The combi-cotti sling


After our recap about the Playtime fair in Paris, we’ve been asked a few times what sort of sling we’re using in the above photo. I’ve written about it before, here and here, so I won’t go into much detail, but the combi cotti sling remains my favourite baby carrier for the first months! It can be used immediately from birth (with the baby laying in a pouch-like fold), the baby can sit up in it facing in or out, it can be used as a hip carrier for toddlers and is handy to have around as blankets or play mats. It’s so much easier to put on than the complex one piece slings I find. I love having my baby close to me (plus — the babies love to be in there as well). It’s also very comfortable to wear — the weight distibution of the jersey bands is really good. I have bought our combo-cotti slings from here, it’s a Dutch website but if you have questions you can send an email to this contact email.

xxx Esther

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1. pilli pilli | February 12, 2013 | Reply

I had never seen these, but they look really, really comfortable! Maybe something for next time… ;-)
For our twins we used the normal long wraps, which we ended up using a LOT, even in the house. And so when they started to get a bit bigger, and it started raining more often (preventing me from doing a ‘quick wrap’ on the street if one of them lost it in the stroller), we got two manduca carriers, which I adore!
(as you can see here: http://abitofpillipilli.blogspot.it/2013/02/hello.html)
^_^

2. Mo | February 13, 2013

Hi, as I am about to have twins too, I am curious – were you able to carry them both at the same time or did you alternate? I can’t imagine either option very vividly, I am a bit lost as I am only “used” to having one baby at a time. :)
Also, the link doesn’t work.

3. Courtney in London | February 13, 2013 | Reply

This really IS the most comfortable baby carrier. I can have Marlow in the sling for several hours and my shoulders are still okay. Where, when I have her in the Baby Bjorn, I can go about an hour before I have to take her out.
I’m so thankful to you for giving it to me when Quin was born!!! xxx

4. ursula (room to bloom) | February 13, 2013 | Reply

Ladies, there’s some super baby cuteness going on there! Good to see you all looking so happy and healthy x

5. Caki | February 17, 2013 | Reply

Adorable! Where did you get that red knit hat? I am dying over how cute it is :) !

6. Courtney in London | February 17, 2013

The little red/pink hat is from Bonton: http://www.bonton.fr/ (Not sure if they still have it, as it was part of their A/W collection.) xx C

7. Sandra Steele | March 10, 2013 | Reply

Hi Esther,
Thank you so much for this information! I am going to place an order online for the Tri Cotti. Just wondering what size you bought? I am a size 10-12UK and 178 tall so was thinking the Medium, rather that the small?

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[...] of just the two of us. Then both babies woke at the same time, and so we strapped them into the slings and Lindsey took a few photos of the four of us (two jet-lagged mamas with their sleepy [...]

9. Lidia | March 31, 2013 | Reply

I receive a combi-cotti sling but i dont know how to use it. Please help! Thank You. I am from South Africa and i dont think that we have it here yet:0)

10. Esther in Amsterdam | April 9, 2013

Hi Lidia, how fun to be the first person with a combo-cotti sling in South Africa! To use the sling, you wear the tubular pieces over your shoulders cross wise. Maybe you can figure it out from these images: http://babyccinokids.com/blog/2007/12/02/tricotti/. If not, it’s best to email the above contact and ask if they have proper instructions. Good luck, and hope you enjoy the sling! xxx

11. lidia | May 2, 2013 | Reply

thank you ester! will have a look at the link.

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