I’ve carried 2 babies around London in this sling, and every time I used it at least three people would come up to me to inquire what sort of sling this was and where I got it. The inquiries were, of course, followed by “oohs” and “aahs”; all babies are cute, but in this sling they are even more endearing!

The sling is called the Tricotti, and I love it. It consists of 2 tubular jersey bands that you wear crosswise over the shoulders. It’s very easy to use. It can be worn in 4 different positions: comma (from birth, see above), face in to wearer (6 weeks) or out towards the world (3 months, see below), or a bit later in hip position (they say until 2 years!! Aggh!). It can also be used for discreet breast feeding.

Because the jersey bands can be spread out over your shoulders, the weight distribution is really good. You can choose to cover your baby more or less with the bands – really cozy when it gets colder or handy when you need protection from the sun.

I also loved the fact that the jersey bands, when not in use, can be used as blankets, play mats etc. They don’t take up much space at all, so they’re perfect for traveling, or to throw in the bottom of your pram – within hand reach for when you really need them. Babies LOVE to be carried around in these!

(The tricotti can be googled and is available on multiple websites within Europe. I’m not sure about the states! If you’re in the Netherlands you should get the Combi-Cotti– it is a Tricotti that comes with a third piece and I can recommend it! I haven’t found it anywhere else but here. They will ship within the E.U. but the website is unfortunately in Dutch…)



Comments (3)

December 2, 2007

Esther gave me the Combi-Cotti for Christmas last year. I didn’t think I would like anything as much as my beloved “Baby Bjorn,” but I was surprised by how much I used it (and loved it).
It’s nice, especially when they’re newborns, that they can lie in it and be cozy in the semi-darkness. It’s also good, like Esther said, because the fabric is really cozy and keeps them warm!
I am also a huge fan of this sling!

December 10, 2007

They always look so complicated to me, like the mother spends hours sorting it out and ending up wrapping herself up most of the time!

Thanks for finally clearing that up for me. 🙂

November 6, 2008

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