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I just got a MT made by a SAHM...can a baby face out in a MT? I thought they could only face toward you on back, hip and front. We have figured out a way to put Micah facing out in the ring sling -- I just have to be careful in allowing him to breathe -- if he rests on my hip, I can sinch the top rail under his armpits and make it snug everywhere else with his feet dangling.
post #22 of 441
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Do your girls have an Easy Bake oven? Maybe you sould use that to bake the cake.
I LOVE that idea!
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one more time than us!! :
you and UltimateSerj need to get busy!
post #24 of 441
Holy crap. Daniel fits into 6-12 month clothes. He truly is the Monster Baby.
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Holy crap. Daniel fits into 6-12 month clothes. He truly is the Monster Baby.
i know i but a 6-9 month on Caroline and it fit well!! but she has a while left in her 3-6 months

She was 15lbs 7 oz on monday!!

and yes i need to get busy but my dh doesn't want another baby and untill he gets a vas, and is done with all that we will be having a very crappy sex life!! ( his doing not mine!)

baby is waking up have a good day!
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happy September!
post #27 of 441
Anyone else have a short napper? He goes down easy, but wakes right up 35 min later. I have been using NCSS techniques but to no avail. Is it developmental? Any ideas?
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I'm gonna sell my Ergo, I don't like it anymore. I've grown fickle these past few days :
nak

which ergo do you have? how old/worn? how much you want for it?
post #29 of 441
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Anyone else have a short napper? He goes down easy, but wakes right up 35 min later. I have been using NCSS techniques but to no avail. Is it developmental? Any ideas?
kaylo was a short napper. seriously from birth until he was 2, he'd take the shortest naps and never seem to need much sleep in general. now he'll take a good 2 hour nap when he naps. not sure what NCSS is...what is it??

hopefully he'll start sleeping longer for you as he gets older.
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you and UltimateSerj need to get busy!
you're right! I have to admit I'm a litle nervous about the posibility of having another baby (soon - I do want more eventually)!!

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Holy crap. Daniel fits into 6-12 month clothes. He truly is the Monster Baby.
Johnny is wearing 6-9 (6-12 for pants sometimes), but he also fits some 3-6. I can't wait to see how big he is at his 4mo appt. on Wednesday.

Is anyone elses baby starting to get panicky when you leave them room? Johnny is starting to do that and also cry when people hold him he doesn't know. I thought 4mos was a little young for that...

I just realized I can sign him up for swim lessons in 2mos!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!
post #31 of 441
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Dumb question....can the crotch of the Ergo be cinched with a ribbon like a mei tai can in order to make it so the babe is front-facing?
Excerpted from Ergo's site: 3 - Question: Can I face my baby out when I wear her on the front?
Answer: It is recommended that babies are carried facing inward for the following reasons:
"Infants in outward-facing orientations can’t turn away from surrounding stimuli. They can't turn inward toward a parent's body if stimuli become overwhelming. In this position the baby cannot make eye contact with his or her parent to evaluate facial expressions, social cues, and so forth to make assessment of the situation. Only choose a baby carrier that allows your child to face you ... never out. There are too many events going on around your baby. A baby has no way to exclude himself from the environment by turning his head away and towards you. Healthy sleep is difficult for a baby who is facing outward. I am not a supporter of the outward facing method of carrying a child."
Baby Carrier for TwinsFrom - A Baby Wants To Be Carried by Dr. Eveline Kirkilionis (only available in German at this time) She is a human development specialist. Her research on carrying children started in 1985. She compiled helpful tips on picking a proper baby carrier. She lives in Freiburg, Germany.
post #32 of 441
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Holy crap. Daniel fits into 6-12 month clothes. He truly is the Monster Baby.
Arlo too...he doesn't weigh that much, but he is really long!

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Anyone else have a short napper? He goes down easy, but wakes right up 35 min later. I have been using NCSS techniques but to no avail. Is it developmental? Any ideas?
I have been blessed with two short nappers. Finn has rarely napped more than a hour at a time in his whole life and while Arlo was having really long naps when he was about 2-3mo he now only has short ones. It sucks, but honestly I really feel there is nothing I can do about it and he's not grumpy.
He has also started to wake more frequently at night. I think it's developmental too. This time I was prepared for it though, so it doesn't feel so bad and I know it will pass. With Finn I felt like I would die from exhaustion and I tried everything to get him to sleep to no avail. Co-sleeping has saved my sanity that's for sure!
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post #33 of 441
Happy September

I am also dealing with a wild toddler. My little man doesn't listen to ANYTHING I say. If he listens to one thing in a week, I'm lucky. Or maybe it just feels that way. :

Ashton wears mostly 6-9 mo clothes but I got a 6-12 month outfit and he will not be able to wear it for too long. It is looking a little short for him. He is rolling all over the place. He rolled over for the first time a couple of weeks ago and now he is constantly rolling. Today, he was even rolling while I was trying to change his diaper. I laid him in the floor the other day and then left the room for a min (literally) when I came back he was on the other side of the room against the wall

Put me on the list of wanting a BH. I want one so bad!! My ring sling is weighing heavy with Ashton facing forward (which sometimes is the only way he will let me wear him). However, I have started kind of putting him in a hip carry and he seems to like that pretty well. I just think the BH will distribute the weight a little more evenly.

Mclisa - Sorry about your oven. Maybe the girls can make grandma a belated birthday cake. I'm sure she would love it just as much!!

Lilmomma83 - Ashton gets panicy if I leave the room too. He does ok with other people as long as he can see me. I started back to school and it was kind of rough on my mother. Poor thing I came home for a break to feed Ashton and she looked stressed. Apparently he was having gas issues and his belly hurt. Once he pooted he was happy again!!
post #34 of 441
Hot dang, on page two by the time I find our new thread!

Nice info, Holiztic

Sophie's a short napper mostly-- I heard 45 min is some big thing with sleep cycles, mentioned in a bunch of baby sleep books? Luckily she still takes like 4 naps a day mostly!

She's having trouble staying asleep at the start of the night, tho... see my thread in nighttime parenting

She's rolled both ways now, and loves to move around! Here are some new pics...
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...2a09c8f23d.jpg
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post #35 of 441
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Is anyone elses baby starting to get panicky when you leave them room? Johnny is starting to do that and also cry when people hold him he doesn't know. I thought 4mos was a little young for that...

I just realized I can sign him up for swim lessons in 2mos!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!
Micah is doing the panicky thing and stranger thing as well...I was taken aback by the "stranger" thing at first, because before he seemed kinda go with the flow and didn't care who held him -- just as long as he was being held

I'm looking forward to the swim lessons, as well!

Micah must be one of the runts of the bunch....He is still wearing his 0-3 month clothes!! : He was 9 lb. 4 oz. at birth and was 15 lb. 4 oz. at his 4 mo. WBV....he is long, but slender. He has been wearing those clothes for so long I am beginning to get attached.

Micah is an extremely mobile little man...The other day I put him on a 60" x 60" blanket. He was at one end. Then, I blinked... and he was at the other. Last night I walked to the kitchen to get something to drink and when I came back he was gone! He had worked his way all the way to the front door!! : I didn't think I would have to worry about this kind of mobility until crawling. I guess now he will have to come with me...

St. Margaret -- Sophie's eyes are gorgeous...you have a cutie-pie on your hands!!
post #36 of 441
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Excerpted from Ergo's site: 3 - Question: Can I face my baby out when I wear her on the front?
Answer: It is recommended that babies are carried facing inward for the following reasons:
"Infants in outward-facing orientations can’t turn away from surrounding stimuli. They can't turn inward toward a parent's body if stimuli become overwhelming. In this position the baby cannot make eye contact with his or her parent to evaluate facial expressions, social cues, and so forth to make assessment of the situation. Only choose a baby carrier that allows your child to face you ... never out. There are too many events going on around your baby. A baby has no way to exclude himself from the environment by turning his head away and towards you. Healthy sleep is difficult for a baby who is facing outward. I am not a supporter of the outward facing method of carrying a child."
Baby Carrier for TwinsFrom - A Baby Wants To Be Carried by Dr. Eveline Kirkilionis (only available in German at this time) She is a human development specialist. Her research on carrying children started in 1985. She compiled helpful tips on picking a proper baby carrier. She lives in Freiburg, Germany.
Yeah...I remember reading that on the Ergo site, but Scout seems to enjoy all the crazy stimuli going on in front of us. Even when I am carrying her in my arms, she will use all of her strength to try and twist her entire body around to the front as far as she can. I was just thinking she might enjoy it if I broke the AP rules some of the time : to satisfy her urge to face completely outwards every now and then. :
post #37 of 441
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Yeah...I remember reading that on the Ergo site, but Scout seems to enjoy all the crazy stimuli going on in front of us. Even when I am carrying her in my arms, she will use all of her strength to try and twist her entire body around to the front as far as she can. I was just thinking she might enjoy it if I broke the AP rules some of the time : to satisfy her urge to face completely outwards every now and then. :
I fee l the same way... romi hates being facing in unless she's sleepy : So I let her face out and I'm fine with it!!!
post #38 of 441
St. margaret: BBS Aphrodite? Sooooooo pretty!!!
post #39 of 441
Cristina: I'll try and take a picture of the cinched Mei Tai tonight...

Holiztic: I'll try and have a look at the Ergo and I'll pm you before putting it out for sale on TBW.

Oh, I had a romantic supper with dh last night... had some amazing take-out sushis and tempura, some beers, a movie and we finally managed to dtd No small feat with the baby and a crazy toddler. It had been wayyyy too long and I highly recommend it
post #40 of 441
I don't mean to beat ya'll up about the outward facing thing, I totally respect all of you and your opinions/decisions, BUT I just wanted to add that there is also the opinion out there that outward facing leaves the baby's legs hanging in a way that is bad for their spines/joints. Might be worth looking into, I'd pull up something to quote but I'm only on here for a few minutes before bath time!

doudat, thanks! I have one, but a good friend of mine is pining for one but is looking to save a little $$. I'd buy it from you and have her reimburse me (just letting you know so you know you are dealing with me, not some random third party).
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