I have a Moby and a Maya ring sling. My 7 week old pushes her head out but she doesn't have full head control yet. I end up holding her head with one hand which makes it impossible to do anything with two hands. If she is asleep she will lay against me. Am I wrapping her wrong? Is there a better carrier I should try?
Parenting supplies mentioned in this thread:
Related Forum Threads
- mei tai vs ergo for back carry Last post on 2/11/12 at 6:48pm in Babywearing
- Ergo or another wrap? Last post on 6/22/13 at 4:46pm in Babywearing
- Top 3 Favorite Carriers? Last post on 10/29/12 at 2:33pm in Babywearing
- Patapum (similar to Ergo) hurts my back--what am I doing wrong? Is back carry generally more... Last post on 11/30/11 at 2:20am in Babywearing
- Baby carrying for Slim frame. Suggestions? Please help! Last post on 9/14/11 at 9:42am in Babywearing
Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family
Last edited: 2/21/14
- Advanced Babywearing: Tales from the TrenchesLast edited: 8/17/13
- Five Best Baby Carriers: Recommended by the Mothering CommunityLast edited: 10/9/13
- Freedom Together: Mothering Mavens Try Out the Boba 4GLast edited: 4/10/14
- What to Buy Before Baby Arrives: 25 Truly Useful Items for Infant...Last edited: 9/10/13
7 week old will not keep her head inpost #1 of 88/3/11 at 8:49pmThread Starterpost #2 of 88/4/11 at 1:46am
I don't think you're doing anything wrong. My LO wouldn't tolerate her head being tucked in either. We spent a lot of time holding her head. It is a pain if you're trying to do something but she seemed to get head control pretty quickly so it didn't last long.
You could maybe try an SSC with incorporated head support. The Beco Gemini has a head rest which is just part of the backrest unfolded. We didn't get our Gemini until J was well and truly holding her own head but I think she would have liked it much better.post #3 of 88/4/11 at 11:38amThread Starterpost #4 of 88/8/11 at 8:32pm
The Moby you can wash and dry that will help tighten it up. Do you use it folded length wise then tie it on you or the full width? Folded lenght wise and dried might help give baby more head support.
Some babies do not like their heads tucked into a wrap, mostly because it is not a normal position. It can create a kink in their neck.
If your using a ring sling you can, depending on the width of the ring sling, fold some of the upper rail to provide neck support.
If you use an Ergo please buy the Heart to Heart insert, Ergos are not made for young babies to be worn with out the insert.post #5 of 88/10/11 at 6:19pmThread Starterpost #6 of 88/24/11 at 3:27pm
Our baby didn't like his head tucked into the sling, the moby, or the ergo! Yes, lots of head-holding. But I think that his early head popping out gave him early neck control...he had a great deal of control by 8 weeks. Babies are much less fragile than we are taught to believe.
I just posted this example on another thread, so pardon my redundancy :), but when I was in Ghana, West Africa, 12 years ago, I witness BRAND-NEW newborn babies being worn by their mamas with a long piece of cloth wrapped around their midsections (babies were worn on the back) several times...and the women would dance really fast and jerk around alot, babies' heads flailing back and forth, and the babies were *happy*....not harmed in any way...totally content!
So, in light of that experience, I don't think heads popping out are a big deal and I do believe that it creates earlier neck strength. :)
HTH! Andreapost #7 of 88/24/11 at 6:17pm
You can also wear your baby facing out so their head/neck is supported by resting on your chest. This is easy to do with a ring sling and most babies enjoy being all tucked inside with their feet crossed in an indian style sitting position.
The Kozy is also a very basic, wonderful, indestructible mei tai that has a little curve to the top edge and it cradles baby's head for you.
Katepost #8 of 89/1/11 at 5:17pm
- Advanced Babywearing: Tales from the Trenches
- › Our baby girl is here! 2 minutes ago
- › Barefoot Running 29 minutes ago
- › Unassisted birth and legal concerns 34 minutes ago
- › Am I crazy for not wanting to put my kid in the gifted program? 37 minutes ago
- › The Fertility Challenged One Thread - Spring 2014 37 minutes ago
- › Stupid vent. Shower planning. I shouldn't care... 37 minutes ago
- › Is Fels Naptha natural? 39 minutes ago
- › St.John's Trash to treasure Swap 2014 41 minutes ago
- › Free riding behavior and vaccination 41 minutes ago
- › Finding the right amount of structure 42 minutes ago
- › Epibi Nursing Pads by SparkleMaman
- › By Marie Winn - The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family... by Catholic Mama
- › Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver by ss834
- › Pyur Diaper Balm by MimiPilla
- › Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, Fragrance Free, by KatelynRose
- › Summer Infant Best View Handheld Color Video Monitor with 2.5"... by thebessmartinfo
- › Happy Heiny's One Size Cloth Diapers by SquirmyWorm
- › Homesteader's Kitchen, The: Recipes from Farm to Table by Monica S
- › Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Multivitamin, 90 Tablets by glwilson22
- › Bear Stays Up for Christmas by rosemarievpaulson
- › WellFuture WellBelly April 2014 Giveaway by JenniO11
- › 30 Hilarious and Inspiring Parenting Quotes... by Melanie Mayo
- › Should We Stop Acting Like Breastfeeding is a... by Sarah Clark
- › Got Trust? The Antidote for Insecurity &... by Marcy Axness
- › Finding My Tribe After the Death of My Daughter by Melanie Mayo
- › Ten Tips for Surviving Two Under Two by Melanie Mayo
- › The Worry and Wonderment of Parenting by Melanie Mayo
- › 5 Surprising Benefits to Making a Pet a Part... by Melanie Mayo
- › Mining Joy from the Muck of Daily Mothering by Marcy Axness
- › Interview with Blair Lee, author by SavvyHomeschool