Three main differences between kangaroos and slings.
1. The load on the children’s spine. In kangaroo — excessive. In a sling — optimal.
In a kangaroo, the weight of the child falls on the lower spine, the rigid back of the carrier creates the appearance of support, but does not give support to the baby’s body. As a rule, the legs in such a carrier dangle freely, not supported by anything. The baby in the kangaroo dangles like a pencil in a glass. The way out is that the carrier should be finely tuned to the body of the child during each landing of the baby in it. Especially in the first year of life, when the child is actively growing, and his body is changing every day.
In the sling, the baby does not hang out, it is tightly drawn to the mother by the fabric of the sling. The carrier fabric pointwise supports the spine in each section, unloading the fragile children’s back. The sling adapts to the childand not vice versa.
2. Load on the mother’s back. In kangaroo — redundant. In a sling — uniform.
In the «kangaroo», as a rule, there is no belt in the mother’s waist (or it is very conditional), the straps are quite thin, difficult to adjust, they cut into the back and shoulders. Since the child “hangs” in such a carrier, the mother’s center of gravity is constantly shifting forward and she is forced to make constant efforts to maintain balance. The back of the mother with such a carrying of the child experiences overload. Often starts to hurt.
The sling evenly distributes the load on the back, supports it like a corset. Wide sling panels distribute weight much better than thinner kangaroo straps. The weight of the child in the sling is felt as a continuation of his own body due to the correctly redistributed load on the maximum back area and partially on the hips.
3. Winding options. Kangaroos don’t. There are many in the sling, you can choose the right one for you.
The kangaroo offers only one option for carrying the baby: in front of the mother and facing the mother. Sometimes parents also use the option of wearing “facing the world”, which is absolutely not worth doing. The baby’s back, already unsupported by anything, arches like a bird’s, chest forward. The load on the lower spine increases. The child also gets an emotional overload, not being able to turn away from the world and see the familiar face of the mother.
Sling, on the contrary, gives scope in the choice of winding. You can carry the baby in safe and physiological positions in front, on the hip, even behind the mother’s back. It is worth orienting in the windings on the age, temperament, weight of the child, the physical capabilities of the mother herself. There are enough nuances, but all of them arose for a reason, but with the care of children.
At the same time, the apparent complexity of winding a sling is just a myth. At Mum’s Era slings step-by-step illustrated instructions, very detailed — thanks to her, mothers master winding quickly. See what our customers are saying in the reviews.If something still doesn’t work out with winding or you are too lazy to study the instructions, you can always contact us through the site indicated in the instructions.
Simplicity when choosing a «kangaroo» is just a marketing ploy, we recommend that you approach the choice of a carrier for a child thoughtfully. Major sling manufacturers, like Mum’s era, help in choosing a carrier, teach winding, help mom carry her baby safely. Toddlers are delicate, fragile, quick solutions like “kangaroos” are not suitable for them. Therefore, mothers choose slings.
An important bonus: within 30 days after the purchase on Wildberries, you can receive a free personal winding lesson from the manufacturer (see details in the description of each product).