The thing about babies is that despite being small they seem to require masses of equipment, that takes up an amazing amount of room to accommodate the tiniest of people.
This is something that the Lifft baby sling is not guilty of, which makes it an excellent reason why this can be a very worthwhile piece of baby kit.
However there are a few things which are worth considering before you invest in a sling.
- When are you going to use it?
- How easy is it to put on?
- How safe is it?
- Will it put a strain on your back?
I have heard very good things about the Lifft Baby Sling which is why I am happy to put this press release in a blog, as it highlights some of the rules you should adopt when using a sling as well as health considerations.
The Lifft Baby Sling
Lifft is a member of the Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers which recommends 4 basic principles when using a sling – ‘T.I.C.K.S’: Tight. In view at all times, Close enough to kiss, Keep chin off chest, Supported back.
The Lifft Baby Sling sling has no buckles, clips or straps to do up, meaning the sling can be used without help and can be put on with just one hand – also allowing for fuss-free and discreet breastfeeding.
Additionally, the sling is machine washable, designed and made in the UK, with materials sourced in the UK where possible.
Lifft Baby Sling Can Help Keep Your Back Straight
Many women experience back pain of some form or another during pregnancy – whether that’s from a shifting sense of gravity, the baby’s head pushing on the pelvis which in turn pushes on the sciatic nerve, or from loosening ligaments preparing the body for childbirth.
As part of the body’s recovery from pregnancy and childbirth, it is important for women to support their spines and pelvis, which can be difficult when stomach muscles may be weakened.
In research undertaken by University of Central Lancashire, it was found that the Lifft Sling reduced the extent of lateral trunk flexion when walking and standing i.e. reducing the degree that mums ‘kick out’ their hips when supporting a baby, helping them keep their spine straight.
From Babies to Toddlers
With at least five alternative ways to wear the Lifft sling, this buckle/clasp free sling is great for newborn babies through toddlerhood to three year olds weighing up to 35lbs. With different colour combinations to choose from, and sizes from S, M and L, and sizes for new dads, the Lifft baby sling is fast becoming a useful and practical accessory for new parents.