Baby slings: better than a buggy? Are baby carriers taking over from pushchairs, do you think?
We're intrigued by a recent BBC report saying that more and more new parents are choosing to carry their baby around in a baby sling, baby wrap or baby carrier – instead of a pushchair.
Apparently, it's partly a money thing (slings are cheaper than buggies!) but it's also down to a revival of interest in the idea of 'baby wearing' (keeping your child physically close to you pretty much all the time).
It's also help by the new availability of sling libraries, where you can get you expert advice and support on choosing the right carrier for your baby - and your family's budget and set-up.
So, what do you think?
Do you use slings/carriers? If you do, do you use them instead of a buggy or as an extra? And do you prefer taking your baby out in a sling - or not?
If you haven't had your baby yet, would you be tempted to get a sling/carrier? Why? And, if you are tempted, would you feel you had to get a pushchair, too? Or not?
Please do let us know your views by posting a reply on this discussion thread. We'd really love to know!