Week One: Done!
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind this week, I’ve been very busy getting up to speed with everything and updating the website, I’m not naturally a computer whizz, so it’s taken a while! I thought I’d briefly tell you a bit about me, while I have five minutes to myself.
My name is Cathy, I live in South London with my fabulous husband Chris. We’ve been married for eight years and have two children, Madeleine, four, and Gabriel, two, and are expecting a third baby late this summer. You could say there’s never a dull moment in our house!
I started using slings with Madeleine, because she had reflux and being anywhere near horizontal made her sick, so she was happiest being upright and a sling meant I had my hands free some of the time. I used slings all the time with Gabriel, he was a bit of a grumpy baby and enjoyed being held, soon my whole family were using slings quite regularly with him to give me a break and keep him happy. Slings made my life so much easier that I carried on using them as the kids grew older and found them the perfect solution for tired toddler legs, impromptu naps and just getting anywhere quicker than a snail’s pace!
My own experience is the reason I’m so passionate about Petit Poppet, I’ve found slings so useful and have tried so many that I kept finding myself being stopped in the street and asked about them. I realise that actually, it isn’t easy to buy a sling, it’s difficult to know the difference between the carriers readily available on the High Street and the ones which are truly comfortable and allow you to carry a heavy child in comfort, for long periods of time. It’s also hard to choose between the different options, especialy if you haven’t used a sling before.
With Petit Poppet, I’m hoping to make the whole experience easier. We already operate a very popular “Try before you buy” scheme and our Agents are brilliant for giving honest, helpful advice face-to-face, we’re always very happy to answer your questions and can be contacted very easily through the website, our Facebook page or Twitter.
Over the next few weeks, I’m aiming to write some posts explaining what to look for in a good sling, what the differences are between the main different types, and how on earth you make a decision about which one will work for you! In the meantime, if you need some help, just give me a shout (or an e-mail, Facebook message or tweet!).