Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kangaroo Korner Sling Review...

So I FULLY intend to answer the second half of my Q & A post, but today I thought I would do a quick baby item review today as it is beautiful and sunny outside and we are BBQ-ing Bratwursts on the grill as I speak.

Today's Item:

Kangaroo Korner Slings

http://www.kangarookorner.com/



"Our Adjustable Fleece Pouches are made with unique 200 weight Malden Mills polarfleece and can be used in most climates year-round. The snug and flexible fleece will hold your baby snug against your chest. This style of pouch is perfect to use with all ages - including premature babies, infants of all sizes and even your growing toddler! All Kangaroo Korner brand products are manufactured in Minnesota, sweat-shop free."

Man, how much do I love the fleece Kangaroo Korner sling? So much!! It was so convenient when she was tiny and so incredibly cosy being made of soft polarfleece. It kept her, and me, really warm and comfortable. I used it whenever we went out, to the store, to church to a restaurant...anywhere. I kept it in my car and instead of keeping her in her carseat when we went anywhere, I would just pop her in the sling. It was great, and still is!

Out of the several slings I have tried this was has been BY FAR the most comfortable on my back and shoulders and it is also adjustable so that I could adjust it as Lucy got bigger and I got smaller, it could even be adjusted for Rob to use it. I will say the worst sling that I tried was my Hotsling that I picked up on sale at Target for our trip to Florida, since I thought the fleece sling would be too warm. I hated that thing, it killed my shoulder and Lucy did not seem comfortable because it had no give whatsoever. I do love my Moby Wrap though, which will be another review for another day!

The only drawback is that the fleece is way too warm now that the temperatures here in Oregon are in the 70s-80s, which means I need to purchase one of their lighter, all-season adjustable slings. Right now all slings on the website are 25% off, so I better hurry up and order my next one. Love this product!

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.”
-Proverb Quote
NOTE: To clarify for Anonymous, I put her in the sling when we were walking around, like in the grocery story for example, instead of unhinging the entire carseat and bringing it into the store to put on the grocery cart or instead of putting her carseat into the stroller when we are walking around. I re-read that part and can see how it sounded strange. I would NEVER let her ride in the car without being safetly strapped into her car seat !! Thanks for pointing that out!

8 comments:

PDXTwins said...

Love Kangaroo Korner, and they're great for twins. It's so cute to look back at photos of the girls snuggled in their sling. My husband had the cotton fabric and loved it. He could never handle the warmth of the fleece.

teacheroftwos said...

"can be used in most climates year-round". So you would say this statement is not true.

Anonymous said...

she wore the sling instead of being in a carseat? please explain, THANKS!

Bev said...

Anon, see my note on the bottom of the post that I just added. I can see how that would read funny. What I meant was I just wouldn't carry her around in her carseat or attach the carseat to her stroller when we go into a store or walking around outside, I would take her out and put her in the sling instead. :)

Teacheroftwos, I would say their statement about the fleece is not true. Lucy may feel fine in the fleece during the warmer weather, but it is definitely too hot on me carrying her around. I love it for the cold, but will be buying one of their lighter weight ones for this coming summer.

Brandi said...

What size did you purchase? Wondering what size would be good for a newborn, but one that they would grow with too. So that you don't have to purchase another one when they're bigger...

Anonymous said...

... miss you Bev ...

plan on coming back soon? :-(

Bev said...

I bought a size meduium, and since there are like 5 adjustable settings it has worked perfectly from newborn to where Lucy is now, with plenty of room for growth! I just let it out a row of buttons when it gets too snug.

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