to you.
  • In a sling baby can hear the heartbeat it has known throughout pregnancy.
  • A sling reduces crying and reflux/colic symptoms
  • There’s no trying to get awkward prams through shop doors or over bumpy ground
  • You can keep up with your other child, and hold his/her hand, no stress
  • You can still do household jobs using both hands!
  • Your heartbeat helps regulate baby’s heartbeat
  • Baby’s temperature is regulated and feels safe and calm closer to your body
  • You can breastfeed on the move
  • Your partner, family or friends have an opportunity to carry and be close to your baby too
My most common question now is: does your back not ache?  Honest answer, no!  If you get a good sling that balances the weight over both shoulders and supports your lower back, you should not get backache! Especially if you are carrying baby from when they are tiny, as you build the muscles you need to carry them as they grow.

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One Response to “Top reasons to get a sling!”

  1. I love my baby sling..I own both a ring-sling and a moby wrap.
    My little girl loves being carried around in them!
    Really enjoying your blog!

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