Monday, February 11, 2013

Sling it, Baby!

There has always been a few occasions where a complete stranger comes up to me and asks where I bought my baby sling. At my pedia's clinic, or at some other public place. Not that I blame them and not that it bothers me. My baby sling does look pretty funky. It's tie dyed in dark purple and midnight blue. Turn it inside out and its a plain khaki color which can go with everything. (Yes ladies its reversible giving you two designs! I'm sure I'm really catching your attention now) Also, it doesn't look overly complicated unlike other slings I've seen. Mine just looks like a big cloth band that hugs me and Rain like a tight miss Universe sash.


tie dye baby wear
Rainbow at 6 or 7 months. Comfy!



This baby sling is made by Indigo Baby. It's called Baby Pouch Carrier 850 Php (Previously I though this was called Saya Baby Carrier. Toink! Apologies for that! I bought it almost a year ago and I just knew I bough it from Indigo Baby). I came across their booth at last year's Mommy Mundo Baby Bazaar at Rockwell. It's so easy to slide the baby in. It just takes two swift motions. No detachable parts so there's no fear of it breaking loose and the baby falling off. It's just one sturdy piece of cloth that's already sewn tightly together. It's simply an easy comfortable baby carrier. Before getting this, we already had bought a baby carrier from Chicco. The one that looks like an inverted backpack. It's sturdy and really looks secure. And there's a lot of good cushioning that makes the baby really comfortable and gives good neck support.

red chicco baby carrier
Rain loves her Chicco carrier too! But complicated to put her in.

As much as it did a great job in carrying Rain and keeping her comfy, I had a hard time putting Rain in and out of it. It's a lot of work. I would always need one more person to assist and make sure her legs won't get caught in one of the straps. So I found myself using the Indigo Baby Pouch more. And just a little back story, Richie was the one who originally really wanted this type of baby carrier because he wanted to bring Rain and make her part of his planned Halloween costume that year. He was very excited about it. I was not. Obviously I had to burst his bubble:



Like any other piece of clothing, baby slings like this one need to be fitted. I didn't even know it came in different sizes until we went home when I saw the "small" indication on the tag. I guess I was distracted with choosing the perfect design. And maybe the sales lady also forgot to tell me there are sizes when I was choosing. Either that or she had already assumed the size I needed just by looking at me and Rain because it fit perfectly. In fact I used it immediately as soon as I bought it. And just a few minutes after putting her in the baby sling, she fell asleep. Just shows how comfortable she is in the sling. And so I was able to go around the Mommy Mundo bazaar to look at other stuff with ease and with two free hands, all the while having my precious baby snoozing so close to me. And compared to the bulky baby carriers, my indigo baby sling cradles a baby like a mother's arms. That's the real selling point for me. I just wish I had purchased a medium one so I can still use it now that she's over a year old. She gets squirmy now because it's too tight already. Maybe i'll get one more.Excited to choose a funky new print!

For more information on their baby slings styles that they carry and their mommy / baby products you can check out http://indigomanila.multiply.com/


tie dye baby carrier
Waiting at the doctor's office


11 comments:

  1. I never used any baby slings. Too praning my baby might fall, although from the stories of my friends, wala pa namang ganong nangyari, hehe! Also, my back easily hurts so I don't think I'll be able to use it for a long period of time anyway.

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  2. Nako its heaven sent! I can do a lot of other things talaga when i use it. Also very helpful when we go to the mall and Rain gets bored in her stroller. Carrier to the rescue! But youre probabky right. Not good for moms withback problems. You can make your hubby wear it when you have another baby. yiheeee! ;-)

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  3. hi:) how old was baby rain when you first used the sling? i think i want to try this kasi it seems convenient when youre out sa malls instead of having a bulky stroller

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    1. hi Abigail! she was 5 months when we started using a baby carrier :-) yes it really is very convenient to have 2 free hands when you're out. You can text, sign credit card receipts, and of course mix milk when baby gets hungry na! Hehehe. And even when you're at home you can do other chores even if your baby doesnt want to be put down :-)

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    2. baby is about to turn 5 months na din:) have to buy one soon sayang kasi when i went to expo mom that was what i really intended to buy kasi i cant figure out what size to buy online but no, iba ang mga nabili ko:)

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    3. Hahaha! Ang hirap talaga sa mga mommy/baby bazaars is ang sarap bilihin lahat!!!!:-))) i wish you the best of luck in finding the best baby sling for your bebe!:-)

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  4. Actually, the Saya is not made by Indigo Baby. Indigo Baby is a reseller of the Saya. Saya is manufactured by Roots and Wings Trading :)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/SaYa-Baby-Carrier/141111665979997?fref=ts

    And the small should fit you until you're ready to stop babywearing. the size of the carrier is dependent on the wearer and not the baby. if you purchase a bigger size kase, as your baby gets heavy, the weight of the baby will pull the fabric thus, it will become loose and baby may slip. :D Happy Babywearing!!

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    1. Hi Jenny! Thanks for the info! Mine kasi had a tag of Indigo Baby so I thought they were really the makers :-) Thanks for clearing it up! By the way I applaud you for breastfeeding advocacy! I wish for my next baby I could breastfeed exclusively :-)

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    2. So turns out what I bought was Indigo Baby Pouch! Sorry it has been a year and I didn't really know the model name coz I was so excited to wear it and use it right then and there :-) I just knew it was indigo baby because of the tag hehehe :-) Post updated! :-)

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