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I'm new to babywearing, so sorry if this is a silly question...<br><br>
I'm so excited that our 4-month old DD has graduated to the hip carry in her Hotsling! She's so comfy in it and loves being able to see everything.<br><br>
But, what do you all do for naps when you're out and about using the hip carry? She gets tired after an hour or so, but she's way too big to nap in the Hotsling now.<br><br>
Thanks for any insight!
 

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twist her around to your back, cup the fabric over your shoulder and pull the top part down, so the front is kind of twisted, and the fabric cups your bossom.Make sense?I do the back carry at least once a day with ds like this. Just make sure to pulll the fabric up around their arms first before turning backward, and make sure the fabric is up to their knees, bottom lower than knees. Ds loves to fall asleep this way!And I usually have to cup the fabric under his gead when he fall asleep<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">Sometimes, while shopping I put him in this position on my front to sleep.
 

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My 7 mo old naps cradle style in the hotsling...she likes having her face covered for a nap (I think it cuts down on the stimulation), so I just snuggle her down in there and let her legs hang out. Don't know if this makes any sense but it works for us!
 

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I too have some trouble with naps in the hip carry position. I have tried moving to back but it just doesn't work for me. I prefer shifting to the tummy-to-tummy position so she naps with her head resting on my chest. She's cozy and I just love this close feeling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I usually just slide DD around to the front when she gets sleepy, and she naps with her head on my chest. I do pull the fabric up over her shoulders for more support.
 

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I just leave my son on my hip and pull the fabric up a little higher around his body. His head usually just rests on my chest. Sweet.
 

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Thank you thank you for all the fabulous suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> --I'm definitely going to get back out there with her and try some of them.
 
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