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How long did you use a sling for? Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5615 posts
11th Jun '13

I have a gift certificate for a free sling and I want to use because, come on, who doesn't love free stuff? Well, DS is 13 months but he's been super clingy recently. He would obviously still fit in a sling right?

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
11th Jun '13

Depends on what sling, and his weight.

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
11th Jun '13

What type of sling is it?

SherryandMatt Due February 15 (boy); 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 4001 posts
11th Jun '13

Depends.. I shoulda got a size larger than I did cause at 13 mo it got too tight for both of us:( I shoulda lost weight.... lol I loved mine, just a simple ring sling from Seven Slings:)

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5615 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Vindictive:" Depends on what sling, and his weight."


He's 20 pounds and it's one of those over the shoulder slings that they sit on. Does that make sense, I don't think I really explained it well... haha

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Jun '13

What everyone else said. If it's a 7 Sling, don't even bother. They aren't worth the shipping cost. But a woven wrap can carry a preschooler.

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5615 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" Depends.. I shoulda got a size larger than I did cause at 13 mo it got too tight for both of us:( I shoulda lost weight.... lol I loved mine, just a simple ring sling from Seven Slings:)"


Yeah yeah, that's where mine is from. I got a gift cert. in the mail!

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
11th Jun '13

A quality sling can be used trough toddler years. But the seven slings, no. You get what you pay for. If you want something that's not too pricey, o with slingezee, etsy or buy a gently used one off a swap. There is a babywearing b/s/t group on fb that is great.

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5615 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting drunk faith1:" What everyone else said. If it's a 7 Sling, don't even bother. They aren't worth the shipping cost. But a woven wrap can carry a preschooler. "


Oh really? Yeah I noticed the shipping was like eleven dollars and I was like "...hey that's not free."

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting ♥ pinkman:" Oh really? Yeah I noticed the shipping was like eleven dollars and I was like "...hey that's not free.""

They're really, really crappy.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Jun '13

And they are always 'free for shipping', even though you know it doesn't cost them 11$ to mail it. They have to sell them for dirt cheap because they aren't worth anything.

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
11th Jun '13

If it's a Seven Sling you minus well duct tape your baby to you

SherryandMatt Due February 15 (boy); 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 4001 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting ♥ pinkman:" Yeah yeah, that's where mine is from. I got a gift cert. in the mail!"


I agree to some extent you get what you pay for but... I really like/liked mine. It was strong and durable, I still have it and plan on using it again. I'd still use it now at 22 mo if she/we fit in it!



And you can always look on retailmenot.com for coupon codes on shipping... I think that's what I did...??

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting drunk faith1:" And they are always 'free for shipping', even though you know it doesn't cost them 11$ to mail it. They have to sell them for dirt cheap because they aren't worth anything."

The crazy part is people buy them on ebay for 40+ dollars

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.]:" If it's a Seven Sling you minus well duct tape your baby to you"

:lol: :lol: Seriously. It's more comfortable to use a sheet or a towel, no joke.