Munchkin Jelly Bean Reversible Sling S/M (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Closeness promosted bonding and helps calm baby
- Reversible for two different looks
- Can be used in five different carrying positions
- Built in pockets on both sides for convenienceq
- Machine washable
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Also...just a note on the 4 month vs newborn thing. I think most slings must say 4 months now b/c of the scare of suffocating that came up over the past 1-2 years with infants in slings. I was sceptical about using a sling b/c of this. However, when used with the proper precautions it is GREAT. You have to keep practicing the positioning so that you are confident that your baby is safe.
I wanted to just give a couple tips on how to use it because many of the moms who didn't like this sling were not using it correctly. What's important is that you get your baby in the sling correctly. Your baby goes in bottom first. Make sure you have the sling on correctly first with the wider curved part in the front where the baby goes. The sling should be folded in half so you have a pocket to put your baby in. You can put your baby facing in or out, in the middle or on your hip, or lying down if he/she is very young. I suggest even searching for a You Tube video or instructions with pictures (that's why I bought mine from my friend -- she showed me how) on how to get your baby in and out of your sling. If you feel you have the right size, but your baby is still hanging a bit low, flip the sling at your shoulder. That will tighten it up and bring your baby closer. If you can't get it tight enough, it is probably too big. You can use any sling with newborns. You just have to be careful and make sure the baby's face is not covered.
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I like that the sling has no adjustable parts. It's all fabric, so it rolls up really small and you can always take it with you. It's easy to wash, too. And not too hot in the summer, like some slings with much more fabric.
It does take quite a bit of practice to learn how to position the baby in this sling, especially with a newborn. I have my own technique where I put the sling on the bed, position the baby in it and then slide my head and arm in. I find it much easier than trying to position the baby inside the sling once I am wearing it. When positioned properly, the (newborn) baby's face is facing upward, their neck and back are almost straight (so they are not scrunched up, which can be dangerous) and their feet are crossed. The trick is to put the baby in diagonally, so that only their bum is at the bottom of the sling, but the head is resting on the railing. And it helps to move around once you have them in there, motion tends to calm small babies down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been babywearing for 15 months, every day, sometimes all day. I have owned 4 carriers personally and have used at least 8 carriers in those 15 months. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this sling and I cannot get my newborn in it in a way I can see him, that his face is out, or he doesn't look like he is being crushed. For me this did not work.Published on July 14, 2011 by Kristy
I only got two uses out of this thing, maybe because my daughter was too big for this. I mean she was 3 months and was still too big for this thing. Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by L Simmons
I ordered this sling to carry my newborn, and on the package it says to use it from 4 months old or 18 lb. Very misleading. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Bigslacker
After trying other baby slings.. This one works very well and easy to use. My son loves it. Every time he sees it, he knows he going to get carried, he express excitement. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Pt
I'm short (5'2) with a small frame and no matter how it was adjusted, my baby stayed around my knees. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Dallas
I wish I had chosen the larger size. I have others now and (different brand) and love them. They take some getting used to thats for sure but once you start to trust them you can... Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by Catherine R.