Me and My Connecta: Week One
Welcome to the launch of our new Me and My Connecta series, where happy babywearers help us spread the Connecta love by telling us all about their experiences. Thank you to Abi for our first post. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved!
Which Connecta(s) do you have?
I have a Dinosaur baby Connecta which I use at the moment and I have a Zap Toddler on its way for when we are ready to upgrade!
Why did you choose a Connecta to carry your baby?
I chose Connecta after a recommendation from a friend on a baby forum. She is somewhat of a sling expert and raved about it! I started off with a stretchy sling but after having a big baby (he was 10lb 3oz when he was born!) he grew out of it at 4 months and I needed something sturdier.
The Connecta was one of a couple recommended, so I went to my local sling library to have a try on and immediately fell in love! It took all the weight off me and was so comfortable compared to the others I tried. My baby was also clearly very comfortable and most importantly, he was safe while I was hands free.
What is your favourite thing about your Connecta?
I love how the Connecta makes my life easier as a mum. When I’m visiting work colleagues in London, I can navigate the train and tubes so much more easily than with a buggy. When my son is tired and cranky and I pop him in the Connecta, he’ll fall asleep almost instantly and I can still get on with what I need to do.
I’m learning how to back carry, which is taking some getting some used to – but it’s great to have the option. I also love the amazing range of designs avaliable – although it does make it tough to pick one!
When do you find your Connecta most useful?
I find my Connecta most useful going to places that aren’t buggy friendly – it’s surprising how many there are!
We recently went to visit Cheddar Gorge and having the Connecta meant we could go walk up to the top of the Gorge and enjoy the view without breaking our arms carrying the baby, buggy and bags.
Share a photo of a favourite Connecta moment – tell us the story!
The photo above is my favourite ever photo of Alfie and I and we just happen to be using the Connecta! It was Alfie’s first visit to a farm, and it was freezing cold, but because we had the Connecta, he was wrapped up warm and could see all the animals and stroke some without having to be taken out of the warmth of the sling. It made a lovely family day out just that bit easier.
Come back next Monday for the next instalment in our Me and My Connecta series when we will be hearing from Michelle! We are still looking for more people to join in, so email email@example.com if you would like to find out more.