With Baby G’s arrival quickly approaching (only 9 more weeks!) I’m feeling this intense desire to get everything ready. I’ve got a baby shower coming up in a few weeks, I’ve done the gift registries, and I’m anxiously waiting to see what adorable girly gifts my friends and family are going to bestow on me. In the meantime though, I’m going crazy wanting to have everything ready. It is taking every ounce of energy I have to keep myself from buying things while I wait.
The fun part about having a second baby is that I already have the majority of the “essentials” on hand. I have the car seat, stroller, high chair, pack ‘n’ play, swing, etc. That means that registering was a lot more fun. I got to register for some of those frivolous things that I didn’t register for the last time around because I needed so many of the basics. There are a few things of Zach’s that need replaced (bottle nipples, washcloths, bibs, etc.), and since I’m having a girl this time around I also want a few girly items to replace all of the blue. Then there are the items I really wanted last time around that I just didn’t have the money for.
One of the things I really wanted and never managed to get when Zach was a baby was a sling. I had a Snugli front carrier and later got a hip carrier, but I always wanted a sling when Zach was an infant. Not only do I anticipate needing to have my hands free while mothering both an infant and a toddler, but I’m also hoping to find one that I can use to breastfeed a little more discretely when we’re out and about. This is where I need help. I’ve talked about wanting a sling so much that my mom has agreed to buy me one, but I have to pick out the one I want…and there are millions to choose from. I found a couple that I like on Amazon, but it is so hard to tell from pictures which one would really be the best.
So, I’m looking for recommendations (with links, please!). If any of you moms out there have used slings, which ones did you like or not like? What was great about them? What sucked about them? How do you choose from the millions of options out there?