To sling or not to sling

The Hug-a-Bub wrap. Photo: Hug-a-Bub

Help – I really need some advice.

I am keen to buy a baby sling and have been busy researching the pros and cons but I can’t decide which type to spend my cash on. It doesn’t help that I don’t know anyone who has used one before and despite reading countless forums on the topic I am more confused than ever.

I have narrowed it down to three – the Hug-a-Bub wrap, the Hug-a-Bub Ring Sling or the Mamaway Ring Sling.

I only plan to use it for the first six months and I want to steer clear of carriers such as those by Baby Bjorn as I have heard all sorts of negative things about them such as stunting growth and being bad for baby’s hips. I also think they might be too straining on my back which I already have problems with.

Any advice would be most appreciated 🙂

Maternally yours, Confused.