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#1 of 10 Old 02-20-2011, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We live .5 miles from the beach nd spend a good deal of time there during the sunmer months.  DS#2 will be 1 in August.  I havent seen any waterproof ring slings.  what are they made of?  is it worth getting just for the waterproof aspect?  What did you find worked best for your LO's?   TIA


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I have not used a carrier in the water.

I do use a carrier to and from the water. The sand can be hot underfoot or in soft shoes for the little ones.

I do not go to the ocean with my two little ones without my husband.

DD is a swimmer and demands to be out beyond the shore break DS is little and wants to be in closer to dry land.

I have found it impossible to manage the two of them at the same time in the ocean.

At the water park I use a towel for a torso carry when DS is done. I do not even get out the doors before he is nodding off.

If I had a little one I would get the Wrapsody Baby water wrap as I like two shoulder carries vs a single shoulder carry of a ring sling.


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That looks awesome!  I wouldnt have thought to use a stretchy, bathing suit type fabric - of course that really make sense!  Your two sound like my oldest two when they were young!  This is my third and now i have LOTS of help.  I mainly dont want my DS#2 to freak out with the waves etc....  I like my back pack carrier for the walk TO the beach...

Can I ask - what is a "Certified Baby Wearing Consultant"? 


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  I mainly dont want my DS#2 to freak out with the waves etc....

 

I hear DS#2 went thru a phase of the water is GETTING ME SAVE ME! Now he STOMPS on the waves and growls at them.

 

 

Can I ask - what is a "Certified Baby Wearing Consultant"? 

I trained with one of the German babywearing schools. A US business hosted them in US a few years ago. 
We learned safety, the benefits of babywearing, how to wear baby, as well the research/science and using carriers with special needs. The classes took 5 days of intensive hands on learning and a take home test. That resulted in certification.

 


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That sounds so cool ....do you teach Baby Wearing Workshops?  


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That sounds so cool ....do you teach Baby Wearing Workshops?  



Not as much I as would like to.

Most of my knowledge is shared at my local babywearing meetings, Le Leche meetings, private consultations and the occasional mom out and about who is babywearing in a manner that can use improvement or clearly needs help.  love.gif

 


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I tried one of those front pouch water carriers once and it was awful. I felt like I had no control over where my babys face was in proximity to the water. And with a fear of water, it stressed me out royally. I wouldn't see an issue with getting a RS wet though. I had a CSRS custom, I used to wash all the time.

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Just my personal experience, I used a GypsyMama Bali Baby Breeze (the original model). It was really just a long piece of gauze fabric. It's a bit stretchy when it's dry but it was very supportive. I didn't wear it into the water though. Though, I supposed I could have. I loved it because it was super light and very quick drying.

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One of my best friends swears by her solarveil ring sling.  They're water proof, provide some sun protection and aren't very expensive. 

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Ah, the  Solarveil ring sling is most coveted!   They stopped making the fabric and now these things are selling at a premium.  I like to make my own - so i am currently scouring the planet for sunblocked fabric - barring that i think i will use gauze, thanks for all the suggestions!


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