I feel so lucky to be living in London. Yes it’s eye-wateringly expensive, polluted, and there is crime. But it’s a brilliant city for families with free world-class museums and art galleries, as well as huge numbers of parks, commons, playgrounds and woods.
However it isn’t always easy for families to get out and about in London – buses can be crowded, which makes it tricky of you are travelling with a buggy. And travel can be expensive too, especially for families living further out from the centre.
I’ve written a blog post for the Family Friendly London coalition where I write that the new Mayor for London will need to make transport for families more accessible – you can read the full post here: http://familyfriendlylondon.org.uk/2016/02/29/out-and-about-in-london/
I tend to get around the problem of buses and non-accessible tube and rail stations by using a sling. I mostly use a Connecta as it’s ergonomic, comfortable and very easy to use, but I also use a Didymos woven wrap and a Bykay ring sling.
I would recommend baby wearing to anyone – it has a whole range of benefits for both parents and children (slings are not just for newborns and small babies). There are many brilliant local sling libraries which are a good place to start if new to baby wearing, and there are also websites which do online hire.