My 15-month-old Jed is what you might call a sumo baby. His nana says he weighs like he’s made of gold (he’s certainly worth his weight in the precious stuff).
One of the most useful purchases I made even before he was born was a cloth sling. It’s a one-shoulder carrier that became essential to lug my heavy bubba around in the park, at playgroup, or especially when travelling abroad.
I’m definitely an advocate of babywearing and I was delighted to meet Fiona of Tots Bots at the Baby Show. Among its cloth nappies and textiles, Tots Bots makes the hugely popular Papoozle baby slings. They’re double-shouldered with padded waistband to help spread the weight evenly across your body. The shoulder straps are stretchy with extra padding to increase comfort.
The sling can be worn in multiple positions and used to carry your little one from newborn up until the toddler stage. What’s more, unlike some carriers on the market, the Papoozle is easy to slip on and off (there are instructions on the web site if you need extra help). It’s little surprise that the Papoozle won the Mother & Baby Gold Award 2008/2009 for best sling or carrier.
Tots Bots has offered Babes about Town one Papoozle Baby Sling in the colour of your choice to a lucky reader. Simply leave a comment before midnight GMT on Sunday May 23. Winner will be picked at random and notified via email and on the blog.
Tots Bots will be at the Baby Show in Birmingham from May 21-23.
To find out more about Tots Bots products, visit their web site.