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post #61 of 87
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Oh no, they arent all cotton! She has Tencel, Linen, Denim, Silk, Organic Cotton, water mesh...plus wraps that can be converted....lots of options!
post #62 of 87

I have a zolo that it just plain cotton not woven cotton like my maya and I hate it that's why I asked
 

post #63 of 87
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Originally Posted by cristeen View Post
Sky - i dont think you have to wait for 8 lbs if she doesnt have medical issues... Does she have head control? I've seen them being used in the NICU for kangaroo care, and not all those babies are over 8 lbs.

Yes her head control is pretty good, no med issues.... I just read it in the pamphlet it said 8 lbs. I was telling DH i should try to put it on, i think she will be just fine, though i'm a little intimidated by how to follow the wrapping directions.I bet there is a video if I google it.

post #64 of 87
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Originally Posted by Sky View Post

Yes her head control is pretty good, no med issues.... I just read it in the pamphlet it said 8 lbs. I was telling DH i should try to put it on, i think she will be just fine, though i'm a little intimidated by how to follow the wrapping directions.I bet there is a video if I google it.

 

Yeah, a NB who is under 8 lbs and has no head control, and breathing is an issue, probably wouldn't be a great idea (unless they were hooked up to monitors like in the NICU).  But if she's got head control and can guard her airway, then I wouldn't worry about the weight thing, personally. 

 

As for the wrapping, definitely check out YouTube.,  There's lots of them.  My favorite wrap though is take the middle marker, place it between your breasts.  Grab one side with that same hand as far out as you can reach, bring your arm around behind your head and drape that tail over the opposite shoulder so it's crossing your back and draping down your front.  Then repeat with the other side.  Snug it up a bit.  Drop the baby in between the front panel and your tummy with her head on your chest.  She can face you or she can face the side.  Bring the tails down, cross on her butt, wrap to the back and tie.  If you have enough you can wrap it back and tie on your front.  It'll take practice to get it tight enough, but that's the carry I like best for any baby that still likes legs froggied. 

post #65 of 87
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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post

Has anyone ever heard of the boba or beco carriers? What about the pikkolo? I THINK I'm all set with the K'Tan and ergo but I am hating the infant insert so I'm potentially looking for a carrier that will allow me to use from newborn thru toddler without spare parts and that will support my body on vigorous hikes/walks... Maybe I just wait for Kai to be big enough to wear in ergo without insert?
He is so big already - but only 3.5 weeks. Ugh, I think I'm addicted to buying baby carriers. DH is going to kill me :/
I have the ergo with infant insert and a RS. I also dislike the insert as when we go on hikes as you say, I find it gets quite warm ans I am constantly checking Hannah to make sire she isn't overheating. It has only been in the mid 20's(celsius, not sure in Fahrenheit). I wanted to use it more in summer obviously, but she is only 10 pounds now and I am worried about not using it. The RS is great, but not for hiking.
Did you decide anything about not using the insert??
post #66 of 87
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Originally Posted by maggiemay81 View Post

I have the ergo with infant insert and a RS. I also dislike the insert as when we go on hikes as you say, I find it gets quite warm ans I am constantly checking Hannah to make sire she isn't overheating. It has only been in the mid 20's(celsius, not sure in Fahrenheit). I wanted to use it more in summer obviously, but she is only 10 pounds now and I am worried about not using it. The RS is great, but not for hiking.
Did you decide anything about not using the insert??


I never use an insert in my ergo... but my guy is like 12 lbs and has really good head control.... I just froggy his legs and go! :)

post #67 of 87
Forest do you have a photo you could share with babe in the ergo as you described? No problem if you don't want to - I just wonder if I'm doing the froggy legs thing correctly.

I ended up buying a Boba - I love it, but baby is so big that it turns out I'm not even using the newborn setting - he's too tall, and it just doesn't work. So, I am not that sure if there isn't difference between what I am doing with him snuggled in the boba vs in the ergo without the insert.

I actually gently tried to open his legs so they would come out of the boba yesterday - its the same position as ergo legs - but however big he is, he was not ready to move out of his newborn scrunched up lotus position. I think the boba might have more fabric to support him like that than the ergo, so it is slightly better. But honestly it was prob a waste of money I could have spent on something else - like clothing for me wink1.gif
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I never use an insert in my ergo... but my guy is like 12 lbs and has really good head control.... I just froggy his legs and go! smile.gif
post #68 of 87

i got my mesh water wrap.  love it!!  ive used it in the pool 2x, and its great!  i was apprehensive about black, but it doesnt get hot at all, even out of the water.  and it wasnt as hard to wrap as i thought it would be either.  i did the 'hug hold' and got it on the first try!  :)  layla slept in it the entire time we were in the pool yesterday.  lol

post #69 of 87

Sarah, how would the mesh one work as a light summer wrap (outside of the water)? I'll probably snap one up if it can double as a wrap for hot days as well as a water wrap.

post #70 of 87
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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post

Forest do you have a photo you could share with babe in the ergo as you described? No problem if you don't want to - I just wonder if I'm doing the froggy legs thing correctly.
I ended up buying a Boba - I love it, but baby is so big that it turns out I'm not even using the newborn setting - he's too tall, and it just doesn't work. So, I am not that sure if there isn't difference between what I am doing with him snuggled in the boba vs in the ergo without the insert.
I actually gently tried to open his legs so they would come out of the boba yesterday - its the same position as ergo legs - but however big he is, he was not ready to move out of his newborn scrunched up lotus position. I think the boba might have more fabric to support him like that than the ergo, so it is slightly better. But honestly it was prob a waste of money I could have spent on something else - like clothing for me wink1.gif


I will take a picture and post it :)

post #71 of 87
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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Sarah, how would the mesh one work as a light summer wrap (outside of the water)? I'll probably snap one up if it can double as a wrap for hot days as well as a water wrap.

 

it would totally work!  here's where i got mine- http://www.etsy.com/shop/TexasMommaDi?ref=seller_info

post #72 of 87

So I looked up mobey wrapping on you tube and put her in. I will have DH take some pics, this weekend she is napping right now

Cristeen she hit the 8lb mark on monday :-)

post #73 of 87
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Originally Posted by Sky View Post

So I looked up mobey wrapping on you tube and put her in. I will have DH take some pics, this weekend she is napping right now
Cristeen she hit the 8lb mark on monday :-)

Yeah!!

Now we just have to get Ezri back to 8 lbs. i'm hoping she's there by our visit Tuesday. I couldn't believe the discrepancy between the scales at Childrens and the one at the ped. A good 1/4 lb.
post #74 of 87

ok not the clearest pics but this is my first time putting Sång  in a moby, she wanted to stand at first lol! Thats is why my hand is in there getting her into a froggy she was and then she stood up...

 

I can tell its very comfy for me and her but it will be too hot on very hot days I think and I will use my ring sling those times

 

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post #75 of 87

this is A in the ergo (nursing) and i'm trying to show froggy;

 

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post #76 of 87

I can't nurse in a SSC until they are older. Sadie is having a hard time with her lip tie and keeping the latch too :( making it hard to nurse in public.
 

post #77 of 87
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ok not the clearest pics but this is my first time putting Sång  in a moby, she wanted to stand at first lol! Thats is why my hand is in there getting her into a froggy she was and then she stood up...

 

I can tell its very comfy for me and her but it will be too hot on very hot days I think and I will use my ring sling those times

 

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A loves to stand, too! <3 so cute. I love the chocolate moby...

post #78 of 87

We were out last night at open mic and DH snapped a pic of me nursing Sång  <3

 

This is in my Maya wrap sling, she is covered from this angle but from the front she is  not covered really ...fyi

 

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post #79 of 87

So I have a baby K'tan and a boba carrier.  DS loves it when DH carries him in the boba.  He's not so fond of being in the k'tan with me.  I've had limited success while he's awake.

 

I'm hoping someone might have a suggestion for a different wrap/sling for me to try.  What I would really like is something I can tie/wrap around us when he's fallen asleep in my arms.  During the day DS will only fall asleep in someone's arms.  When I try to lay him down he'll wake up after 5 minutes.  It's impossible to put the k'tan on while holding the baby.  Is there something out there that will work and I can put on while holding DS?

 

TIA!

post #80 of 87
Mlog - what position does he fall asleep in? Cradle? Head on shoulder? A RS would probably be the easiest/most versatile, but I personally don't love them for cradle holds. For a shoulder/chest carry, you should be able to use the Boba if you snap it around your waist before picking him up. For doing one-handed though, a RS. I suppose you could do a woven wrap one handed w a little practice, but there's a much bigger learning curve.
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