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Baby Sling – A Lifesaver

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As I’ve mentioned before, Lana (like most babies I suppose) like being held all the time, making it very difficult to get anything done – like eating. I decided to give this jersey baby carrier a go to see if Lana would like it more than her bouncer or pram…And she did!

I feel a lot more mobile now, as I can just pop out quickly without having to carry the pram downstairs and up again whilst trying not to wake up Lana – which is not an easy task. Last weekend we went out for lunch and walked around in town and even did our weekly shop with Lana in the sling and without her waking up and screaming like she always does in the pram.

The reason Lana probably doesn’t like the pram is because she’s lying down, making her reflux worse. I first thought that Lana being uncomfortable especially at night was due to wind – but now I’m pretty sure it’s reflux. Babies with reflux are most comfortable when in an upright position, hence the sling is a lifesaver.

We took Lana to the doctor last Friday, and the doctor agreed with me and prescribed infant Gaviscon that we tried out for a few days. Unfortunately it made Lana constipated, which seemed to bother her even more than the reflux, so we stopped giving it to her. I really don’t want to give her any medicine if possible, so now I’m just seeing how she is when drug free, but might have to go back to the doctor to get something else prescribed if it doesn’t get better…

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Out and about int the sun last Saturday. Is this what they call a “Latte Dad”?

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Both daddy and baby enjoying being close – and mummy enjoying not having to carry or push anything 🙂

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Just had to take a picture of the strange box the sling came in – what exactly is she doing??

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When flicking through the brochure I discovered that you can also breastfeed your baby on the go…Not sure if it’s a brilliant idea or not.

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And look, you can even take a shower with this aqua sling! However, this just raises so many questions – like how do you wash yourself underneath the sling? How long does it take to dry? Would your baby enjoy that? And do you really have nowhere else to put the baby or anyone to hold the baby whilst you take a shower?? Won’t be trying out this one, will just wait till Matthew gets back from work so I can shower alone.

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Monica Äikas

    Bra att ni hittade på detta!

    March 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Ja,jag vågade mig tom. själv ut på kaffe med en kompis idag ?

      March 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Annika b

    The sling really seem superbly useful. I always wondered why not more people use one. I also wonder why I’ve never seen a parent with a baby in a Porvoo-Helsinki bus, not with a carrier, nor a sling, no babies in city to city buses. With a sling, travelling would be just super easy. Are parents really that comfortable or am I just really not requiring that much “comfortability” or is it really too much hassle to travel by bus with a baby. (Or don’t they trust the driver or are they afraid that the baby will cry the whole trip…) Soon I’ll see, but will surely try…

    April 8, 2015 at 9:22 am
    • ninaaikas

      I think it’s more common to wear a baby sling in the UK than in Finland – people are staring at us when we use it here! Also,I think a baby sling is seen as a bit “hippyish” and hence not that popular…only my opinion though!

      April 9, 2015 at 11:45 am
  • erpoduellbergq9

    I decided to give this jersey baby carrier a go to see if Lana would like it more than her bouncer or pram… basling.wordpress.com

    September 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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