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Postby gillianbowker » 28 Nov 2007, 21:07

Got my sling!!! Its ace. We had our first trip out in it today and A dam fell asleep :bsmile

It is soooo comfortable. Got a few funny looks. Think the people of Greenock are not quite there with my hippy tendandces!!

Joined the yahoo group to but not been on to have a look yet.

A starting to make a bit of progress with holding food this week. Managed sevral rice cakes and toast and a few shots with veg. Really plased.
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Postby geva » 28 Nov 2007, 21:33

Go Adam! :D He'll get there eventually! Ooooh so jealous you got your mei tai! Where did you get yours from if you don't mind me asking!? :wink: I wanna be all hippyish too! :D
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Postby KatGoldLIN » 28 Nov 2007, 21:43

Kafrin...I am right there with you for meatballs. When my mum came to visit and we had a car for the week, I made her come with us to ikea, just so I could have meatballs. I was preggo at the time, but there is just something about them.

Gillian...Greenock just doesn't know what hit them! WTG Adam for holding food.

Gail...I thought that was you posting on the forum! Looks like you are getting a ton of responses.

As for child friendly venues:
Theo's- West End of Glasgow

MacRobert Children's Art Centre- Stirling

That Italian Buffet PLace whose name I don't know in Edinburgh near John Lewis

I know some of the Slingmeets meet at Ceramic experience places, they tend to be pretty child friendly (minus the breakables)

JOhn Lewis Cafe Glasgow--Ellis once vomited all over one of their tables. The staff were so friendly and helped me clean him up.

Places like TGIFridays, etc are pretty child friendly. Isn't there one in Glasgow city centre?

Kelvingrove museum as long as its not a school holiday

That's all I can think of right now.
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Postby geva » 28 Nov 2007, 22:02

My sister's friend runs a Ceramic experience in Edinburgh..in Leith I think!?

TGI Friday's get's really busy at times..suppose would depend what time we meet?

Didn't know John Lewis were so good ...haven't been in that cafe for years!

Well done you with all the suggestions by the way! :D
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Postby gillianbowker » 29 Nov 2007, 21:37

John lewis is very good. Adam and I were there 2 weeks ago. Lots of high chairs. Only thing I don't know is if they would have atable big enough for all of us

Gail, got my sling from ebay. It is a joeysling mei tai. Only used a couple of times as their baby didn't like it! Looks brand new.
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Postby Aitch » 29 Nov 2007, 22:23

and paperinos on byres road. seriously child friendly and truckloads of antilop chairs.
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Postby geva » 30 Nov 2007, 11:59

Oooh looks like I need to head to west end soon then what with Paperinos and Theos!

Gillian..got a mei tai on the yahoo group Kat suggested! Hope I can remember Kats demo! :D
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Postby gillianbowker » 30 Nov 2007, 22:22

I know what you mean!! I felt a bit under pressure when the girls at the breastfeeding group asked for a demo!!!! Think I converted then and 2 of them want one too. When does it arrive?

Adam has been murder the past few nights...hoping for more sleep tonight!!
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Postby geva » 01 Dec 2007, 22:07

Not sure when it will get here!? Paid for it a couple of days ago so just waiting for the previous owner to send it to me! :D Will let you know how I get on! Oh, and good job you demonstrating when you just got yours! lol :wink:
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Postby KatGoldLIN » 02 Dec 2007, 12:31

hey-if you need instructions on how to use a meitei, I found these really good as I am actually instruction-following impaired http://www.kozycarrier.homestead.com/instructions.html
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Postby gillianbowker » 02 Dec 2007, 21:11

Kat, I had a look at the instructions. They are really good. Pleased to report i remembered how to do it!!! When would you use the back carry?

My sister in law has a baby the same age as Adam and she wants one too!!!
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Postby KatGoldLIN » 03 Dec 2007, 08:17

I use a back carry all the time...we live about 1 mile outside of town, so walking that far with him on my front can be tiring, plus:
-when cooking (no fingers or toes oin the way of hot pans
=when cleaning
- when going for long walks around the village
- when shopping
- when we are out and he wants a nap

these days he's on my back more than he's on my front...
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Postby geva » 03 Dec 2007, 12:45

WOW ..you actually do all of those things! hahah...not sure this babywearing thing will be good for my health! DP will expect a spotless house! :wink: :D

Ta for the link..mei tai hasn't arrived yet..previous owner posted it sat so not sure when it'll will arrive with the christmas post and all?

I really want to do back carries too! Feel the need to purchase large quantities of cushions before I try by myself though! :bsmile
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Postby gillianbowker » 03 Dec 2007, 22:07

Think I might try it tomorrow. Was trying to prep veg with him on my front today without suces!!!!
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Postby geva » 06 Dec 2007, 10:48

Gillian..how did you get on with the back carry?

Got my mei tai a couple of days ago but had to stick it in the wash first as the previous owner has 3 pets and I'm very allergicy! Booo..so had to wait before trying it out!

Tried it last night from memory and wasn't too bad but gonna have a look at the link Kat suggested above to get it right!
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