Congratulations to Mickie, the winner of the Hotslings giveaway!
I have been on a mission for the past year or so to try and find the perfect hands-free baby carrier. As a mom with fatigue issues I knew I would need help carrying around my new little baby and I was determined to find the very best carrier. The options are dizzying and even the simplest of carriers could find a way to be complex.
Sizing Your Hotsling
I had given up on pouch slings entirely when I tried the Hotslings AP Adjustable Baby Carrier. I had tried a competing brand’s pouch style sling and found it to be uncomfortable and unsteady. I now know that I probably just got the sizing wrong. The problem with many baby carriers is that you purchase them over the internet without trying them on for proper sizing. If the carrier is uncomfortable you’re unlikely to return it for another size. Instead you might return it altogether (thinking the problem was with the style of carrier instead of the size) or you might just let it sit in the back of your closet for a while.
The beauty of the Hotsling AP is that you size it instantly. My first attempt with the Hotsling AP was similar to my experience with their competitor but then I adjusted the fit and found that it was quite comfortable and extremely easy to use. My sister, who is a different body type from me, was able to take the baby at one point when we were out together and use the same sling simply by adjusting the straps. The whole transfer took just a few minutes.
Compact and Easy-to-Use Baby Carrier
One thing I really appreciate about the Hotsling AP is that it uses a small amount of fabric and folds up easily into a small bundle (small enough to tuck into an average size diaper bag). I have a wrap style carrier that is literally 5 yards of fabric and ends up wadded into a ball most of the time because I don’t have the time or space to fold up 5 yards of fabric when I am out and about. Also, I don’t keep my shaped baby carriers with me because they don’t fold up at all and take up valuable trunk or passenger space in my car.
Going from carseat to carrier is very easy and quick. The Hotslings AP is considerably quicker to put on than my wrap style carrier and I don’t have to worry about fabric dragging in the parking lot as I am attempting to put it on. It is also nice to have the Hotsling tucked into the basket of my stroller in case I need to switch baby from strolling to carrying. It is very straightforward and almost as quick as picking up baby and settling her on your hip.
The Baby Carrier I Reach for the Most
The Hotsling AP has found a place at the top of my collection of baby carriers and is the one to get the most consistent use. The adjustable buckles are simple to use and adjust the sling to fit their 5 most popular sizes so it truly is One Size Fits Almost Everybody (though to be safe they simply say One Size Fits Most). The Hotsling AP makes babywearing universally easy.
Enter to Win
Busy Mommy Media is so excited to offer one reader the chance to win a Hotsling AP. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and will end on December 11, 2009.
Enter the giveaway by commenting on this post about what you which Hotslings AP you would like.
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