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I'm still on "bedrest" as my baby is 6 days old today. (Getting stir crazy here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">)<br><br>
DH has tried wearing our baby in a sling, but it's like he can't get him in there correctly. The baby slides down way deep into the sling and buries his head sideways. It makes him mad or makes me nervous if his head is too buried. We tried a rolled up receiving blanket, but it seemed to make baby uncomfortable.<br><br>
I pulled out one of my Mei Tais (ahem, we have several as they are my favorite carriers), and put baby in that, walked him around, and he LOVED it. It seems he does better in more of an upright position, at least till we figure out the sling thing. DH is now wearing the sleeping baby in the Mei Tai while doing chores. He wasn't sleeping, he was fussy, till DH started wearing him. Awww a break. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
Anyway, do you wear your baby? What carrier do you use?
 

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I have a Bjorn. I needed something asap, and that's all I could find locally as I don't really care for slings with newborns in them. I LOVE the Bjorn, and we've used it a lot already.
 

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We don't wer him all the time, but definitely do if we are out somewhere, and sometimes at home. I usually use a ring sling, Dh has a pouch that I made him, and ocasionally I use an Ergo. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> love my carriers. Couldn't do without my sling. And I'm really excited that dh is up for baby wearing this time around. I think he's happy too. We went to a potluck the other night and dh was so bummed that we forgot his pouch at home. Also new this time I have a solarveil sling which is nice because it's not too hot. Actually that's where ds is right now. He seems a bit fussy today and wearing him helps.
 

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None of my babies have ever liked to be held in a cradle hold position in a sling. They know that that position is for nursing and they EXPECT to be nursed if they are held like that. I have found that upright positions work best. In a ring sling you just put the baby with their feet curled up beneath them and their head snuggled against your chest. Pouch slings work well for the same position too.
 

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I have a Kangaroo Korner Adj. Fleece Pouch, and I love it! I use it wanytime we go anywhere. I also have a Moby Wrap, and haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet--Owen cries in it, and rarely cries any other time.
 

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OMG... <span style="font-size:300%;">YES.</span><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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My uterus.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Sorry, I couldn't resist!<br><br>
In all seriousness, though, I carried my babies in the past (OTSBH ring sling) and have a gorgeous stock of carriers on hand that I cannot WAIT to use: Baby Hawk mei tei, Mamma's Milk pouch sling - plus a couple simple ring slings.<br><br>
C'mon Jakey!!! (NST was good again today. Lots of contrax today, but definitely not any kind of active labor yet. Soon, I think, though. Soon. Got a lot of stares walking around the mall today!)
 

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Bee! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Bee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> LOL<br><br>
We have a pouch that we have been mildly sucsesful getting Mark in it with out crunching up his head. We found that wearing him very low works best- it is good for walking around, but not for doing chores because he is not tight to your body.<br><br>
We went out and got a moby last week and Mark loves it. I had thought it would be too hard to use but the woman at the store helped show us how to put it on with mark upright on my chest. We like how tight it stays to your chest so you can get up and down and lean over.
 

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I have a mamma's milk that I am using all the time. I wear it when we leave the house for walks, in stores, and on pretty much all errands. I wear it in the house sometimes, but I find that I can't really do chores in mine. I prefer to put baby down to do chores because I never got the hang of making sure baby is safe while I do chores. I have one for dh this time, but he hasn't used it yet. He really prefers the bjorn, but he hasn't used that yet either. I want to make a mei tai because that would hold the baby kind of the same way as the bjorn. Dh prefers an upright baby so he can program all night while holding the babe.
 

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The sling issue with newborns is why I love a front carrier. I didn't want the Ergo, so I got a Bjorn and so far I really do love it. I know he'll outgrow it sooner than later, and at that point I'll use a ring sling to carry him around. He feels really secure for me to do things like vaccuum, make a sandwich for the boys, fold clothes, etc. Heck, I even JOGGED with him in it this evening trying to keep up with MT on our evening walk!
 

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nak'n<br><br>
k.. for the love of everything holy I am trying... I did get a bjorn kind..love the closeness<br><br>
would someone please tell me in a step by step way in stupid terms how to put J in a Ellaroo w/o him sliding out the bottom?! <a href="http://www.treecitydiapers.com/store/product/10589/ER-Wrap-Maija-4.6m/" target="_blank">this is the one</a> I have... I want him just like that baby.. how? does he need to be older or something?... where do I start wrapping it around?.. like where does the first end go to start wrapping?... I need help and I can't find my way around the threads over there @ the wearing posts... (sorry to hi-jack)<br>
Bee~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that is great!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hehehe Bee that made me laugh!<br>
I have 3 moby wraps - my good friend is the San Diego sales rep for Moby and so she gave them to me as a baby gift = so lucky! Jasper loves to be in it and always falls asleep in there. It's great for grocery shopping and quick errands. Good bit of advice - just put it on and wear it before you get into the car and then you can just easily slip baby into it at your destintaion rather than struggling with the wrap when you get there. I also have a maya pouch which jasper doesn't really like because of that cradle hold position. Must try the upright position in there like pp suggested....
 

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Pink - Have you looked <a href="http://www.ellaroo.com/wearing-instructions.html" target="_blank">here</a> for wrap help?<br><br>
I loved my Moby for my last baby, but it's just way too hot here for it right now. I have a beautiful Didymos that has the LLL logo on it that I'm waiting to try out when it gets cooler.
 

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I've been using our ring sling (not my favorite but works ok as long as I have a receiving blanket behind DS's head) but I really want to start with my wrap and/or our Ergo with infant insert. Problem is that I'm still healing from my c-section and I'm worried that anything around my waist will be painful or irritate my incision. Can any c/s mamas or prior c/s mamas tell me when I'll be able to comfortably use my more preferred carriers???
 

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Yes!!! If I didn't wear him I'd get nothing done! I use a sling, and I've found a trick that works really well for us. I swaddle James FIRST before I put him in. That way he's a little 'thicker' and doesn't disappear into the bottom. Also, since he doesn't sleep well unless he's swaddled, if I dare take him out of the sling after he falls asleep, he still feels snuggly and wrapped and it's not as likely to wake him. It works well for us!
 

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I'm using my old sling a bit and have just ordered an ellaroo<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> but I haven't been out much and she sleeps all the time! I have put our bouncy pram downstairs to lay her in and I'm trying harder this time to put her down a bit, let her have some time by herself and not have her expect to be held all the time. That is so different from last time when i held Oscar every waking moment but I remember him at 15 months (and have the video to prove it) crying, screaming to be held if I put him down at all. But I am excited about my ellaroo and will take her out of the house in that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm using my old sling a bit and have just ordered an ellaroo<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> but I haven't been out much and she sleeps all the time! I have put our bouncy pram downstairs to lay her in and I'm trying harder this time to put her down a bit, let her have some time by herself and not have her expect to be held all the time. That is so different from last time when i held Oscar every waking moment but I remember him at 15 months (and have the video to prove it) crying, screaming to be held if I put him down at all. But I am excited about my ellaroo and will take her out of the house in that.</div>
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alot of that has to do with personality. i held my first (dd) all of the time. my second (ds) had to be put down a little more, b/c i had to take care of dd. well, ds ended up being much more clingy and everyone i know with both boys and girls told me that boys are much more clingy!<br><br>
i use a maya wrap ring sling alot. you can put a newborn in it without them sinking to the bottom by pulling the tail in the middle to bring the material in the middle up. now they're not in the bottom anymore. i hope that just made sense. but if you have a ring sling <i>with padded side rails</i>, you cannot do what I just said.
 

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I have a slingling pouch that I LOVE... it's very like the hotslings (but less expensive, from what I've seen). It took me a few tries to figure out how to get him in there comfortably, but it's just great.
 

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OMG... I love you!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Thank you so much!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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