The winter weather has started in Canberra, which means three months of non-stop snot in any household with children. When a toddler or pre-schooler has a lurgy, they’re more likely to want holding. And when all of them have lurgies, you might find yourself short of arms to hold them all. Hence slings are a good idea!
Can’t even tell she’s feeling sick, can you? The combination of cuddles from mum, plus a camera, cheered her up pretty quick.
I prefer a ring sling for situations like this – quick on/off with toddlers who are pick-up-put-down, or if you need a quick escape before they chuck down the front of your top (don’t laugh, I’ve had it happen to me!). Also very machine washable – just pop a sock over the rings to stop them clanking against the side of the washing machine. Also a nice cool sling (well, cooler than putting a feverish kid in a front-wrap-cross-carry in a thick wrap). Especially if you’ve got a mesh sling. And if you do get chuck down your front, just step into the shower – slingling and all – to clean up.