BabaSling Baby Carrier, Dolphin Grey
Well marketed product, good previous reviews, though very difficuilt to follow instructions. Time we did get 7 week old child comfortable, she was lying in an "un-designed" position.
Works for some folk, not for us
07 August 2012
I bought this for my tiny baby. She likes it a lot and the moment she is in she goes to sleep. It is easy and quick to put on. It makes me feel close to my baby and safe. She is 2 months now and still using it and great for holidays. I hope to use it when she grows too.
02 August 2012
I used to be very anti- slings partly because I couldn't imagine carrying a heavy baby everywhere and I also find the carriers with straps awkward. Being quite short I felt swamped wearing one. My third baby is very poorly with reflux and has periods of time when she has to be upright to feel comfy. I read that a sling could be helpful so decided because of the one shoulder style I could see myself having a go with the baba sling. We love it! I found it a little tricky at first but
like anything you have to learn how to do it. I mainly use the koala cuddle hold baby tummy to tummy with me and even during her most screamy moments I can calm her down in the sling. I have used my buggy for longer trips but shorter ones I always use this. It simply slides over your shoulder and is held together with a safe clip and an extra one so feels really secure. Great value too.
03 June 2012
Excellent quality and instructions are very easy to follow.
02 May 2012
My wife bought this this sling for me to use carrying our toddler around. We've just been on holiday and it was a space saver. We both love it as it holds our daughter like we do, on our hip but gives her back support and keeps our hands free to do things that would be impossible if we didn't have the BabaSling. If you position the shoulder padding correctly, then you hardly notice the weight of our 8 month old. I can see this be really useful for a long time. Our daughter loves being carried at our level and having the same view as we do. Can recommend as it's great for fun walks and around the house.
20 April 2012
I gave up and bought another brand!
I bought this product when my son was 1 month and weighed around 10lbs. From the start I was uncomfortable with the way he sat in the sling, his body seemed slumped and I wasn't at all confident that his airways were clear. However, I persevered and tried to use it around the house in order to become accustomed to the sling's style. I never overcame my misgivings and my son was never settled or happy in the sling. I also experienced discomfort in the shoulder bearing the weight. So, I gave in and bought another, more versatile carrier which I've been very happy with.
17 April 2012
Lots of material and uncomfortable.
This was the first carrier I ever bought and was expecting good things after looking at YouTube videos and reading reviews - but I have to say, I was really disappointed. It says that you can use it for small babies but my boy was 4lb 13 oz at birth and I didn't feel at all comfortable putting him in it until he was around 10lb. There just always seemed to be an excess of material near his head and I was constantly shifting him around to ensure a good airflow when he was to young to support his own head. I also tried breastfeeding in it and found it too hot for my son and too fiddly. My other main complaint would be that it got so uncomfortable so quickly! I've not tried any other single-strap carriers so it might just be that I personally don't get on with this style but both my husband and I found we could only comfortably use it for 20-30 minutes at a time.
On the positive side, there are lots of positions to use as baby gets older - although my concern would be that if it hurts now, this will only increase with the increased weight of an older baby. It is easy to put on and take off so can be used around the house to soothe baby, do a quick household task, etc. Personally, however, I feel there are other carriers out there just as easy to use and much superior in other respects. I've never used the Babasling outside of the house because of all the negatives and now I've tried other carriers, I can safely say I won't be using it any time soon!
I don't mean to sound negative, and I'm sure other people will have different expectations and therefore experiences of this sling, but it certainly wasn't for me and I couldn't recommend it to anyone in good faith!
11 April 2012
Excellent Product and good value.
My sons partner is using it in Shanghai and is recommending it to her friends. We have already purchased one for one of her friends and sent it over to her.
07 March 2012