As I get closer and closer to having my second child, I constantly think about how I am going to manage a newborn and a energetic toddler who loves to run. I think the answer is going to be using a sling or carrier. With my first son I didn’t really use one of these very often, so I consider myself a sling “newbie”. Honestly, all of the choices, ways to wear them, styles, etc overwhelm me. And I generally considered slings to be a bit “hippie” for my taste.
But Have a Ball Baby is one company that is helping to change my view of slings. First of all, they have gorgeous fabrics and colors so the slings and mei tei’s are super stylish. Secondly, they have a great website with detailed instructions on how to wear your sling (with photos!). This was a big help to me. The mei tei that I tried was easy to use and seems like it will be perfect when my newborn becomes an infant. And it is beautiful, very much my style (chocolate brown and blues). I can definitely see myself wearing at the park with my son.
Check out the tons of options for carriers at Have a Ball Baby and save 15% on your order using code “RobinRocks”. If you are overwhelmed like I was, email the staff — they are very helpful and will walk you through how to wear the carrier.