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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mod Mum Baby Sling Review

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A few weeks ago I was approached by Mod Mum and asked if I wanted to review a baby sling that they sell and well.... I was ..... EXCITED! My very first review... wow.... I felt so honored.... I mean... you like me.... you really like me :) So as you can tell I have been looking forward to trying out the baby sling. So, patiently I have been looking and waiting for the mailman to drop off a package for me. I have to admit that I was cruelly teased the whole time because my sister just happened to order a bunch of clothes around the same time and every time one of her boxes came, I got all excited and was ready to tear it open..... and then I see it..... "Melanie Nichols". Ouch! So, I push aside the box and would wait some more.
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So now the baby sling is here and I have to say that I was very surprised. I have seen many moms with slings, wraps, straps and what ever you could think of and I have to admit that... I never liked them. I always thought they were a bit hippie-ish and frumpy. But this one... this one is different.

First of all, it is one nice smooth piece of fabric... no wrapping, tying, or hot gluing to keep it in place. You simply slip it over your head onto your shoulders and done. The sling is also made of a lighter more breathable fabric. I have seen some that slings that have so much padding and layers that they can get a little toasty for me and for my Lucy. I was very glad that there wasn't a heat problem with Mod Mum.

The slings are great for several different ways of carrying your child. You can either cradle carry (which is good from newborn - 9 months), front carry (which is 2-8 months), and hip carry (for 6 months and up for 35 lbs). I love this because it gives moms the chance to let their babies grow with the sling. Certain position are better at certain ages. Lucy seemed to prefer the front carry; she could see out, be close to me, and still be snug. But in a few months she will be better suited for the hip carry.

These slings are a little more expensive then some I have seen, but I think they are worth the extra money. Especially since I usually get a sore back from some of the baby carriers out there, but this one didn't seem to bother me. They do range in pricing from $48 to $64, depending on what patterned fabric you want. But my favorite thing about all their slings, besides having CUTE patterns, no wrapping needed , good for all sizes and ages.... was that Lucy loved it. She babbled and cooed and played with the fabric the whole time. She was pretty comfortable in all the positions and loved having a view with the front and hip carry.

These really are some of the best baby slings I have seen and I have even fought buying one for a while now. I just never tried one that I liked completely with how it felt or it didn't look cute or I could tell in a few months she wasn't going to like laying in that position. But this one passed with flying colors. So, if you are looking for a sling, a good baby shower present, or something to just help you keep your baby from crying while you are trying to cook dinner.... try Mod Mums slings.
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You can check out there sizing, styles, and instructions on how to wear them properly on their website also. And remember when ordering a size take everything into consideration... waist, shoulders, and your babies size. I ordered a Large and it seems a little loose in my shoulders, but also I have super small shoulders... so look at everything. The website provides a good table to show their suggestions.

31 comments:

  1. You should be honored. And I know you, well, almost anyway. This is a good review too, thorough and helpful.

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  2. So cute! I have been thinking about making one of these but am still looking for a good pattern.

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  3. I had a Peanut Shell sling, which is basically the same one-piece of material/fun materials concept and LOVED IT! I used my CONSTANTLY with my third baby and wished I'd had one for my first two babies as well. The ModMum looks really awesome, and a comfortable carrier is always worth every penny... I'm glad you found that you liked it, and I hope others take advantage of the good reviews and try them for themselves! Slings are awesome

    (fyi, the advantage to having something like a ring sling where you do have all the extra material hanging down, is that it opens up the ability of someone else wearing baby as well--spouse, grandparent, caregiver, etc--where with the pouch slings you're very limited to only the person the sling fits being able to wear baby. That said, I LOVED LOVED LOVED my pouch sling and got TONS of use out of it!)

    Thanks for the review!

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  4. ♡ I've never tried a sling but always wanted too! I love some of the colors! Very cute!

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  5. I had a similar sling for Laura and loved it. But she's too big or I'm too weak. Either way.

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  6. Awesome! I've had the heavy, padded, ring type for all 6 of my kids. The only time I used it was while we were in the Easter Pageant and I had to carry the baby for hours every night.

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  7. These do look great. If I'm ever in the need of a sling again, I plan to check them out.

    BTW we lived in AK for 3 years and loved it. Our plans revolve around getting back. LOL

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  8. Those fabrics are really pretty! I was never a big sling person either. Maybe next time around I will try it.

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  9. Congrats on your first review! I have a pouch sling like this that I made myself and we love it!

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  10. great review and very cute! I tried several different slings when my three were babies but never got the hang of them. Don't think I'll ever be in need of one again but I will definitely pass along the info to others.

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  11. Fun, fun! They sent one for me to review as well and I LOVE the look and feel of it.

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  12. That was a great review! I had to go to their site and check them out. If I do have a 4th I will definitely be getting a few slings. The cheap one I had from Target dug in to my shoulder. It sucked. But I loved wearing my baby so I definitely want a pouch. And these patterns are really nice!
    Thanks!

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  13. Man - if I were to use something like that and heave 30 lbs. of Sumo baby weight on my shoulder I'd be crippled.

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  14. I had a sling, but the Queen hated it. She much preferred the Baby Bjorn because she could see out. DeBoy liked the sling, but I could never adjust it where it didn't hurt my shoulder (if only I'd thought of hot glue!). Alas, they're now too big and too mobile for such a device.

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  15. I liked my sling when my little guy was a newborn but now that he's grown (1yr) I just can't find a comfortable way to wear him anymore.

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  16. Hum, I wonder how it would work for a 20 little guy?

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  17. Congrats on your new status as a reviewer! That's awesome! I love the baby sling. They have some nice looking ones and you did a great job explaining it. Very cool!

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  18. Sounds nice! I love pouch slings. My son, alas, seems to have grown out of wanting to be in one.

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  19. Those are cute! I was scared to get a sling. I was afraid my baby would fall out! If I have another one maybe I'll get a sling!

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  20. Great Review.. Thats pretty neat that you were asked to try the sling out.. :) My word.. I tried one before.. and I felt like my baby was being swallowed up in a black hole.. I have been scared to try since.. but maybe I'll take a look at this one you recommended.

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  21. how cool are you?? your first review!! honey that's awesome :)

    and i think you did a lovely job on the actual review. might have to go get me one. all because of you!

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  22. Slings are such a life saver! Those are lovely!

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  23. This kind of cool stuff makes me want to have another one!

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  24. I wish I would have had that on instead of mine. All it did was have the big plastic adjuster dig into my shoulder.

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  25. Makes me want to have another baby just to sling one of those on me. With twins, I really didn't have the chance to do that (being that the there wasn't really room for the other baby).

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  26. I used to use a sling very similar to this in simplicity. I loved it. It was definitely the best design that I ever tried and worked well with my rather weak back too. Nice review!

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  27. Interesting product. I just made them learn to walk though. Mine all walked at ummm... err... 2 months??!.... I don't know.. it is all a faint nightmare.

    This review does NOT make me want to have another baby either. **sorry** ;-) lolol

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  28. So cute! If I ever have another...did I just say that?

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  29. Great review, the patterns ARE coo cute.

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  30. wow, i feel like i have comment envy! i am lucky to have 2 -3 on a post, you have like 20 something on all of them...is this anything like the new native sling? i have that one and i would be interested in the front carry, my youngest is almost 4mos and is over being stuck down in a cradle position and i hate to spend the money and not use it any more...my oldest feels a bit trapped in it. how does the front carry work?

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