I haven’t blogged for a few weeks partially down to having no idea where to start with writing a post and feeling a little unmotivated with blogging and social media. I’ve still been putting up the odd Instagram post but nowhere near as regularly and after a bit of a refresh the last few weeks, I’m feeling confident about writing again and achieving goals.
I thought I’d start by sharing how weaning has gone for us since we started 3 months ago and the ups and downs of baby weaning when it’s your first baba. To kick things off, here’s a snap of Freya enjoying her first ever food: pureed peas. Looking back it’s amazing to see how far she’s come along with food and when I scrolled through the photos form the early days, I couldn’t help but laugh at her facial expressions.
Before Freya was born, we opted to buy a baby carrier knowing full well, I would love using it for walks sometimes over taking the travel system out and about. I was always a little wary about the idea of slings and wraps, so opted for a traditional baby wearing carrier instead. When I was offered the chance recently to try out the Soohu Sling from Diono, I was excited and intrigued to see if I preferred it to my usual baby wearing carrier.
In order to put it to the test, I tried it out during a family walk as well as in the garden to potter around at home. The 5 in 1 sling has a range of comfortable positions depending on the size of baby and how best the sling feels on you.
We swapped between two different styles of baby carry; the hip carry and the front carry. We tried out the forward facing carry but Freya was having none of that one (probably not wise to test it out on a teething grumpy baby)!
The most comfortable position for me was having Freya on my hip due to her being the weight she is now, but I can imagine if I’d had the sling from the newborn days, I would have loved to have her snuggled into my chest. She’s 8 months now and very long so carrying her in general is getting harder but I have to be admit the sling made it that bit easier and didn’t seem to have a big impact on my left shoulder which carried the weight of the sling itself.
Overall I really like that the sling goes from 0-24 months or 3.6 kg to 15.9kg. When Freya was born she was actually under the 3.6kg weight due to being 2.5 weeks earlier but in those early days, I wasn’t exactly brave enough to venture out baby wearing and opted for my pushchair instead. I definitely think with baby no 2 (in the future before you think I’m announcing a pregnancy), I would use the sling from the early days as close contact with baby is something I absolutely loved from the early days. I still love it don’t get me wrong, but it’s a lot harder when your baby is nearing 20lb!
*The sling was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All content and photos are my own*
A few days ago I shared a baby sale haul from a very well-known high street brand and it’s time to share another. I bet everyone is thinking how jammy I must have it on maternity leave eh because I’m spending so much. Wrong! I’m just excellent at saving for the future and getting a bargain so here is my Tu baby sale haul; most of which had plenty of stock still in my local store if you’re near York.
A fab set of 4 mix n match tops which I also got the matching set of 3 leggings for too.