June 21, 2009

my sling collection...

this is not a typical post for me, but my personal blog (where i'd usually post this) is invite only and i wanted to link it to an older post over at Adventures in Babywearing... this is the first chance i've had to take pictures of my sling/carrier collection... having recently attended a sling workshop to learn how to use my slings better, my interest in babywearing has been rekindled...

from top to bottom: Peapod Cuddly Wrap, Gorgeousbaby pouch sling, Beco Butterfly II carrier (Avery pattern), Rockin' Baby ring sling (All You Need Is Love pattern), and a 4th generation Beco carrier (Jolly Rogers pattern)...

first up is my 4th gen Beco, which i bought when i had J... i love this carrier and refuse to sell it... one, because i can do a hip carry with this Beco (unlike the Butterfly version) and two, because of the awesome pattern... i haven't worn my Butterfly II yet... i bought it because of the removable infant insert and because i suck at doing back carries with the 4th gen...

i didn't get my Cuddly Wrap until J was close to 3 months old and, by that time, he was almost to heavy to use it comfortably... i've worn it with Em a few times and i love how snug he is in it... i also learned a better way to wrap it at the sling workshop, so i'm more inclined to wear it...

my Gorgeousbaby pouch sling, i used only for quick trips into stores once J was old enough to do a hip carry... in truth, i don't like this sling because i'm between sizes, so this one (a large) hangs just a little too low... i haven't used this sling in about a year... i probably need to sell it... love the pattern, though...

finally, there's my Rockin' Baby ring sling... besides being absolutely beautiful, i bought this to use with Em before i was even pregnant with him... the ring sling was the only sling i didn't try to use when i had J and i wish i had... the reason i bought one was because i hoped that i would like it more than a pouch sling, since i could customize it to my body... i've used this sling the most since Em was born and now that i know how to properly get him in it, he's happy to sleep in there for hours...

could i pick just one? for the newborn stage, it would definitely be the ring sling... and the 4th gen Beco for the over 4 months old stage...

2 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

VERY lovely collection!!

Steph

Morgan said...

I am loving my ring sling too :)