So I have been researching lately to find the best sling for Peyton and I. I currently own a ring sling and a pocket. So far I don't like the pocket and Peyton hates it. The ring sling has been great but I'm noticing that after about 30mins to an hour my back is killing me. I would switch it to the other shoulder but for some reason that feels too awkward. I'm afraid I'm throwing my back and hips off kilter.
I love wearing my baby. It is good for him, and good for me in so many ways. So...Here is what I have found so far.
A ton of information on the web and testimonials from fabulous baby wearing moms. Who knew there was SUCH a network out there. My favorite so far is the Mei Tei ( say it like May Tie). It offers the closeness I need with the proper weight distribution. As Peyton gets older I can also wear it on my back. That makes gardening alot easier I'll tell y'a. I'm sure the little fella did not appreciate me knocking his little knoggin with the pruning shears. oops :)
Anyway Steph at Adventures in Babywearing is having a contest and is giving away a podonbutai. Hmmm did I spell that right? Steph has been great for increasing my sling knowledge and has a ton of links on her site for info. The podonbutai is an original invention by Jenn at All Natural Mommies. They combine the traditional and the old to create the perfect sling!!! I'm hoping to win the contest at Adventures in Babywearing. If not...any takers in buying me one? really I'm worth it. Even just a nice Mei Tei. I would be forever in debt and may offer you our fourth child. O.K not really but you would make me smile :)