Can anyone show me pictures or give me advice on how to put a newborn in a Baby Hawk Mei Tai? Do you need to fold the head rest down or use a blanket to get baby up higher? Can you use the babyhawk from birth?
Newborn in a Babyhawk
I used the moby wrap for the first 8 weeks, then the mei tai babyhawk finally worked. You're supposed to be able to use it with an infant by squishing their legs under their body, but that didn't feel right, so I waited until she naturally wanted to have legs out. It's awesome once she'll fit in it right! My favorite wrap by far!!!!
You can use a ribbon at the base of the babyhawk, to make it narrower. I love moby style wraps for newborns, but they are way too hot for summer babies. I would suggest a thinner wrap, like wrapsody, which can also be used by older babies, because they are more supportive than stretchy knit wraps.
We used and liked the babyhawk when bub was a newborn. We rolled up the waist (instructions for this came with) and then froggied his legs (just as we froggied them for a front carry in the ring sling). But, my favorite was our maya wrap ring sling for the newborn phase...then after about 10 pounds or so the babyhawk.