We are big fans of baby wearing and we are always on the lookout for new slings to try which could make the experience of baby wearing more enjoyable. Sadly this sling did not live up to my expectations, however, Kirsty really loved it. When it comes to slings it’s truly about finding one that fits your shape and frame.
The Sana Mama is very easy to use. You lay the sling out completely flat, and lay baby in the middle. There is an inner pouch which you clip around their legs and waist to keep them secure whist you are carrying them. Once baby is fastened in, you sit down I front of the sling and reach your arms back into the shoulder straps and pull baby onto your back. I lean back a little to stop M’s neck from straining backwards during the lift. All you need to do then is adjust baby’s legs around your waist and fasten the straps around your waist and chest. It does feel completely secure but for me it’s very uncomfortable.
I have tried all the tricks in the book to try and reposition the sling but the weight of M pulls the shoulder straps and they dig into my shoulders, which is quite uncomfortable. For my shape the weigh distribution does not work. I’m so uncomfortable at times it often makes Monkey irritated and it almost always ends in tears. It’s a great design in regards to safety but just not for me.
Like I said earlier, I don’t like it, but Kirsty does and there are no tears when she uses it. She has broader shoulders than me and she doesn’t experience any pain or discomfort. In fact she prefers this sling over several others she has tried. She finds it easy to use and great to keep in her rucksack for times when we are travelling.
There are two choices of colours Black or Brown. I wasn’t too keen on the brown so changed it to black. Not much choice but you can never really go wrong with simple black.
The sling retails at £49.99. I would recommend you try slings before you purchase them. This may be perfect for you.
*We received this sling for the purpose of this review. All views are our own.