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To think whoever says babyslings are comfortable is a fucking liar.

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Ionlylikeitwhenitrains Fri 09-Nov-12 13:23:57

Cuz they ent. angry

Bastards.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Fri 09-Nov-12 13:24:58

Which have you got? The ones I had I could use all day? Baby Bjorn ones though were really uncomfortable!

SufferingLampreys Fri 09-Nov-12 13:25:30

YABU

and wrong

valiumredhead Fri 09-Nov-12 13:26:05

We had a baby bjorn - horrible thing as it squashed my hurry boobs but dh like it when ds was really little. Quite like the idea of those ones that are just like a really long piece of material.

Welovecouscous Fri 09-Nov-12 13:26:07

YAbu - you need to try more slings. Get thee to a sling meet!

Agree with CanI, sorry. They are comfortable if you have the right one for you and tie it properly. At least, until "baby" is 18 months old and still wants to be in a sling...

DuchessofMalfi Fri 09-Nov-12 13:26:33

It's such a personal thing, isn't it? I loved my Baby Bjorn - it was really comfortable and used it until DS was too big to fit into it smile

ontheedgeofwhatever Fri 09-Nov-12 13:27:15

I've got two.

One is a baby bjorn and I can only last in it for an hour or so before I'm desperate to take it off

The other is a karime and I find it very comfy and happily wear it for hours at a time. However, I had to get someone to show me how to use it properly as I found it awful at first so if you've got a fabric one try to get some lessons as it makes a huge difference

VirginiaDare Fri 09-Nov-12 13:27:54

yabu. you must be doing it wrong. I used to wear one for up to 8 hours a day and I have a bad shoulder, never hurt.

noisytoys Fri 09-Nov-12 13:28:48

I had a littlelife ultralight convertible which isn't a sling because it was a backpack but I could carry it all day til DD was about 3

Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 13:29:11

I'm to hijack...

Totally agree they are not, I had a baby bjorn, great if you were born without nerves in your shoulders or back. Is there though a holy grail of one that is EASY to put on (I don't define tying bows etc as easy) and comfortable? I had a comfy one but just can't be arsed with 6 foot of bloody straps to tie.

OnwardBound Fri 09-Nov-12 13:29:19

Which slings would people recommend?

I had an Ergo - which was okay until baby about 8 months old.

And then a Babasling with DS2 which was okay until he was about 3 months old.

Those wrapping ones look the business but complicated...

wonkylegs Fri 09-Nov-12 13:29:29

Our bushbaby carrier was agony after 20mins... My close baby I could wear all day and I say that as a lady with severe arthritis riddling my body.
They just suited me, my body & my baby.

Karoleann Fri 09-Nov-12 13:31:31

YANBU - I could never wear the three I had (with any of my three children) for more than 30 minutes without my back/shoulders/neck killing me.
Baby bjorns are okay when they're tiny.

bumperella Fri 09-Nov-12 13:31:44

I use a karrime one (basically a very long length of lycra-y jersey stuff). Once I tied it a couple of times i found it wasy - just a knack to get used to it.
Must depend on your height/shape/posture as to whaich one works for you though!

ScrambledSmegs Fri 09-Nov-12 13:33:21

Was carrying DD quite comfortably in the Ergo till I got pregnant this year. She's now 2.8yo.

Baby Bjorn however - most uncomfortable sling ever. Had to give up using it when DD was little more than 4 months old. The physio told me he sees a lot of parents who've knackered their backs using BB's.

mrskeithrichards Fri 09-Nov-12 13:33:52

BabyBjorns aren't slings, they're carriers and shit.

Google your nearest sling library.

Miggsie Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:12

They are all awful...tried many
I hated them
DH hated them

and more importantly DD hated them.

Sold off via Ebay - what a relief!

Fairylea Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:27

I could never get on with one and ds hated it too.. tried a Moby, baba sling and baby Bjorn. All went on eBay.

I think different things work for different babies. Ds just wanted to lie out flat and stretch from a newborn!

SCOTCHandWRY Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:31

Depends on both you and the sling...

No way I could ever use one (I tried several), I was mystified by friends who used them and raved about how easy they were... until I twigged, I'm hypermobile, so although "fit and healthy", my spine, pelvis and shoulders just couldn't cope with the stresses.

Similarly, people with baby car seats who actually carry the baby about in them! Any more than front door to car door would leave me with back pain for days!

Slings are not for everyone so YANBU.

CMOTDibbler Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:48

I had a few slings, and when ds was 4 (and big) I could still carry him for an hour on my back with no problems. When he was a baby I'd happily carry him all day - ring sling to be begin, then Mei Tais and hybrid carriers (long top straps, buckle waist)

QueenOfFlamingEffigies Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:50

I also think it depends on the sling.

I can still carry my 2.3 yr old for a good couple of hours in a carrier.

I can't be doing with the wrap ones either but we have a Wompat which is no harder than a rucksack to use and is really comfortable.

HecatePropylaea Fri 09-Nov-12 13:36:26

I've always thought the idea of them is lovely and it looks really cute but I saw a woman in tesco the other day with what appeared to be a toddler tied to her front with a big bit of material and she was doubled over with the weight and I thought that cannot be good for your back!

amarylisnightandday Fri 09-Nov-12 13:36:45

I had a tomy and a close parent and both were agony with dd1 but I'm willing to try again with dd2 with a Kali sling and a ring doing and an ergo.

mrskeithrichards Fri 09-Nov-12 13:37:20

Babaslings are shit too! It's no wonder they are so cheep on eBay!

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