https://www.sevenslings.com/index.php/cart with WTE as code - all you have to pay for is the shipping
http://www.uddercovers.com/ with code mother - again all you pay for is the shipping
I took this from November. I ordered the nursing cover. I wish I would have had one with Nicholas. I would nurse at my in-laws and try to keep a blanket over me and that didn't work out so well so hopefully this will go better. If anyone knows ANYTHING about the slings, let me know because I want one but I was thinking more of the ring sling style so I am hesitant to order this one.
Thanks for this! I really want to buy and love a sling, but after reading a lot of reviews about them online, I am a little hesitant. A lot of people said they are impossible to put on by yourself and that the fabric is so long it drags on the ground while you are trying to put it on and collects every bit of hair and dirt from the floor. I am really considering just getting a more traditional carrier, but if I can try out a sling for (almost) free, I might just go for it.
That isn't entirely true. There is a learning curve for putting on *any* carrier by yourself. Once you get the hang of it, you can do it quickly and easily. It just takes practice. Some slings don't have long tails so they don't drag the ground at all and if it does have one then you just learn how to keep it off the floor when putting baby in it.
I don't know about this sling, but I LOVE my Moby wrap! You can use it as a sling, or a front carrier, back carrier.... I go mine off ebay way cheaper then new!
Debating one is a nicer color (mine is orange!)
Ironically I got the free sling a few weeks ago, before I even knew I was pg. I bought it in hopes of using it a little with my toddler but he was having no part of it. This one is a circle with no extra material at all. I'm not sure how often I will use it but I couldn't pass up a free sling just to try it out.
Someone did warn on the Anything Topic Board that the nursing cover site is having issues with credit card transactions. I'm not sure if they are hacked or what but some people are having their CCs stolen when they buy something from that site. Make sure your credit card doesn't have any weird charges on it after buying these.
Carrie, don't be scared off of slings. There are so many different kinds of carriers, slings and wraps out there that I bet you can find something that suits you. This free sling offer is for a pouch style sling - no long fabric to tie, no buckles or adjusting whatsoever. However you must get the right size - if it's the wrong size for you, it won't work safely. Pouch sizing is tricky, you'll have to look at their sizing chart and take measurements on yourself.
The Moby is a commonly recommended wrap for newborns - I have a similar one and I like it, but it is very long, there's a learning curve to wrap, and yes you'll have fabric hanging on the ground while you wrap. The way I got around this was that I would wrap at home. Tie the wrap on your body, just don't put the baby in it yet. Keep the wrap on you in the car, then when you get to your destination, take baby out of the carseat and straight in to the wrap. Then you can avoid your fabric touching the dirty parking lot ground or shopping mall floor. What I didn't like about the Moby is that because it's so stretchy, I found I kept needing to tighten it. Don't expect to be able to use the Moby much after baby is 15 lbs - the fabric is just too stretchy and won't support a heavy baby.
There are also ring slings, which I found super intimidating at first, but when I started using them I found them much easier than I expected! One of my favourites, because it only takes a few seconds to put on and adjust. I love that I can get a good comfortable fit because it's so adjustable.
Then we have mei tais, which also have long straps and will have a learning curve for the tying process similar to a wrap. I love my MT for newborns - I find it more supportive than the Moby.
Lastly, there is the more sporty/traditional baby carrier like the Ergo or Beco. I have a Beco and I love it! I'm not sure I would use it for a newborn, but I loooooved it when my DS was about 8-12 months old. Can be worn front or back and is super comfy. Good for outside walks, shopping trips, etc. I probably wouldn't use it around the house much.
Just a note, I personally wouldn't recommend any of the mass-market carriers like Bjorn or Snuggli. They are termed "crotch-danglers" in the babywearing world as they don't support the baby's hips and spine appropriately. Many moms also find them very uncomfortable as they are just not very ergonomically designed.
I have a sling similar to the kind being sold here that I made myself. I used it with my DD when she was old enough to sit on my hip and I liked itl. With DS, I liked the idea of something that distributed the weight over both shoulders, so I made a wrap similar to the Moby (it was no sewing--very easy) and loved it until he got too big to carry in the front, because the stretchy material doesn't work well for wearing on the back--for that you really need a stiffer material. I just bought an Ergo because there was an online 50% off sale on them. I have worn it as a backpack carrier with DS a few times and I love it. There is a special insert you have to buy to use it for newborns, (under 4 months) so I will probably use my wrap for the first while before switching to the Ergo with the new baby. I also have a ring sling that I got for free at a trading table, but haven't practiced with it enough to really get the hang of it. I think it would be the best thing to use for nursing while walking, though. I have the Infantino version of a front carrier and I don't really recommend that one, though I did use it with DD when she was little. I love babywearing for being able to do things while still holding your baby and especially for having two kids and things like going shopping where I could wear DS in the wrap and still have DD ride in the seat of the shopping cart--she is just not ready to walk around the store yet! Once DS could sit, I started using the car cart--those things are a pain, though--so big and hard to push!