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#31 of 37 Old 02-20-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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I loved my BabyHawk and found it GREAT for nursing. No cover required, not that I'm a cover kind of gal. I'd just loosen the knot, bounce DS a little lower, so he was at boob height, the tie it again. When he got done, I'd bounce him back up and retie.

My top 2 tips for nursing in a carrier:

1)Wear a shirt that you can pop a boob out the top of or a nursing tank with coverage on top or a shirt that lifts up from underneath your bust. You do not want to be trying to get a full double layer shirt pulled back down while wearing. It's a hassle.

2) Practice at home, preferrably in front of a mirror. I felt so exposed, but when I did it in front of a mirror, I realized that you couldn't see ANYTHING! The carrier, DS and my shirt provided all the coverage I needed. Practicing at home helped me feel like a confident pro when I NIPed. You do not want to be trying to figure out nursing in a carrier at Target while your baby gets increasingly frustrated and cries increasingly louder, attracting more attention to your struggle.

 


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 those are great tips!  My DD was such a terrible nurser in general, that trying to make it work in public was a frustrating experience. I'm really concentrating on getting a good nursing relationship with this babe, so that it's not a struggle to go anywhere or be around people! I'm actually kind of excited to get to try again, since the first time was not that great. Has anyone tried the nursing tops from Old Navy? They seem like they may be ok... I just hate shirts that aren't long enough! Especially with the baby belly that will be hanging around still....

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I loved my BabyHawk and found it GREAT for nursing. No cover required, not that I'm a cover kind of gal. I'd just loosen the knot, bounce DS a little lower, so he was at boob height, the tie it again. When he got done, I'd bounce him back up and retie.

My top 2 tips for nursing in a carrier:

1)Wear a shirt that you can pop a boob out the top of or a nursing tank with coverage on top or a shirt that lifts up from underneath your bust. You do not want to be trying to get a full double layer shirt pulled back down while wearing. It's a hassle.

2) Practice at home, preferrably in front of a mirror. I felt so exposed, but when I did it in front of a mirror, I realized that you couldn't see ANYTHING! The carrier, DS and my shirt provided all the coverage I needed. Practicing at home helped me feel like a confident pro when I NIPed. You do not want to be trying to figure out nursing in a carrier at Target while your baby gets increasingly frustrated and cries increasingly louder, attracting more attention to your struggle.

 




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ooooh! those bali breeze are so pretty! they look like exactly what i want. my sister-in-law is in bali right now, i'm gonna see if she can hook me up for less $$.

i also have one more question, does a shorter wrap mean less options for different carries?

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I didn't have a BabyHawk, I had a Kozy, but I think they are very similar. I was definitely able to nurse in it quite easily - like a PP said, I just had to loosen the knot and slide him down a little. I agree it would be easier to wear a nursing tank or something you can pull down rather than up. Then, if you wear a cardigan or button-up shirt over the top of the mei tai you can have pretty much complete coverage on the side too, although that's not really necessary IME.

And I'm no wrap expert, but I can put one on way faster than that lady in the movie. lol.gifwink1.gif

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Have you checked out thebabywearer.com Mama? If not, you totally should!! :-) It's the best babywearing site EVER. It has information on everything and everyone is super, super knowledgable and friendly. There's a really great "choosing and using a wrap" section. There are so many different carries you can do with a wrap, I wouldn't say you can do less with a shorty, depending on the length, it's just different. I like to have a longer wrap and a short one. The fsot board there is also really great for getting deals.

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ooooh! those bali breeze are so pretty! they look like exactly what i want. my sister-in-law is in bali right now, i'm gonna see if she can hook me up for less $$.

i also have one more question, does a shorter wrap mean less options for different carries?




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If you're going for the bali breeze stretch I might recommend getting a longer length because it's a stretchy, so it can need the extra reinforcement if that makes sense? It really would be the perfect longer wrap for the summer though because it's so thin and breathable. I know the long fabric can seem intimidating but it really is so easy and feels so great. On thebabywearer when you go to choosing and using a wrap, click on chatter- wrappers paradise, there is a thread there entitled "what have you wrapped with today?" if you haven't seen it yet it is so wonderful for checking out new wraps and see how other people do things. A really sweet thread <3
 

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ooooh! those bali breeze are so pretty! they look like exactly what i want. my sister-in-law is in bali right now, i'm gonna see if she can hook me up for less $$.

i also have one more question, does a shorter wrap mean less options for different carries?


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I love the Beco - after sixteen + years it's the best $ I ever spent on a baby. 


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