Consumer Reports hating on slings

I have always been a Consumer Reports fan.  I’ve used their recommendations to buy washing machines, dishwashers and car seats.  I’ve always thought of them as responsible and thorough, and liked the fact that they had tested all of the items they reviewed (unlike say a lot of magazines who recommend items that are paid […]

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Questions about ring sling sizing

Dear SlingLady, Back when I had my son,  Maya Wraps only had one size.  Sadly, I lost that sling so now that I’m expected my second baby, I’m looking for another Maya.  The sizing instructions indicate I’m a medium, but I’m tall (5’9) and wondering whether I should get a Large instead.  Why are there […]

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Sling Stories, vol 1: Impressing the Crowd

I love reading babywearing success stories.  Here’s a great one from Kristen,  mom to Daegan Loki (age 2). “Wow, that was the best mommy move ever!” I got applauded by all the people in line at Target on Thursday, with several variations of this sentence. Backstory: My mom, my son and I were standing in […]

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Is the ERGO backpack worth it?

Dear SlingLady, We do a lot of hiking and we love our Ergobaby Carrier!  I hate carrying around a diaper bag when we’re out in the woods, and I’m wondering whether the ERGO backpack would work for me.  Can you tell me some pros and cons? Thanks, Cindy Dear Cindy, The ERGO backpack gets heavy […]

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SlingLady Rx: Alternatives to the Beco Buttterfly

Dear SlingLady, I just bought a Beco Butterfly carrier three days ago and I am just too short in the torso for it to fit correctly, also, I think the carrier is terribly uncomfortable for me and my baby (4 months).  I am interested in a mei tai, but there are so many variations made […]

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New option in babywearing mirrors

Baby Carrier Mirror Rearview Mirror Chisco

The new Chisco Rearview Babywearing Mirror is such a nifty accessory!  The mirror is tiny, but it gets the job done!  I love to clip it onto whatever carrier I am wearing.  If baby is on my back, I can check on her in the mirror, to make sure she is doing okay or see […]

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Maya Wrap featured on Brothers & Sisters show!

The SlingLady always loves to see babywearing in the mainstream, especially in the media, so I was excited to see that Kitty, on Brothers & Sisters, was wearing her newly adopted baby on the show last night in this Maya Wrap.  Even better, she was wearing the baby nice and tight – not low and […]

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