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#1 of 5 Old 04-05-2004, 11:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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she has a 4 week old who loves to be held. the baby is also very gassy and somewhat colicy. i, of course, suggested she try a sling and she is up for the idea. after spending a couple of hours with them (i didn't have my slings then) i realized that she is really only comfortable being held belly down across your forearm. i was going to bring her my hab to try. i figured that with a 2 1/2 year old running around too - this would give her total hands free. but - the baby doesn't really like being held upright? any suggestions?

thanks, lorena

btw - i'm posting this at a some other boards too - sorry for the repeat question
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How about the Mama Baby slings? Because of the stretchy fabric the slings are really easy to manipulate and get into all kinds of different positions. I think the instructions may even include something on this hold? (If not the instructions, then I think I read a post about it once.) You could probably do this with a "regular" sling too by placing baby in a football hold belly down, but I suspect it would be easier with the knit fabric.

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hi! link please?
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The Mama Babies are distributed through Maya Wrap (www.mayawrap.com), so I imagine a lot of the MW distributors carry them. Or you can check www.peppermint.com - I know they stock them there.

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I replied w/ some suggestions on the babywearing yahoo list for you, but I forgot to delete the digest or change the subject line, so it's "Digest (number)" in the subject line.

Just didn't want you to miss it. I suggested the shoulder-hold like I've seen w/ 2 mamababies, you might be able to do that w/ a stretchy wrap somehow, or else football hold w/ baby curled around tummy to wearer's side, sort of a cradle hold on the hip, w/ baby facing in and all snug.

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