There’s something indescribably gorgeous about wearing your newborn close to your heart. And there’s something undeniably stylish about doing it with a pouch-style sling. It’s certainly the way I imagined I’d be carrying my newborn baby girl when she arrived ten months ago – until she made it clear that she’d been a breech baby for a very good reason. She hated her head pointing any way except up! So it was goodbye gorgeous daydream, hello Baby Bjorn for me.
But if she’d been the type of baby who liked to be cradled, I would have had her in a new beep beep sling in a flash. Not only are they fabulously fashionable, beep beep slings are made right here in Australia. I love the muted tones of the ballet sling the best but there are three other patterns to choose from, including a very retro red-and-black vintage design. They are 100 per cent cotton (sooo important for sensitive baby skin) and reversible to a plain colour on the inside so dads can wear them in public too without getting strange looks.
Each sling from designer extraordinaire Georgie Armstrong is in a limited edition of 100 – she likes to keep changing the fabrics to keep the designs fresh – so you better pounce if you see one you like. You can get them online from beepbeepslings.com for $55 a piece plus $3 more for postage.