Thank you to Francesca for the twentieth 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 two. A wrap conversion Girasol purple gothic rainbow and a liberty print we bought in the summer. The wrap conversion seemed really cozy in the winter and I love the purple straps.
Why did you choose a Connecta to carry your baby?
I was using a close caboo and another soft wrap when Isobel was a new born. As she got bigger I wanted more structure. We had an ergo with our first child but I wasn’t finding it comfortable and so I went to a sling library to try something new.
I hired a connecta on the recommendation of the very helpful sling librarian and I loved it so much I bought my own one! And then another…
What is your favourite thing about your Connecta?
It’s so easy to put on, and so comfortable. Still at 16 months I can barely feel her, unless I’m carrying her for hours. I also love that it can roll up really light and small so it’s great to bring along wherever we are going.
And obviously the best bit is that she likes sleeping in it. Whenever she was grouchy or having a bad day, fighting naps and wailing at me. it was always my fall back to put her in the Connecta and sparko she’d be fast asleep in minutes.
When do you find your Connecta most useful?
Erm. When is it not useful?! Isobel sleeps really well in it, she’s calm. I have my hands free to look after my older child. When Isobel was younger I used it lots in the house, cleaning, cooking supper, baking cakes and doing crafts with my older child.
It’s really great when out and about. On trains, round airports and on the plane when she wouldn’t settle. Walking around little villages and across muddy fields, where buggies would be annoying and get stuck. In busy crowded places when you couldn’t get about with a buggy. Plus she’s up next to me so I can chat to her and point things out. Again I love that it keeps my hands free to hold hands with my older child. It really comes into its own when on holiday.
Share a photo of a favourite Connecta moment – tell us the story!
I have so many photos so I have shared a few… This is us walking around Edinburgh where we live after a bus ride into town. Connecta is brilliant for bus rides.
Here is my husband wearing our Liberty print with a sleeping 13 month old in the York railway museum. My husband hates the buggy and so is very happy to wear the Connecta even if it’s floral!
And this is my 4 year old wearing her dinosaur in the Connecta!!
And finally the whole family in the river in Cornwall! She was the only one to stay dry!!
We have used the Connecta carriers so much they are fantastic carriers and so easy to use. I will be sad when she no longer wants to go in them.
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