to sling or not to sling
September 8, 2009 5:05 PM Subscribe
Is a baby sling a good shower gift? I'm not a parent and don't know if it's political (like disposable vs cloth diapers), and don't want to look like a jerk.
posted by Kellydamnit to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My cousin is expecting, and I'm torn as to what to get her for her shower. I'm on a very limited income at the moment and don't want to just go with a handful of the cheapest things off her registry.
I am, however, better than average with a sewing machine, with a very impressive fabric stash. So, I was thinking a baby sling might be a good idea. Looks super easy to make (well, compared to the corsets I usually sew), and sells for a heck of a lot more than I'd ever be able to afford. Most of my friends with kids swear by various forms of slings or wraps.
However, I realized most of my friends are a bit more granola than my cousin.
I figured this would be a good place to ask if slings were a common item for moms to be, or if I might be inadvertently passing judgment on her parenting choices with regards to babywearing or something.