2 years old

Simplifying Life with a Baby and a Toddler - theBabaSling - Review


Now that I have two children at home with me full time, I am really trying to find ways to keep them both happy as much as possible.  This means playing with Ethan and carrying Ivy at the same time.  I really wanted a nice sling that I could carry Ivy in, so that she would still feel secure and close to me.  While at the same time I could have free hands to play with Ethan (as well as prepare his meals, do the laundry, etc.)

I was sent the BabaSling to review, and was very excited to try it out.  With Ethan I only had a more structured carrier that he could only be in one position in, and as it turns out Ivy doesn't like to be held that way, so it's really nice to have a sling with a variety of different ways to carry the baby, so that you can find the one that works best for both of you.

Now, I won't lie to you, I didn't find it easy to get Ivy into the sling properly at first, especially when she's crying (which she often is, as unfortunately she has colic) so I did struggle quite a bit.  I'm still not entirely sure that I am putting her in exactly right, but I have followed the very helpful videos available on their website and think that I'm getting Ivy in as accurately as possible.  I figure that as long as her head is supported and she's comfortable than we're good.

The material is lovely and soft, and it's very cosy for Ivy to lay in.  As soon as she's cosily in there, she falls asleep.  It's like being swaddled in a lovely blanket, and it's so nice to have her close to me.  Once she is comfortable and settled I'm free to walk around, play with Ethan and get things done around the house.  I am aware that she's not as secure as she would be in a structured carrier, so I do need to support her if I'm bending down to get clothes out of the washing machine or to pick up toys.

Overall I really like the BabaSling, and Ivy definitely does too.  I think that it's going to take some getting used to, and I'm sure that I'll get better at putting Ivy in with time.  It will also be interesting to see if it's easier to do some of the different carrying positions when she's a little bit older, I'll let you know how it goes.

* This has been a review post, I was sent the BabaSling to try out and write an honest review for the blog, for more information about my review process please click here*

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