Me and My Connecta: Week Four
Thank you to Krina for the fourth 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?
We have the Liberty Oxford baby Connecta.
Why did you choose a Connecta to carry your baby?
I knew I wanted to use a sling before Oscar was born and had bought an NCT Caboo stretchy wrap which was ok but always seemed to slip down and wasn’t overly comfortable for me. I then went for an Ergo Performance which was very structured and the complete other end of the spectrum – Again it wasn’t overly comfortable, was quite bulky to carry around when not in use and I couldn’t sit down in it as it fastened at hip.
One day I saw a woman carrying her two year old very comfortably in a lovely patterned sling which fastened around the waist with clips so there was no tricky wrapping or long bits off fabric hanging down, it was exactly what I had been looking for – She informed me it was a Toddler Connecta but you could buy baby ones, after a bit of research and deciding on a pattern, I ordered one and have never looked back!
What is your favourite thing about your Connecta?
The best thing about my Connecta is the convenience of it – It’s so quick and easy to put on. You can do front and back carries and switch easily between the two. It fasten’s at the waist so you can sit comfortably with it on. There is a little hood you can clip up for sun protection or just when he needs some quiet time.
Like other slings it seems to have a calming effect on the baby, leaves hands free for other things and lets you go places a buggy would not.
When do you find your Connecta most useful?
I very rarely use a pram so our Connecta is in daily use – popping to the shops, nap time or a longer family walk where Oscar’s Dad can have a go!
Share a photo of a favourite Connecta moment – tell us the story!
My favourite Connecta moment was walking to the top of Box Hill and back down with Oscar in the Connecta. It was a great sense of achievement and we had a fab time. Everyone slept well that night!
Come back next Monday for the next instalment in our Me and My Connecta series when we will be hearing from Nicola! Email email@example.com if you would like to find out how you can join in.