Things people have said to me while I am carrying S in the sling:
- That’s the best way to travel!- well of course it is.
- She looks comfortable! – yes, I should hope she is.
- He looks comfortable! – yes, SHE is.
- You’ve got something on you… – oh, you’re such a jolly japester!
- Is there something you want to get off your chest? – see above
- Isn’t she heavy like that? – as opposed to not being heavy somewhere else
- Nawwwww! – yeah, I’m cute, I know
- You’re not still carrying her, are you? – I know, I would have thought by a year old she’d be walking everywhere too.
- I wish I could go about like that. – I think you’d get bored of the view
- I bet that’s difficult isn’t it? – in comparison to what?
- Doesn’t your back hurt? – not if she’s positioned correctly in the sling!
- Don’t you have a buggy? – yes, and I love when I have to try and manoeuvre it around displays in shops, have doors dropped on me, and – a personal favourite – bump it up a flight of steps to my front door!
- There’s a baby on you. – oh, you’re funny.
- It’s not good for them to be like that; put her in the buggy so she can see things! – yes, I’m sure she’s just dying to see everyone’s knees and shopping bags. Who wants to see faces and be talked to all the way around the shops?
Absolutely! I've used a sling with S since she was tiny, and love it. <br />Practically, it's 100 times easier to get around busy shops without the buggy. But also, I think it's nicer for baby to be close to you. They're at eye level so can see more of what's going on, and S has literally never cried whilst in the sling. Plus if you're breastfeeding, you can do that while
When DS was newborn I had a massive raincoat that I could do up over the sling (not covering his head, before anyone panics!). I was in the corner shop one day and an elderly gent kept staring at me. After a couple of minutes DS started grumbling so I undid the raincoat, at which point the gent exclaimed loudly "Well bugger me, that's a baby! I thought you were just really fat!".
I would have said 'Doesn't that make your back hurt' So no extra points for me :-( <br /><br />S does look really comfy though, I definitely might have to invest in a sling for future kids. <br /><br />Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop. <br /><br />Hope to see you again next week<br /><br />Laura
I wore M in a carrier until she was nearly 2 - there is nothing better than to be able to carry your baby with arms free! I loved it....don't think I would have been able to go grocery shopping without it considering I live up three flights of stairs! I never did find a good infant one though...used an Ergo once she was about 6 months old, but I'd like to try to figure out a wrap for the next one. I've got about six months to figure it out! Joy Morales recently posted...Ten Things I Forgot About Being Pregnant
I had an Ergo for S as well and loved it, it felt so secure. Before that I used a stretchy wrap, which was lovely and so unobtrusive - just felt like cuddles when she was tiny. As she got bigger though having it tied around my waist hurt my hernia and I had no choice but to move over to the Ergo. I also have a ring sling which I used with S when she didn't want to go in the sling all the time but got tired legs after a journey around the shops. I've seen people use those from a very young age but it never felt particularly safe for me - more something to help take the weight while I steadied her with one arm.
Ha ha, every single one! And my personal favourite - is that a doll in there? I'm a reasonably sane 35 year old woman, why on earth would I be carrying a doll around?!? Janet Yarwood recently posted...Breastfeeding - The end of a journey?
omg, do people really say that? Aren't you tempted to say "yes, yes it is!" I walked past a couple in the street once and as I passed I heard one of them say "yeah, but any time you bent over the baby would fall out!" I was so tempted to go "yeah, she falls out all the time, it's hilarious."