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Im expecting in Dec. & would like to wear my baby. Not sure yet what I need/want. I would like to see pic's of you wearing your baby & tell me what you like/dislike about the carrier you have chosen & what if any carrier you would prefer & why.<br><br>
I'm new at this. about 10 years ago my DH neice had a baby & I tried to wear the sling (I think she called it a banana sling)...looks like todays ring sling. It really hurt my shoulder!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br>
anyway....Can I see your pictures please???? Thanks!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I'm not sure I have any photos of our baby wearing at hand.. but I do know there is a thread of baby wearing pictures.<br><br>
Here's the link.. but it doesn't really have the advice in it your looking for.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=576721" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=576721</a>
 

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I made an album for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Note that when my baby is little, I don't have him positioned in the sling very well. Don't do that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2AaNWLRy4YsWF5" target="_blank">Here is the link. Enjoy!</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I made an album for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Note that when my baby is little, I don't have him positioned in the sling very well. Don't do that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2AaNWLRy4YsWF5" target="_blank">Here is the link. Enjoy!</a></div>
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Edited to add.... yes, my son is a paci addict. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> He's got one in his mouth in nearly every picture! Ack, oh well.
 

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If I was planning a stash for a newborn baby due in December, I would get:<br><br>
a stretchy wrap or two... either a Moby or I would make my own from stretchy fabric from the fabric store. Directions can be found here: <a href="http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121" target="_blank">http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121</a><br><br>
a fleece adjustable pouch: <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-adjustable-fleece-pouch.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-a...ece-pouch.aspx</a><br><br>
a mei tai .... probably either a Babyhawk or Kozy, both of which can be found used on <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a> FSOT boards (I don't know if MDC has a FSOT board)<br><br>
Then later when baby was bigger, I would get a soft structure carrier... perhaps an Ergo, Beco, Calyx, or Patapum. There are other options too, but you could look into those later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I would also consider getting into wrapping with woven wraps if I really loved using the Moby.<br><br>
As for pictures, I don't know how to post the actual pictures here so you'll have to click on the links:<br><br>
I love my soft structured carrier. It is great for quick ups and downs. Most aren't great for newborns, but they are wonderful later.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/blueOAwithpaisley2.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...thpaisley2.jpg</a><br><br>
I love wraps too. They are the most flexible of carriers and can be wrapped in lots of different ways. They do have a learning curve though. They can be used from newborn stage through toddler.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/Koira.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...iser/Koira.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/HeinaGirasol.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...inaGirasol.jpg</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If I was planning a stash for a newborn baby due in December, I would get:<br><br>
a stretchy wrap or two... either a Moby or I would make my own from stretchy fabric from the fabric store. Directions can be found here: <a href="http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121" target="_blank">http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121</a><br><br>
a fleece adjustable pouch: <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-adjustable-fleece-pouch.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-a...ece-pouch.aspx</a><br><br>
a mei tai .... probably either a Babyhawk or Kozy, both of which can be found used on <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a> FSOT boards (I don't know if MDC has a FSOT board)<br><br>
Then later when baby was bigger, I would get a soft structure carrier... perhaps an Ergo, Beco, Calyx, or Patapum. There are other options too, but you could look into those later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I would also consider getting into wrapping with woven wraps if I really loved using the Moby.<br><br>
As for pictures, I don't know how to post the actual pictures here so you'll have to click on the links:<br><br>
I love my soft structured carrier. It is great for quick ups and downs. Most aren't great for newborns, but they are wonderful later.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/blueOAwithpaisley2.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...thpaisley2.jpg</a><br><br>
I love wraps too. They are the most flexible of carriers and can be wrapped in lots of different ways. They do have a learning curve though. They can be used from newborn stage through toddler.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/Koira.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...iser/Koira.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/exerciser/HeinaGirasol.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...inaGirasol.jpg</a></div>
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That last pic is amazing! How did you wrap to get head support like that?
 

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Here's me!<br><br>
I love my wrap. It is super comfortable and my ds is 13 months and his weight is distributed so well in the wrap (when he is on the front...back is so so) he feels like he's not even there. The ergo I use when we are out because it is so easy to pop him in the ergo and I don't have any wrapping to do. It's not as comfy as the wrap, but I wouldn't say it's uncomfortable. I find them both easy to nurse in. The ergo works better for me for a back carry.
 

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Another great site with lots of bw pics is thebabywearer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Here is my ALL TIME FAV. CARRIER the <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2591284871/" target="_blank">CHUNEI</a> I get mine from <a href="http://www.thekoreanbaby.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Jen</a> and I have tried most others and will ONLY use my chunei.<br><br>
I DO, however love to wrap for a newborn. I love <a href="http://www.gypsymama.com/shop/index.php" target="_blank">GypsyMamma</a> and they are great quality and great pricing. I like the BBS better than the BBB- softer like a t-shirt.<br><br>
I use my chunei for everything, and having 4 kids I am always looking for ways to make things easier on myself. I can wear a child with NO PAIN, for hours. The weight is distrubited across your whole body- and there is no shoulder pain, or hip pain or pain anyother place. The down side of my chunei is I always want MORE <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Congrats- and hope you find something that works for you and your baby. Remember that everything takes time, patience and has a learning curve.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That last pic is amazing! How did you wrap to get head support like that?</div>
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Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That was a back wrap cross carry. After he was asleep, I leaned forward so he was laying on my back and untied the knot. Then I retied the cross so it supported his head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That's my dd in a Gypsy Mama Baby Bali Breeze. I love it for the hot weather and I can actually carry dd in it on my back about a half hour, much longer in front even though my back is a mess.<br><br>
I have a Storchenweige and a Girasol too. The Storch is great for cooler weather and longer back carries, it's heavier and grippier. The Girasol is a happy medium, a soft flannely grippy wrap that does it all and is a super beginner's wrap.<br><br>
I have tried mei tais and an Ergo, but they weren't very comfortable for me. I need the wide fabric of a wrap to spread out and distribute the baby's weight evenly or my shoulders hurt.<br><br>
Plus the snuggle factor was missing with the structured carriers, and that's what enabled dd to fall asleep in the carrier - a lifesaver in the early months.<br><br>
I also like the multifunctionality of a woven wrap - it's not just your carrier, it's your blanket, shawl, diaper changing pad if necessary, lovey/chewie when baby needs it, shade provider when its sunny, etc. No Ergo or mei tai can do all that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ok, you mamas have convinced me that maybe I should try wrapping again. DS would so love to be in a front carry again, but my back can't take it usually. How many yards and what width would you use if you were going to make your own?
 

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Dd2 at 12 months in a Didy Tricolor Indio Shortie<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/rikkon11/d29e0253.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1/d29e0253.jpg</a><br>
Dd2 at 14 months in my Didymos Terra Indio<br><br>
My then 4 yo dd1 whooping it up in my former Kozy Orleans MT<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/rikkon11/IMG_2798.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1/IMG_2798.jpg</a><br><br>
If you want to see more, go visit thebabywearer.com and check out their gallery.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok, you mamas have convinced me that maybe I should try wrapping again. DS would so love to be in a front carry again, but my back can't take it usually. How many yards and what width would you use if you were going to make your own?</div>
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That really depends on how big you are and how accomplished a wrapper you are? I'm currently a size 12 and can get along fine with my 4.1 meter Storch or 4 meter Didy. I hate tails and have certain favorite carries.<br><br>
I think <i>most</i> people can get along with 5 meters, you can tuck the tails in if you have extra. As for width, you want somewhere between 30 and 45 inches. (Sorry for the scale system mixing).
 

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OOOooooooo, I am loving all the pictures!!! Thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
There are so many great ones, I am no closer to knowing what I need/want. Oh goodness<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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I love all the great pics too! Hurray for babywearing!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I am another wrapping addict. I have this Ellaroo.<br><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/GenevieveSells/LakshmiUpdates02/photo#5208473735920384962" target="_blank">http://picasaweb.google.com/Geneviev...73735920384962</a><br>
It's the large size so that both DP and I can babywear. DD was about 2 1/2 months in this photo. I picked the Ellaroo cuz I needed something that would be breathable in the heat of summer. I wear DD walking around town frequently. I have also worn DD on a couple of strenous walks of a couple hours (I live in a mountainous area) and have had no back pain, even though I do have a back prone to pain and spasms. I love that we are snuggling during our walks and I can kiss the top of her head. She sleeps most of the time during our walks too.<br><br>
I also have a used sling of unknown type that I bought at a recycle store. I only wear it for quick in & out stuff. If I wear it more than 20 minutes then I get severe neck and shoulder pain. So I am planning on upgrading soon to an SSC or mei tai for grocery shopping and such. I like the beco and ergo. But the ergo's are so plain....<br><br>
I think wrapping is the most versatile option for wearing your child. There are ton's of ways to tie them so if one way doesn't work there is always another to try. It works for newborns to toddlers. I get lots of comments when we are out about how comfortable DD looks. And the learning curve of wrapping isn't that bad. I found it rather easy, and there is tons of information to help you see and read how to do different wrapping styles.<br><br>
Good luck and congratulations!
 

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I have an moby like I don't remember what it is called that my grandma got for me which was great for little little babies<br><br><a href="http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/Jezzy_album/CIMG2064.jpg" target="_blank">http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...m/CIMG2064.jpg</a><br><br>
I LOVE my Cozy MT which I don't have any pics of her in it yet.<br><br>
My rockin baby RS is great too. No pics either.<br><br>
I will have to have a few taken!
 

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I like my sleepywrap for my nb.<br><br><a href="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/snazzyassets/Image096.jpg" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...s/Image096.jpg</a>
 

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here is DS in a torso carry with a short woven wrap<br><br><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2626818752_4e68728f2b_m.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/...68728f2b_m.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/2510565190_5a4cde3a0d_m.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/...4cde3a0d_m.jpg</a><br><br>
DS in an amauti, a canadian inuit baby carrier. its versatile since DD can sit in it too and its basically works like a pouch.<br><br><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3003/2625981951_7e41640266_m.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3003/...41640266_m.jpg</a><br><br>
DS in a back carry by DH<br><br><a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2486832933_1b3d1e2f5f_m.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/...3d1e2f5f_m.jpg</a><br><br>
ds in a sling<br><a href="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/2466247213_62f6cfdcb0_m.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/...f6cfdcb0_m.jpg</a>
 
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