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Originally Posted by kris1225
You and baby comfy? Then y'all look fabulous! Congrats on all the nursing too! Looks like you finally have it...
Well, I won't say that. I get it right about 1 out of 20 times. Unfortunately, DD had a leaky diaper, so now it's going to have to be washed and we're going to have to start all over again! :LOL Oh and BTW, a little tip that helped me was to iron it so the serged ends were really nicely flat and straight before threading it.

I'm so looking forward to trying the kangaroo carry with her.
 

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It looks good, if you are wearing her and not nursing you may want to try and her it a couple of inches higher. It'll be easy to adjust to go lower for nursing and then lift her a bit and pull the tail to get her higher again.
 

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Dang woman, you're pretty! I can't believe you just had a baby!

I could never nurse in the sling, it always hurt my boob.

Uh, my boobs are not very big. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt me. :LOL Thanks for the pick me up. I really needed that today!
 

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Sorry we have not been able to hook up on the phone. We are in the process of selling our house and buying another, so it's nuts around here. Please try me again!

The pics are helpful. I think the baby is a little low. If you were comfy then I'd say you're fine, but if you are not comfy, try wearing baby a bit higher.

Glad you found something that worked re: the edges.

Also, have you tried nursing w/ baby's head opposite the rings? This is how we nurse. I let the sling out a LOT - so the pocket is almost in the rings. Then I latch baby on, let baby settle into nursing, then gradually tighten the sling around us. Usually helps to start sitting down. This is more of a cradle rather than tummy-to-tummy hold, though. Typically my ds (4 months) prefers a t2t hold, but for nursing cradle is OK. He is refluxy, so we do a more semi-sitting cradle. I don't know many babies that like to be totally horizontal in the sling.

I just looked at the pics again, and I think the sling is too much on top of your shoulder, rather than cupping it. Try putting it more on the ball of your shoulder & pull the folds out to keep it there. Here is a good shot of how the shoulder should be: http://www.zolowear.com/images/pictures/about.jpg. Some people are more comfortable with it on top of the shoulder like you're wearing it, but technically it is designed to cup the ball of your shoulder.

Be sure to spread the fabric out as much as you can on your back. This will help disperse the weight evenly.

The rings should be as high as you can get them - they look good in your photos.

Cute pics! Keep trying - looks like you are very close to finding something that works for you.
 

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Be sure to spread the fabric out as much as you can on your back. This will help disperse the weight evenly.

I think that is the #1 most important sling tip ever. My family members are conditioned to get behind me when I start pulling on the tail of my sling so they can stretch the fabric out for me as soon as I stop. :LOL Once I learned to spread that fabric wide on my back, babywearing became a real pleasure.

I agree that baby is riding too low in the sling. Unless you are both perfectly comfortable for as long as you want to wear her, try getting her up a little higher. To do this, put the sling on loosely. Then hold baby high on your chest, just about looking over your shoulder. Then place the rails (edges) of the sling around baby and start tightening. No matter what carry I use for my ring sling, I always aim around six inches ABOVE where I actually want baby to ride.

For nursing, whenever I attempted it in my sling (I don't have good sling-nursing boobs) I found it was most comfortable to have baby's head on the ring side.

I know you're really working on this and I think you're almost there. Don't be discouraged. Remember: Get baby up higher so your back won't be sore after long periods of wearing. Aim high. Really spread the fabric across your back.
 
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