A few weeks ago, I saw on Sakura Bloom’s instagram page that they were holding a contest for ring sling / outfit style mood boards. Although I didn’t get a chance to create my set in time – I loved the idea of doing one (or a few hehe).
When I was expecting with Miss S #BabyWearing was the first thing I researched (in regards to parenthood) and the Sakura Bloom ring sling was the first thing I bought.
I completely fell in love with having my baby close to me and realized early on that the ring sling (as opposed to a buckled carrier) was more my style.
I started wearing Miss S when she was about 2 weeks old and continued to wear her until she was almost one and half. I would wear her to grocery shop, get things done around the house, on vacation/out and about or just when she wanted to be held.
Once she become more independent (and around the time she stopped nursing) she and I both realized that it was time to fold up and store the sling (seriously this sling rolls up so tiny and takes up no room at all).
Best thing about #BabyWearing…how AWESOME it is to hold your baby but still have your hands free.
Now that Miss El has joined us, our sling has taken on a whole new meaning. I started wearing her when she was 2-3 days old (using the newborn carry – tummy to tummy with legs “froggied” in). I can give more time to my toddler without putting my newborn down. I can go for a quick neighbourhood walk, prep dinner, get the house in order and put my make up on with her close to me. Lastly, we use the sling during the evening when everyone is hangry and tired and this momma doesn’t have enough hands to go around :)
If you haven’t tried a carrier I would definitely recommend the Sakura Bloom Ring Sling. That said, there is a bit of a learning curve in wearing your baby in a ring sling, but with practice it becomes second nature.