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I'm turning into a babywearing snob....

post #1 of 27
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I bought a wrap carrier from Colorful Mama on the TP. It came in the mail yesterday. At first, I was totally overwhelmed....OMG, it's so long....where do I start? What do I do? What to try? : I pmed Barb and told her I'd received it and that I had a friend who wasn't sure how to use a wrap carrier, but was willing to work with me to figure it out. She pmed me back with some instructions. So, this morning, instructions in hand, I showed up with my wrap. We worked on it, tried a few different things, and Well, I'm now wearing dd in a wrap!!!! And can I say, I'm just totally in with this thing. It's beautiful and sooooo cool looking!!

And this afternoon, we're getting ready to go to the grocery store and I glance at my poor little ring sling, sitting by the backdoor, ready to grab it and I think "oh, you poor thing....I'll be surprised if I use you again!!"

Now, I'm only using the front carry right now, but my goal is to perfect the tibetan carry by next weekend!! That just looks too comfortable for words!!!

Yipee! I'm a snob!! :LOL
post #2 of 27
Yay! Welcome to the world o'wraps~
post #3 of 27
Cool!!! I still want to get one... they're so cool!!
post #4 of 27
LOL! That's how I felt. I used to feel bad for moms who use bjorn type carriers because they look so uncomfortable but after learning to tie carry (tibetan is my fav) I feel sorry for myself for having spent so much time sweating in my PIP and KKAFP!

IMO wraps are very primal, a very bonding experience. I was emailing with the woman who taught me how to wrap and I said that it changed my life and that I felt more bonded to Stella. She told me that was common because when you tie carry mom and baby are working together as opposed to being adversaries all day long. She said it better than that but that was the general gyst. It's so true though, especially having a high needs baby. I used to feel like everything I did was a race against Stella and now I just toss her on my back and away we go!

post #5 of 27
k, what's a tibetian carry and is there a place on the web i can see it done... i recently visited the states where i bought an ultimate baby wrap... a little bouncy but cool and a bit warm as well

thinking about making my own version... is 5 months too young to do back carries???

TIA
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by minicooper
k, what's a tibetian carry and is there a place on the web i can see it doneTIA
http://www.mamatoto.org/portalVBVS/DesktopDefault.aspx

I found tons of info on this site!! Good Luck!
post #7 of 27
Thank you!!! That website is AWESOME!!
post #8 of 27
Thanks APMom! That website is so great! I've bookmarked it so that we can "play" later

I am also a recent convert to Wraps, and I can so relate to having a poor, neglected ring sling! My maya hasn't seen much use since we got our Moby a few weeks ago, but there's just no comparison for comfort! Tess loves the Moby too... she calls it her "Mooooo-deeee!", heh heh!
post #9 of 27
The tibetian looks so comfy but eliza is a squirmy little thing and I'm always afraid of her slipping down so I've never tried any type of back carry. She arches her back sometimes even in the front carry and slips a bit so I am afraid to ever take a hand off her bum for more than a second.

Anyone try it with a squirmy little one? She is 8 months and around 17-18lbs if that helps Thanks!
post #10 of 27
That's awesome that you figured out your wrap and love it!
Just a note on the mamatoto.org instructions--they are awesome instructions, but all of those are carries where most of the weight is supported by your shoulders and upper back. If you find that you want more of the weight distributed to your waits and hips, I'd go for the WCC positions.
post #11 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tupelo Honey
That's awesome that you figured out your wrap and love it!
Just a note on the mamatoto.org instructions--they are awesome instructions, but all of those are carries where most of the weight is supported by your shoulders and upper back. If you find that you want more of the weight distributed to your waits and hips, I'd go for the WCC positions.
Yes, I have to agree with that. After about an hour in the tebetan my shoulders start to hurt. The rucksack is a bit better but when I get my EllaRoo I'm hoping to perfect the WCCs.
post #12 of 27
K, what's WCC?
post #13 of 27
ya, i wanna know what WCC is too...

also is a wrap carrier just a long piece of rectangular fabric i can get from the fabric store?
post #14 of 27
WCC is wrap cross carry:
on the back
on the front
post #15 of 27
And there's another take on the back wcc where you tie the fabric in half a knot above your chest on the first wrap, then move the pieces up and over your shoulder to cross in back. Very comfortable, and easier to get into because the tied fabric helps provide some initial support while you're juggling the ends for wrapping. It also gives you another alternative to having the fabric crossed over your chest. Here's a picture:
<img src="http://www.pookababy.com/images/gallery/bc-moby4.jpg">

K... I'll be using this one for show and tell at our KM meeting on Wednesday!
post #16 of 27
Ooooh Melanie, I like the look of that!! I'll be paying attention come Wednesday
post #17 of 27

Me too!

Viktor in Baby Bundler

This link shows a picture of me wearing my 5 lbs 12 oz, two months premature son. We love the wrap so much that we decided not to get a stroller at all The wrap is so comfortable for both us as parents and our baby.

I love to have both my arms free, not having to carry a stroller upstairs to our apartment and how it evens out the weight so perfectly. The wrap we're using is a Baby Bundler and the way I tie it it can also be used for bigger toddlers and on the back as well. I love it, it only takes 1-2 minutes to tie it and put the baby in!
post #18 of 27
juni, your link seems to require a password.
post #19 of 27

strange

I tested the link on a few people and they could see it. Maybe there has been some trouble with the site it's linked from... I'll check into it.
post #20 of 27

Yes, site trouble

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Originally Posted by Juni
I tested the link on a few people and they could see it. Maybe there has been some trouble with the site it's linked from... I'll check into it.
They are currently uppgrading the system on the photo server. I hope it will be up again soon.
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