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The Truth About The Founder Of The “Baba Sling”
If you are looking for “babaslings” aka “baba slings” on the internet, chances are you have come across Shanti McIvor’s (aka “Padma Ananda”) domain babaslings.com (a website that sells baby and toddler slings under the trademark “babaslings”). Shanti McIvor jointly set up another company in the UK, located at babaslings.co.uk, which is directed by Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Lucas. The name “Baba Slings” was inspired by the famous Indian Guru Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba when Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard (her mate and the father of their son Sai Isa) were his devotees.
Shanti McIvor is the founder of the “babaslings” business and it is officially registered under her name (Ref). Barry Pittard was intimately associated with the BabaSlings business, was a promoter of the BabaSlings product (Ref) and his name and person were mentioned throughout the BabaSlings website. Shanti McIvor (with the assistance of Barry Pittard) began her business by selling the baba sling at the Eumundi and Brisbane Riverside markets in Australia (they were seen together by Sai Devotees who knew them well). Both Shanti and Barry advertised their babasling product in direct association with their son “Sai Isa” (who was named after the Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba). Sai Isa was conceived when Shanti McIvor was 21 years old and Barry Pittard was 58 years old (old enough to be her Grand-Father).
Shanti McIvor & Baba-Slings Website Promoted Barry Pittard:
Barry Pittard defected from the Sathya Sai Movement in 1999 and waged a concerted, deliberate, neurotic, obsessive and fanatic smear campaign against Sathya Sai Baba that peaked between the years 2001 - 2004. Although Shanti McIvor claimed she had nothing to do with Barry Pittard’s Anti-Sai campaign, not only was she coupled with the lead organizer, main spokesperson and most vocal defamer of Sathya Sai Baba during his peak Anti-Sai years, the phone number and address to her Baba Slings business were specifically used for Anti-Sai Activism. Barry Pittard even cited Shanti McIvor as an alleged “witness” against Sathya Sai Baba and claimed that she was his “wife”. The following screen-caps verify these facts:
ArchiveOrg Results For The BabaSlings Website:
BabaSlings Contact Number & Address Used For Anti-Sai Activism:
BabaSlings International Contact Number Was (and currently is) 61(7)54429597
Barry Pittard Listed The Baba Slings Phone Number [61(7)54429597] As A Personal Contact Number On The SaiGuru.com Anti-Sai Website. He Also Listed His Address As: 599 Hunchy Road, Hunchy Queensland 4555
Shanti & Barry Met As A Couple With Lunamama In July 2003:
Shanti McIvor And Barry Pittard (described as being “from Babaslings”) Met Together With “Lunamama” As A Couple In July 2003 (Ref)
Shanti McIvor And BabaSlings Associated With Barry Pittard:
Shanti McIvor: An Alleged Witness And Wife To Barry Pittard:
Barry Pittard’s Post On QuickTopic Claiming Shanti McIvor Witnessed An Alleged Incident Of Abuse And That She Was His Wife (Please Note That Only Relevant Portions To The Post Have Been Duplicated Here)
Sathya Sai Baba, Barry Pittard, Sai Isa And The Baba-Slings Business:
Take a long, hard look at Sai Isa (the child in the photo above). Cute kid? Right? Before you let your paternal/maternal instincts get the better of you, it is important to remember that Sai Isa was named after the revered Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba. Both Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard decided not to change Sai Isa’s name, so he still bears that name. The reason why this is so very disturbing is because Barry Pittard is currently a very vocal and vicious Anti-Sai Activist who spearheads many gutter, smear and hate campaigns against his former Guru, whom he erroneously, obsessively and fallaciously accuses of being a “serial pedophile”, “homosexual”, “fraud”, “implicated in murders”, among numerous other slurs and wholly unsupported accusations. Strange enough, Barry Pittard still believes (even after his defection) that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers and even claimed that the Guru foretold the birth of his son (Sai Isa) when he was allegedly observing celibacy.
A day is coming fast when Sai Isa will seek the meaning and history of his name and he will be scarred for life and will probably develop some sort of mental complex after being teased and bullied by others that his own father (Barry Pittard) named him after a Guru he hates, defames and constantly accuses (with no proof, mind you) of being a raping, killing and homosexual serial pedophile who runs “elite pedophile rings” and people trafficking rings throughout the world! This is unconscionable!
Although Shanti McIvor has not publicly spoken out against Sri Sathya Sai Baba, she was coupled with Barry Pittard during his peak Anti-Sai years (never refuting or disagreeing with his Anti-Sai Activism), allowed Barry Pittard to use her Baba Slings address and phone number for his Anti-Sai Activism and thereby silently endorsed him and his shameless defamations, slurs and libels against Sai Baba. The BabaSlings business and Sai Isa are inextricably entwined with Sathya Sai Baba’s person and thus entwined with Barry Pittard and the Sai Controversy.
Non-Controversial, Child-Friendly Websites Selling Baby Slings:
There are many non-controversial and child-friendly websites on the internet that sell quality baby slings, pouches, wraps, mei tais, onbuhimos, podaegis and carriers. For example, see the attachedtobaby website listings for:
- Maya Wrap
- Oopa Baby
- Pretty Momma
- Rockin’ Baby
- cxd baby
- Unpadded Slings
- Padded Slings
- Asian Style Carriers
- Catbird Baby
- EllaRoo Chinese Mei Tai
- EllaRoo Deluxe Mei Tai
- EllaRoo Original Mei Tai
- EllaRoo Mei Hip
- EllaRoo Organic Mei Hip
- Kozy Carrier
- Maya Tie
- Sachi Carrier
- Mei Tais
- Structured Carriers