Tuesday 25 June 2013

Breastfeeding, Slings and BabaSling Giveaway.

Throughout my very long breastfeeding journey, there has always been one constant, the need to feed and at the same time have my hands free to make dinner, read a book with the toddler or help with an older child's homework!

Even if I am not feeding , the baby always seems to only settle when being held, which was easy with baby number one, but became extremely difficult when numbers 2,3,4,5 and 6 came along!

Research has shown, that holding our babies until they’re ready to be let go is the most natural way to parent healthy children. 

Babywearing isn’t just about the freedom it gives you to go about your day, it’s about the stimulation, security and bond babies benefit from by being held close to their parents

I love wearing my babies in a sling and it gives me more freedom to do other things, slings are also great when out walking or on the school run, without the hassle of getting the pram in and out of the Car.

Breastfeeding and Slings

Breastfeeding whilst baby is in the sling, is definitely more advanced baby wearing, and will probably require some practice. When first learning to feed in the sling, it may be worth sitting down to ensure that the positioning is correct and comfortable for both mum and baby, once you become confident with this, then you can stand up and move around, going about your everyday life, whilst feeding baby.

One of the slings that is ideal for breastfeeding is the Babasling.

    • Designed to carry babies and toddlers (0-2yr+ / 7.7lbs-33lbs / 3.5kg – 15kg)
    • Five different carrying positions
    • Breastfeed discreetly in two positions 
    • One size fits all, adjusts in seconds
    • Made from 100% cotton that is both durable and breathable
    • Tested to safety standard BS EN 13209-2:2005 Soft Carriers
    • Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

    The wonderful People at Babasling are offering one lucky person the chance to win a sling of their choice from the website.

    To be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Babasling:

    - Head over to The Babasling website and browse all of their amazing slings, then comment below which is your favourite style and colour.

    For extra entries you can :

    - Follow Babasling on facebook and leave them the message "Keeping Britain Breastfeeding with Hex Mum"

    -Follow Babasling on Twitter and tweet "Keep Britain Breastfeeding with @Hex_Mum"

    - Follow @Hex_Mum on twitter

    - Follow Hex Mum on facebook

    Make a separate comment below for each entry

    Closing Date : 7th July 2013

    To double your chance of winning a Babasling, why not head over to Breast 4 Babies and enter their competition.


    1. I like the baba sling lite in turquoise :)

    2. Have written on the Babasling fb page

    3. Have tweeted tagging you and Babasling

    4. Love the classic in cacao brown

    5. The babasling lite in mint lite! It looks amazing. I'm on my breastfeeding journey, having some difficulties but with support I'm building my supply :) x

    6. Classic is scarlet red


    7. Classic Teal Green!! Shared and liked! Lovely competition!

    8. I love the classic in lavender :)

    9. I've commented on Babaslings FB page.

    10. I followed Hex Mum on twitter


    11. I think the Charcoal Lite would be my preference as we are heading into warmer weather and it is a colour my husband would be happy to wear.

    12. I Like Babslings on FB and commented!

    13. I have followed Babslings on Twitter and tweeted! (@Smillsy13)

    14. I have Liked Hex Mum on FB :-)

    15. I have followed Hex Mum on Twitter (@Smillsy13)

    16. Classic in deep blue wud b lovely

    17. "Keeping Britain Breastfeeding with Hex Mum" amazing competiton BabaSlings Ltd my fave colour is classic forest green which is so beautiful following on facebook and twitter @moonmamabunny good luck everyone

    18. Classic in Charcoal Grey

    19. Would have to be teal green, bonus hubby likes it as well x

    20. following Babasling on facebook and left them the message "Keeping Britain Breastfeeding with Hex Mum" x

    21. following Babasling on Twitter and tweeted Keep Britain Breastfeeding with @Hex_Mum xx

    22. Following @ Hex_Mum on twitter x

    23. following Hex Mum on facebook xx