The lovely people from Lifft Sling sent us one of their baby slings to test and review. They look very stylish and can carry a child up to 35lbs so we were very impressed and couldn't wait to try it out for ourselves. Here is what we thought.
The Lifft Sling comes in a handy cardboard box which is covered in lots of useful information to help you get started with your sling. I like it that there is minimum packaging and that it can be recycled as this really helps the environment. Lifft Sling also support UK businesses and protect British jobs by manufacturing their baby products in the UK. This means their profits will be lower, but they are dedicated to this cause and believe it is a small price to pay. It also means that they are 'minimising the carbon footprint' of your sling, plus they can guarantee your baby slings and baby carriers are manufactured by adults in fair conditions and not via child labour in sweat shops. This is very important to Lifft Sling and it is refreshing to know that they care about the world. Big thumbs up.
The Lifft Slings are very stylish and come in a range of colours to match any outfit or taste. We received the Khaki and Black sling which is very nice indeed. The material is of good thick quality and the stitching is well done with no flaws. The sling is designed with comfort and ease of use in mind and has no clasps or buckles which is great, nothing to fiddle with when you have a baby in your hands. To use the sling you put one arm in so that one side of the sling is on your side and the other part is over your shoulder. Lifft Sling have some handy tutorial videos which show you exactly how to use your sling and get the most benefit from it. You can use the sling right from newborn up to 35lbs so you will get plenty of usage from it.
It has been scientifically proven to improve posture so no more sore achy backs and stabbing pains from your hips being out of place. It is also great for baby as "The Lifft Sling keeps your baby in a natural cradle position and does not place pressure on a babies developing spine like some front carriers can. This is important as a newborns pelvis is quite plastic and a baby should be carried in a position that contributes to a good posture." Another good point to add about carrying your baby in the sling is that it will increase your bonding time and help baby feel comforted being so close to you. In the long run it will help keep your baby happy and content whilst you go about your daily business.
I love it that the sling is machine washable so no need to worry about giving your baby food whilst in the sling. I found it a little difficult at first to put Logan into the sling as he is such a big boy at 16 months and loves to wriggle around. After a few practice attempts we got the hang of it and Logan looked nice and snug sitting in his new sling. The only problem we had was that Logan wanted to get out of the sling and walk around, he loves being carried but recently he's been more into walking and exploring so this is possibly why he was trying to jump out of the sling. It was very comfy to wear and I just know it would be fantastic with a new born, a lot more comfortable than other baby carriers with clips and straps. The sling comes in a variety of different colours and sizes and you can even buy them for men so your other half can happily carry your baby around for you. You can purchase your very own sling from Lifft Sling's online shop for £49.99.
Lifft Sling has some handy how to guides on their site so pop on over to see how to use the sling to your advantage: How to Guide.
Overall we really like the sling but I think it may be more suited for children who aren't as mobile as Logan. I think the price is fair and this item will last a long time and will be able to be used for future children or passed down through the family.
Logan's rating - 6.5/10
Mummies rating - 8/10
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