It is so exciting to see more and more babies arriving! I was wondering how soon you can start wearing your baby. I have a moby wrap and a pouch sling. IS it something I can put my baby in as soon as we get home, or do they have to be a week old or more? I dont want to hurt him, but I want him to stay close to me :)
I was just packing my hospital bag and wondering the same thing! I have a boba soft carrier and boba wrap, and both say they can be used with newborns and have newborn instructions, but I think that for my own comfort I'll probably wait until she feels a little more robust, but I don't know when that will be. I can't help but think that since I'm not likely to be very active in those first 2 weeks, it's not likely I'll even *need* a carrier yet, but who knows?
i was in bed for a couple of days mostly--only on day 3 did i start to get up and down--so that's when i first used our carrier. we are super hot here too, though we have air conditioner i'm still super hot--i think still going off the pregnancy and post-pregnancy hormones. so, i am using a baby k'tan. easy and just a small amount of cotton fabric. i'm another who never felt secure with a ring sling. we do have the ergo--but it's too hot for it right now with the newborn insert.
It's varying degrees of hot as hell here :) I tired him in the Moby from the car and into a store. Was ok only slightly warm in the store. My Moby is black though and i really need to get some gauze fabric and make another one that is light weight.
I also have an Ergo, and he's too small to use without the infant insert, so I tried with the infant insert but didn't practice at home, went straight to the store ... EPIC FAIL and I was so paranoid that he was in pain or too hot or couldn't breath etc so we took him out and Daddy carried him back to the car.
I tried him in my Mei Tai, and it was better and less hot that the other 2 and ok so I might just use it for a while BUT i read somewhere that sitting and putting pressure on the spine at such a young age wasn't good .. which is why the Baby Bjorn isn't typically recommended by true baby wearers, maybe? I also have a Baby Bjorn that I'm working on selling LOL because we haven't used it since the 5 year old was a baby.
I have a pouch sling somewhere that I'll be trying shortly even though they aren't my favorite.
I like the babytrekker carrier. It works pretty well from 8lbs and up. More secure feeling from 10lbs up though. You aren't supposed to use it all the time with a newborn though. It is a structured soft carrier. I have an ergo and a boba 2g(no newborn fold down) that I have used with my last baby when they were swaddled to help them fall asleep. Worked great. Haven't used anything yet this time. Don't feel like it yet. I'm at 4 days postpartum. It's so hot outside. We are going to try to take a walk early morning as soon as we can though. I really want some fresh air and think that would be nice for baby too. Might try a carrier then. I got a ring sling to try out this time too and saw someone from church using one with their newborn successfully, but I don't know if I will feel that confident with it. Just thought to give it a try.
Dayiscoming- I'm dying to get outside too! I made myself stay in bed for 3 days to recover but I didn't realize how hard that would be!
I didn't like ring slings with my first two but I have found the love now! They're so great for newborns! It's all I've used with Ruby so far. I'm looking forward to wrapping her. Just haven't had a need yet! It's a lot of work just to walk around the house!
Does anyone want to share their pictures of babywearing? Mason is 10 days old and I feel that he is strong enough now that I am not worried about breaking him if I wore him. I think I will try the Moby wrap later today- my hubby is eager to wear him in the Baby Bjorn.I am still unsure of the security though, and when I can actually wear him. Like, can I just wear him when I am sitting around the house. Or when I am cooking? Or do I just wear him when we are out and about instead of putting him in his stroller? When do you guys wear your babies? Do you take them out when you have to go to the bathroom?
My husband carried our babies in the moby right away. I ordered a gauze wrap this time cause its so hot here in the summer.
I've had Rowan in the moby already- he's 11 days old, he fit just fine but just wanted to nurse non stop so it didn't work well for us yet. I wear the babies to do everything, bathroom, cooking, eat dinner, everything. Turn sideways when you're cooking, it's just like having a belly again.
I wish I could load up a photo or 100. Curse this phone.
Wraps are great to use right away. I like that you can wear them without a top on (around the house of course) with baby naked and get lots of good skin to skin time. They are very supportive and ergonomic for baby as well. I also love my pouches especially for quick trips to the store, but pouches and ring slings are a bit trickier with newborns. I recommend folding up a receiving blanket or two and placing them under baby's back so that they don't get lost in the pouch and so that they can't curl up too tightly with their chin to their chest, which can cut off air flow. I also like to position the baby so their head is resting on my chest, with a breast as a pillow, so I can see their face and make sure their in a good position. You can also usually fold down the fabric over your shoulder on a pouch sling to get it off of baby's face if you need to. Hope that helps!