I had originally planned on reviewing this (and other) baby slings myself, with the help of my baby. Turns out that little Devin hates slings, *hates* them. Will tolerate the Bjorn (outward facing only) and Ergo, but start to even set him in a sling and he’ll cry bloody murder–luckily I wasn’t so into the attachment parenting thing. So, I enlisted a friend, writer and fellow new mommy, Leah Clarkson, to review a new Petunia Picklebottom sling. Her review follows.
The Serenity Sling by Petunia Pickle Bottom ($91 at Nordstrom) comes in three irresistibly pretty brocade designs with a very soft, water-resistant nylon-blend lining. With no awkward buckles or loops, it’s easy to slide on, and baby can be worn cradle-style, chest-to-chest, or on the hip; my two-month old daughter was too big for the cradle hold but seemed quite content against my chest. Major drawback here is that the fabric has very little stretch, meaning bigger babies’ legs will hang out the bottom when riding chest-to-chest or on the hip, and the sling won’t have the longevity some of the other stretchier/adjustable versions out there have. In sum