Baby Slings and Carriers

Ring Sling types of baby carriers and slings

Types of Baby Carriers and Baby Slings

Modern babywearing is characterised by a wealth of choice, so much so that many new parents feel overwhelmed.  In reality, there are actually only a few main Types of Baby Carriers and Baby Slings. Stretchy Wrap A long piece of t-shirt like material that you wrap around yourself before putting baby in.  Suitable for newborns (including prem babies with some brands) up to bigger babies.  Most commonly worn on the front, though hip carries are comfortable too.  Potentially the easiest sling to use as the fabric is very forgiving and ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier

Ergo Baby Carrier in Stock in Exeter

Very excited to receive a huge delivery of ErgoBaby Carriers.  Lots of boxes with lots of new stock so I've been busy unpacking, sorting and best of all playing. We've added the Ergo Baby Carrier 360 to our product range - allowing you to carry your baby in 4 different ways, all of them in the correct ergonomic babywearing position. Also perfect for the current weather are the very practical and useful babywearing covers - they can be used on your front or your back and are a great way ...
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Sling Meets in Exeter

The Natural Nursery is delighted to be able to support Exeter Sling Meet. Sling Meets are a fantastic way of finding out more about babywearing, whether you are an experienced baby carrier user, looking for a newborn stretchy wrap carrier or want to try on a few carriers before splashing out on a new one. It's also a lovely social occasion - lots of room inside and out for children to play and a chance to meet local mummies (and the odd babywearing dad). Exeter Sling Meets happen every month, ...
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Half Price Beco Infant Inserts

Fantastic offer on Beco Soleil Infant inserts - half price on selected designs. The Infant Insert quickly and easily adapts the Beco Soleil Carrier into a baby sling for a newborn. Save £9.50 on selected colours at The Natural Nursery this week ...
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Tula baby carrier in exeter

Baby and Children’s Market Feb 2015

If you are looking for some bargains, then the ever popular Baby and Children's Market is for you. There are over 40 stalls, a great mix of pre loved and exciting new products, so you are sure to find some amazing deals. I've bought gorgeous wooden toys before, including an amazing bargain of a hardly used tool bench, complete with saws, hammers, nails, screws, bolts etc for only £3! The Natural Nursery will be there, with a range of super cute real nappies for you to see first hand just ...
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It’s my birthday!

And no, I'm not going to tell you how old I am. I'm spending the day relaxing with family and friends but I'd like to share the birthday cheer by offering 10% off over the whole site. No need for pesky codes, the discount is applied automatically for you. That means you could by a new Tula toddler carrier for under £100 including free UK postage. See you next week when I'm a year older ...
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Tula Baby Carrier Review

We know how fantastic the Tula baby carrier is (we use the toddler carrier with our 3 year old) but it is always great to know just how much our customers love them too. This is one of the reviews we have had recently: "Beautiful carrier, well worth the price. The padding makes it very comfortable for my daughter and for me, and I love the little touches, such as the integral bands to wrap up the excess straps so they don't flap around when walking. The pocket on the ...
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Baby Sling Safety

Like everyone in the babywearing community, we are The Natural Nursery are deeply saddened to learn of the death of a baby last Christmas in a sling.  The death of any baby, in any circumstances is a tragedy and we would like to extend our condolences to all affect by this loss. If there is any message to take away from this sad event, it is that clear, concise and practical information on the safe use of slings, just like any other baby product, is vital for new parents. So, ...
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Discount Girasol baby wrap

Girasol Baby Wrap – £15 Discount

This week's special offer is an amazing £15 off any instock Girasol baby wrap here at The Natural Nursery. We love Girasol wraps - unlike mass produced wraps they have a lovely handwoven feel with all the uniqueness that brings. They come in a range of vibrant and not-so-vibrant rainbows so there is one suitable for every personality. They can be used for newborns right the way through to heavy toddlers for front, back and hip carriers - the possibilities are endless. Buy your Girasol wrap from The Natural Nursery ...
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New Boba 4G with integrated infant insert at the Natural Nursery

Made with the help of mountaineering professionals in Boulder, Colorado, USA (thus the name "BO-BA" from BOulder BAby Carrier), the Boba 4G carrier is built so babywearers around the world can continue to enjoy the great outdoors with their growing babies, from birth to pre-school - the perfect carrier for babywearing families! As the successor to the Boba 3G Carrier, the NEW Boba 4G (4th generation carrier) retains all your favourite features with key enhancements made to the infant support system that allows the user to fit different size infants ...
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The Winner of the Lactivist and Natural Nursery Bundle is………..

Huge congratulations to Victoria Lumb who entered the competition we ran over World Breastfeeding Week 2013. She wins a bundle of Lactivist goodies, nursing tea and breastpads! ...
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Win a Hoppediz Balloon Ball – ends Sunday 18th August 9pm

We have just had a big shipment in from Germany full of gorgeous wraps and ring slings and to celebrate we are giving away a fabulous Balloon Cover to one lucky winner. Hoppediz slings are extremely versatile baby wrap – there are literally hundreds of carrying positions for babies and toddlers of all ages and parents of all sizes. The Hoppediz slings have a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies ...
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Pretty Hoppediz Woven Baby Wraps at the Natural Nursery

The Hoppediz is a Woven baby wrap sling in a range of gorgeous patterns and colours.  The Hoppediz baby wrap has a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies and toddlers. "This arrived 2 days after ordering :). Bright and colourful was lovely and soft and easy to use, even for a novice like me! Easy to follow instructions." Angelique The Hoppediz has these benefits: Extremely versatile baby wrap – there ...
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ERGOBaby Carrier – “baby backpack a lifesaver”

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it.  Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. For the parent, the Ergo is comfortable even for long carries and can be quickly adjusted to fit from 5' to 6'5" so it adapts well in ...
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Wonderful wrap at a wonderful price! Hoppediz Woven Baby Wrap

The Hoppediz Woven Baby Wrap comes in a range of gorgeous patterns and colours.  The Hoppediz baby wrap has a special broken twill weave that allows the fabric to stretch and mold around your baby on the diagonal, yet gives fantastic support, even for heavier babies and toddlers. Natural Nursery customer Danielle bought this to wear at her sisters wedding. She said: "I wanted something not as bright as my normal stash. Very nice and went lovely with my dress, and it was pritty soft out of the box so ...
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Stunning Colours with a Girasol Ring Sling

These ring slings are made from Girasol baby wraps, woven in Guatamala under fair trade conditions. Benefits: The beauty and support of a woven wrap but with the speed and adjustability of rings Fast to put on – pre-thread the rings, pop over your head and pop baby in, before adjusting Can be used to support breastfeeding (we advise returning baby to a tummy to tummy position after nursing) One size fits most Unpadded for ease of adjusting Weight is distributed over your shoulder and back Easy and fast to ...
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“Comfy for both of us” ERGOBaby Carrier – baby backpack

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it.  Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. For the parent, the Ergo is comfortable even for long carries and can be quickly adjusted to fit from 5' to 6'5" so it adapts well in ...
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Ergo Bundle at the Natural Nursery

ERGOBaby Carrier Bundle; “fantastic for using in an airport”

A key feature of the ErgoBaby Baby Carrier is its design - unlike some other baby carriers, it holds your baby in the anatomically correct position, so your baby is "seated" in the carrier rather than suspended from it.  Studies have shown that this is better for the development of your baby's spine as it does not put undue pressure on developing bones. You can get a great value bundle of: Ergo Baby Carrier Heart2Heart Infant Insert All together in one, The Bundle of Joy pack includes an ultra comfortable ...
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Sling Library Competiton

Here at The Natural Nursery we love to help share the babywearing love so we are offering a Moby Baby Wrap up as a prize for one lucky Sling Library. The Moby is one of our best-selling slings and we think it is a fabulous starter sling, popular with mums and dads, easy to tie and great for popping baby in and out of. To enter your favourite Sling Library or Sling Meet, just comment below with the name of the group and the answer to the following question: How ...
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|Exeter Pop Up Shop

We are so excited!  The Natural Nursery is returning to the High Street, Exeter McCoy Arcade to be exact. The Natural Nursery will be setting up shop for several days a month in our first ever pop up shop. Exeter families will be able to see and handle a range of baby carriers and real nappies before ordering exactly what they want, knowing it is the perfect product for them. Arabella has been using cloth nappies and slings for nearly a decade and has been helping other families find just the ...
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Manduca Baby Carrier M Position

Babywearing Tips – The M Position in the Manduca Carrier

Developed by a babywearing instructor and mum in Germany, the manduca organic baby carrier is incredibly comfortable for both wearer and baby. The manduca baby carrier is a soft structured carrier which grows with your child from birth to pre-school, making days out easier and more fun. Safe baby wearing guidelines recommend babies should be carried close enough to kiss and in the all-important M position. The M position corresponds to a baby's natural position and helps their hips mature as nature intended. Your baby's knees are pulled up - ...
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Hotslings Adjustable Pouch at the Natural Nursery

Gorgeous Adjustable Pouch Hotslings in stock at the Natural Nursery

Say bye bye to sizes and hello to the infinitely adjustable pouch (AP) from Hotslings! Two strategically placed buckles allow the AP to fit comfortably on multiple users while also easily accommodating postpartum body changes. This sling can be used safely to cradle carry, front carry and hip carry. Each Hotslings print is a one of a kind, guaranteeing that Hotslings designs will not be found on any other product, Features & benefits: Wide, sleek shoulder design. Safety label & red arrow to ensure correct wearing. Two strategically placed buckles ...
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New Range of Calin Bleu Gauze Baby Wraps, Perfect for Wet and Sunny Weather!

We are really pleased to have the new colour range of Calin Bleu gauze baby wraps, especially in this changeable weather - they are perfect because they are light enough to wear in the sun and dry quickly after the rain. The wrap sling is easy to put on and is perfect for babywearing as it can be used as a: Front carrier Hip carrier Back carrier Breastfeeding sling Calin Bleu wraparound baby slings are designed and made in the UK to allow both parents to use the same baby ...
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Very Cute Moby Mini Slings for Dolls and Teddies.

Children love copying adults and these lovely toy wraparound slings are perfect for little ones from 2-6 years. They are reversable, so one side shows the Moby logo and the other side is blank. Your little one might need a little help tying the wrap on but after that the doll or teddy can just slip in and out, there are no buckles or hard catches. They are made from 100% cotton and come in different colours to match the 'grown up' Moby Baby Wrap ...
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Ellaroo Organic Ring Slings – Elegant and versatile babywearing

Ellaroo baby carriers are designed by parents, for parents. The styles are inspired by traditional baby carriers from around the world, while keeping the modern parent in mind. Ellaroo was founded in 2003 as a reliable source of superior baby carriers, and to be an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable business. The product list has grown gradually, always focused on well-crafted designs that are practical and convenient for parents. The Ellaroo Ring Sling  has an elegant design, with a touch of padding in the shoulder and rails. Lightweight brushed aluminum ...
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Why Consider the Boba Baby Wrap?

Why consider the Boba Wrap? You want to mimic the environment that your baby felt in the womb – All infants crave pressure and containment, especially within the first year of life. The Boba Baby Wrap envelops your baby with clinging support. You want extra support for preemies or smaller babies – If you have a preterm baby or a baby under seven pounds, your baby will be too small for the Boba Carrier. If you are interested in Kangaroo Care the wrap is ideal and will perfectly adjust to ...
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Beware of Fake Ergo Baby Carriers

We have recently been contacted by people who have purchased fake Ergos - it seems that the sale of potentially dangerous carriers is still going on so we would remind people to only buy from authorised dealers. In fact, Ergo will be appearing as part of the Fake Britain television show tomorrow, 28th May 2012  (BBC1, 09.15 ) as they are so concerned about the dangers posed to babies and toddlers from fake products. Ergo say: At ERGObaby, we want all babies and toddlers to be carried safely, securely, and comfortably ...
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Tips for a first time baby wrap wearer from Calin Bleu

Practice and perseverance are the keys to successful, long-term baby wearing. Don’t let the initial difficulties, or a fussy baby, put you off. In some ways, baby wearing is similar to breastfeeding – it is both a natural thing and a learned skill. It does take some practice and perseverance, but once you get the knack of it, it just feels right. So stick with it! As time goes by, you will develop your own style, that both you and your baby enjoy. You will find out what type of ...
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Did you know babywearing has loads of scientifically proven heath benefits?

The Natural Nursery is run by a family of babywearers.   The Boba range is one of our favorites. Because it is a soft structured carrier there are no poles.   The Boba carrier distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. The optimal leg support of the Boba, backed by the foot straps, ensures the proper seated position for the support of your little ones’ hips, pelvis and spine. The Boba 2G is organic and is an incredibly soft, supportive and comfortable buckle carrier which should cover ...
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The story behind the Beco Baby Sling

Designed by a babywearing parent, active sailor and rock climber, Gabby Caperon. Beco combines perfect ergonomics, excellent weight distribution and stylish design from top quality fabrics. Each carrier is handmade by a skilled seamstress in facilities which apply high social and economical standards. Sustainability and minimal impact of our production on the environment is important to us. Gabby says: "I designed the Beco Baby Carrier  in November 2005. Since inception, the design has undergone many changes and today, I still work on improvements and fine tuning. A lot of improvements ...
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A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Emery Bernhard)

5.0 out of 5 stars World wide, Children and families benefit from babywearing.,15 July 1999 Review By An Amazon Customer This review is from: A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Hardcover) Beautiful visual and written images of babies and children from many cultures being carried in wraps and slings, on backs and in arms, as families work and play together. Babywearing and breastfeeding are depicted in harmony with the family's daily life. Babies and children are shown learning from their close proximity to ...
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Beautiful New Gauze Wrap Sling Colours from Calin Bleu

The Natural Nursery are excited to have in stock, two new colours for Calin Bleu Cool Wrap Baby Carriers. Ocean Teal and Midnight Grey are fashionable, stylish colours, gender neutral and great for all year round! The Cool wrap baby carrier spreads the weight evenly around your back, both shoulders and hips, making it easy to carry your baby from birth to toddler. It is light, breathable, compact. A wrap baby sling made from a single, long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself and baby to give a ...
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Why consider a Boba Baby Carrier?

The Natural Nursery is run by a family of babywearers.   The Boba range is one of our favorites. It is a soft structured carrier that distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. Why consider a Boba Carrier? You want a carrier that you can take on and off in two snaps – This is a huge plus. When you want to go somewhere fast or you have a cranky baby that you want to bring outside it is wonderful. You only want to buy one ...
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Keep your baby safe – don’t buy counterfeited Beco Baby Carriers.

A safety message has been issued by Beco Baby Carriers who say "Over the past months, we have noticed a number of unauthorized internet sellers of counterfeit Beco Baby Carrier products. No warranty protection is offered with respect to counterfeit products. Don’t RISK your child's safety just to save money!" The Natural Nursery is an authorised retailer for all the babyslings and carriers we sell and you can rest assured that all the products sold at www.naturalnursery.co.uk are genuine! Beco Butterfly Suitable from newborn to pre-school, this innovative carrier can ...
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What is a Moby Baby Wrap?

The design of the Moby Wrap uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. Unlike other carriers, which have narrow straps or go across one shoulder, the Moby Wrap is a wide piece of durable fabric that is wrapped over both shoulders. It is amazingly comfortable and easy to wear. There are no buckles, snaps or other fasteners (that may break or bend). It is easy to adjust the fit of your Moby Wrap by varying how tightly you wrap yourself and ...
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Hand Woven Ellaroo Wrap Baby Carriers

At the Natural Nursery we are really pleased to be stocking baby carriers from Ellaroo. It is essential to the Ellaroo team that their work contributes something meaningful to other people’s lives. Ellaroo has a mission to improve people’s lives – farmers, crafts people who make the products, staff, resellers, parents and babies – at every level of business interactions. The Ellaroo wrap sling is made from hand-woven Guatemalan fabric  which forms snugly around you and baby, without being bouncy.Lightweight breathable and easy to manipulate. Simplicity of design makes this ...
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EllaRoo Organic Lightly Padded Baby Sling at the Natural Nursery

EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling Organic. The Ellaroo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is 100% organic cotton fabric, with just a touch of padding in the shoulder and rails. The inner and outer rails are fully independently adjustable through lightweight brushed aluminum Sling Rings, with an open tail for maximum adjustability and versatility. The sling is designed to cup the shoulder and spread naturally over the back, keeping baby secure and close to your center of gravity. The Ellaroo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is a simple all-around sling, or the perfect ...
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Carried babies cry less, sleep better and learn more.

At the Natural Nursery we have a whole range of different types of baby carriers and reams of experience to help you choose the right one for you.  We love the Boba range, it is a soft structured carrier. There are no buttons, snaps, or poles. It is essentially made from a piece of rectangular fabric with foam shoulder straps and a foam waistbelt.  The Boba carrier distributes the weight of your little one to your shoulders and waist. Most often framed backpacks don’t have much of a seat, and ...
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Boba says: Babywearing: A Better Way to Move Through Life

According to Boba Baby Carriers, 'Bringing your little one along for the ride is better for the both of you.' They say that: Carried babies… Cry less. 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours. Become Independent Faster. Making them confident and less clingy. Sleep Better. They fall asleep quicker and sleep for longer periods of time. Are Happier. They feel loved and secure. You can read the full article on the Boba Blog at http://www.bobafamily.com/blog/2011/10/13/babywearing-a-better-way-to-move-through-life/ Or you can buy a Boba Baby Carrier in the UK from The ...
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Make it Monday – free colouring sheets: babies & baby slings

Prepare the next generation of babywearers! Children love colouring pictures, and familiar pictures in particular. These images of mums carrying babies in their baby slings will appeal to them. Award-winning British artist Susan Cook of Picture Dreams, has produced these beautiful drawings of babies for your little ones to colour-in. You can download the A4 version as a jpg (right click on the large image and choose print) or as as pdf. If you don't have a printer, email us your address and we'll be happy to pop some in ...
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Choosing a Baby Carrier

Choosing a Baby Carrier By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the “No-Cry Solution” book series     Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby’s life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. Slings These are made of fabric and are available in a wide variety of styles. They “sling” sash-style over your shoulder to hold baby in front of you. Slings offer many benefits ...
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EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling new at the Natural Nursery

The EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is 100% handwoven, lightweight Guatemalan cotton fabric, with just a touch of cotton padding in the shoulder and rails. The inner and outer rails are independently adjustable through lightweight brushed aluminum Rings, with an open tail for maximum adjustability and versatility. The sling is designed to cup the shoulder and spread naturally over the back, keeping baby secure and close to your center of gravity. The EllaRoo Lightly Padded Baby Sling is a simple all-around sling, or the perfect foundation piece for a well-rounded ...
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Patapum Baby Sling in stock at the Natural Nursery

Discover the world on your mum’s or dad’s back. The new way of parenting! Great for shopping, walking, hiking or doing housework while being hugged by the person you love the most. Your Baby! The Patapum Baby Carrier is one of the best back baby carrier you will find. It is lightweight, comfortable, stylish and easy to use. Can be used with infants who can sit up alone and are strong enough to support their head. Around 5 months old, up to 40 Lbs. (18-20 Kgs.) Patapum Carriers are not ...
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EllaRoo Wraparound Baby Carrier – Versatile and Beautiful!

If you are looking for a lightweight carrier that can be used in 4 different carrying positions and comes in loads of different colour choices then you are in luck - The Natural Nursery is now stocking the EllaRoo Wraparound Baby Carrier. It is 100% cotton and is a much lighter weight fabric than many other wraparound slings. The result is a lighter, cooler baby carrier, easier to manipulate, being lighter and less weighty. Perfect for the summer when you want to be cooler, and great for cooler weather as ...
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Beautiful Beco Gemini Slings at the Natural Nursery

Suitable from newborn to pre-school, the Beco Baby Carrier is as practical as it is stylish. Combining great ergonomics with excellent weight distribution, this innovative carrier can be used in both front and back carry positions. The internal sling allows you to securely buckle your baby into the carrier then handle baby and carrier as one unit, passing between parents without the need to remove a sleeping baby from the carrier. The Beco Baby Carrier also includes a removable infant insert to use with babies up to 15 pounds, allowing ...
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Boba Baby Wrap now in stock at the Natural Nursery (in 13 different colours!)

The Boba Wrap is made from a soft yet sturdy cotton knit (95% cotton, 5% spandex) to give a simple to use, comfortable and supportive carrier for your baby. There a no buckles or straps, simply wrap the sling around yourself and pop your baby in. The fabric is slightly thicker than some other brands so some parents find it a little more supportive. The stretch means that you can tie the sling in the morning and pop baby in and out during the day without having to take the ...
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Boba 3G Baby Carrier now comes with extra features!

The New Boba 3G incorporates the original Boba Baby Carrier design that so many have come to know and love, and now more than a dozen new and updated features ... truly a one of a kind baby carrier! The foot straps attached to the waist belt keep older children comfortable while enabling a healthy sitting position. The footstraps not only give tired little legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the ...
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Versatile, Stylish Beco Gemini Slings at the Natural Nursery

New in for 2012 the Beco Gemini is a 4-in-1 baby carrier offering four comfortable carrying positions – front facing in, facing out, hip and back carry, a comfortable, practical baby carrier with a definite sense of style. It’s all about the options you have.  You no longer need to scrutinize over one or the other, nor do you have to use all of the carrying options offered. We are all unique, your baby is unique and it is only you who knows what feels right for you. The difficult ...
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Boba 2G Organic Soft Baby Carrier now in stock at the Natural Nursery

Boba is an incredibly soft, supportive and comfortable buckle carrier which should cover all your baby wearing needs through to pre-school. Boba has a tall, supportive back panel to keep your centre of gravity close to your body and support your little one's back and in addition, innovative removable foot straps attached to the waist belt for your child’s feet to rest in enabling a healthy sitting position for your child and also give tired little lets a rest. Product Description: Accommodates children 15-45 lbs / 7-20 kg One size ...
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Natural Nursery Sling Stars – win a goodie bag (ends 29th Dec 2011)

Has your baby carrier got Natural Nursery Star quality? We would love to see your pictures! Everyone who emails us a photo of their slings  to stars@naturalnursery.co.uk will get a 10% discount code to use at www.naturalnursery.co.uk and one lucky person, drawn at random after the 29th Dec 2011  will win a Natural Nursery goodie bag! Entries from Europe only please and if you send us a photo you are giving us permission to use it on the Natural Nursery websites. The winner was Joe Norris who sent in this ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 6 – Moby Baby Wrap

With 17 different colours to choose from the Moby Wrap could be worn on any occasion. The award-winning original Moby Wrap is the one of the most recognised wraparound baby carriers available. Made from beautiful, soft stretch cotton and available in a variety of colours, the Moby Wrap is an ideal carrier for newborn and premature babies. The Moby Wrap can be used from birth to 35lbs, but really stands out in the infant stage. Simply wrap the fabric around you according to the directions and pop your baby in-an-out as ...
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Twelve Days of a Natural Christmas – Day 2 – Ergo Baby Carrier

The ERGObaby Carrier is one of our best sellers at the Natural Nursery. What better way to stay warm this winter than by holding the one you love close whilst keeping your hands free! Ciara left a review saying it was the 'best baby buy' and went on to say: "This is a fantastic sling! It is soft, adjustable, comfy for both Mom & baby and great value. We have the Galaxy grey one as I love stars and use it with the newborn insert from birth.My 22 month old also ...
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ERGObaby’s Performance Baby Carrier great for Mums and Dads!

ERGObaby's Performance  baby carriers are made of durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric and can accommodate all active moms and dads. Just in at the Natural Nursery is this lovely new colourway; Charcoal Grey and Black go with almost anything and are perfect for mums and dads. We have been asking about babywearing dads on the Natural Nursery Facebook Page and some mums say that dads are really happy to carry their children but they prefer the slings to be in neutral colours. Alison sent us in this review that tells ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier Performance with Infant Insert Review

The ERGObaby Heart2Heart Infant Insert is a specially padded and shaped cushion that can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and readjusted as needed. This design easily enables parents to ensure that their newborn is positioned correctly on the pillow, keeping pressure off the developing sacrum, and supports the development of the spine and hips. It snaps closed around the infant, holding the baby in a cozy, protected environment close to the heart, as well as in an ergonomically correct natural sitting position. Sian emailed the Natural Nursery ...
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Celebs and Slings – Pink with her Ergo and Carey with his Ergo.

This picture of singer Pink multitasking with her new baby Willow Sage was in the Daily Mail. She is using an Ergo Baby Carrier which is the best selling baby carrier at the Natural Nursery.  This baby carrier is suitable from birth to toddler and Pink also has a Heart2Heart Ergo Infant Insert which supports and cocoons newborns. Pink is wearing the black and camel Ergo with a natural colour insert and her husband Carey Hart has the same sling in Cranberry. This baby carrier also comes in solid camel ...
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Babywearing Training

The School of Babywearing™ is a social enterprise which runs a training courses for parents, professionals, businesses, and other interested organisations about wearing babies and children in slings and baby carriers. You can now book your place on-line for the 2011-12 babywearing trainings. Fri 18 Nov 2011  Cheshunt(Hertfordshire)   Babywearing Peer Supporter 18 – 20 Nov 2011  Cheshunt(Hertfordshire)   Babywearing Consultancy Sat 21 Jan 2012 Cambridge  Babywearing Peer Supporter Sat 25 Feb 2012 South Wales  Babywearing Peer Supporter Sat 3 March 2012  Exeter Babywearing Peer Supporter Fri 9 March 2012  Peterborough Babywearing ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Cargo Pack

This great nappy / day pack fits onto the Ergo Performance baby carrier which is the lightweight Ergo.  It buckles onto the carrier allowing you to carry all you day to day needs with you. The performance cargo pack is made of a rugged, durable polyester/cotton blend. The cargo pack attaches to the side buckles on either of the performance carriers, and features a generous main compartment with a side pocket, and a mesh outside pocket. With a velcro flap, the cargo pack can attach to the carrier‘s waist belt when ...
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Trageschule Babywearing Course in Bristol October 2011

Are you interested in learning about babywearing? Trageschule UK are a hugely experienced training school who are planning on running a Foundation Course in Bristol at the end of October. The course is extremely in-depth and qualifies you to work as a babywearing consultant - you can also study beyond to the Advanced and Certification level. The Foundation Course enables the participant to provide one-to-one support to parents learning babywearing. We aim to provide thorough grounding for developing your skills. Course contents for the Foundation Course: Different knots Hipcarries ( ...
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Ergo Baby Performance Carrier Review – “I’m Delighted”

Natural Nursery customer Evelyn has sent us this glowing review of the ERGObaby Performance Carrier: "Great Carrier I've ordered this carrier as a replacement for my Eco AngelPack. There was nothing wrong with my existing carrier, but I always wanted an Ergo and can afford it now, but couldn't then (it is pricey). I chose Ergo performance because I was promised it weighs less than standard ergo and I loved the green colour 🙂 I received the package promptly and I have to say that I am delighted with the ...
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Do you love your Ergo Baby Sling?

There is a brand new Facebook page for people who love their Ergo's . If you love your Ergo Baby Carrier please visit the page and tell us why. Do you love it because it means you can get up stairs without bumping a pushchair up? Do you love your Ergo sling because it comes in lots of beautiful colour choices? Do you love it because your can carry a 3 year old in it? Visit the page and let us know and every now and then we will pick ...
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ERGObaby Carrier Heart2Heart Infant Insert Review

Because ERGObaby is very concerned about correct support of our babies, through research studies, customer feedback and working directly with newborns, they have designed the ERGObaby Heart2Heart Infant Insert. The design encourages healthy maturation of the spine by supporting the pelvis, hip joint, and leg position rather than putting a baby in a compromising sitting position before the spine is ready. The ERGObaby Heart2Heart Infant Insert also supports the safety of the baby's head and neck in this critical stage of development. This is what one of our customers at ...
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ERGObaby Carrier Video Review

This video on YouTube is of a mum talking about her ERGObaby Carrier which is one of the most popular slings sold at the Natural Nursery.  Not only does she show you how the Carrier works but she also demonstrates the front carry, back carry and hip hold ...
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ERGOBaby Carrier Review – 5 marks out of 5

Here is another lovely review for the Ergo Baby Carrier from the Natural Nursery. We are really pleased with this carrier. My 6 month old loves being in it, and after only a couple of weeks use has cottoned on that when the sleep hood goes on, it is time for her to go off... It is comfy to wear and very portable. The only issue we have had is initial protestations as our baby was used to facing forwards in a baby bjorn, but we seem to have got ...
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ERGObaby Sport Carrier is ‘Ergotastic!’

This wonderful review of the ERGObaby Sport Carrier is by a Natural Nursery Customer - if you want to know more about babywearing or need help choosing the right one for you please visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk for helpful tips and videos that show you how to use the ERGObaby Carrier. Ergotastic - 5/5 Ergo carriers should be issued when a child is born.  I carried my first child in an original Ergo 7 years ago very successfully until he was 3, or maybe even 4, on occassions. This sport version was ...
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Get the Holly Willoughby Baby Sling look at the Natural Nursery

This Morning host Holly was snapped by photographers on her way to a Royal Wedding Party. Her baby is only a couple of weeks old and Holly carries her sylishly in a wraparound sling that goes with her dress. A wrap baby sling is made from a single, long piece of fabric that you wrap around yourself and baby to give a secure, comfortable fit, allowing you to keep your baby close to you. Calin Bleu gauze wrap baby slings are simple, stylish baby carriers suitable for use from birth ...
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Hipseat for Spring Walks in the Park

The Hipseat from Hippychick is ideal for Spring walks in the park, the woods, trips to the shops and more. Is your little one starting to want to walk everywhere but then gets tired and asks to be carried? Is the warmer weather making you get out more but you don't want to cart the pram around with you? Are you looking for a solution to back ache caused by carrying your little one on your hip? Then the Hipseat could be just what you are looking for: A light, portable ...
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Calin Bleu Baby Wrap Sling – FREE UK Post

We are committed to offering the best value and the best service to our customers, so we are now offering FREE UK First Class post on all Calin Bleu wrap slings. The wraparound baby sling  can be easily popped into a bag, under a buggy or stowed in the car, ready for use when you want to carry your baby. It is suitable for use from newborn right the way up to toddlers.   The wrap sling is easy to put on and is perfect for babywearing as it can be ...
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FREE UK First Class Post on Ergo Baby Carriers

ErgoBaby Baby Carriers now come with FREE UK First Class post at The Natural Nursery.  We are committed to providing our customers with the best service possible at the best price possible so you not only receive a discount on the RRP but you get Free UK First Class post too. We believe we stock the widest range of Ergo Baby products in the UK and our staff members have used the Ergo Baby Carrier or helped hundreds of parents choose the one that is right for them. The Ergo ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier Customer Reviews

We KNOW just how fantastic the ErgoBaby Carrier is, not only have our staff used it as their main sling but we have sold hundreds of them over the years and received some amazing feedback and reviews from our customers. If you would like to read some honest, real Ergo Baby Carrier Reviews, you can read them on our site. They have all be written by genuine customers, and either emailed over to us or left via the review function on our site. We don't edit bits out, they are exactly ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Doll Carrier

Ergo Doll Carrier My daughter in Australia asked me to order 2 for her friend. They arrived within 24hours, and I was so impressed I ordered a 3rd for my Australian granddaughter. All 3 are now "downunder" and I expect more orders L.S, March 2011 ...
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Customer Product Review – Hippychick Hipseat Baby Carrier

Hippychick Hipseat Baby Carrier My little fella is now almost 14mths and I've been using this hipseat carrier now for a month. Not only am I getting less backache, but my shoulder was hurting through carrying him before- not anymore! He loves sitting on it too- am sure it is so much more comfortable than Mummy's hip! Great price too x W.E, March 2011 ...
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Safety Difference between Ergo Baby Carrier and Baby Bjorn?

  This blog post highlights some of the concerns of parents about certain types of baby carrier, namely ones that dangle the baby from the crotch. - http://babywearingbuzz.blogspot.com/2008/05/why-bjorn-and-snugli-are-bad-for-baby.html  The ErgoBaby Baby carrier holds the baby in a different way - they are seated with their spine supported in a natural position.   The Ergo Baby Sling also gives great support for the parent too, so it is a win win situation.  The Ergo Baby Carrier is available from The Natural Nursery, starting at £89.99 ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Sucking Pads

Ergo Sucking Pads This is a must buy with the carrier. I had to order them after the carrier as sure enough when I used the carrier for the first time my baby starting sucking on the straps. These pads offer a little bit of protection. B.R, March 2011 ...
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Ergo Performance Baby Carrier Back in Stock

We have been out of stock of the Grey Ergo Performance Carrier for a week or so now but have just received a massive delivery today. They have obviously been hard to get hold of as we have sent 8 out today already! The Ergo Performance carrier costs £94.99 (a saving of £5 off the RRP) and comes with FREE UK First Class post ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Sucking Pads

Ergo Sucking Pads Worth spending the few extra pounds to get these, to save the straps of your expensive carrier. My six month old has already sucked on these and we've only had the carrier for a week or so! R.K, March 2011 ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Sucking Pads

Ergo Sucking Pads We knew from the state of another sling our baby had been riding in that he was going to suck, and suck he has. It's so much easier to just wash these small pieces than the whole sling, which is a good thing as the Ergo Performance instructions discourage you from washing the whole carrier as it will damage the material. We chose to buy two, as we use the carrier everyday, so we always have some on us when one pair is being washed. They are ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Baby Front Pouch

Ergo Baby Front Pouch This is a great addition to the Ergo baby carrier, as I can go out and about without carrying a bag in addition to the baby. With this I can carry the essentials for trips to the shop, etc. That don't require me to bring a changing bag. JG, Feb 2011 ...
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Testing Baby legs has been brilliant.

So says our latest product tester, who tried out a pair of Baby Legs baby leg warmers on her two children, aged 11 months and 3 years. Here is what Emma had to say: My baby boy Harry is 11 months, and I find since his crawling around his knees are always getting sore and red. Plus his little legs are always freezing. Testing Baby legs has been brilliant. We have used them for just over a week at the moment bar the 1 day they were in the wash ...
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Orlando Bloom – babywearing dad

As if dads needed any more encouragement to be hands on and carry their baby in a sling... More and more dads are finding out how wonderful it is to carry their baby in a baby sling – it is such a lovely way of bonding with your baby and giving mum some time to herself. This wonderful picture of Orlando Bloom wearing his 5 week old baby in an ErgoBaby Baby Carrier just shows how easy it is for new dads to be hands on and enjoy some cuddle ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Baby Carrier

Ergo Performance Baby Carrier This is a fantastic sling and although it is expensive i think its worth every penny. My 4 month old is a hefty 21 lbs and carrying him in the baby bjorn was really hurting my shoulders. However with the ergo i can carry him for ages in the front carrying position without sore shoulders.  It takes a little while to adjust all the straps to a comfy position but once adjusted its very easy to use. My baby does seem more comfortable with me using it ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Sucking Pads

Ergo Sucking Pads I didn't initially buy these with my carrier but the first time I used the sling my baby soaked the strap by sucking on it.So i got a couple of pairs of these and I'm happy they will prolong the life of the carrier and be a bit more comfortable and hygienic for my baby.  They are nice and soft against my babys face too when he falls asleep in the sling and slumps a bit. SE, Feb 2011 ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Baby Carrier

Ergo Performance Carrier I had been searching for a carrier which was both comfortable for baby and me for ages. This it it. The best recommendation I have ever received. It is gentle on my back and my daughter settled into it so quickly. I have also found it easy to put on. BDR, Feb 2011 ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Day Bag

Performance Day Bag Smart bag simply clips onto performance carrier. I use this instead of a separate handbag/changing bag. Plenty of room as a changing bag. Essential items like keys/phone/purse can always be held in the pocket of the carrier itself. A.S, Feb 2011 ...
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Customer Product Review – Ergo Performance Baby Carrier

Ergo Baby Performance Carrier Well made product, good materials. Comfortable to wear, baby sleeps well in it. Could not ask for a better carrier. Perfect when used with cargo pack. A.S, Feb 2011 ...
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More Ergo Baby Carrier Love

This is a lovely story of the life of an Ergo Baby Carrier in Australia - it certainly seems to be much loved and travelled. Not only did this mama go bush walking, the beach and trips to the city, it really helped with a reflux baby and it was lent out to lots of other parents who all loved it. Pictured is the Ergo Baby Carrier, Sport version, great for families where both parents want to carry ...
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Customer Review – Ergo Performance Carrier

Ergo Performance Carrier "Using it for our ten week old with the Infant Insert. Easy to use, although requires a little practice to get the hang of it. Very very comfortable to wear! Baby seems very happy in it too." MG 27/01/11 ...
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Customer Review – Performance Cargo Pack

Ergo Baby Carrier Performance - Day Bag "I bought this on impulse when I ordered the carrier & infant insert. I am incredibly glad I did so, as it means that it's not necessary to carry another bag. Fits a couple of nappies, some wipes & bags, a spare vest, plus my purse, phone and keys. Incredibly useful, highly recommended!" MG 27/01/2011 ...
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ErgoBaby Carrier Options

For many years, customers have been asking for a solid black ErgoBaby Baby Carrier and finally here it is. The Options Ergo Carrier is a plain black baby carrier that can be used exactly as it is for a sleek, urban look or you can purchase a set of bold and bright covers to vary the look. The Ergo Options has all the same great features of the whole range: Suitable for front, back and hip carries Can be used from newborn (with the separately available infant insert) to around ...
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Sling Sale

These cold wet days just make you want to snuggle up warm with your baby and what better way to do it than a baby sling?  You can cuddle to your heart’s content, keep you both warm and dry under your coat or umbrella and still get on with all those things you need to do. To make buying your baby carrier even easier, we have reduced some of the most popular slings around. The Wilkinet baby carrier is one of the most popular in the UK and has been loved by ...
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Performance Baby Carrier – Customer Review

The new ErgoBaby Baby Carrier Performance has proved so popular that we are selling out on pre-orders before each delivery arrives! As well as the exceptional comfort for both you and baby and ergonomic design to promote safe babywearing, the Ergo Performance has some great additional features: Lighter weight, breathable fabric for extended babywearing or summer use Curved, thinner straps for extra comfort Streamlined, sporty design Longer waist belt We are not surprised that the Performance Ergo Carrier is receiving such great reviews from our customers, like this one received ...
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BabyLegs now in stock at The Natural Nursery

My 7 year old daughter just loves her BabyLegs - she has had them since she was a tiny baby and still wears them now when it is cold or she wants to look "funky". We have now re-stocked on BabyLegs in time for the colder weather, so you can choose from our range of boy and girl colours. For those of you new to BabyLegs, they are legwarmers for babies and children - though they will fit grown-ups too! BabyLegs were designed by an American mother who wanted something to ...
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Ergo Baby Carrier Comparisons

We know that the Ergo Baby Carrier is one of our best-selling baby carriers but now there are so many versions available, it can be a little confusing working out which one is right for you. Here is a simple explaination of the different types of Ergo and the main differences between them. All Ergo Baby Carriers Provide ergonomic support for both you and your baby Ensure baby is held in a safe and comforting position Can be used from newborn (with the infant insert) right the way up to pre-schooler ...
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Another Great Ergo Baby Carrier Review

This time, you can read the full blog post at http://www.chickpeastudios.com/?p=861. In it Stacey talks about how she finally took the plunge to buy an Ergo Baby Carrier and hasn't looked back. "I really like the Moby wrap but I wore Kyler in it the other night for about an hour while we trick-or-treated and I wanted to cry at the end…my back was so sore.  Today I wore him in the Ergo and I’m sold…it was almost like he was a tiny little baby…not my 14 pound chunker!  I ...
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Ergo Sport v Ergo Performance Baby Carrier

With so many great Ergo Baby Carrier designs available, I thought it would be a good idea to explain the differences between the Ergo Sport and the Ergo Performance. Looks Both the Sport and the Performance are more rugged looking than the standard Ergo Baby sling and will appeal to dads and active parents. The Sport features a matt black body and straps with feature white stitching and poppers for the sleep hood, giving it an urban styling.  New to the Ergo fold is the blue colourway with darker blue ...
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Another Great Ergo Review

I love reading other people's blogs and this post caught my eye with its great review of the Ergo Baby Carrier. The author obviously enjoys a busy lifestyle, so the Ergo sling is perfect for her ...
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Ergo is replacement for Baby Bjorn

Another great blog review for the Ergo Baby Carrier.  This time from a family that were worried they wouldn't find a replacement for their much loved Baby Bjorn. Luckily, they found the Ergo carrier and it doesn't seem as if they have looked back. Pictured here is the Ergo Sport, available from The Natural Nursery for £94.95, in black and the lovely new blue colourway ...
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Save £20 on a Napsack Baby Carrier

The Napsack baby sling is an easy to use baby sling in the Asian style - it ties with straps so simply adjusts to fit both parents. As a new parent, you will want to keep your baby close in the first few months of his life yet you need your hands free as life goes on. This is where a well-made and well-fitted baby carrier like Napsack baby carrier comes in. Inspired by asian baby carriers, it has been redesigned to suit modern parents. This baby sling is suitable ...
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New Ergo Performance Carrier

We had a lovely time at a recent trade show chatting to Ergo Baby Carriers and being shown their fantastic new products. First to arrive will be the Ergo Baby Performance Baby Carrier, specially designed for active parents.  It features all the great Ergo design, with a high level of comfort and safety for both baby and parent, with a new sleek design and high performance materials. The Ergo Performance is made of a durable, lightweight fabric that is highly breathable and has a cotton wicking lining. It will fit ...
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Ergo Sport Back in Stock

After a slight blip (aka I forgot to order them) the Ergo Sport is back in stock.  We have a limited supply at the moment but more stock is due early next week too. The Ergo Sport has been designed for taller parents, especially daddies as it is has longer straps than the Ergo Baby Carrier. If you want to know a bit more about the Ergo Baby Back Pack, you can read here why I personally loved it and carried my daughter until she was well over 4 years ...
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3 Reasons to Love the Ergo Baby Carrier

The Ergo Baby Carrier is by far our most popular baby sling but what makes is such a big hit with us and our customers? The Ergo is Comfortable I tried many slings in my baby wearing days and the Ergo was by far the most comfortable for extended periods of baby carrying. With its ergonomic design, thick padded shoulder straps, adjustable waist band and shoulder straps, the weight is distributed evenly across both shoulders and down your legs, not just on your back. Unlike heavy frame baby backpack carriers, ...
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Customer Review – Calin Bleu Baby Wrap, Fleece

This is another lovely customer review for the Calin Bleu Baby Wrap Fleece: I bought this sling for my son Jude. I was a pram addict but since being introduced to wraps I am converted. Jude was warm, snuggled in and very well supported and I loved having my beautiful boy so close to me. A must have for every baby and mama. These are on are website right now and are currently on sale, so go and have a look ...
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September Postage Special

Free UK postage on all orders over £25 - reduced from our normal free postage on orders over £75. Now you can buy a lovely Calin Bleu sling, or a Medela breastpump or a baby lambskin or even treat yourself to a new nursing bra, all without having to pay postage. No codes to remember, no coupons to collect, just place your order as normal and as long as it is over £25 and you are in the UK, your order will be delivered free of charge. Offer valid until ...
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Breastfed Mummies are More Likely to Breastfeed Their Baby

A new study conducted Wilkinet has shown that mothers who were breastfed themselves as a baby are more than twice as likely to breastfeed their own babies. Another key influence seems to be the use of a baby carrier or baby sling: the study showed that 51% of mothers who carried their baby, breastfed exclusively. You can read more about this study on our website - http://www.naturalnursery.co.uk/Babies-born-in-2010-can-thank-Grandma-for-being-Breastfed-16-w.asp We would love to hear from mothers who found that using a baby sling helped them to breastfeed – you can post a ...
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Travelling with the children: a baby sling and other hot tips…

Becoming parents has certainly slowed down our travelling. It is not just that travelling is a bit of a mission with children. Staying home with the children is never boring. From the children's point of view, a trip to the local farm is an adventure in itself. With many of our relatives living far away, hardly two months go by without us jetting off somewhere for the weekend. Here are a few things we have learned over the last two years of travelling with a baby: Breastfeed as long as ...
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10 Unusual Ways Your Calin Bleu Baby Sling Can Come In Handy…

The Calin Bleu is a simple baby sling. It is made of a simple piece of fabric, especially selected, dyed, cut, and hemmed to guarantee the parent and the baby's safety and comfort. However, the Calin Bleu can come in handy in so many other ways.. a play mat: fold your Calin Bleu in four and it makes an instant play mat for baby. Left as it and it forms a brilliant a highway for a toddler's cars (or is it a landing strip at the airport?) a picnic blanket: ...
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The Ergo baby carrier makes new parents’ life so much easier.

Many new parents – and mothers in particular – suffer from the lack of support they find when the baby is born. For the first few days, relatives and friends all come around to see the new baby but after a while, visits space out. In traditional societies, new mothers would be surrounded by their own mother, their sisters, aunts, and younger siblings. Everyone would help look after the new mother and the new baby. Finding yourself at home with a newborn can feel daunting. How do you manage to ...
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The Ergo baby carrier, a true birth to toddler baby carrier

Many baby carriers can be used with more or less success from birth to toddler. The Ergo baby carrier is truly adaptable to you and your baby and can be used from birth until your baby reaches 18kg (40lb). What is the Ergo baby carrier? The Ergo baby carrier is a soft structured baby carrier. It is composed of a body, with a belt secured by two clips around the waist. The top two straps are carried like a backpack, around the shoulders. It forms a pocket where the baby ...
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5 Essential Baby Buys From Nursing Pillow to Baby Sling

Magazines upon magazines present pregnant mums with a long shopping list for the new baby. While you may not need everything on the list, choosing the new baby's essential buys carefully can make your life much easier. So what do you truly need for a new baby? A baby sling is in the opinion of mums who have tried one, the most essential buy for a new mum (and dad!). Newborns need to be held for the first few months of their lives and carrying them is often the most ...
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Learning to use a baby sling with a Calin Bleu

Close your eyes for an instant and imagine your baby's head snuggled up against your chest, his little body tucked up against you in the baby sling. Imagine for an instant meeting up with friends for coffee, getting on the bus without worrying if there is space for your pram. Imagine walking home without worrying that your baby will wake up when you lift him out of the car seat. Sounds ideal and unrealistic? Well it doesn't have to be. Using a baby sling for your baby will allow you ...
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Why choose a Wilkinet baby carrier?

The Wilkinet is one of the most loved baby carriers. Parents of young babies, parents using a baby sling for the first time are all amazed by the comfort and the 'snug' feeling when they use a Wilkinet for the first time. It is when you carry your baby for prolonged periods of time that you realise just how comfortable it is. When your Wilkinet is well adjusted, your shoulders or your back don't hurt. Your baby remains well supported in the baby baby carrier. Let's look at some of ...
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Wilkinet, a baby carrier with no buckles?

The Wilkinet is a fairly unique baby carrier on the market. Thanks to its clever design, the Wilkinet is as easy to use as a standard baby carrier and as comfortable as a baby wrap. That is no doubt why it has been so popular for almost 30 years. The gently padded straps supports the baby's weight and spread it evenly across the parent's shoulders, back and hips. Why does the Wilkinet have no buckles, clips or zips? The advantage of buckles, clips and zips is that they allow you ...
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The Wilkinet, a versatile baby carrier

The Wilkinet baby carrier offers four comfortable carrying positions. You can carry on your front, facing you or facing forward. You can use your Wilkinet as a hip carrier or as a baby backpack. If you are using a Wilkinet for the first time,the front carry is the easiest carrying position to start with. The baby is securely fasten inside the baby carrier. The baby carrier is then strapped onto your body. It's easy, it feels safe and it's the best starting point for you and your baby. Many parents ...
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Wilkinet: the story of a baby carrier

The Wilkinet story started in the 1970s with Sally Wilkins. As many mums, Sally couldn't find a comfortable baby carrier so she set out to adapt the one she had with her first child. As years went by, she refined her design with the help of her eight children. She also received the help of Deirdre Mackay, the then chairwoman of the NCT Technical Committee. A mum, physiotherapist and antenatal teacher herself, Deirdre helped Sally improve the design of the baby carrier: A baby carrier should not let the baby ...
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Clearance Sale

At the end of this month we have the mammoth task of stock taking, so to make our life easier, and give you the opportunity to bag a bargain, we are holding a stock clearance sale. You can find our sale section on the website, where we already have organic baby clothes at up to 70% off, reduced organic toiletries plus bargains on reusable nappies. Each day, we will be posting about a fabby new bargain, so don’t forget to watch this blog, follow us on Twitter or become a ...
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Today’s tip: buying the right size for your baby wrap

A baby wrap is a long piece of cloth, especially chosen to carry your baby. There are no buckles, no rings. The very simple design gives you flexibility to carry your baby anyway you want. You just wrap the fabric around you and pop the baby in. Whether you carry your baby on your front, on your back or for breastfeeding, it will be much easier if you choose your baby wrap's size carefully. Your baby sling should be just long enough to wrap around you easily without leaving long ...
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Baby sling glossary, E like Ergo baby carrier

Ergo baby carrier - ERGObaby makes baby carriers that are suitable from birth to toddlers. The soft structured carriers can be used on your front, on your back or on your hips. They come in a range of fashionable colours with matching accessories. The infant insert allows you to adapt this baby backpack for a newborn. Fleece – a baby sling can be made of various fabric, and fleece is a lovely option. It is soft, durable, has just the required 'stretchiness' to snuggle and support your baby. It is ...
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A glossary of baby slings, part 1

There are so many baby carriers to choose from, it can feel a bit daunting to know where to start. Add to this the various types of baby slings, the acronyms and we have some very confused parents. Here is a quick glossary to baby slings. We hope this helps Asian carriers, Asian inspired baby carriers (ABC) – There is a lively tradition of baby carrying in the Far East. Each country will have a different variation: Mei tai (China), Onbuhimo (Japan), Podegi (Korea) for example. Many baby carriers available ...
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Tips about making your baby wrap more comfortable

Baby wraps can have a bit of a learning curve but once you have mastered the art of wrapping your baby, they are incredibly comfortable baby slings. Here are some of our tips to make your baby wrap more comfortable. Choose your baby wrap carefully. If your baby is a newborn or you're shopping while you're pregnant, stretchy wraps are a lovely option. They are easy to use, especially for breastfeeding and feel snug. If you're baby is more than six months old or for a toddler and you wish ...
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Using your child carrier on your back (2)

Earlier, we started giving tips and information on carrying your baby on your back. Here is the second part of this article. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to continue adding your babywearing advice. The manufacturer of your child carrier often recommends one back carrying position as the easiest to learn. Read that carefully and try that first. For example, tying a knot in the front with a baby wrap makes the rest much easier. Baby should be sitting deeply in the baby sling. His legs should ...
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Using your baby slings on your back

Most baby slings can be used to carry your baby on your back, at least that's what it says in the product description. However becoming confident enough to carry your baby on your back when you're out and about and others are looking can feel a bit daunting. Many parents give up and resort to using a buggy. It doesn't need to be so, learning to carry your baby on your back takes a bit of practice but once you get used to it, it gives you a great sense ...
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It’s cold out there! Baby Slings to wrap up warm.

It is still pretty cold out there! Going out with your baby is difficult when you're worried about the rain, the snow, the cold, the wind (or all of them pretty much at the same time!). You may wonder if your baby will be cold. Time to get yourself a Calin Bleu fleece baby sling! Made of ultra light micro fleece, the Calin Bleu baby slings have many advantages: Ultra light fleece to make sure you're just comfortable: not too cold, not too hot. No need for a bulky coat, ...
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Tip of the day: Making your Ergo baby carrier more comfortable

Liz contacted us about her Ergo baby carrier. Her 8-month old arches his back and leans back when he is in the baby carrier. She was concerned about his comfort. She tried loosening the baby backpack to give him more room but it made babywearing uncomfortable for herself. Here are a few pointers to use your Ergo baby carrier comfortably. As a general rule, babies need to be well supported in slings, so although the idea of freedom is great, it can lead to problems as the baby can move ...
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5 questions to help you choose your child carrier

With so many baby slings to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which child carrier to buy for your baby. To decide which child carrier will suit your baby most, you need to think about how your will be using it. Answering these simple five questions will help you think about what you expect from your baby sling and how you would like to use it. How old is your baby? If you're shopping while you're pregnant or while your baby is a newborn, make sure that you ...
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Top tips for using a babysling for the first time

You have received your babysling and are about to try it for the first time. Take a few minutes to read our top tips for using a babysling for the first time. Be patient. It takes time to learn a new skill, especially if this new skill involves a new baby who may not cooperate when you need him to. Welcome to the world of parenting! Take your time, it will be worthwhile. Relax. If you're tense, your baby will pick up on your nervousness. On the contrary, if you ...
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An easy guide to slings

You have decided to use slings with your baby but you're not sure where to start. You've come to the right place: our easy guide to slings will present the various types of slings so you can choose which one will suit you and your baby best. Ring Slings are the easiest slings to use for breastfeeding. They are made of a piece of fabric threaded through two rings, forming a loop. Worn over the shoulder, it forms a pocket where the baby can be carried sitting or lying down ...
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Baby carriers make travelling so easy

If you're planning to travel with your baby or toddler, get into 'babywearing' without loosing a moment. Baby carriers make travelling so much easier. Your baby will be able to nap whenever he needs and wherever you are. He will be able to snuggle his face in your chest or on your neck, forget the rest of the world and doze off. You will also be able to breastfeed whenever you wish, even where there is no convenient place to sit down. If you are travelling by plane, focus on ...
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Our top 10 reasons to use a baby sling

There are many reasons to use a baby sling. You can use one just to go places, or around the house. Because 'babywearing' is convenient or because NOT using a sling was just driving you mad and tying you to the house. Here are our favourite reasons for using a baby sling, what are yours? 1. You need your hands free to get things done around the house or look after older siblings. 2. Using a pram on a bus or on the tube is hard work. 3. The closeness ...
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The Ergo Baby front pouch, a clever nappy bag

This Ergo baby front pouch is a cute little nappy bag to go with your baby sling. Its versatile design allows it be be worn in many ways to adapt to the way your use your baby carrier. You can attach the front pouch to your baby sling around the waist belt. You can then wear it on the front, back or hip. The Ergo front pouch also comes with a shoulder strap so you can use it even when you're not wearing your Ergo Baby Carrier or another baby ...
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New in stock the organic Ergo baby carriers, comfortable and so soft!

We absolutely love the new collection of organic Ergo baby carriers and we're sure you will too. You will find the same comfortable design and the same versatility to wear your baby carriers on your front, your back or your hip. The comfortable Ergo baby carriers are now available in 100% organic cotton material. The fabric is buttery soft and perfect for your baby's delicate skin. The 100% organic fabric are just one more reason to choose an Ergo: designed by Karin Frost they have undergone extensive testing by safety ...
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The ‘babywearing’ coat to wear over your baby sling

Wrap up warm this autumn and Winter with the Ergo baby baby carrying coat! This coat is especially designed to be worn over a baby sling. The soft grey fleece has a smooth lining so it slips over the baby sling easily. It is also reversible, you can wear it when your baby is on your front or on your back. Designed by ErgoBaby, it can be worn over any baby sling. The fabric of this coat is perfect to protect you and your baby from the rain and the ...
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Super cute! The doll & teddy baby backpack

Cute cute cute is all I would say about this doll baby backpack! Actually I will say more but cute is the first thing that comes to mind. This adorable baby backpack is actually not for babies but for dolls & teddies (it will also happily accommodate elephants, and monkeys, but not baby brothers...). It is made to the same high quality standard as the Ergo baby carrier and is even easier to use. You can slip teddy in its little pocket inside to keep it comfy and secure. This ...
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Protecting your Ergo baby back carrier with the sucking pads

If you use a baby wrap or a ring sling, popping them in the washing machine with your regular laundry is easy. Your baby back carrier or an Asian baby carrier will last longer if you spot clean it and wash it only sporadically. Hand wash you baby sling or use the washing machine on a very gentle cycle according to the manufacturer's instructions. To protect your Ergo baby back carrier when baby is dribbling or teething, Ergo has designed these very clever sucking pads. The soft pads velcro around ...
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Another baby sling reduced to £19.99!

The amazing sale continues at Natural Nursery. The Baby Sense Ring Sling is reduced to £19.99 This baby sling has been designed to encourage parents to carry their babies in the optimal position. The baby sling’s soft fabric cocoons the new baby in a foetal position, which supports the neck well – essential for the newborn. Curled up snugly and close to the parent the baby is calmed in a familiar womb-like environment ...
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New to Natural Nursery, the Napsack baby carrier

The Napsack baby carrier has just arrived at Natural Nursery. You will find an exhaustive description on the website and here is a review of the Napsack baby carrier by Anne, a mum of two. Before I say anything else, I have to confess that I'm a big fan of baby wraps, especially for young babies. I owned other types of baby slings but never really got around to using them. After my second child was born, a lovely mum kindly gave me a Napsack baby carrier. My immediate reaction ...
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Half price baby slings

You will soon be able to find a whole new range of baby slings at Natural Nursery: ring sling, soft structured carrier, mei tai, wraps, babywearing accessories... We will have everything you need to carry your baby comfortably. On special offer today are the Baba ring baby slings. At only £19.99, the Baba baby slings are a good introduction to 'babywearing'. You can choose red, navy, black or natural. These hammock style baby slings allow you to carry your baby in 7 different positions and is suitable from birth up ...
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Choosing an infant carrier

With so many options out there, it can be difficult to choose an infant carrier. You will find lots of articles to help you in this blog. Comfort. Does it feel good to you? Fit for your baby. Does it seem to suit your baby well? Fit for you. Does it fit your size and body type? Can you carry the baby without strain? Safety. Will the baby be secure and well supported? Features. Does it meet your needs? Usability. Can you easily get your baby in and out of ...
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The Ergo baby carrier raincover: a clever design to keep baby dry

Autumn is just around the corner and you might wonder how you will protect your baby from the weather when you carry him. Keeping baby warm and dry in winter will be a concern. While they are little, it is easy to zip your coat over them or use a showerproof baby sling. Once your baby grows, the Ergo baby carrier raincover proves extremely useful. Its clever design allows it to fit over most baby slings. If you are using the cover with an Ergo baby carrier, you can snap ...
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Tips to use a baby sling for the first time

Like many things about parenting,using a baby sling for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Follow these simple recommendations and soon you will be on your 'babywearing' way! It sounds of obvious but this is the place to start: read the instruction manual or watch the DVD carefully. If you don't have one, contact the manufacturer or research on line for babywearing videos for your type of baby sling. The baby carrier manufacturer will usually recommend one carry to start with, just stick to that until you're comfortable ...
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International Babywearing Week Sept 21-28th 2009

baby slings video September 21st to 28th is the 2nd edition of  International Baby Week. It's the time to celebrate the joy of carrying our children. Whether it's a small baby or an active toddler, children thrive when held close to their parents. These special moments help them build the self-confidence to venture out when the time is right for them. Perched on your back or snuggled up against your chest, they have discovered the world from your height, making it a much less intimidating place when they are are ...
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Simple Sling at Reduced Price

The lovely Anne at Calin Bleu slings has asked us to let you know that she has a special offer on the simple baby slings. With 25% off, this brings the price down to £29.50 and the slings are available in chocolate, red and blue. Find out more ...
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New Calin Bleu Slings in stock

We have just taken delivery of the fantastic new colours for this season from Calin Bleu baby slings. The Baby wraps are also extremely versatile: you can use the same baby sling as a front carrier, to pop baby on your hip, or as a baby carrier backpack. The same baby sling fits tall and small parents too, allowing parents of different sizes to use the same baby wrap. The classic colours will suit both mums and dads. New for this season are slings in Tempting Green, Amazing Amber and ...
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