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Month: November 2017

Toddler carriers and baby slings – Weighing the pros and cons

Toddler carriers and baby slings – Weighing the pros and cons

There are many moms and dads who are educating themselves on the benefits of babywearing and the satisfaction of carrying their toddlers and babies close to them in a carrier or in a sling. Moms and dads often find it troublesome to carry their toddlers and babies in their arms while they go out somewhere as they feel that their hands get blocked keeping them from doing other tasks. This is why they choose to carry their babies in a device of sorts.

There are slings as well which also help you carry your baby by alleviating the pressure on your back and arms. Although there are different types of devices that you can find in the market, something that differentiates them from other baby carriers is that the slings don’t have openings for the baby’s legs.

Common varieties of baby slings

If you watch out for a baby sling in online Australian stores, you will come across a few of the most common varieties of slings available on the market. Here are a few of them.

  1. Wraps: Wraps are both versatile and simple at the same time. You just need a long piece of fabric between 2 and 6 metres in length and any type of fabric can be used easily. You can use sheets, scarves and blankets. Wraps are easily adjustable and customisable. For safe and protecting wraps it is better to get a proper article from an online retailer.
  2. Ring slings: These kind of slings
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