When Lucian was born I was fairly clueless about baby carriers and slings. I purchased the only brand I knew of carrier and found myself frequently annoyed about the awkwardness of getting him inside the carrier or removing him from it while he sleeping. I quickly realized when Wesley was born that I desperately needed something that would allow him to snuggle close and still save my back while I walked around with him.
I found that Balboa Baby which is developed, tested and recommended by America’s pediatrician Dr. William Sears, had exactly what I was looking for in an adjustable sling. From many fashionable prints to several different ways in which to carry a baby, I knew this sling would look fabulous and grow with my child. I have not been disappointed!
I use my sling several times a week. It was a lifesaver on our recent weekend getaway where it allowed us to be more mobile than we could have been with a stroller. I also love using it when we go outside or when Wesley just can’t seem to fall asleep and I know he his tired. I gently slide him in and I’m done! It never fails to put him to sleep. He loves to snuggle close and feel secure. My favorite feature by far is how easy it is to get him in and out. Since the sling has been adjusted for the both of us, I don’t have to do adjusting during each use.
This sling goes from a cuddle style as I’m showing above to a cradle or front facing position before moving on to a hip position once he is older. It is easy to transition between the two and detailed sling instructions are included online and in the packaging so you can quickly learn how to move between them.
The only downside is that my back does start to feels sore after about an hour. Very comfortable padded straps are build into the sling and I don’t think it is so much the sling as it is my weak back. It is much easier for me to carry him in this than it is with nothing at all so I can’t complain! I honestly don’t think I could carry him in style of carrier longer than that.
How would you like to win your choice of Balboa Baby sling for your little one?
Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review however no monetary compensation. All thoughts remain 100% my own.