I admit it. When it finally sunk in that I was pregnant, the first thing I did, before even looking at car seats, cribs or tiny little onesies, was to spend hours searching for the perfect child carrier. I knew I wanted to keep my infant close, and saw great value in the very real soothing sway of a mama’s hips. Research taught me tons about the benefit of sling use. Experience sold me.
Nursing is often easily facilitated and often utterly discrete.
Newborns stay close and protected from unwelcome, albeit well intentioned, hands in
public and at social events.
Versatile, slings position your child in a number of ways -- slide that baby around
to your hip, then lay him accross your front for a doze. No snaps!
Easy off--just lay down baby and you slide your head out. Sling becomes blankie.
Can be used through the entire first two years, or even longer, moving from newbies' constant needs to toddlers' independence and fatigue fluctuations.
Promotes attachment and helps to create a close, loving bond. Baby is less stressed. Mama is less stressed. Even the dog is happy.
Keeping up with big kiddo when baby two comes along becomes a whole lot easier with the sling.