Lir Slings Realt Aodh(Snow) Ring Sling ?>

Lir Slings Realt Aodh(Snow) Ring Sling

I felt very privileged to be asked to review some of the new Lir Slings recently.  I thought I was getting one to try, so when the package arrived from Ireland I was very pleased to find two lovely wraps in the bag. I’m going to cover these as two separate reviews as they are both very different.  So here goes… First off, this is one of the classiest wraps I’ve seen.  It looks beautiful with silvery grey and white…

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Carrier Review: Rock Solid Slings Pod (podaegi) Wrap Conversion ?>

Carrier Review: Rock Solid Slings Pod (podaegi) Wrap Conversion

One of the nicest things about having a website like this is when people send me stuff to try out, especially new companies.  Rock Solid Slings are one of  the newest, and rather than stepping into the mass of companies offering Mei Tai’s, Buckled carriers and Ring Slings, Carrie, the brains and sewing machine behind Rock Solid Slings,  is focusing on a less well known carrier:  The Podaegi, or as its usually referred to the Pod. A pod is a traditional…

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Sling Dads Family Camp 2014!!!! ?>

Sling Dads Family Camp 2014!!!!

We have made mention of Sling Dads Family Camp a lot of times over the last 3 or 4 months but the time has come to reveal the details! The camp is taking place at Sherratts Wood Scout Camp, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July View Larger Map Prices We’re finalising prices at the minute, and will get that info out into the public as soon as possible.  Our plan is to open ticket sales on Valentines day, and…

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Celebrate with us! ?>

Celebrate with us!

In the 18 months since Sling Dads UK was started over on Facebook, things have gone from strength to strength.  What was initially a handful of guys chatting about parenting, wrestling and metal has grown beyond all recognition.  In the last year alone we’ve raised almost £500 for MIND and Bliss with our calendar, brought a Dad’s eye view to the European Babywearing Conference in Bristol, and sought to promote Babywearing as a tool for the whole family, not just…

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Attachment Parenting: A Dads Eye View ?>

Attachment Parenting: A Dads Eye View

Like many people, I watched the discussion on ITV’s This Morning with Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins. If you missed it, ITV have made it available on Youtube here: Opinions were expressed, points were made, soundbites were dispensed, names were called. It made for an interesting few minutes, and many people, including many sections of the print media seem to think that Peaches Geldof ‘obliterated’ Katie Hopkins.  I don’t agree.  In my opinion, neither of these ladies did themselves or…

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Sponsor the Sling Dads Mo’ Team for Movember! ?>

Sponsor the Sling Dads Mo’ Team for Movember!

  As part of what we do as Sling Dads, fundraising for worthy causes is something we view as important.  Last year we generated £450 for Bliss and Mind with the Sling Dads calendar.  This year, amongst others projects, some of the guys are taking part in Movember.  Liam Mackenzie has shared his story below Being a SlingDad is all about doing what is best for your child and being the best dad you can be. For the majority, that is…

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Vegetarian Chilli: The Metal Way! ?>

Vegetarian Chilli: The Metal Way!

One of our members over on Facebook, John Davies, posted this late last year and with his permission I wanted to share it with you all. Chilli and Metal. Both are awesome, here’s how to combine them. Ingredients 2 red peppers, 2 red onions, Mushrooms, Baby sweetcorn, tomato pure, Garlic Pure (or 4 or 5 cloves of fresh) 4 x 400g tins of beans (Cannellini, red/white kidney, butter beans, chick peas, harricot, any combination of those or any other beans)…

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Carrier Review: Baie Slings Trowen ?>

Carrier Review: Baie Slings Trowen

Sometimes things just happen to fall in to place to present you with a great opportunity. This has been one of those times. Baie Slings are a new woven wrap manufacturer from Yorkshire, a family company made up of artists and designers. They currently have a number of wraps out travelling round sling libraries and meets, and this is where I come in. Stockport Sling Meet had the Baie Slings Trowen to visit, and they were sending it on to Glossop Sling Meet….

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Carrier Review: Manduca ?>

Carrier Review: Manduca

In Babywearing so far I’d not really considered the actual sling. Sounds strange I know but my wife is the one who uses it most often so I’m happy to use whatever she likes and have tried to learn how to use it. I’m not all that picky or at least I like her taste so I’d not really considered the designs except for liking them really. I can see it’s a difficult thing to design a carrier but there…

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