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Originally Posted by jcregan View Post

Neuro: have you watched the videos on Moby's website?  I found them fairly helpful.  That being said I struggled with it a ton with DD.  It is only with this babe that I finally feel comfortable with it.  Until you get a chance to try others at that store I would watch the videos (you might be able to find some even better showing using a newborn on youtube) and have DH help you practice with it and getting babe in.  I never felt comfortable  by myself at first, I wanted someone near to spot me and make sure I did not drop the baby.

 

I am using the newborn hug hold right now and the key for me at least is wrapping it a bit tighter then I think I should and that keeps him up nice and high and his head up basically using a breast as a pillow. 

 

 

I am also planning to add a Becco to my collection.

 

Yes, I did watch those videos.  I just found it hard to replicate the position of the baby.  Mine sort of turns and ends up sideways and curved.  I got a couple more video recommendations and will keep trying -- and wrap it even tighter.
 

 

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I haven't used my moby with Isaac yet. I wore DD in it last summer/fall and have worn a 5-month old in it when I was babysitting, but haven't tried it with a newborn. I actually need to locate it, maybe in the coat closet? we haven't used it in a few months. 

 

goodvibes.gifsending well baby/well mama vibes to those who need them

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Neuro- do you have a babywearing group in your area? As a group leader, I have met with new moms before to help them with positioning. A leader in your area might do that. Also I agree that not every carrier works for every baby. That being said, there are a lot of new safety recommendations out now- I could give you some links if you're interested, just pm me.
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Neuro, I love wearing Harper in the Moby and it is so frustrating when it doesn't work for us. I feel your pain!

What helped me was to make sure and tie it on nice and flat and tight. I also do the tag part pretty high. She wont go in well if she's hungry or wet, so I take care of feeding and changing first. Even with all that done she still fusses sometimes and she won't settle for about 5 min. I walk around, up & down the stairs, etc and then she quiets down.

Good luck!!

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I love wraps, really. That being said, I think they are not always the simplest way to go when you start. Maybe a ring sling might be a good addition for you Neuro. They are versatile, can get very snug, are fairly easy to use, and are cheap.

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i love my ring sling. i'm okay with my wrap but it's not my go to

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starting to get all the "so, when will you induce" questions from people. bah! so glad i'm having a homebirth this time, and not having to fend off that question from an OB.

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starting to get all the "so, when will you induce" questions from people. bah! so glad i'm having a homebirth this time, and not having to fend off that question from an OB.



Ick grossedout.gif I hate that people jump to "when will you induce" as soon as you're over your due-date. 

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