Originally Posted by timesway
I was looking at slings and thought they looked quick, a friends using an elastic wrap and that looks good for security but looks a bit complicated
unfortunately I'm from uk!! But there is a forum-net mums from the uk where there's a wanted/for sale/free stuff section, I've already got a few things free from there which I jus need to pick up so that's quite handy
what make sling do u use?
Mine was a used Zolowear silk brocade, so like this one but a different pattern: http://zolowear.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ColorID=580
They are pricey new ($125), but I got my used on for $40 and it was in excellent condition. But yes, you do want to check for recalls and look up how to use them properly for sure!
What does a typical day in your life look like? What are your favorite and least favorite parts?
Typically, wake up when DD does (sometime between 6am and 7am usually) and go get her and then get myself dressed while she plays. Take her downstairs and get her ready and then off to daycare. Drop her of and then head to Panera (sometime I go to Tim Hortons) and get breakfast then on to work. Have my cup of RRL (red raspberry leaf) tea while I eat breakfast and check e-mail after I arrive between 7:30 and 8. Work then have a snack around 9:30 or 10. Work until I can't take it and get lunch, sometime between 11:15-11:45am, eat somewhere and read my current book and go run any quick errands (bank, library, grocery store, etc.) that I need to do and head back to work. Have a snack between 2-3pm. Head out between 4:30-5pm to pick up Sydney from daycare. If we are in cooking mode, just go straight home, if not I will pick up food on the way home either before or after I get Sydney. DH cooks (he'll often start before we get back) and we eat dinner when it is ready. DH & I both play on and off with DD and also let her do her thing supervised while we do some light housework stuff (clean up dinner, dishes, etc.), I give DD a bath around 7pm if she needs one and DH puts her to bed between 7:30-8 (I used to do nearly all the bedtime, but he's taken over it most night which is awesome). We chill out playing PC games, watching TV/movie, etc. I go to bed when I need to (sometimes soon after DD is in bed, sometimes I'll stay up until 11pm!)
Weekends are very different as we are all home and frankly we aren't too structured. Usually I try to get out of the house with DD at least once or twice, going to the park or stroller walk if the weather is nice. I get laundry done on the weekends and we'll get bigger household projects and most of the grocery shopping and whatnot done then.
Favorite parts are lunch, morning time with DD (usually), nighttime with DH and nighttime stuff that I do by myself. Least favorite are getting DD in and out of the carseat, driving home especially if I have to pick up dinner as there is usually a lot more traffic and DD and I have both had long days and are fussy What is your favorite sport to watch? To play?
(If you don't like any "traditional" sports, feel free to substitute any hobby here!)