I have no clue if I've mentioned it or not, probably have, but I really wanted to wear Kalila when she was little. We didn't for several reasons...
The sling we got was a Hotslings... No this is not one of the ones recalled or that has had problems. Different style. I liked the way it looked, seemed easy to use and was a lot less expensive than some of the others... Unfortunately it didn't fit right. We ordered a size bigger than they said I'd need for my size (not on purpose) and it was still too small. A friend passed on some homemade ones of the same style and they didn't fit either. I tried several times as she grew and we were never able to make them work. I know lots of people love those, but.. not for me.
We were also given a Bjorn... I tried it out when she was a little older and it was too hard on my back. I have scoliosis, and while it has never bothered me before... it did cause problems with the epidural I got with her... which caused problems for quite awhile afterwards... and this carrier made it hurt even more. I found out later its not good for those w/ back problems.
After that I started looking into ones easier on the back... which is how I came up with wanting to try the Sleepy Wrap this time. Well, originally I wanted a Moby... which is very similar lol. But we got a Sleepy Wrap. I'm getting ahead of myself though...
On top of all that, we were given a travel system & I felt like we "had" to use it... I meant to do both but added to the above issues it never happened. I disliked the whole travel system thing the whole time... more so the longer we used it lol... but felt stuck at that point.
Side note: I do have plenty of kanga's... but was never shown how to tie the baby on with them and was uncomfortable doing that by myself. Tried a couple times and just couldn't get the hang of it... I would still like to figure those out, and will probably try again at some point lol.
Yes, I do feel bad that I didn't get to wear Kalila.
Skip forward to when we got that Sleepy Wrap. Very excited about it... Thought I would be using it a little earlier than I have, but of course I wasn't expecting Zavier to be as big as he is or to be told not to carry him around for the first little bit period because of that lol.
I did pull it out yesterday though... Baba's first day back at work and I knew I'd be needing it more and more soon. Pretty much just sat with him in it yesterday... and wore him a bit today. I have to say it is very comfortable. It does not hurt my back... of course other than the normal end of pg and labour stuff that hasn't been an issue this time around. He seems to like it too, sleeps very well when I put him in there.
I'll have to put updates on it as he gets older and we use it more, but here are a few pics.
Oh... and while this is available from FG (I almost got one from them but decided to pick it up in person), I'm not gonna go near that subject w/ this post. I may put up a link to it on the side later on... but the whole point of this post was to show off pictures lol.. and to sit down for a second. :-D
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