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My guy won't stand for my ring sling, baby hawk, or ergo...he just doesn't like facing towards me yet in front, & he doesn't like being on my back. He's 8 weeks & 12lbs, with very good head control.

He loves to be carried around facing outwards toward his environment, so I want to try a wrap to save my arms. Which one or two would be best? I have to say, I am loving that Neobulle...but, would it work for a forward facing carry?

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Ooohh subbing. I am in the market for a new sling, and I have no idea what will suit. I want something that does forward facing out and back carrying, but I don't think I want a wrap... My kiddo is 9 months and quite a lot over 20 pounds, so I'm thinking a Ring Sling wouldn't spread the weight enough.

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You could try a woven wrap, but I think I'd be inclined to keep working on a high back carry with a mei tai.
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Looks like it could be done with a moby or stretchy wrap.

Legs tucked inside:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bu5K...om=PL&index=10

Legs sticking out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awmsZJfdezU&feature=fvw

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You could try a woven wrap, but I think I'd be inclined to keep working on a high back carry with a mei tai.


I would recommend a high back carry first, but if that does not work get a good supportive woven wrap for a front carry and make sure you do it with the baby sitting in the wrap with the legs out and not with the baby hanging from his crotch.

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I think the Moby would be a good choice since he is still so light in weight. You can configure that in so many ways as well. I read about it here, http://www.allreviews.com/baby-carri...nal-shades/and LOVE LOVE LOVE the new colors!
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The videos above are good references for a moby. You can also try a modified kangaroo carry. I do this with DS (12 weeks) in the sling sometimes. Instead of having him with his back to the ring, I have his back to my shoulder and his feet toward the ring side. Pull the fabric up tight & high over his back to his neck. It takes a little more support on my part, but it's only a matter of putting my arm on his upper back and then up on his neck if he's flailing around.
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I would would recommend a high back carry first, but if that does not work get a good supportive woven wrap for a front carry and make sure you do it with the baby sitting in the wrap with the legs out and not with the baby hanging from his crotch.
thanks ~ I agree, I'd rather he be in a back carry. I'm hoping as he grows & gets a little older he will allow that. For now, I've gotta save my arms...

I did get out my storch...not my favorite carrier as it hurts my shoulders & breasts usually, but I tried him in a forward facing with legs tucked in & he didn't like that at all. His issue seems to be that he doesn't like to be confined in any way...and I think he feels too confined when he's wrapped tight, as well as when he is facing me. He doesn't even like to be wrapped nice & snug in a blanket.

Anyway, I've ordered a Moby & we'll see. I'm hoping the 'give' that I think will come with the stretchy material will put him at ease.

Miss mommy nicenice -- do you mean that your babe has the legs in a lotus position? I tried that with my guy in the ring sling...put his back to my chest & tucked his feet in & just always supported him with one hand (at least that gives me the other free) but he didn't like his legs tucked in like that.

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No, it's not lotus, he's sort of sitting sideways. Like a backwards L ... it's like a kangaroo carry but facing the other way... let's see if I can find a picture...

Okay, scroll down to kangaroo carry 3 mos & older picture. It says most babes will cross their legs, but mine doesn't. He likes to have them straight out. he'd never stand for lotus! I don't even need to try it to know!

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http://www.askdrsears.com/html/5/T051120.asp
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Oh yes - I see it. And it's funny but I actually tried that earlier today! He didn't like it unfortunately, but I was able to get him into a sort of hip straddle in the sling with me lending extra support for his head. It freed up at least one of my arms! Still, he only lasted about 20 minutes. I swear, this is my seventh child (and last) and he's my toughest guy for wearing!

Looking forward to getting my moby in the mail soon...

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Go with the Moby. My little guy went through a stage like that from about 10 weeks until about 14, where he refused the side-facing kangaroo carry I was using before, and refused the mommy-facing front carry also. He'd let me put him in the forward facing front carry so that he could kick his legs like mad if he wanted. It only lasted about a month, and now he lets me wear him facing me.

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Thanks Cristeen!

An update: my Moby arrived & I love it!! I have had him in a front carry several times, and he seems to like it better than any other carrier I've tried. I'm still only averaging about 20 minutes, but at least he's not crying immediately!

Also, I am amazed at how the Moby doesn't hurt my back or shoulders...OR cut off the blood supply to my arms! That was what I really loathed about the storch. My arms would fall asleep. The Moby is soft & wonderful.

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