by Vicky I don't really consider myself a baby-wearing Mama, since I don't wear my babies for long periods of time. But I do have several slings, and they have all served their purposes: a Baby Bjorn for the brand new, uncurled baby phase, a pouch sling which was great for rocking my daughter to sleep, and a Baby Hawk mei tei. And I looooove my Baby Hawk. Here's why:
You can custom design your very own Baby Hawk. There are 17 strap colour choices, and dozens of accent fabrics to choose from, which makes literally hundreds of colour combinations possible! The design centre lets you play around with different options too!
It goes up to 40lbs! That's a lot of baby, or a lot of child if you're so inclined to carry your 3 year old on your back. I tried it once recently, lasted all of 5 minutes before he wanted to get out!
The padded headrest can be folded down when your baby is old enough to support his/her head.
You can wear your baby on your front, or your back.
It's light weight, and folds up easily to store in the car or backpack.
Baby Hawk has also recently come out with the Oh Snap, which is a new soft structured carrier that features the same great style as the traditional Baby Hawk.
You can find the Baby Hawk at the Extraordinary Baby Shop, which is where I got mine, or order your very own custom designed one directly from the website. The traditional carrier retails for about $99, and the Oh Snap $140.
Vicky is the mom to 3.5 year old son named Joel and 11 month old daughter named Mieka. You can read her blog at blog Some Kind of Wondermom.