“ Brand: Tomy / Carrier Type: Sling / Carrier Position: Front „
I brought my sling after the birth of my second son, some six years ago. It has since been used for two more of my sons. It has been in and out of the washing machine more times than I care to remember! I brought it because at the time we was livin gon the second floor of a block of flats, and the lift was always breaking down. It was hard work lifting up the pram everyday on my own, and so I went shopping! I liked the look of the box, and the description on it made the sling seem perfect for me. It can be put on by one person, evenly distributes the weight of the child, and the padded shoulders are a plus. It was good for the budget as well, but as it is now I cannot remember how much I paid for it. I highly recommed this, to me it has been a long lived productr that has seen me well, and is now going to be used as a turnaround sling.
I bought my Tomi Snuggli carrier 4 years ago after the birth of my son. Not having a car, and living up very many steps, I used to take him everywhere in it, ie when shopping and going for walks. My baby loved it and when very small it used to send him off to sleep. It was also useful to carry my baby around the flat if he was bored or crying and it would keep him quiet. When he was old enough to support his head and had grown enough in height,the Smuggli was able to be used the other way round so baby can face outwards. They love this. It is quite tricky to put the baby in. With my first baby I used to attach the carrier around myself then pick up baby and slot him in - difficult if its winter with bulky clothes. With my next baby, being a dab hand at it, I used to lay the sling on the floor or sofa and put the baby in then attach the carrier to myself. You have to watch out for the buckles that click together as they can pinch your fingers if not careful. It's fully washable and long lasting, lightweight and comfortable.
I brought the Tomy snugli baby ling when i was pregnant with my middle son, who is now 5 years old. Which was nearly five years ago so i don't know if they still do the same one still. I got it from Mothercare for £19.99 then, how much they are now i have no idea. It is made by Tomy, which was why i went for it as it was a good well known manufacturer of many baby equipment. It is called the snugli because that is exactly what this does, the child is held against your chest so they feel close and of course snug as a bug in a rug. It is blue and white with little tiny letters of the alphabet over it. It straps to your front by two straps that go over the shoulder and connects halfway down your back. It clips into two holders that are connected to the front. Then there are two straps at the bottom at the front which are connected around the back at the bottom. And then it is fully connected to you. It hs an reinforced head area to support the head and neck area, which i was inclined to still hold it there. You need help to put them in through the leg holes then zipthem in against you. Their is a cloth connected at the front aswell incase they dribble, which easily pops off for washing. I didn't use it for my newest son as he was too heavy for it, so this is designed for lighter babies even though it doesn't say that on the box. They are a good buy if you have a light baby and mums, dads even grandparents or anyone can wear it. You might find you still support them still as habit.
A bit tricky to get the hang of. You have to put the sling on, then put the baby in it, which is very difficult to do when out on your own! Once the baby is in however its very comfortable to wear. It's easily adjustable for people of different sizes, and has a nice 'head hugger' for when baby is small. A useful 'bib' is attached to the front to catch any dribbles, and there is a dummy holder, and a front pocket. A disadvantage is that this particular sling only faces inwards, if I were buying one now I would get one that faced outwards. However it is still a good sling, but although it says they can be used until baby is 6 or so months old, I woud only really use it for a newborn for a couple of months, after that you'll be bent double and have really bad backache! At least that’s how it was with me! I would recommend paying a little bit more, getting a better sling that faces forwards, or one that even goes on your back.