“ Brand: Tomy / Carrier Type: Sling / Carrier Position: Front „
I brought this baby carrier from Argos for 20 pound before our little girl was born. We have a dog and wanted to go on long walks with her but the buggy would not always have been appropriate on the country paths. The Carrier itself is very well padded, it's comfy for our little one up to about six months. It goes in the washing machine. It has quick releasing clips and once you get the hang of it you can use it on your own. We used this when our little girl was five days old. It was easy to get her into it, we did do this as a two man job. My husband had her in it to begin with as I was still a little weak. He had no problems she was very happy in there and we found it easy to keep her warm. It had a little bib on there we could take off if she got sick. My husband absolutely loved this carrier and used it regularly up to about six months old. I however hated it, I could get her in and out easily on my own which was good, however by the time foot to the end of the road my shoulder would ache then my back would ache. She found it very comfy but after six weeks I brought a fabric sling for me toques as I could not bare the pain and pushing the buggy was kot always easy either. I would recommend this to people that have strong back and shoulder and as I have mentioned for men it seems to be brilliant, it maybe just my petite figure that didn't like it.
I never bought a baby sling with my first child,but decided to try one when my son was born earlier this year. I bought the tomy cuddle-up from mothercare as it had a lot of good features. The carrier has a nice design,coloured orange and green.It has a very handy detachable bib which washes nice. The whole carrier is padded for babys comfort and warmth. I also picked this one as it has a handy storage pocket with the use of a velcro ribbon underneath the bib,to hold a soother or favourite toy. The shoulder straps are adjustable and have quick release buckles. Although the carrier can be a task to put on at first I soon got the hang of it. My little boy loves being carried around this way as I think he feels safe,which makes him happy and content! I have read the other opinions to this product but have not had any of the problems that the other mums have experienced. The sling is designed to suit a child from birth to the age of 12 months,I found it good value for money and would recommend to a friend. It has been a great help to me when I have been looking around large stores as I can hold my little girls hand instead of having to hold a heavy car seat and keeping an eye on my daughter which can be a nightmare.
A baby sling has got to the most convenient and easiest way to get out and about with your baby. (Until your baby gets so heavy it gives you back ache!) This sling I bought for £5 second hand, but brand new it costs £20 from Mothercare. It has a padded headroll to give your baby extra support when small and it can also be adjusted depending on the size of your baby (and if you breastfeed this can be done by releasing the buckles you do not have to take the whole thing off). This sling will hold your baby untill about 9 months (approx 21lbs) though you probably won't want to carry them at this age as the one bad point is it gives you terrible back ache. If you go places by public transport a lot I would suggest a baby sling as it is so much easier than trying to get a pram on/off a bus or train. But would also suggest you try to buy second hand as you don't really get your moneys worth.
I was lucky enough to be given one of these by a friend of mine and I was very grateful as I knew that wanted to use a carrier for my son as pushchairs and prams are not always suitable. One look at it though and I changed my mind. It is an extremely basic carrier, just fabric, no padding, only parent facing. Parentfacing is fine, my son was in the one we bought (toys r us) facing us until he was over 6 months old, but this tomy carrier has no padding and is defineitely too big and uncomfortable for a young baby. I've tried Jake in it several times and he's either been too small, to uncomfortable or, now, too big! If you want a carrier, pay a bit more and get a well padded, 2 way one. It'll get a lot more use.
I bought this whilst pregnant with my daughter, well what a waste of money. I had heard that babies like to be in one, close to their mother etc. Anyway we put Lauren in it when she was about 8 weeks old for the first time, she screamed the house down. It took us about 15 minutes to get the thing on and her in it! That was with the help of my husband too! I tried it again when she was 5 months old, again it was a real struggle to get her in. When she was in I found it very difficult to walk, her legs were obstructing mine. I would never recommend one of these front carriers although I've heard the backpack ones are alittle better to use.