The first time I saw a baby carried in a sling I knew I wanted to carry my own baby like that. There seemed to be something so intimate and close about the method which you don’t get with a pram. When I was nearing the end of my pregnancy and on the hunt for the perfect sling I spent hours scouring the web. Since then I have built quite the collection of slings and own a range of wraps, rings and soft carriers.Â Here are my top two stores.
Big Mama Slings:
Big Mama Slings has one of the most tempting sling collections I have ever come across. I have to limit my visitsÂ else sooner or later I will find myself spending money! Not only are the slings fabulous but the advice pages are second to none. If anyone asks me about which sling to buy I would always recommend they check out how to choose and the comparison chart which give you a great idea of what will suit you and what you’re getting. My hot pick from their range is Purple Rain by Rockin’ Baby Reversible Slings. I love the fabric and the handy pocket in the sling ‘tail’. If you’re headed for weddings or parties with your baby these slings are fancy enough to be part of your outfit and keep your bambino close. They come in at Â£65 (inc p&p)Â and one size fits all.
For one reason and another most of my slings seem to have come from Little Possums. They have a comprehensive range of slingsÂ in all categories. One of the things which appeals to me about this site is that within each category all the slings are displayed on one page which makes comparing themÂ easy for users. I have always received excellent customer service and had my slings in the fastest possible time. I have been checking out their Tri-cotti Sling from their pouch slingÂ page.Â It is a two pouch designÂ whichÂ provides greater weightÂ distribution than a single pouch. I think it marries the best features of wrap and soft carrier for ease of use. They cost Â£44 (inc p&p),Â come in three sizes and three colours.
Other Sling Shops:
They might be my favourites but there are many great shops around. Here are a few more for you:
Tree Hugger Mums: lots of eco-friendly products as well as slings. They often have good discounts so it is worth signing up for their newsletter so you can pounce!
Bebe Cannelle: shop owner Fanny is a committed baby wearer and has modelled most of the slings herself!
SaSa Slings: a good range of slings as well as slings for hire so you can try before you buy.
The Carrying Kind: some really pretty slings.