Anyway, is there a place where I can get instructions on how to make something to wear my 5 week old dd in? Also, what is best if you have a shoulder issue? For some reason, I have a very painful left shoulder when it is put into a certain position or has to bear weight for any length of time. Oh, I am BF also, so if there is something that is easy for that, then that would be great to know.
Thank you in advance for your help!
www.sleepingbaby.net also has a wonderful ring sling pattern that's simple to make and quite comfy.
and you can't beat www.thebabywearer.com for all things babywearing related -- there are a bunch of helpful articles, you might want to start there.
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For a 5 weeks old some love pouches and slings- others only use MT's (or other carriers.) I have had a 5lber in one of our MTs. In fact it was my little cousins who are twins and their mom (my cousin) and I both has a baby strapped to us! If you look at my blog in my siggy you will see some pics.
Also a good thing to know is if you buy a carrier off of the baby wearer and is a semi-known brand you should be able to sell it for what you paid (or close or more!) Carriers do not go down in value much!
[B][I]~Ang~ Mom to 2 sport-head crazy girls: Rainey and Breeze and my little lost love- @18 weeks with gestational age of 7 weeks
as pps stated, thebabywearer has the most comprehensive info.
If I were you, I'd go with a wrap. Simple wrap like Moby or even a woven wrap (but those are a little more). Wraps are just wonderful for newborns and bfing. since you thought about making something, i'm assuming you know a little about fabrics and sewing. if you're confident, then make a wrap. Again, the DIY forum on tbw...kids are climbing on me. good luck!