Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peanut Shell Sling

When I first found out I was pregnant there was one thing I told my husband I absolutely HAD TO HAVE…a peanut shell sling. I found a Micro-Fleece Reversible one at Mom4Life that I really liked (plus they have free shipping in the U.S.) and so that’s what I got for Christmas before Sydney was born.

It comes with an instruction booklet and a link to go online to see more instructional pictures and videos. The videos are very, very helpful! I learned how to fold and wear my sling from them, or so I thought. The first time you try it with a real baby, it is a little complicated. I was nervous (this was my first baby) about how to hold her head, neck, and body while trying to slide her into the sling. I had to have a second set of hands the first couple of times I used the sling, but it got easier each time and after a few times, I was a pro at putting her in and taking her out.

When she was small, I used the cradle carry. A lot of people said she looked uncomfortable, but as her mom I knew she loved it. She would sleep through church, shopping, and pretty much anything else when I wore her this way. I enjoyed being able to use my hands and still save my back!

Now that Sydney is older (1 year, about 20 pounds) I use the hip carry a lot. It is still very comfortable to carry her, but I do sometimes have to adjust the fabric over my shoulder to balance the weight better. She still enjoys being carried in it as well.

I think this is a great product if you don’t mind trying it a few times before getting it right. It isn’t a hard product to use, but it can be a little tricky to get a newborn in and out comfortably. As much as I have used this sling, I just realized I have no pictures of Sydney in the sling. I will take a picture tomorrow and add it to this post for everyone to see!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this sling! I carried Sydney (15 lbs)around in this sling for a long time and im only 12! It is very comfortable and so easy to use!