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    Default Recommend me a baby carrier/wrap/sling

    Please recommend me a carrier/wrap/sling. Requirements are:
    must be suitable for a 3 week old to be in it all day every day
    must be able to breastfeed bub while he's in it
    able to sleep sitting up while wearing it without risk of suffocation or bub falling out
    ideally will distribute the weight & not put it all on my shoulders

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    Have a look at a hug a bub or sleepy wrap or you could go for a ring sling. I have breastfed by 10 month old in the ring sling although now it gets awkward. Also try searching on facebook for your local babywearing group. Most have meets were you can try different wraps and carriers before deciding what works for you. If you are handy with a sewing machine you could make your own stretcy wrap using jersey cotton then watch some you tube videos on wrapping with it.

    ♥ me & my little boy ♥

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    We've just bought an ergo 360 with an infant insert. There are YouTube videos that show you how they work for a newborn. Has an extra strap on your lower back that other carriers don't seen to have to help support your back while carrying baby and it feels comfortable and secure when on. Also you can supposedly drop the straps so you can bf.

    It looks great, has great reviews online but bub isn't here yet so I can't give a personal opinion.

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    Are you on FB? If so, join your local baby wearing group and try and get to a meet. Then you can try a bunch of different ones wraps/carriers are such a personal thing!

    I used a hugabub and ergo with infant insert with DD2 as a newborn. HAB would be easier to feed in although I have seen people do it in the ergo

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    I agree with the other ladies, it's handy if you can try before you buy, as otherwise you end up like me with a little collection of carriers!

    With my last baby though, I used a Peanut Shell, Sleepy Wrap and Ergo performance carrier once out of the newborn/infant stage (didn't have an infant insert, just used a rolled up towel.

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    I replied to your other thread recommending a hug-a-bub style stretchy without realising you had started this one!!

    I'll try to find a photo of DS in his at 1 week old.

    I used a ring sling with DD from 8 weeks but much prefer the stretchy for a newborn.

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    I would recommend a good woven wrap. It'll do from birth through to toddlerhood. I love Natibaby wraps but only because I'm a sucker for their designs.

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    Ok, this is DS and my 1st attempt in my homemade stretchy (like a hug-a-bub) at about 1 week. He would have been about 3.5kg, and got too heavy for it around 6kg. Since it only cost a few dollars for fabric (no sewing required) I didn't mind that it only lasted a couple of months.

    I don't have it all perfect, it was the first attempt, but he didn't mind.

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    A hug-a-bub or stretchy wrap is awesome in the newborn days, but as a PP mentioned, is really only good up to about 6kg, then they just stretch too much. They are really easy to DIY for little cost.

    After DS2 grew out of the hug-a-bub I made a few homemade non-stretchy wraps, which take a bit of practice to wrap (a stretchy wrap is wrapped first then bub popped in, a non-stretchy or woven is wrapped around bub - so you have to be confident holding bub and wrapping). One was a light muslin material and 2 others were cotton/ linen blends. I was going to get a woven, but got lost and confused by all the options!

    Ergo's are great, but I found way too bulky for DS2 until he was about 9mo, and I found the infant insert way too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decemberbubba View Post

    Ergo's are great, but I found way too bulky for DS2 until he was about 9mo, and I found the infant insert way too hot.
    Eek I hope it's not too hot, that has crossed my mind as he's a spring bubba. I'm not sure I feel comfortable with the other types of wraps and slings though.


 

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