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Q:

Hi everyone.. I am interested in the concept of baby wearing.. my baby girl is 2.5 months old n I m planning to get a baby carrier for her soon after she starts supporting her head.. please advise so as to go for normal baby carrier for her or a baby sling with a ring.. which one will be better?



Kaushal Sovani

Dear Akanksha,
A Ring Sling and a Stretchy Wrap are well suited for newborns/infants as these are snug.
Both of these have panels for head support and provide enough back support for the baby
The beauty of these carriers are that babies can be worn in these from the day they are born as they are ergonomically made.

I would suggest u attend a meet-up to try out various carriers and then select the one best suited for u and ur bub. (Carriers are like Jeans. Not all brand or type may be comfortable for u or what is comfortable for u may not be so for another one. So best try them out.)

Most Indian brands do have regular meet ups, so do Sling libraries. Mumbai has a sling library called MSL or Mumbai Sling Library, Chennai, Pune, NCR too have Sling Libraries. You can borrow carriers on rent, try them out before buying one.
Happy Babywearing!!!

Preetjyot Kaur(mylittlemuffin)

Hi Akanksha, Kaushal above mentioned absolutely right... U can try a ring sling or a wrap... It's d best thing u can do for your baby... Firstly it's great that u choose to wear ur baby... It's d best gift u can give to any child coz every child needs that cuddle and coziness... There are some great brands that have some Soft structure carriers too... Incase u want to wait till d baby gets a control over her head u can choose that... I personally love SSC for the support and the security it gives... Just choosing the right carrier is required... I would also suggest you to attend a babywearing meet... May b of mumbai sling library, u can wear different brands and types and choose what suits u best...
The only important thing is to choose an ergonomical carrier... D pic below wud explain that...
I would suggest not to buy just like that from any online site without trying... If u want I can connect u to Mumbai sling library

Akanksha

Thank you kaushal n preetjyot.. I would love to be connected to sling library but the problem is I stay in Bangalore.. so would be better if someone could connect me to the sling library over here..

BabyChakra Expert

Hi, we are here to help you :)

Go through these Babychakra article links below

Why my baby wearing sling has been a lifesaver -

http://www.babychakra.com/learn/1221-why-my-baby-wearing-sling-has-been-a-lifesaver

Khushi Upadhyay

hello preetjyotji aap ne ye library ke bare me bataya I m stay in rajkot from Gujrat or my baby also 2n half month old yaha me or husband hi hai to Bahar ke sare Kam ke liye baby ko bhi sath rakhna padega kabhi kabhi to aap suggest karo ge ki kis type ke carrier me le saku muje eske bare me koi idea nahi to baby ke liye

Kaushal Sovani

Akanksha, there is a Sling library in Banglore and there are a few Babywearing Consultants too there who can help u select a carrier.
Just give me sometime, I will pass on the contact details to u.

Akanksha

thank you so much kaushal.. waiting!! :)

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