Forget a buggy, for some mums the only way to carry their baby is in a sling or baby carrier. Because while many parents are glad to be able to pop their children into a pushchair when they start walking, there is a growing number of mums who are happy to continue ‘wearing’ their little ones well into the toddler years and beyond. “Most slings and carriers on the UK market are weight-tested to 4 stone, which covers the majority of children that people want to carry,” Emily Taylor, director of Coventry Slings C.I.C, a sling hire and consultancy service told Daily Mail.
Barely a day goes by when a celebrity parent isn’t being bashed on social media for their parenting skills. The latest parents to find themselves on the receiving end of the shaming are Jamie and Jools Oliver. Uploading a sweet snap to Instagram of his wife with their fifth baby, River Rocket, the 41-year-old celebrity chef offered Jools some birthday love.
This time it’s the turn of new mum Sam Faiers to be on the receiving end of the bashing. Sam’s parenting ‘crime’ was supposedly allowing her little one to face away from her, which critics said wasn’t safe, and allowing baby Paul to wear a pram suit that might cause him to overheat.