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It doesn't matter if I face him in or out. He leans to the side away from the ring and it kills my back. Am I putting him in wrong? What can I do?
 

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My DD did this. One thing I didn't do but heard of people doing later was sort of tie the tail over the rings so they can't slip once the baby's in.<br><br>
My DD is still a leaner at 2.5. It drives me insane. :) I've had the best luck overall with pouches and slings with better rings - like the nylon or aluminum ones from slingrings.com.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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I just bring the fabric up to dd's armpits or over one or both arms and tighten it a bit to make it more difficult for her to lean when we use the sling in the hip carry. I don't know what she finds so fascinating on the ground, sure which I found such mundane things so interesting!
 

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I found that sometimes there is too much slack in the back of the sling...are you using a MayaWrap? I only have experience with these, but I just helped a friend who's baby was leaning. Try and get someone to help you pull the slack from your back around to the front of the sling, while baby is in the sling, but before you tighten the rings. Kinda like you are working the fabric from the back to the front (if the rings are on your right shoulder, the slack ois coming around from your back on your leftside to the front). IME this gives less room/less fabric on the side for baby to use to lean with...helps kinda keep them in place if eveything is tight. Kinda hard to explain with words, but I hope that helps some....PM me or email me if this doesn't make sense & I will try to explain further.
 

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Mine does this too, and I'm constantly repositioning her. Often she'll lean when she is in the snuggle hold. She likes to lunge forward under my armpit, and then I can't have my arm in the normal place. I just keep sitting her back up and eventually she falls asleep like that and doesn't lean anymore.<br><br>
Today I took her for a walk in the stroller, and she leaned out of the stroller looking on the ground for a long time. It was pretty cute.
 

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I have an Over the Shoulder Baby Holder. I wear it pretty tight so I didn't think there was any slack in the back. I pull it up to his armpits but he still leans. I think I may need to get a different sling.
 

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Ah, yep. You can't adjust the top and bottom separately because of the padding and closed tail. In an unpadded, open-tailed sling, you can tighten the top rail as much as you want to get it nice and snug.
 

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I have a leaner too! She does it in the stroller, in the sling, in my arms and when we used a swing she leaned too! Little monkey loves the ground I guess :LOL, either that or she likes to torture my back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. I do bring my pouch up higher on her back so it's harder for her to lean but she still manages a little bit.
 
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