Okay... with all the media commotion, as a possible NEW babywearer, I'm curious about how easy it really is to wear a newborn/infant in a ring sling.
(I did some research and know that it is a totally different thing that was recalled, but I will receive some family and friend "funny looks" if I decide to wear my soon-to-be DS... and I really want to.)
I love the look and idea of a ring sling. I've always thought they were beautiful. However, is it practical to think of putting my newborn/infant in a ring sling (tummy-to-tummy position) for daily chores? Like helping my DD bathe, folding laundry, and/or getting dinner ready in the evening, etc.? These are all the "important" type stuff that I had intended to use the sling for.
If it is practical, what type material would be best? If it is not practical, what type sling/wrap would work better?
I'm new at all this babywearing, and with the current media blather, I want to figure some stuff out. I hadn't even mentioned to DH that I planned to BW DS (his sister BWs though, but lives far away), and he mentioned something last night about the recall and maybe we could get a front carrier for walks and hikes this summer. It kind of bummed me out...
So yeah, I guess I'm just a newbie babywearer-to-be with some questions on what's practical with newborn wearing. TIA!