“ Brand: Tomy / Carrier Type: Sling / Carrier Position: Front „
With my middle child spending months in a baby sling as it was the only way I could get some jobs done, I was convinced that I'd need a sling for my 3rd child. I battled with not really wanting to use one though as was concerned about the whole falling risk and harming bubs. In the end, I convinced myself that I really must buy one, and to be honest, this one looked like the most comfy. After all, whilst carrying baby around you need both of you to be comfy!
In all honesty, I didn't end up using it more than a few occasions. I was absolutely paranoid about falling, and my back was in agony! I have to admit, this wasn't because of the design, it was simply because of my old back injury. The straps to this baby sling were padded and comfortable and the main body for bubs was extremely cosy and snug - very well protected which I think is the most important thing.
The main positives to this item were - snug, protective and cosy for baby and a comfortable fitting for parent to wear. However, the weight of baby, especially if you are susceptible to having a bit of a bad back, is no matter how comfy the sling, going to be giving you back ache after 20 mins of walking. Another negative I felt was that babys head kept flopping from side to side. I'd try to rest his head upon my chest, but when walking, it still kept flopping around. I ended up walking around holding his head in place all the time, which defeats the purpose of having hands free really.
Overall I'm not a fan of baby slings and was fortunate that my son didn't need to be in it. He was fine when did go in it, and when was a few months old, liked to have a good nose around, but sheeeeeeesh, my back was in half!
I would recommend this baby sling to those with strong backs! I don't think it's something you should keep baby in alot though as it could be disasterous if you tripped and fell. Perhaps use it for light usage and pottering around the house here and there if bubs won't settle like I did. I don't think baby slings are totally essential though so you could probably save yourself some pennies to be perfectly honest! If you are thinking of definately having one though, I would say this is a good buy.
Slings in general are a great way to carry your baby around. It makes them feel safe and secure and can even help to ease colic. If you think about it, a baby has been wrapped up snug and tight inside you for 9 months. It's a bit scary in the big bad world and holding them close in a sling can reassure them and give them the snug feeling that they are used to.
I used my Tomy freestyle sling daily. It was absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
It is machine washable so easy to clean up and sick (always a favourite with babies!). The supports around the lower back for the parent is really strong and wide. The shoulder straps are also wide and easily adjustable.
My baby felt really secure and comfortable. He always nodded straight off when I put him in. It supported his head well when he was tiny. As he got a little older and had better neck control I faced him outwards and he loved looking around while still feeling nice and snug and close to mum.
At 6 months my son topped 16lb and the sling started to become uncomfortable. He still fitted but he was just too heavy for my poor shoulders. This is a downside to the sling but I will not dock any stars because I think this is inevitable as a baby gets heavier.
i had one of these for my middle child from 3-4months old and used it everyday whilst pushing a single buggy - untill i had saved enough money to buy a double!
in the heat of the summer after a trip round town both of us would be sweltering! a really good design, would have been nice to not have the fleece lining though!
i had another one for my youngest, exactly the same and this time it was winter so i was happy for her to be as snug as a bug!started using it from about 2 or 3 months.
easy to put her in and take out and she seemed perfectly happy and contented travelling close to me!
sometimes when walking her face would press into my chest and id have to move her incase she couldnt breathe! but most times she would be looking comfortable.
you are supose to be able to breat feed whilst carrying a baby in this but i never worked that bit out and always took it off m and then fed her still in it!
A good price new, and getting cheaper to buy especially seccond hand.
can turn the baby to face outwards as they get bigger, i did stop using mine at this point as she would be trying to grab clothes and things in the shops as well as starting to get heavy!
I have to say I wasn't sure I approved of these at first as I was concerned that I would trip up and fall on my tummy and squash the baby. However, I watched as a few of my friends used them and realised that they are very practical. It was easy to put on and meant that I could be hands free. Excellent for shopping! You don't want to always set up the buggy! I found my baby didn't like to sit in the buggy / pram for a long time and so I invested in this sling and had my baby facing outwards. He loved to be able to dangle his feet and see what was going on around him. He could have stayed in it for hours but my back would have suffered. They are reasonably priced. I am only too sorry that I left it till my baby was 5 months!
Carry your baby facing you or facing outwards in total comfort. Fashionable mix of sporty comfort and practical features.