How did I survive a two-hour walking tour with three boys under seven?
I don’t quite know. But I’m sure my sarong sling had something to do with it. Months ago I wrote a comparison of the baby carrier and sarong sling. Since then Aramis has outgrown the carrier, but the sling is still extremely useful as a baby hands-free kit 🙂
The more interesting comparison now is between the sling and a pram. Although the pram is less physically demanding (I don’t have to bear the baby’s weight), I’ve come to the conclusion that most times, the sling wins hands down. Here are 5 reasons why:
- You don’t have to worry about folding/unfolding/storing a sling, nor navigating over steps and hurdles along your way.
- With a sling, your hands are almost always free. This is extremely helpful if you have two other kids to mind….
- Wearing your baby means you can keep him close and talk to him about the world around you.
- It also means you can feed him while you walk. (Some mothers who are more adept with their slings are even able to breastfeed on the go. Awesome.)
- And which mother can resist having a child asleep in her bosom? Here is little Aramis having his morning nap during our walking tour of Labrador Park.