Thank you to Georgina for the thirteenth 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?
Standard in DNA print.
Why did you choose a Connecta to carry your baby?
I wanted a carrier that both my husband and I could use with only minimal adjustment and fuss. I knew that he would not be comfortable using a wrap and wanted to ensure the baby was kept in an ergonomic position. Once I read about the buckles on the Connecta and saw all of the lovely prints I knew I had to have one. We’ve used the Connecta since our baby was a few days old and it has been a life saver. My one essential.
What is your favourite thing about your Connecta?
My baby is just so content in the connecta and instantly calms whenever she’s in it, now she’s one she even gets excited when she sees it. I think she loves it nearly as much as I do.
When do you find your Connecta most useful?
In places where a pram is impractical such as tiny Cornish towns, on the London Underground, walks in the countryside and on city breaks. You don’t have to worry about narrow doorways, stairs and dodgy paths. Plus you have two hands free.
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We decided to take Heather on her first holiday to America when she was 8 months old, taking in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. We made the decision to travel via train between the cities and public transport whilst we were there exploring. After much debate we decided that we would leave the pushchair at home and just take the Connecta with us. The lady at the airport check in desk looked at us like we were mad when we said we had no pushchair to check in!
From start to finish the Connecta did a perfect job. I was allowed to keep Heather in the Connecta when I went through security, which was ideal as she was asleep. We didn’t have to wait at the baggage carousel for a pushchair, just grabbed the suitcases and went. We did look quite mad, baby strapped to me, pulling a giant suitcase and with the back pack changing bag on my back, my husband was similarly loaded down as we trudged up and down to the subway and walking to and from hotels. There was no where we couldn’t go with Heather in the sling and it was nice to have her be able to take a nap whenever she wanted and we could just keep on sightseeing.
On the few occasions she was able to crawl around or play in the kids areas the connecta folded up nice and small and went in the changing bag. At the end of the trip we had an hour long wait in the immigration queue at JFK with a tired and hungry baby. Despite having never done it before I was able to open my shirt and feed her discreetly in the connecta and on the move. Lots of people commented on how nice it was to see a baby being carried and a few Americans asked me where it was from so I was quick to recommend. We are going to Disneyworld when she is nearly two and already planning to buy or hire a Solar to use whilst we are there.
Come back next Monday for the next instalment in our Me and My Connecta series when we will be hearing from Jen! Email email@example.com if you would like to find out how you can join in.