Sunshine Sling

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Sunshine Sling

Postby Binkie » 06 Jun 2014, 23:19

I was just wondering what sling/wrap would be the best for very hot weather? We are planning on going abroad this year as well as being hopeful for a hot summer :D and I find my Beco quite warm to wear. Thank you :)
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Pics » 07 Jun 2014, 06:46

I can't remember how old your little one is ....?
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Fozza » 07 Jun 2014, 06:52

Something thin and cotton or linen, and light coloured. I have a couple of LE didys which are great. Little frogs come up thin and are easier to find. Some people rate the connecta solarweave if you like buckles.
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Pics » 07 Jun 2014, 07:09

Which Beco have you got? If you already have the Soleil, it is quite thin in the main body sompared to some other buckles.

A thin wrap as Fozzie says is good - i would add Calin Bleu (if under 8 months), Vatanai, Wrapsody(sometimes called Gypsy mama) wraps as possibles too.
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Rahgamuffin » 07 Jun 2014, 07:10

I have a Calin Bleu gauze wrap that is great for L, but for a heavier child, you have to tie it perfectly or it digs in.

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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Binkie » 07 Jun 2014, 08:23

Thank you

He is 5 and a half months and the carrier I have is a Beco Gemini
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Tintin » 07 Jun 2014, 09:01

Solarweave Conecta?
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Toasty Crumpet » 07 Jun 2014, 09:31

And don't forget a spare muslin or scarf for covering bare pudgy baby legs to protect from the sun!
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Re: Sunshine Sling

Postby Pics » 07 Jun 2014, 12:12

The Gemini is lovely and soft - but that is down to all that padding which isn;t ideal in warm weather - I agree!

And a muslin between you and him to prevent any sweatiness!

The question i guess you need to ask yourself is whether you want a buckle type carrier for warm weather, or whether you want to go down another route - i.e. wraps or ring slings (whcih can also be cooler). A mei tai would present the same issues as a buckle.
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