A couple of weeks ago, after a spectacular logistical mess up at nursery pick-up time, a friend suggested I borrow her sling to get Tibbs back from nursery. I was a bit nervous because I haven’t used one since she grew out of her Baby Bjorn. Once I’d had a quick ‘fitting’ and felt comfortable, the immediate thing I felt was total joy! I set off up the hill with my girl on my back, and she was absolutely loving it, too. It was like a big adventure!
I’m now on the hunt for a second-hand carrier so that we can do it whenever we like. It’ll be so cool for winter dog walking, Christmas shopping, and running errands where the pushchair is a faff.
I genuinely have no clue why I didn’t try a sling again sooner. I actually feel stupid for wasting a year or two with a pushchair trundling around Bristol.
However, there’s other logistics to be solved before I can become a fully fledged sling queen. I am ‘blessed’ with being one of life’s hot people. No, not hot like that. Hot like getting hot all the blinking time. So, to minimise this I’m going to need a new coat. Something that can go underneath the sling, be snug but not skin tight, and not have me roasting like a turkey!
M and M Direct got in touch this week to tell me about their waterproof jackets, which was pretty good timing. There’s some Helly Hansen stuff on there for 50% off which looks like a good deal, especially the long line Belfast range (I’ve just been to Belfast, it’s fricking cold there, you need ass coverage that’s for sure).
Do you use a sling for your toddler? How do you keep warm underneath it?