But my toddler can walk, why would I still need a sling?
Toddlers love to walk and run about but they still get tired after a while. How many times have you seen people trying to manage an empty buggy while chasing a toddler around the place? A sling is a simple solution, either tied around your waist or in your handbag, it leaves you free to run around with your toddler until they get tired and then you can pick them up for some slingy cuddles 🙂
Also running into the shops for quick trips is much easier and quicker if your toddler is safe in a sling. If you let them walk themselves the trip will take much longer but if they are happily in your sling and can see everything around them you will be in and out in a few minutes.
At events such as parades, the zoo or just going around the shops, toddlers love to be up high so they can see what is going on and are more content.
All toddlers want to be picked up and carried by their parents. As toddlers get heavier it is harder to hold them in your arms. By using a sling your toddler’s weight will be evenly distributed and your spine will be aligned properly so you are less likely to hurt your back carrying your toddler.
And of course toddlers are so busy exploring that those slingy cuddles are a precious time to reconnect with them. I Love having my 2 year old high on my back and she puts her arms around my neck and chats in my ear.
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