So I’m not one for not trying something different however I was a little dubious venturing into this unknown.
I’m a baby wearing self titled pro yet I had, rather embarrassingly, never dabbled with the back carry. ‘Why??’ I hear you cry! Well I would if my post’s title’s pantomime theme had been in full theatrical flow.
It’s not that I doubted the Connecta secure fit and easy to use design: it was all me and my lack of confidence. With this new attractive little number though I knew I had to give it a go.
Not only was I giving a new carry a go, I was also upgrading to the Toddler version! Eesa is a rather long bubba so I thought a couple practise goes would be my best option… cushions CHECK carpeted room CHECK!
The ‘how to do’ manual included with the Connecta Toddler is clear and concise. I’m a complete stickler for biting off more than I can chew so I ignored both the easy carries and skipped rather grandly from Old Kent Road round the Monopoly board to an advanced Mayfair. I must admit it wasn’t wise and I also had to admit that the creators of the manual at Connecta HQ were more experienced than myself and gave easy options for people like myself aka for the novices.
Now I’ve delved into a loose board game theme why not continue…I went back five places and threw a double six! The easy carry was… EASY!
As well as the manual I ventured onto the world wide web to check out parents showcasing their Connecta skills via the trusty medium of videography. These demos were a great confidence booster and gave me the extra encouragement I needed.
After the rehearsal period Eesa and I were ready to showcase our back carry live and exclusively. I laid the stunning Connecta Toddler on the rather dapper Laura Ashley (pristinely not child friendly) armchair sat royally in the lounge of the Air bnb pad we were staying in in Wells.
‘Wells? where’s that?’… Sorry this audience participation lark is in full swing.
Well my dear readers it is located in the south west of our beautiful country and its geographical claim to fame is that it is the UK’s smallest City.
Being a Londoner this country town-like settling with green, green and more green as well as rural delights doesn’t fit the city bill however I can’t change history and must succumb to the status it was given in Medieval times, I think the Cathedral swung it!
Geography lesson over…
I placed well plonked Eesa down, lining up the well manufactured straps into position. Now anyone with a 19 month old child knows they tend not to sit in one place for long. It’s a huge relief that the Connecta toddler is wonderfully efficient and super quick to secure.
I sat in front of him, arms into the prepped loops, just like putting on a trusty rucksack.
Click…click..up on my feet and we were good to go.
(please note the clicks were from the secure buckles not my joints.)
Good to go to pound the Medieval cobbles!
Baby wearing, oddly in my humble opinion, doesn’t make sense to everyone, some family members can be worried he’s too heavy for me yet I reassure them his weight is evenly distributed so no stress on my bod!
Eesa was as happy as Larry… Feel free to take a pause in reading and google who Larry actually was.
He, as in Eesa not Larry, was laughing and striking some ‘Vogue’ or perhaps ‘Gurgle’ worthy editorial poses. He enjoyed the walk and loved being away from the busy pavement.
Happy baby Happy Mama! Thumbs up all round from us for the design, fit and ease of use.