Photos by Sarah at www.strushellphotography.com Thank you so much for coming and taking them.
Just a few photographs from stage one of our celebrations. Sarah will be coming to the flashmob at Beamish on 5th August to take some more. And look we even had cake.
"The best thing about the Manduca is the convenience! I already have a Travelite backpack carrier and a Kari Me sling which both have plenty going for them, but neither beats the Manduca for every day convenience.
The Manduca has no complicated user instructions; you can just pick it up and use it. It packs down well – I took it on holiday to Spain because it easily fit in my suitcase and offered a carrier which both my partner and I were happy to use when we were away. And to top it all off it is very comfortable to wear– the carrier has padded shoulder straps and good support around your waist. It also offers good support for your little one – when they drop off to sleep there is a head support which packs away when they’re not using it.
I only used the carrier in the front position because my little girl is still quite small; however you can also carry older children in other positions (this may be a bit trickier to get the hang of?). The only slight niggle I had was adjusting the back strap when I was using the carrier on my own because it can be tricky to adjust once wearing the carrier. Overall I’m a convert and wish I’d got one of these carriers sooner! "
Thank you May.
Now my two penneths worth. I love the manduca and have comfortably carried Henry in it (even when I was pregnant). The padded waist and shoulder straps do make it very comfortable. The Manduca's shoulder straps are also able to be adjusted to make them smaller making it very comfortable for mum and baby, as they body of carrier and waist are designed to ensure the M shape. For smaller babies the Manduca has an inbuilt newborn insert (7.5lb-15lb), so you don't need to buy a seperate bit, and the body of the carrier then grows by unzipping it to reveal an extra 2.5 inches of fabric. When unzipped the body of the Manduca is the same size as that of the Boba 3g. Unlike the Boba 2g/3g, and Beco it is possible to cross the straps for a front carry which means you do not need flexible arms to reach behind and close the chest strap. I find that the crossable straps, like with a mei tai, add to the support as weight is distributed across your back rather than just your shoulders. The back carry instructions are easy to follow and once you have worked out how to get baby onto your back very the carrier is easy to get over their back and then adjust.
With thanks to Dorking NCT and Clare for allowing us to use her review. Thank you to May for letting us use her photo too.
Users of the library who have hired this carrier can ask me for a discount code if they wish to buy their.
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Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear library, Happy birthday to us.
Yes, that is right the NE sling library is turning 1. We held our first session on 21st July 2011. Well we can't host a meet that day so we are using our next session (11th July) as a chance to celebrate. We will be then having 3 weeks of events to celebrate.
So how can you join in?
1) Come to the library on 11th July, eat cake, play with slings, hire slings and have some fun.
2) By a raffle ticket for our Birthday Raffle. Tickets can be brought in person or by sending a cheque or bank transfer (email email@example.com for more details). The draw will then take place on 1st August after sling library. Tickets cost £1 and all monies wil help fund new fluff. Let's see how much we can raise. The more tickets sold, the more slings the library can buy!!
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3) Join us for one of 2 Babywearing flash mobs over the weekend of 4th/5th August. 4th August in Newcastle and 5th August at Beamish Museum. Take a look at the following 'events' on facebook (You will need to join the groups to be able to say you are going or simply turn up). Time of Beamish to be arranged.
Newcastle event https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/407134975999309/
Beamish event https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/431142520241921/
I'm Rachel, an experienced babywearer and consultant. In July 2011 I decided to establish the NESL to help the NE to carry their babies big and small. I'm mama to Henry (5yrs) and Isaac (2yr).