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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    I'm very interested in baby-wearing this baby when it's born, as it wasn't something I was easily able to do with my boys. I have been looking up all the different types of slings and wraps and have been you-tubing videos of how to tie a stretchy wrap, how to put baby in etc.

    But then I thought- with this wealth of knowledge right at my fingertips, who better to ask than the bh baby-wearers?

    So... Would you like to show a pic of you baby-wearing? It doesn't have to show yours or baby's face if you don't want it to, just s shot of your torso with baby attached and the maybe age of baby, type of sling and how you would rate it?

    Thanks- hope to see some inspiring pics!!

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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Sure! I got a new ring sling yesterday, here ya go
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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Ooh thanks!!

    How old is your adorable baby? (I'm on iPad so can't see sigs or anything )

    Is a ring sling comfortable?

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    I found different slings worked better at different ages. Izy very kindly lent me her hug a bub which suited DD when she was a newborn. She was upright and close to my chest and was happy and best of all, she wasn't demanding to be fed!! When she got a bit older I started using a pouch sling so she was lying down but all supported still and again, she wasn't demanding to be fed!! (DD pretty much insisted on being permanently fed around the clock for the first 3-4 months of her life, 4 hour feeds followed by 20 min sleep in my arms was the standard routine.) She then graduated to a ring sling so she could see where she was going. We now use the ergo if we want to carry her. They all took a bit of getting used to but well worth the effort.

    I bought a few types of slings when preg, all second hand off ebay.

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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    Ooh thanks!!

    How old is your adorable baby? (I'm on iPad so can't see sigs or anything )

    Is a ring sling comfortable?
    She is 4 months I also have an ergo which is quite good. I like the ring so far, good to feed in which I can't do in the ergo.

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    Same as above different sling work best at different sizes. My baby was tiny so I started in the bubba moe sling (picked up on sale at $36) she liked it and I used it when doing the groceries and at airports and crowded places, the only bad is that it doesn't really give you two free hands (in theory it does but I was always holding her head just in case I bumped it...). I also have a bjorn air (got that one off evay for $50) which is great for hot summers but didn't seem comfortble when she was little so use that from 4 months to 6 then she got heavy! So I got an ergo (eBay again for $80) the ergo I used on an international holiday and around the shops, its great for after 6 months (haven't used it for babies so can't comment) it provides a "seat" so they're not dangling like with the bjorn and she ALWAYS falls asleep in it so must be comfortble and its very good your back, the downside is you'll get hot! Its great for cooler months and winter!
    Dont have pics... but hope this helps. Also I suggest you shop on eBay for second hand ones if you're not sure which one will suit, all the ones I bought were is super condition and I saved a bucket and didn't feel bad for buying so many!!

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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Bec I remember your dd being very demanding and fussy; glad to hear the slings worked for you.

    Thanks for the advice ciaomumma

    Missy I'm still researching at this stage. I was reading in another thread that most recommended a stretchy wrap for a newborn, so I think I'll (nervously) start with one of those. Of course I know there is no reason why this babe should turn out to be like the boys, but I just remember always having a baby in arms, wishing I had hands free to do things... And I know this time around I will have two four year olds to contend with also.

    So, I'm looking for something really that will leave me hands (or hand?) free, but will get babe through that "4th trimester" of dealing with a new environment, wanting to be close to mum etc.

    Then I guess I'll graduate onto another type?

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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Forgot to add: it will be August baby, so those first few months will be cool weather- I guess when s/he is 3 months old it will be November and the weather will start to heat up.. So a first stage sling doesn't matter if it gets hot, but by the second stage ill be looking for something that keeps us cooler?

    It's all so confusing and so much to think about!!

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    Default Can I see you baby-wearing?

    Here's hubby wearing an 18month old on his back and carrying an almost 3 year old.

    I would recommend this style wrap. Especially for a newborn. This is a Moby, and I'm not really up with all the lingo but maybe it's a stretchy wrap? It's made of very slightly stretchy, very sturdy 100% cotton jersey. There are millions of ways to tie it, and tying it is really easy, although the first time it was intimidating and I held him the whole day, afraid he could fall out, but there really is no way they can.

    I love the newborn hold as they are a bit more upright. Slings have always freaked me right out, even before the dangers became so publicly known.

    Anyway. This is a popular topic, I'm sure you'll get loads of answers!

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    I had a ring sling with DD from about 6 weeks and the most important thing is to get one that can 'fan out' over your shoulder on the ring side. I don't have a picture of me but I googled and found this picture which shows perectly what I mean (I hope that's ok?). I could wear DD until she was about 2 and 14kgs-ish in the hold pictured (cradle hold when younger, frog hold when a bit bigger - she loved being squished and folded in half!). Also look for aluminium/alloy rings to help with weight when folded up in your handbag.

    sling eg.jpg

    As a side note - Atropos, the way you've got your sling in that picture will make that muscle on the top of your shoulder hurt so bad after 20 mins! Try it with it fanned out to spread the weight. Sorry, the advice is only because I don't want you to give up on the sling thinking they hurt.

    Nomsie, as PPs have mentioned, every bub is different and go through stages. We also had a bjorn-style carrier that we used from 6 months and DH was a lot more confident having her in this as he doesn't have my 'cushioning'

    I still have my ring sling but also plan to brave a stretchy wrap one (will make my own) as would love to try wearing from early on and they just seem so good for when they are tiny. I'll be spending lots of time on Youtube working out how to put one on! I won't spend much though because I know I could end up with a bub who loves their personal space and fights any carrier.


 

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