So to start at the beginning, what is a sling? Well, there really isn't any industry standard with regards to the terminology used. I tend to use the term sling or carrier interchangeably. The way I use the term is to describe anything that helps you to carry your child in a supported way. According to the Oxford English Dictionary Sling in the context of a noun: 1A flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. ‘the horse had to be su
I have wanted to blog about this for a while, as there seems to be some misconceptions about carrying your baby or child and needing to be a certain type of parent to use slings or carriers. Posting the above image on Instagram resulted in two people commented using specific phrases, "I couldn't have survived without babywearing especially with my second but wouldn't describe myself as the "crunchy" type" and "People seem surprised that I still carry and feed S, I'm not an "