My friend reviewed the Suppori baby sling with her baby Jameson and here are her thoughts:
I have a 4 month old that can sit up. He is roughly 14 pounds and 24 inches. I’m 5’1” to give you some perspective to the sling size I’m wearing.
SUPPORi is a safe, comfortable and stylish baby hip carrier that can be used by both Mom and Dad to help simplify your lives. The carrier is not only a simple and effective way to carry your baby, but it also promotes healthy emotional and psychological development for your child.Manufactured using a seamless technique, SUPPORi offers both strength and stretch, thus keeping baby safe and secure. If worn as recommended, SUPPORi will relieve weight induced stress from “wearing” your baby, and because of its structure and design, will relieve unwanted heat rashes during hot summers.
The Suppori sling I’m wearing is navy blue and is $54.99 but they offer over 15 different colors.
Ø Quick – baby is on me in the sling in less than a minute. There is no adjustment of straps like other carriers and I can wear it with just a tank top or my jacket. It stretches with me.
Ø Lightweight – can keep the sling around me and not even notice and then use it when I want. Its mesh material keeps us cool and I don’t have to worry if my son is too warm.
Ø Size – the sling scrunches into the size of a large fist so can easily fit into my purse or jacket pocket.
Ø For a 4 month old, I always have to keep my arm around the baby which is fine but I can’t see how I can let go when he is older. If he decides to reach for something or push, I can imagine him slipping out unless I keep an arm around him at all times.
Ø I don’t have true freedom with my opposite arm. My arm will only lift as high as my elbow. I have attached a picture to show you how high my arm will only lift.
For functionality, I recommend this sling as an additional carrier but not to use exclusively. I would prefer this for short or simple tasks to eliminate taking the time to strap on other carriers like the bjorn or ergo. I will probably benefit from the sling more when my child is over 1 year old.
For looks and convenience, I totally love this. I’ll keep it in my diaper bag so I always have a quick carrier available. I can just throw it in the wash and it will dry quickly. And the mesh sling does not ‘take away’ from any outfit you are wearing and there is no waist belt that rides up your clothing. You can wear this sling with your summer dress and still look cute and not worry about whether your dress or shirt is riding up your back!
Being MVP received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Being MVP Disclosure.