Me and My Connecta: Week Eight
Thank you to Renee for the eighth post in our Me and My Connecta series, where happy babywearers help us spread the Connecta love by telling us all about their experiences. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved!
Which Connecta(s) do you have?
I have a standard anchors away. It’s a lovely navy one. My husband is a diver and a sea lover so by choosing this unisex print I hope he’ll wear baby as well!
Why did you choose a Connecta to carry your baby?
I’ve always loved babywearing and had worn my two elder girls in a sling and a cross-back Japanese carrier. Those were common choices in Hong Kong back then and I found them convenient but not supportive enough with my new baby who hadn’t got good neck control yet.
So I started searching for better options and it wasn’t until these months that I learnt the term ‘babywearing’ and that there’s a big community out there who study this seriously! I became very interested and did my little research on the different brands.
Connecta came across as my best option as it’s lightweight yet supportive, adjustable and comfy without bulky waistbelt or straps, made with breathable fabric which is very important in Hong Kong, easily folded up and compact, and quite stylish and sleek with its fun print options and clean design! Best of all, it was newly available at a new carrier provider in Hong Kong so no expensive shipping or long waiting time. It was just perfect!
What is your favourite thing about your Connecta?
I really love how easy and minimalist it is. With three kids there’s always a lot to carry and this carrier is simple and doesn’t add to the bulk when I decide to take it off. It’s very easy to put on and I can do it quickly on my own. Baby is very secure in it despite it being very simple. Simple also means less stuff adding to the heat. It can get very hot here!
When do you find your Connecta most useful?
Whenever I go out! On my own with baby or when I take all three kids out. My hands are free to hold onto my kids or carry my bags, and I can still interact with my baby with him close to my face.
Share a photo of a favourite Connecta moment – tell us the story!
There are three photos I’d like to share.
The first one (above) is me taking baby to my second kid’s school for a parent teacher conference. I’d just got my Connecta in the mail that very morning!
This one shows me taking all three kids over to Grandma’s home across the street for dinner. I’ve actually carried my four year old in my Connecta home from grandma’s once when she got too sleepy to walk! And she’s asked to get in the Connecta every now and then since that evening…
And finally this is us just back from Grandma’s. Baby was having such a good time in the Connecta he didn’t want to get out!
Come back next Monday for the next instalment in our Me and My Connecta series when we will be hearing from Charlotte! Email email@example.com if you would like to find out how you can join in.