When Soohu comes into your life

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!

Laura x

*The sling was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All content and photos are my own*
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A Next Baby Sale Haul

I am a little bit baby clothes obsessed…. okay a lot baby clothes obsessed! I generally wait for a sale before doing a big baby haul or have a splurge if we have a gift card to spend on Freya and this week I have 2 exciting sale hauls to share with you. I asked on my Instagram stories a few nights ago about which you’d prefer to see first and you voted unanimously for a Next Sale Haul so here we go.

We’ll start with the stuff I picked up in Freya’s next size up which is 9-12months.

I fell in love with this set of 3 long sleeve tops and as Freya is obsessed with her Sophie the Giraffe, I couldn’t resist the giraffe print on this first t-shirt.

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A Tu Clothing Baby Splurge

It’s not a lie that when it comes to baby clothes, I have a bit of a shopping addiction; great for Freya but not so great for the bank balance of someone on maternity leave!

When it comes to shopping for her, I try to think practically now she is trying to move about more but I can’t help myself when it comes to cute outfits and shopping for girls is definitely fun. I recently went to Tu at Sainsburys and picked up a few bits in 9-12 months upwards as she has so much already for 6-9 months, but I’m slowly starting to fill that size as all the shops are having sales at the moment. Here are the items I picked up for her.

I fell in love with the print on this top and leggings set immediately and bought them in 9-12 months.

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