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    Jasmin is offline Registered User
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    Mar 2005
    Repulse Bay

    back ache from baby slings

    I have tried a baby bjorn - which was hopeless - even from the early months and now I have a Maclearan one - which is wonderful but Gus is 8kgs. Can anyone recommend a good sling with back support? I don't want to waste any more money on them... I have to get this one right!

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    hunhun is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Hong Kong

    Maybe a back carrier which comes with a frame may suit your purpose. I had a similar problem b4. Apart from switching to a back carrier, I also visited Stretch Asia who fixed my back pain and advised me on the correct posture.

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    Cyndi is offline Registered User
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    May 2003

    Hi Jasmin,

    We've got a Deuter baby carrier which is great for walking / hiking, good storage space and comes with a removable sun roof and stand. My daughter has outgrown it and she prefers to walk by herself. I am selling it if you are interested, it's 90% new and in perfect condition.


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    saralee is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2004
    Mid Levels

    I can highly recommend baba slings. I used to use the baby bjorn when my little one was only 6Kgs and I suffered terrible backache. A friend recommended the baba sling and I cannot tell you how much it has changed our lives! It takes a little while to get used to but is so versatile and my daughter loves it. So much so that she will take naps in it if I am running erands around town.

    I position it on my hip which takes all the pressure off my back. There are also a number of other positions you can use. I've attached the website if this helps.

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    LLL_Sarah is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2003
    Hong Kong

    I am very fortunate and have never suffered from back ache so I choose an over one shoulder style sling for its convenience.

    But many mothers in our group have told me that it hurt their backs less than a front pack did. I think this is because as the baby gets older you sit them on your hip and the weight is more evenly spread throughout your body.

    We sell two types of these slings:

    The Mayawrap, at $450

    The Baby Cradle Sling, this is very similar to the Original Baby Sling,
    but is smaller – we found it suits the smaller build of mothers in Asia better at $280

    Best wishes,
    La Leche League – Hong Kong
    [email protected]

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