Mothering Forum banner

Padded Hotsling?

462 Views 7 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  kenzie&wyatt'smom
I've been kind of sling challenged in the past but finally Lilah and I had it figured out.

But now that she is bigger and mostly in the hip carry she gets uncomfortable after a short time. She also gets red marks on her legs.

Would a padded hotsling help with that? What would you recommend?

See less See more
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
What kind of sling are you using right now?

We have a padded Hotsling and it leaves far fewer red marks on DDs thighs than our KKAFP does. It's also obviously much cooler than the KKAFP! We
our Hotsling!
See less See more
Now that ds is bigger he gets red marks behind his knees with both of our hotslings, padded or not. Obviously less w/the padded, but he never seems uncomfortable at all.....
Are you using an unpadded hotsling right now?
Definately get a padded rail on a hotsling. My dd can comfortably sit in hip carry and tt hold and has never had a red mark on her leg. The padded rail REALLY works!
See less See more
Also, in whatever kind of sling you are using, make sure the fabric is all the way into the back of her knees, and that her bottom is really sitting down into the pouch so that it's a little lower than her knees. That helps take some of the pressure off the legs.

I do love the padded rail on the Hotslings, though!
I would say a stretch padded hotsling is what you need. I recently added a stretch sateen padded to my collection and it is very comfy, no red marks on her legs.

The slingset (see above) might be good for you too... whatever you choose, IMO, stretch is easiest on their legs.
Thanks mamas!

I'm using a Wise Woman Sling right now and I really
See less See more
If you are wanting to try something other then a pouch sling I would look at a ring sling. My DS loves our padded Hotsling but I love ring slings I feel like there is more I can do with them.
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.