It's too soon. <a href="http://www.thewigleys.net/how_to_babywear.html" target="_blank">http://www.thewigleys.net/how_to_babywear.html</a><br><br>
She recommends 12 months. I've always heard 18 months. You really need to make certain that the fabric is right up to the knees and the tush is much lower than the knees.
aw... ok. it's gotten so hard to get anything done. she wants to be held ALL the time (and i'm not complaining about that) and i'm not getting anything done. i was hoping i could find a way to wear her that isn't front or side so i can do stuff around the house.
if you start them out in a hip carry just scoot them to your back<br><br>
But, i donno about you all...but ive been able to get stuff done since ds was 3 weeks.<br>
back carries...tis all about the back carries.<br><br>
I dont know wether a rs back carry will work w/ a 6 month old...I know it didnt w/ mine...yet i was carrying him on my back w/ other carriers...so id probably wait a few more months to do a RS back carry.<br><br>
Just get like 6 yards of cotton gauze and make a wrap and do a rucked back carry or a BWCC<br><br>
OR buy a mei tai, podaegi, onbuhimo, SSC, etc...
I agree with you ladies- I see why a back carry with a RS for under a year old would be tricky- mostly because what if you have a leaner? I can not see that being all that safe- I guess why they say to wait until after a year. I did try it a few times in a RS with DD2- but eh- I like my two shoulder carriers better. Making a wrap and doing a rucked carry may work- but if you are not an experianced back wearer and an experianced wrap wearer you may want to find someone who is to help you with the learning of it.<br><br>
I am like UmmIbrahim- I am a back carry type of girl!
Honestly...I ONLY started to find ring sling back carries comfortable (secure feeling/safe) once ds reached 9 1/2 months or around that. Believe me...I tried way way way earlier...again, ive been doing back carries since he was 3 weeks so im not scared to do it.<br>
But...the feeling is way different between a RS back carry (or any 1 shouldered back carry) and a 2 shouldered back carry.<br><br>
Ditto about the leaner thing too...ds is a leaner-becos hes used to see up OVER my shoulder (being a high back carried babe)...so leans to see around my arm...but he's at an age that if I nudge him to sit up-he will and has more control over himself...so i just need to make sure the sling is very snug.<br><br>
I know some do RS back carries w a newborn in a cradle carry, but personally, a 2 shouldered 1 thats supportive and comfy seems to make more sense.
I don't trust ring sling (or pouch) back carries even with bigger kids -- all it takes is one good swan dive and baby could be in big trouble. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
But for back carries, there are lots of great options, don't despair! Mei tais, soft structured carriers, and wraps are all excellent choices for comfortable front and back carries that are secure and allow you to get at least some stuff done! I've had my newborn (2 week old) dd up on my back in several different mei tais already this week! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
I guess I need to get a mei tei. I realize you aren't really supposed to get anything done with an infant, but it's kind of getting to the point I've got to do SOMETHING or my house might be unfit for living. With my ds I kept him in a sling most of the time and then he was willing to sit with dh or just be independant for a little while at this age. Not so with my new dd. I sling her most of the time and she still doesn't like independant time. She screams after a few minutes with dh or my other dd. Ugh...
I think looking into other options for carriers may be a good idea. I do agree with Quriky- I never found it felt safe with a RS- not done the puches aside from a very very NB front carry.<br><br>
I like when I do back carriers because I then have my front open- my arms in total movement and my baby can sleep or play on my back- see what is going on around the world and I can do dishes- vacuum- fold laundry- scrub the bath tub- whatever! It is like your working space (the front of you) is clear and can get things done.<br><br>
I would be lost without my SSC and my Mei Tai's. But now my DD is 2.5- so that is a whole nother ball game! lol...
ITA - i think a MT or a wrap is the way to go for a back carry. i only ever back carry with a ring sling if i have to, and i've never even atempted it with a babe under about a year old. the only times i can remember really doing it were in a pinch at the grocery store when DS (the younger of the two) was happily riding in the cart, but DD (probably close to 3 yo at the time) was tired and didn't want to ride, or walk. so i tossed her in the ring sling on my back since it's what i had, and continued to shop. it worked, but it's definitely not ideal.