Can anyone recommend a baby sling or are they a waste of time? Would love opinions ladies.
Anne Cordelia Shirley
Its hard to recommend one because baby mightn't like it. I bought a kari me sling on the advice of someone who loved it, but my baby hated it and I only used it a couple of times before selling it on. When she was about four months we got a BabyBjorn on loan and she loved it, still does at almost 8 months. But beware of buying too much, see if you can borrow one or there's a sling library you could check out. Someone else might have the details for that, I should have tried it!
Definitelt recommend the sling library [url:r0gpy74b]http://www.babywearingireland.ie/[/url:r0gpy74b] You can rent 2 slings for €15 for 2 weeks. There is also babywearing consultants around the country that will help you with using different types of slings as well.
A lot of babies take a little while to get used to a sling if they are not used to it, but one advantage of the more ergonomic designs is that it is possible for the wearer to use them for longer. Although I did see a blog about making a baby bjorn more comfortable to wear using a blanket and a scarf.