How The Heck Does This Baby Sling Work?Emily Malone
Every year on Black Friday I say I am not going to buy anything, and then inevitably I get lured in by online deals that sound too good to pass up. This year was a little different than most. Instead of looking at electronics and clothes, I found myself shopping on Diapers.com and buying holiday onesies. Life has changed!
One of my purchases arrived yesterday … the Balboa Baby sling! Now somebody tell me — how the HECK does this thing work?
With all the babywearing I’ve been doing recently, I have really been wanting a sling — something easy and quick to put on when we’re out running errands or grocery shopping. I love having Cullen on me, and he is so peaceful and content when snuggled on my chest. But both my Ergo and my Moby wrap are a bit cumbersome for putting on quickly, and I have been hoping that a sling would solve that problem. I manhandled him for about five minutes trying to find something that was comfortable for both me and Cullen, but I felt awkward and he looked squished and miserable. The sling was a bust.
I’m not giving up completely yet, and might try watching some online videos of how to wear it better, but I’m so frustrated that the sling wasn’t a better solution!
In the meantime, it’s back to the Moby wrap. (Hi Indy!)
I know some moms swear by the sling, so I’m hoping my problem is just user error. Is there a trick to making this more comfortable? Is my baby just not big enough yet? I’m really hoping to find an easy and simple babywearing solution soon!