With a huge thank you to Carol from Salisbury Sling Library , her daughter and her granddaughter!
Clunk Click. Yay! It is so good to be back with a buckle sling after carrying Juno in a wrap sling for the first 4 months. I love how secure the sling feels. And after we have properly adjusted the straps and got Juno into the right position, she has a bit of a wriggle, does an enormous belch and goes to sleep. Bliss!
And did I mention that this is a liberty print sling? I couldn’t believe it! I have always had a thing about the Strawberry thief design and now I have a sling in it. Wow! This will make me change out of my tracky bums before leaving the house for sure – I had become rather slack at dressing of late but my sling has bought a touch of glamour back to my life!
I like the way the sling has a band to pull it in for smaller babies. I am sure it makes it more comfy for Juno. I am still getting used to positing the back straps correctly and then fastening them. Not always easy with a toddler yapping at my heels! But certainly easier than arranging the lengths on my old wrap sling.
What was that I was saying about the band? Juno was grumpy at about 4pm and I was trying to get Jax’s dinner ready so I quickly popped her in the sling. She wouldn’t settle and was hollering at me. Finally I realised the band was all tangled and she can’t have been comfortable at all!
A family trip to the park. Juno stayed asleep as I transferred her from the car seat to the sling and slept for most of our walk. Also I was able to help my boy out of the muddy puddles he has a habit of falling in to. The sling makes me feel totally hands free.
Had to dash out quickly and Juno was taking a nap in her cot. But again she stayed asleep as I transferred her to the sling. Marvellous!
I have to make sure I fold the ends of the sleepy hood in before I roll other wise they do bother little Juno!
Juno needs a new all in one! The snow suit is just too warm when she is in the sling. So something all encompassing but more light weight is what I am after. And of course it would be nice if it coordinated with the sling fabric! Trip to Libertys needed perhaps……
I needed to put a letter in the post box before the last collection. I was able to just clunk click Juno into her sling and take Jax by the hand and we could stroll round the corner to do our posting. It gives us such freedom!
I do prefer taking Jax to the park with the baby in the sling not the buggy. No muddy wheels, no baby feeling left out in the buggy. But I can’t say I have mastered lifting a chunky two year old in and out of the swing with a little one in the sling!
I didn’t get my straps right at all today and the sling felt heavy and uncomfortable. So important to get it right first time before rushing out with coats and scarves and bags that make it hard to readjust.
Saw a woman with her baby in a sling then a snood draped around her neck and then across the sling. Looked lovely. Must try out the look!