+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,757
    Thanks
    1,205
    Thanked
    2,112
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Best carrier for small baby?

    Hi guys

    I'm after a carrier for DD2. She was born 5 weeks prem and at 4 weeks she weighs 2.4kg. She is a great baby but needs to be held constantly. Which I'm fine with, but DH goes back to work tomorrow and DD1 is on school holidays and I'm really nervous about how I'll get anything done!

    I have heard good things about the ergo with the infant insert but on their site they say for 3.2kg +... Do you think a smaller bub could sit comfortably in it?

    I already have a hugabub but she doesn't like it, I'm hoping she will when she's a bit bigger but doesn't help me much now haha.

    I'm going to go try some this afternoon but would be good to go in there with some ideas.

    Thanks!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My dd is a tiny pocket baby!! At least that's what I call her. I have an ergo.. shes been in it since 2.5kgs... With the infant insert. . She did look little but it didn't seem to bother her. She's also very short.
    I also had a mini monkey sling I bought on ebay for $5!! And I have to say when she was little she was great in the sling.. she liked the cuddly position more than the ergo at that stage.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    Anjalee  (06-10-2013)

  4. #3
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    a ring sling would be my personal choice

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to headoverfeet For This Useful Post:

    Anjalee  (06-10-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,757
    Thanks
    1,205
    Thanked
    2,112
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Sorry I forgot to add she likes to be held in the frog position on my chest, I can only cradle her when she's already asleep... It's exhausting!

    I do have a ring sling from DD1 somewhere though, I should give that a go and just see if she likes that one.

    It's good to know that an ergo can be used when they're a bit smaller she's long for her weight so hopefully that helps a little too

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Ring sling or a mei tai. Or a sleepy wrap?

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,757
    Thanks
    1,205
    Thanked
    2,112
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thanks for the help ladies I took DD to the baby store and we tried a bunch on and she was most happy in the ergo which I was surprised at when I saw how it big it was! But she seems so secure in it, I'm definitely confident in wearing her now. So excited!

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Anjalee For This Useful Post:

    Atropos  (06-10-2013),headoverfeet  (06-10-2013),Tamtam  (06-10-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Baby carrier for prem/small baby
    By MummyBic in forum Natural / Attachment Parenting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24-07-2013, 18:17
  2. Borrow a baby carrier
    By Tamtam in forum Natural / Attachment Parenting
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-03-2013, 17:43
  3. What Baby carrier for a small framed mummy??
    By Cherished in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 24-01-2013, 12:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland's at participating schools offer free baby orientation classes once a month - no cost no catches. Your baby will be introduced to our "natural effects" orientation program develop by Shapland's over 3 generations, its gentle and enjoyable.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays. We also offer outdoor programs during the summer months (Oct-Mar) at Rostrevor college.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!