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Hi there,<br><br>
This might seem like a dumb question but...<br><br>
I'm trying to get used to carrying by 5 wk old son in a sling but I'm preoccupied w/ what seems to be an uncomfortable position for him. He seems scrunched up in a not-so-good way and I'm concerned about his neck and head mostly. He sleeps comfortably enough and my DH assures me that DS would squak or fuss in protest if he weren't.<br><br>
Anyone else feel that way? Is there a position the babies should NOT be in while they're in the sling?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
Mimi<br><br>
p.s. can you tell i'm a 1st time mom? I've got loads more of these types of questions! heh heh
 

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It is true that he would let you know if he was uncomfortable. Just watch to make sure that his head isn't pushed to close to his chest and that he has plenty of air space.<br><br>
BTW what kind of sling do you have??
 

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I'm still waiting on my first to arrive, but I'm wondering if you've picked up this month's addition of mothering? The lead story is about the proper way to wear your baby, and it gives great pics to help!
 

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Often when wearing a baby for the first time, mommies don't put them high enough. He is so little, he might curl up into a little ball if your sling is too low...
 

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Second all of the above and also would say just hang in there a few more weeks and your little guy will not be so lost inside there anymore.When they're teeny they do the little scrunched up ball thing just like in your tummy, but pretty soon he'll be holding his head up better and it's so much easier to position them.
 

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I was going to also see if you had the current issue of Mothering b/c it has a lot of info on babywearing. You can fold a blanket to put in the bottom of the sling to help boost him up a bit.
 

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Agreed, in the last issue of mothering, they show how to correct that, with a little pillow or receiving blanket. I struggled with this with my baby when she was small and I was using a ring sling in the cradle hold. I found it much easier to use the tummy to tummy position, and she seemed to prefer it, too. I knew that the cradle hold wasn't working b/c her neck was bent (chin to chest) and her breathing sounded labored, though she didn't really complain.
 

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I'm going to bump this over to babywearing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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it would be helpful if you could post a picture so we could "critique" how he's in there, give you some specific tips/tweaks that relate to the kind of sling you have and how you're wearing him.<br><br>
congrats on new mama hood! what an adventure!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi there,<br><br>
This might seem like a dumb question but...<br><br>
I'm trying to get used to carrying by 5 wk old son in a sling but I'm preoccupied w/ what seems to be an uncomfortable position for him. He seems scrunched up in a not-so-good way and I'm concerned about his neck and head mostly. He sleeps comfortably enough and my DH assures me that DS would squak or fuss in protest if he weren't.<br><br>
Anyone else feel that way? Is there a position the babies should NOT be in while they're in the sling?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
Mimi<br><br>
p.s. can you tell i'm a 1st time mom? I've got loads more of these types of questions! heh heh</div>
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I always feel like this when I use my ring sling (over the shoulder baby holder) DD looks twisted an uncomfy (though asleep) I tried folded up blankets and still she is just so twisted in there. So I'm going with the theory that she just needs to be bigger. In the mean time, I'll just use my moby.
 
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