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post #21 of 66

We got a K'tan as a shower gift and I just ordered a Beco Gemini so we have something both DH and I can use as the babe gets bigger.

 

Before washing the K'tan I wanted to get the hang of using it so I'm confident when we have a fragile little baby. Fortunately one of our cats loves warm snuggly places and is very bonded to me, so I enlisted him as a "volunteer" rather than using a sack of flour. It was super easy to use with the newborn froggy position (well, the cat's not frog legged, but the carrier is set up that way). He stayed in the carrier for 10 minutes or so while I walked around the house and pet him. The loops are so wide I didn't even notice the weight of the cat.

 

I think this will work nicely.

 

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post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by kimble View Post

We got a K'tan as a shower gift and I just ordered a Beco Gemini so we have something both DH and I can use as the babe gets bigger.

 

Before washing the K'tan I wanted to get the hang of using it so I'm confident when we have a fragile little baby. Fortunately one of our cats loves warm snuggly places and is very bonded to me, so I enlisted him as a "volunteer" rather than using a sack of flour. It was super easy to use with the newborn froggy position (well, the cat's not frog legged, but the carrier is set up that way). He stayed in the carrier for 10 minutes or so while I walked around the house and pet him. The loops are so wide I didn't even notice the weight of the cat.

 

I think this will work nicely.

 

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Hilarious/adorable! I miss my kitties (they stayed with my in-laws in the US when we moved). I had one that would let me carry him around in a wrap too...

post #23 of 66

Bumping this up to see how everyone is getting along with babywearing....

 

DD seems to prefer the pouch sling at this point.  I use it to take the dogs for a quick walk and to pop her in it to go grocery shopping.  I have tried the Ergo with her legs in the froggy position.  She fusses at first, but then nods off.  I figure she will like it more once she can put her legs through the opening.  I keep trying the Moby, but that seems to be her least favorite.  I don't think she likes her head laying against me (although that's how she sleeps most of the night!).

 

With any of the carriers, DD tolerates them when she falls asleep while we're on the move.  But she wakes up once we're back in the house.  I've had her fall asleep in the Ergo during a fussy evening period and was able to prepare dinner and do kitchen stuff.  Her limit is about an hour.

 

What is everyone else's experiences?  Any tips or hints?

post #24 of 66
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Originally Posted by Kate&Joey View Post

Bumping this up to see how everyone is getting along with babywearing....

 

DD seems to prefer the pouch sling at this point.  I use it to take the dogs for a quick walk and to pop her in it to go grocery shopping.  I have tried the Ergo with her legs in the froggy position.  She fusses at first, but then nods off.  I figure she will like it more once she can put her legs through the opening.  I keep trying the Moby, but that seems to be her least favorite.  I don't think she likes her head laying against me (although that's how she sleeps most of the night!).

 

With any of the carriers, DD tolerates them when she falls asleep while we're on the move.  But she wakes up once we're back in the house.  I've had her fall asleep in the Ergo during a fussy evening period and was able to prepare dinner and do kitchen stuff.  Her limit is about an hour.

 

What is everyone else's experiences?  Any tips or hints?

 

We've been using the Moby a lot and the mei tai some (no stroller/car so it's either that or just carrying her when we're out.

 

One issue is that she gets really hot (bright red and sweaty) in the Moby, and it hasn't even been oppressively hot here yet. Anyone have tips for this? Is it a concern healthwise for her or just a bother?

 

Kate, I wonder if your DD would mind her head against you less if you pulled some fabric under her face between you two? Or maybe just pulled the front fabric down a bit so she has more room to choose her own head position?

 

We just bought a Manduca (actually a gift from my brother who wanted us to pick out a carrier ourselves). Baby was not a fan while trying it out in the store, but I think she just needs to get used to it since it's so different than the Moby or mei tai.

post #25 of 66
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Originally Posted by MarieWalter View Post

 

We've been using the Moby a lot and the mei tai some (no stroller/car so it's either that or just carrying her when we're out.

 

One issue is that she gets really hot (bright red and sweaty) in the Moby, and it hasn't even been oppressively hot here yet. Anyone have tips for this? Is it a concern healthwise for her or just a bother?

 

Kate, I wonder if your DD would mind her head against you less if you pulled some fabric under her face between you two? Or maybe just pulled the front fabric down a bit so she has more room to choose her own head position?

 

We just bought a Manduca (actually a gift from my brother who wanted us to pick out a carrier ourselves). Baby was not a fan while trying it out in the store, but I think she just needs to get used to it since it's so different than the Moby or mei tai.

I used the moby, and have started leaving DD's legs hanging out so she stays cooler. It helps some. I can't seem to make a pouch sling work. DD doesn't like being so squished up.

post #26 of 66

DD loves the Moby style wrap we have (homemade) and will sleep in it for a couple of hours. Its actually the one thing that is guaranteed to work when she won't sleep any other way. I've always used it with legs hanging out with all my babies (I'm too big in the bust to have them in any other position) and just make sure it supports them to their knees. I haven't tried her in the Ergo yet, as I usually switch to that once they are too heavy for the Moby wrap.

post #27 of 66
We haven't used our mobys at all but are loving the Ergos. It's the only way we get out of the house with both babies. We've taken walks around the neighborhood, to our cute little downtown for breakfast, and most recently at Target.

Today my Girasol Night Rainbow should be here! I cant wait to try it out. I got a size 2 to do back carries eventually (not comfortable with it yet) and use it as a ring sling. I want to get a size 4 Didymos Indio Mermaid, too.

I also have a size 7 dark rainbow diamond weave but I found the 7 to be too much fabric.
post #28 of 66
I have a Moby, Didymos AMF 4 and an Ergo. I've used both wraps so far but the Moby the most since it's the easiest to put my 5 week old in. The Didy is much cooler (it's a linen cotton blend) but because it's short I'm limited to the kangaroo carry or short cross carry and neither hold her head that well.
post #29 of 66
We have a moby and an ergo. I tried the ergo once and Todd didnt like it much yet. He loves the moby as long as we are moving. If I try to sit down or stand still And do something be is on to me immediately and wants out. But walking with him in it has been very soothing for him. I'm glad because my daughter hated the moby and I didnt feel confident in how To tie it until she was like ten months!
post #30 of 66
The little ones don't need much in way of clothing if they are right near you. I found my babies fuss more when warm in any carrier. The moby is a great wrap for infants but it is so thick and warm I feel.

We haven't used the ergo yet but DS has been a carrier much like the ktan and a maya ring sling. Really I haven't left my bed too much because each time I do something I start to get heavier bleeding. So snuggling with a carrier in bed seems silly.
post #31 of 66

For anyone who was having the same issues with heat - I found a Moby carry that I'm a lot happier with (and it's easier to put on and get off, to boot). It's much cooler because 1) legs out, versus froggied and 2) only 2 layers of cloth cover baby instead of 3. Demonstrated here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ekpqs0b6KA

post #32 of 66
Marie does the legs out version work for new babies?
post #33 of 66
Oh heehee never mind! My babe is 6 weeks today just like the babe in the video smile.gif
post #34 of 66

Thanks for sharing the video!  I will have to try that out!

post #35 of 66

You guys are awesome!  That legs out carry is so easy to wrap.  I put a cloth diaper between her face and my chest and she is sound asleep with no fussiness!  Off to walk the dogs....

post #36 of 66

I tried it and is so much easier than the hug hold!  Thank you!  I felt like I was having a hard time getting him adjusted in the hug hold.

post #37 of 66
I've always kind of been nervous about buying a Moby wrap because it looks so hard to learn, but after watching that video, I actually think I could do it! I think I'll order one. I've been trying to use my baby bjorn carrier and My little one doesn't seem to like it. The wrap looks so much more cuddlier!
post #38 of 66
Do any of you own a woven wrap? I want to get one but some of them are so expensive. At least the pretty ones smile.gif
post #39 of 66
I have a Didymos linen/cotton blend wrap.
Does the moby carry shown above feel secure? I've always done the Hug Hold.
post #40 of 66
Well I had no idea how many types of wraps they're were! I honestly thought Moby was the only wrap there was! Didn't know the difference between stretchy and woven either! Well needless to say I went to buy a Moby and learned about all the different kinds of wraps! Well long story short, I ended up buying a Wrapsody Bali Breeze wrap! I ordered it online and can't wait to get it!! So if anyone has any videos or wrapping tutorials they'd like to pass on, that would be great!! I need to study up on different carries. smile.gif
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