Product name: Over the Shoulder Baby Holder
Brief description of product: heavy padded ring sling
Store/Site of purchase: www.lalecheleague.org
How long have you used this product? 4.5 years
Fit/Sizing: Sizing options helpful, but make it hard to share with DH. I bought a large when I was overweight, and it was not comfortable after I lost weight.
Performance: I used this sling for many years without any trouble. It was easy, in my opinion, to put baby in at any size. Down side is that wearing baby in back is practically impossible if you have even a hint of a boob, and padding is rather bulky than useful. I also found that, with a larger baby, either my arm would fall asleep or my back would hurt- however I adjusted it. It restrains the arm on which you wear it, as well, making it functional for walking around the mall or something, but not for doing housework.
Workmomship: fair-good. Mine sustained a tear within the first couple of months, but has otherwise held up through 3 babes.
Customer Service/Communication: I actually purchased this through my la leche league leader, so N/A
Would you purchase this product again? No, now that I know that there are so many other options, I would not. I am about to purchase another type of sling/wrap for #4. I will, however, hold on to OTSBH until I am through having children. It still has some life in it.
Additional Comments: I would not highly suggest buying this particular sling at full price. There are better choices out there. However, if you like the ring-style sling, this one is good enough for occasional use. I would say, if you saw one at a second-hand store or a friend offered to give you one, it might at least be worth trying out if you aren't sure of your preferances yet. Everyone likes a different style depending on their body type/style of use.
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