Holding your new baby close to your body in a sling or carrier is such a beautiful bonding experience. It can also help settle your child while giving you some hands-free time to enjoy the luxury of eating your lunch or brushing your teeth!
Pick the right carrier and you’re on your way to bonding bliss but choose the wrong one and you may end up with an uncomfortable baby and an aching back. So from the ‘why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?’ files comes the amazingly helpful concept of a baby carrier and sling library. Instead of forking out loads of cash for something that’s less than the perfect fit for you and your little one, you now get to try before you buy. Where do we sign up?
Retailer of all things babylicious, Bebe, has five of the most popular slings and carriers available for trial – the Mini Monkey Sling, Sleepy Wrap, Ergo Carrier, Baby Bjorn Air Carrier and Baby Bjorn Carrier (Active).
Now for the details: there’s no cost other than a $10 postage fee if you need to order online. Lucky Melburnians get to pop in to the South Yarra store and borrow one for absolutely nothing. You need to wash and return the sling within 10 days and if you decide to buy one after your trial, you get a 10 per cent discount! Click here for more information and conditions.