I'd done some research on baby wearing before my little one came along, and knew it was something I wanted to give a go. My hubby and I share a car, which means unless I'm willing to do the hour-round trip to take him to work at 6am, I'm car-less during the week. Of course, we have a gorgeous pram which really does have its place but nothing for me, beats carrying your baby on you.
Being a new mum, the world of baby wearing is pretty daunting. Thankfully there are tonnes of sling libraries out there, where you can give different styles/types of slings and carriers a go and talk to the experts about the do's and don'ts. I found my local library really easily on Facebook!
My biggest concern was safety for Violet, but with a bit of practice at home and few short trips to try out my sling, I soon got the hang of getting her in the prime position - close enough to kiss. For tiny babies, the general advice it to be carried on your front with the head supported, which is exactly where my Wuti Wrap* from We Made Me comes in.
We Made Me have won tonnes of awards for their fab slings and carriers and I'm super excited to be sharing one with you. The brand was original influenced by an Indian tribe, which brought about the cool names for all of their products. The website explains the word "wuuti" means "woman leader" in Hopi, and so the Wuti Wrap was born.
For anyone completely new to wrap slings, they're basically a long piece of material which can be wrapped around your body to produce a comfy seat for your little one. The Wuti Wrap is made from a stretchy, woven fabric which is designed to be super breathable and doesn't sag with the weight of the baby. I've tried a couple of wraps and this one is by far the most comfortable to wear. The material is a great support, but doesn't make you super sweaty like some of the jersey fabrics I've tried.
The wrap has a fool-proof piping around the edge to ensure the wrap is in correctly and is in the prime position for you and baby. And due to the style of this sling, can be easily adjusted throughout your babies life and has been tested for safety up to 35lbs. Plus the stretchy material means one size fits all, no adjustment required, just pop the wrap on your body and off you go.
Using a sling makes my life so much easier. You don't realise how small shops are or how difficult it is to manoeuvre a pram around tiny spaces until you have to do it solo. And getting on and off public transport can be a nightmare. However, if V is strapped to me, I have no issues getting out and about. Plus she loves being cuddled in all day.
If you're looking into trying baby wearing, I would absolutely recommend starting out with a wrap style sling. They can be used from birth and once you've mastered the wrapping and getting baby in/out, you'll never look back!
One last, very exciting piece of news, is that I have one of the Wuti Wraps to giveaway! All you need to do is enter below. The giveaway is open to UK residents only, and will close on 8th October 2016. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Katie xx