Baby Wearing Thread - Page 2
thought you all might get a kick out of this:
talk about reinventing the wheel!
LMAO. And it's been years since I typed that. Wow. Just.. wow.
Feet--The babywearing powers that be are now recommending feet out from the beginning. If they're starting to stand up, then yes, I'd go feet out. Make sure that your bottom rail isn't too tight so as to cut off circulation, and be sure to keep their knees above their bum. If you're using an Ergo, the blanket trick is good. Or you can froggy one leg only, making sure it's in front of baby rather than under him.
Oh, huh! Thank you for this info, I had no idea. Time to stock up on footie pants, then..
THat carseat harness thing is ridiculous. WHY would you want to do that? I also wonder when I see moms lugging their carseats across the soccer field. Seriously. HOW is that easy or convenient? Unless of course you don't want to hold your baby.
I have a good friend who just got certified as a babywearing educator, and she brought that back from her training this summer. I was supposed to go too, but my boss flaked :(
Footie pants are a must! The unfootie ones just ride up and let their lil legs hang out!
BWing victory for the day: I got baby on my back in a woven! This is huge for me because I've never been much of a wrapper. But I am working hard on learning and have been practicing. Yay!
Yay Monkeykeeper! I got Ember up on my back for the first time today too. I consider myself fairly adept at wrapping but back wrapping these tiny ones is a whole 'nother story. On the bright side, once I got her up there, I was able to do dishes and laundry while Ember slept on my back so the learning curve is worth it!
Non onesie shirts: I don't think they are organic or anything special but this website has some solid colored baby tees and long sleeved tees http://www.jiffyshirts.com/kids/?cut=Infant
I have been thinking about tights for DS for under his pants. Is that weird??
Mini Boden has some really cute cable knit tights that would be cute instead of pants but they are way spendy. like $30 for a two pack and they are footless.
old navy has some- 2/$10!
When you wrap the Moby, put the X passes inside the straight across one. Then settle baby so that the middle of the X is in baby's crotch. Then spread the diagonal passes from behind the knee to as far up baby's back as they will reach. Be sure to maintain a seated position. You may need to lift baby's knees into a squat, if that makes sense? Then you can pull the straight around pass up so that the bottom is under baby's bum and the top supports the back of the neck. Or you can spread one of the diagonal passes and tuck baby's head into that. Make sense?
So if legs out are best, what is a good way to position a 7 week old in the Moby? It looks like the hold with legs out doesn't provide head support like the newborn holds do. I really suck at the Moby but it's what I have right now so i am determined to make do! I plan on getting a ergo soon because I like the idea of that style. I'm trying to find a used one if possible though.
for used carriers: http://www.mothering.com/community/f/16879/babywearing
I am totally into a onesie with footed pants on top for around the house - warm feet and legs, easy diaper change with tummy staying covered and warm - but no shirt or socks to constantly adjust. And he can't lose the socks in the wrap. Win win win
@Madi- we use tights for pants all the time.
@Jend- I just googled for "legs out moby newborn" and the first hit shows how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ekpqs0b6KA
My peanut hates being in any of our carriers unless we are moving. With the ring sling I'm only comfortable with the upright position and we've tried legs in and legs out. With legs out it seems like the bottom rail is really too tight against his legs. With the stretchy wrap I've only tried legs in, I'm going to try legs out with the way shown in the video above. He's big enough for the angelpack now with legs in. The problem with all of these carrying solutions is he only like them while moving- so they need to be used when not in the house. Even activities like hanging laundry is not enough movement to be happy in a carrier, I have to be walking quickly for him to like it. It is cold here (we already have snow). We have to dress and undress him substantially every time we go in and out. This is a lot easier in the stroller (which he loves, anyway) which has a sleeping bag inside it, so we only need to open the sleeping bag and remove his hat and gloves when we come inside. With any of the carriers he has to be in a full winter dress and that has to be removed when we come inside which wakes him up.
I try every day to get him to like the various carriers inside the house, but he's not into it.
I would like to learn how to nurse in the ring sling, because our nursing situation (which has improved A LOT since our last meeting with the nurse who helped me find a better position to hold him in) requires him to be very high, which means I need to use the nursing pillow propped up on top of another pillow or blanket, which is kind of inconvenient.
I'm no help with nursing in a carrier because I've never gotten good at it. But with the above issue, you need to be sure that you have enough of a pocket that his bottom is sitting down IN the sling, supporting his weight. The rail doesn't have to be that tight if he is in a good seated position since it only needs to be tightened enough to keep the fabric up behind his knees. If his knees are above his bottom, that is. Hope that helps :)
onesies and longies--I'm with Madi wanting to use the longies as covers AND pants. I did check the site that was posted but none of the colors are right :/ I'm kinda picky about my kids' clothes which is a huge part of my issue!
yeah I use thirsties and bummis covers. but when I use longies I dont use another cover, just the longies, so a tee works better than a onesie in that case