June 9th, 2009 | 14 Comments
There are so many slings on the market, yet our friend Jen at NursingMotherSupplies.com sells only the New Native Baby Carrier. Jen’s a breastfeeding expert who recommends only the best products for nursing moms.
Moms can wear their baby comfortably in the New Native sling while discreetly nursing. The New Native is a favorite of celebs like Keri Russell and Angelina Jolie who have been pictured using it.
The wide carrier strap provides great back support, and it can be repositioned to allow moms to carry baby in several different positions (front, hip or back) while facing inward or looking out. (Click here to view the different babywearing positions.)
I received a sample from New Native to test. I found this pouch sling easy-to-use. Its small size is a great benefit since you can stuff it into a diaper bag or medium-sized purse. While New Native says you can use the sling until baby weighs 35 pounds, I was most comfortable carrying a small baby in the cradle hold. My son weighs close to 30 pounds, so I tried carrying him in the Hip Carry. While I was able to carry him without fatigue, New Native recommends that you support baby with your arm in this position. I prefer a more structured back carrier for hands-free convenience. But I wish I’d owned a New Native when he was a newborn.
The New Native Baby Carrier comes in five sizes (click here for sizing information) and numerous fabric patterns (organic cotton, silk, and cotton twill). My favorite pattern is the stylish organic natural twill with whispering grass trim pictured here. Buy online at www.newnativeinc.com and NursingMotherSupplies.com ($53.99 for the organic cotton and $39.99 for the regular cotton twill patterns).
Written by Debbie
Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of Bloganthropy.org, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, Bloganthropy.org recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.
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