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post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by robertandenith View Post
I promise I'll do this tomorrow!!! I have my pics on different cd's and they are not labeled I have to look one by one to find them but I have tons!!!!!!!

I used a maya wrap in the beginning of my last pregnancy then a patapum then my beloved ergo that we quit using as soon as I found out I was preggy again
Awesome! Can't wait to see pics! One question...why did you stop using the ergo when you became pregnant?
post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by BakerALM View Post
Awesome! Can't wait to see pics! One question...why did you stop using the ergo when you became pregnant?
because I found out I was preggy very very late. I found out when I was SHOWING already!!! haha! :

We were supposed to be done with kids, I have already found an awesome job, did $3,000 worth it in mesotherapy sessions Our marriage wasn't all that great either... I got preggy in one of those make up nights, drunk I guess lol!!! I don't even know when we got preggy just look at my siggy we are not sure lol!!!! anyways, long story short, I found out when I was almost 3 months preggy and my belly was already showing... I told to myself, there is no way I am constipated!
post #23 of 51
I really only became a "serious" babywearer with my last baby - I use both a hotsling and an ergo regularly. I like the hotsling because I can always have it in my bag and it is really easy to use. I started using when DD was born. When DD was little I used the infant insert with the ergo and she started in there really early too. I particularly like to use the ergo when I know I am going to wear baby for a long time as it is so easy on the shoulders/back, etc. I use the ergo a lot more now that the baby is getting older - it is really comfortable! I still use the ergo regularly at 24 weeks pregnant. Last pregnancy I used it some with my then 17-19 month old DS2 throughout my whole pregnancy - it never bothered me under my belly.

Here's a few pictures

newborn in ergo
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/P3217042.jpg

5 months old - sleeping in hotsling
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/P8128258.jpg

4-5 months hiking with ergo
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/P7148135.jpg

9 months in ergo on back - decorating Christmas tree!

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...PC048985-1.jpg
post #24 of 51
I guess as long as the baby is not so heavy you can wear him/her throughout the pregnancy but I can't because my 'baby' turned 3 years old in January.... too heavy to carry... She still fits in the ergo (I love my ergo I have the same color cranberry!!!!) and dh will be wearing her in our trip to Disney
post #25 of 51
yeah, my kid are pretty darn small and they come in 18 month intervals =)

Here's us at Seaworld last weekend (13 months old and 23 weeks pregnant)
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s...r/P4119696.jpg


I love the cranberry color! I love the ergo too, it is just so comfy and looks great on my husband too (which I apparently don't have one picture of! what a loser I am!)

That is crazy on not finding out you were pregnant for so long! I always know pretty quickly - I gain weight like a crazy person starting from day one.
post #26 of 51
I had a hotsling, but dh put it in the dryer when he helped with laundry before ds2 was born. It is waaaaay too small now. So, I made some pouch slings before ds2 was born. I am getting a moby wrap this time, too.
post #27 of 51
I have one moby wrap, which I've loved from newborn all the way up to today at the mall!

I think I will get a sling this time too though, for the time factor. I can tie my wrap pretty fast, but sometimes not fast enough when chasing my toddler nephew, so I assume I may need a faster option when chasing my 18 mo!

Sort of OT but today at the mall my mom gave me this really awful look while I was tying on my wrap and said, "Why doesn't he like the stroller? All babies like stroller rides, what did you do to him?"
post #28 of 51
I have 2 regular ring slings- I also have a double ring sling- it has 2 straps and you can carry a baby sort of like a mei tei with a ring to adjust. I have a fleece hotsling pouch, which makes it a bit tough to use year round. I also have a mei tei. I don't have lots of pictures of me, but this is wearing my dd#2 in the hotsling. I twisted it since it is actually at least a size too big. Still works this way though. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...e/DSCN0741.jpg

We have a few structured carriers like a Baby Bjorn & a Kelty Backpack since DH refuses to wear the baby in anything else. He thinks it isn't macho enough for him to have a baby in a sling.
post #29 of 51
I have a maya sling which I bought new for $40, and an over the shoulder baby holder ($3) from a second hand store. I actually prefer the over the shoulder one. It's much more comfortable. The maya sling is good for when they are newborns. (JMO)

I have to say I dont' wear them that long. It starts to hurt my back when they are about 9months old (then, I am usually pregnant lol again!)
post #30 of 51
BoBoBo that pic is great! That belt under your belly wasn't uncomfortable? For some reason I can't wear anything under my belly unless is a pregnancy belt which is 5 times wider than the belt from an ergo.... just curious...

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Originally Posted by Gwendolyn's babies View Post
I have to say I dont' wear them that long. It starts to hurt my back when they are about 9months old (then, I am usually pregnant lol again!)
that's exactly what happened to me with my maya, then I had to get a patapum or ergo type of carrier because it helps to distribute the weight throughout your body. I swear I can carry my 3 year old all day and my back won't hurt! Of course I cannot wear her NOW since I am currently preggy

HERE ARE MY PICS!!!! I am so sad I haven't been able to find the ones with my mom carrying my baby in the ergo, sooo cute!!!
My Maya
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3298/sling1mh8.jpg
My Patapum
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9518/patapum1zp7.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1108/patapum2yi1.jpg
My Ergo
http://photos-054.ll.facebook.com/ph...13788_5411.jpg

I also have a video I posted on youtube wearing my daughter last August, but I am a bit to shy to share it... It was made as a vlog lol!!!

I know I have more pics but I think I have them in the broken hard drive, that's when I gave up on PC's and switched to apple computers.

anyways, I have to admit that I prefer the more structured carrier rather than a sling for nursing older kids. We go to Disney every year and every time I would breastfeed my baby on it no one would notice it... I could even be on line waiting for rides and not one person notice we were breastfeeding... they do look that they wish they had one for their kid at that moment lol!!!!! My ergo is the best carrier I've ever had!!!
post #31 of 51
Ok, dd#1 was a cranky baby (LOL--she has turned out to be the most fabulous almost 2 yo, so I feel I can say that openly now!) so I babywore constantly and became a TBW FSOT addict. So I have a healthy stash already:

Moby Wrap (LOVE it for little ones!)
3 Ringslings-- all made from slingified wraps. 2 didy indios SBP RS and 1 Tokyo Hopp SBP RS
4 wraps of various lengths-- 3 are didymos and 1 storch
1 babyhawk mei tei with headrest
1 denim organic ergo
1 hemp hotsling in approximately DH's size


I really did use ALL of these a LOT with dd, now we mainly use the ergo, which dh wears, b/c dd is a HUGE 2 yo, I was on restriction in the early part of this pg not to even LIFT dd, and her sitter uses a stroller.

The only thing from our stash that doesn't get love is our hemp hotsling. That was the only thing I'd bought and planned to use for dd#1-- I had a 'pool' hotsling for summer for me, and a hemp hotsling for dh. Neither of us got on well with the HS. I sold mine, and will probably sell dh's as well when I get around to it. I don't know why I couldn't find love for the HS--always seemed uncomfortable and hard to get dd in and out of. I found it WAY easier to tie a wrap, lol! I could even get dd on my back into a nice back carry by myself (JBC), but I can't seem to manage a hotsling, lol! So I must be crazy, I definitely don't seem to be within the norm finding the HS so much more difficult than a wrap, lol. I think maybe it was the wrong size? but I moved on to different things instead of trying to figure it out.

But, also, if you are new to babywearing, I would definitely try different carriers if you feel awkward with what you've bought--I ended up LOVING wearing my daughter, it has truly been one of the most important bonding parts of our first year, but it took awhile b/c I really had a hard time with the supposedly 'easy' hotsling. So, don't give up.

Here's dd, at 9 months, in our havana indio didy in a front cross carry:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...IMG_3061-1.jpg

And, sleeping in our lilac indio wrap:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...a/IMG_2643.jpg
post #32 of 51
I need babywearing help! With dd, I had an over the shoulder baby holder, which I rarely used because it never felt like she was going to stay up. Maybe I just didn't let myself get used to it.

Anyway, as usual, we are pretty broke, but since we have very few items to buy for this baby (plus my sisters want to know what large items they can buy us), I would love to try some other types. This is great to see pictures! I would love any input, especially on what *not* to buy.
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by bettie cracker View Post
I need babywearing help! With dd, I had an over the shoulder baby holder, which I rarely used because it never felt like she was going to stay up. Maybe I just didn't let myself get used to it.

Anyway, as usual, we are pretty broke, but since we have very few items to buy for this baby (plus my sisters want to know what large items they can buy us), I would love to try some other types. This is great to see pictures! I would love any input, especially on what *not* to buy.
I started with a Nojo (one size padded ring sling like the Over the Shoulder Baby Holder) because I had no idea what was out there. Later I bought an OTHBH in medium but I could never get it tight enough...I actually needed a small. I think you may have had an OTSBH that was too big and that's why it felt like she wasn't going to stay up....that's how I felt with my medium.

An OTSBH is a great ring sling for newborns and babies IMO. A wrap or a mei tai carrier is also great! The Moby wrap http://www.mobywrap.com/ and the Kozy mei tai carriers http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/ are pretty popular choices for newborns and up.

You could also make your own no sew wrap: http://wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121

If you sew, you could make your own mei tai too:
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/asian.html

The Baby Wearer website is awesome to read the reviews and read the forums:
http://www.thebabywearer.com/
post #34 of 51
I have a maya wrap (haven't seen it in awhile, I need to find it) and 2 WAHM-made ring slings. I bought the first when I had Holden to use as a backup for when the maya wrap was dirty (we were in an apartment then without a w/d and sometimes laundry was backed up a few days). The second I bought when I found out I was pregnant. It's got this funky batik material that i love.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by treehugginhippie View Post
I started with a Nojo (one size padded ring sling like the Over the Shoulder Baby Holder) because I had no idea what was out there. Later I bought an OTHBH in medium but I could never get it tight enough...I actually needed a small. I think you may have had an OTSBH that was too big and that's why it felt like she wasn't going to stay up....that's how I felt with my medium.

An OTSBH is a great ring sling for newborns and babies IMO. A wrap or a mei tai carrier is also great! The Moby wrap http://www.mobywrap.com/ and the Kozy mei tai carriers http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/ are pretty popular choices for newborns and up.

You could also make your own no sew wrap: http://wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121

If you sew, you could make your own mei tai too:
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/asian.html

The Baby Wearer website is awesome to read the reviews and read the forums:
http://www.thebabywearer.com/

Oooh, thanks for all the resources. I'm pretty big (height and weight), so I never really thought that the large was too big for me, but maybe so. I was also thinking that i might practice with a sack of flour or something before baby gets here.

So, I was checking out the no sew wrap. How do you use it? Are all wraps worn the same way and I could just look up some instructions? Thanks for being so patient with my ignorance.
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by bettie cracker View Post
Oooh, thanks for all the resources. I'm pretty big (height and weight), so I never really thought that the large was too big for me, but maybe so. I was also thinking that i might practice with a sack of flour or something before baby gets here.

So, I was checking out the no sew wrap. How do you use it? Are all wraps worn the same way and I could just look up some instructions? Thanks for being so patient with my ignorance.
There are several ways to wear a wrap. I've only used the back carry as I didn't try one til she was 18 mos so I never tried the front carry. Here's a website that has great wrapping instructions
http://www.mobywrap.com/t-instructions.aspx
post #37 of 51
Ok, I just got the last of my stash in the mail today from a friend. I have:

1 Small Padded Over the Shoulder Organic Baby Holder
1 Large Padded Kangaroo Korner Ring Sling -for Dh
1 Medium Unpadded Pretty Mama Organic Ring Sling
1 Small Unpadded Solarveil Kangaroo Korner Ring Sling
1 Small Pea in a Pod Hemp Pouch
1 Sm/Md Pea in a Pod Hemp Pouch
1 Gypsy Mama Bali Baby Stretch Wrap
1 Moby Wrap
1 Guatemalan made Woven Wrap
1 Mei Tei Carrier that I made
post #38 of 51
My stash for this pregnancy...

First and foremost my hug-a-bub! Loved it with ds and can't wait to wrap up the new babe.

My babyhawk mei tai. I have a few in my store right now and will probably swipe one of those for me. I have one currently but I lend it out a lot for trying on. I am waiting to find out if it is a girl or boy before I decide on the style.

Of course my ergo. Can't live without that one in the one year and over stage. another picture of my "current" ergo (also cranberry colored) My hubby is the one on the right.

My Karma Baby Sling. For short trips and quick "ins and outs" of stores, etc.

I am also giving the bundleboo a try for the first time with this one. I haven't used it with infants at all yet but my toddler son really likes it. He is just getting too big for me to carry. I am a petite woman and he is almost 4. I wish I could still carry him more...

That's my list to start. I will likely look into more later too. I LOVE trying out different carriers.

I will try to find some pictures to post a little later. Can't find and pictures of the hug-a-bub. I know I have some but they are no longer on my computer...
post #39 of 51
I currently have:
1 twill ring sling from this WAHM, Sleeping Baby Productions
1 Sakura Bloom linen ring sling
1 Babyhawk

I plan to also get a soft-structured carrier like the Ergo before baby gets here and I registered for a couple of pouches.
post #40 of 51
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26wks Preg with 26mth DD on back

This was a few weeks ago now, when mothering was doing site upgrades so I never got around to posting the pictures. They were both really comfortable in different ways. Here is my review on the babywearer.com

Beco side view
Beco Back view
Mei Tai

Anyone else baby wearing this pregnancy?
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