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    donkey is offline Registered User
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    Sling

    Hi does anyone know where I can buy a sling for carrying my new born baby? i have the baby Bjorn (which is too big for new born) and another sling but they are not for new born. I need something that can carry the baby close to the body.

    Thanks!

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    LLL_Sarah is offline Registered User
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    La Leche League - Hong Kong sell the Mayawrap sling, http://www.lllhk.org/Sales/Mayawrap.html

    Please contact:
    SARAH (Mid-levels) 2548-7636
    MAGGIE (Happy Valley) 2817-7475
    MARGARITA (Tung Chung) 2257-6757
    JULIA (Discovery Bay) 2259-3311
    [email protected]

    Price $450 (members $400)

    Best wishes,
    SARAH
    La Leche League Leader
    www.lllhk.org

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    Sleuth is offline Registered User
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    And I would like to point out that a Mayawrap is fantastic. We use it all the time and our LO is now 21 MO and about 13 KG. Have used it since birth.

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    I like the Moms in Mind slings from Singapore. They have a sturdy plastic ring, which is much easier at airports than the metal variety. They also have a great range of fabrics.

    http://www.momsinmind.com.sg/sarongslings.html

    Having said that, I used the Baby Bjorn from birth to about 6 months. My babies and I loved the Bjorn.

    Be very careful with ring slings - newborns or otherwise. There appear to be no safety standards on these often homemade products. It is actually quite easy for your baby to fall out of them. I have heard stories (don't know how true) of babies suffering injuries from falling out of ring slings in the UK.

    For new babies I like the Bjorn because they just seem more sturdy. You can bend down and pick something up without feeling like the baby will drop out. I didn't use my ring sling until my bubs were sitting.

    Having said that, everyone has different preferences !

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    LLL_Sarah is offline Registered User
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    The only cases of problems with slings that I’ve heard of are homemade slings where the rings are too thin. This is actually warned about on the Mayawrap web site at http://www.mayawrap.com/n_sewsling.php

    As a distributor of the Mayawrap slings I know that they are extremely cautious. At the end of last year there was an incident with a sling ring that was investigated and we were asked to stop selling the slings during the enquiry. In the end all the slings passed and we were allowed to sell them again.

    I believe that the Mayawrap slings are safe – and I personally loved using them from six days old (while we were actually still in the hospital) to the last time when my daughter was three and a half years old.

    Best wishes,
    SARAH
    La Leche League Leader
    www.lllhk.org

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    tikkunolam is offline Registered User
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    I like the Moby found at
    http://www.theslingstation.com/
    because then you are using both shoulders and it is very versatile and conducive for both newborns and breastfeeding. This site also carries the Maya wraps and the Ellaroo Mei Tai carrier (for older babies). They only ship to the US so you will need someone to forward your order. They have a great selection.

    good luck!

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    donkey is offline Registered User
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    Thanks. tikkunolam, is Moby wrap hot? It looks secured but am wonder if it will be too hot for HK weather.

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    tikkunolam is offline Registered User
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    I haven't worn it in summer yet but actually it seems a lot cooler than the other contraptions on the market. I've heard from friends (not in HK) that they weren't hot at all. The cotton one I have is quite soft and breathable. I bought it on recommendation from friends who found that the Maya sling was putting too much weight on one shoulder. I prefer wearing back packs than messenger bags for that very reason- I don't like carrying weight on only one shoulder. My best friend was really disappointed in both the Baby Bjorn and the Maya slings for many reasons including its lack of versatility. The instruction booklet that came with my Moby wrap have many options for baby wearing from infancy through toddler. I just found that you can order them and have them shipped to Hong Kong through http://www.doubibou.com/carrier/babycarrier.html
    but the wraps are a different brand than the Moby. They also carry the Mei Tais which I've also been eyeing.

    Good luck!

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