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Old 06-03-2009, 11:24 AM   #201
 
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I don't really wear her anymore because she kills my back after a while, but I took this today. She was being so clingy this afternoon and I couldn't get anything done, so I pulled out my mt. I am hunched over because I was bouncing trying to get her to smile, but it didn't work. We went in for her 1 year check-up this morning and she is 20 lbs. and 28" long and she said a very audible "Mama" before we left for the drs. office.
You guys are super cute! If you still want to wear Lily but your back hurts, I would recommend investing in a good quality hemp or linen blend wrap. Those fiber blends are very supportive for even very heavy kids, and it's easier to distribute the weight more with a wrap than a MT.
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Can someone recommend a carrier/s that's ideal for the newborn snuggle (baby sitting up, with head against my chest and feet tucked inside the carrier)? Ideally, I'd like a carrier that distributes the weight of the baby over my two shoulders, not just one, like the Maya and the Hotsling.
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Can someone recommend a carrier/s that's ideal for the newborn snuggle (baby sitting up, with head against my chest and feet tucked inside the carrier)? Ideally, I'd like a carrier that distributes the weight of the baby over my two shoulders, not just one, like the Maya and the Hotsling.
Wrap, totally! I love how with a wrap, the baby is snuggled all around, instead of just in the back like with a mei tai. Perfect for snuggling! Your babies are pretty small, right? You would be ok with a stretchy for a while, and it's easier to learn. Otherwise, one of the colorgrown Didymos would be perfect for a newborn, as they're supersoft and require very little breaking in. Nati bamboo wraps are also supposed to be just heavenly soft, although I haven't felt one yet.
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I second the wrap suggestion, Medussa. Lydia lived in the front wrap cross carry as a newborn. I usually put her feet out, but they can be tucked in as well. I've always just used fabric from WM or the fabric store, but I do hear good things about the ones Kaia suggested.
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Yes, my babies are small. No future football players or Amazons over here.

Kaia, what do you mean by a stretchy wrap? Any particular one?

I will check out the Didymos on the TBW.

Thanks BEG and Kaia.
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Yes, my babies are small. No future football players or Amazons over here.

Kaia, what do you mean by a stretchy wrap? Any particular one?

I will check out the Didymos on the TBW.

Thanks BEG and Kaia.
Not Kaia, but I think the Moby is a popular stretchy wrap.
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Moby is the most popular and cheapest at only $40 retail. Other brands include Sleepy wrap, hugabub, and others. I would most recommend Gypsy Mama bali baby stretch though. They are less stretchy, so will last you longer. Since you have small babies, that one would probably last you through all the babywearing you want to do. Also the decreased stretch makes them safer in back carries IMO. And they come in really pretty patterns (I love Aphrodite and Sebastian). They're $75 retail, but you should be able to find one on TBW for $50-55.
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I don't really wear her anymore because she kills my back after a while, but I took this today. She was being so clingy this afternoon and I couldn't get anything done, so I pulled out my mt. I am hunched over because I was bouncing trying to get her to smile, but it didn't work. We went in for her 1 year check-up this morning and she is 20 lbs. and 28" long and she said a very audible "Mama" before we left for the drs. office.
You guys are super cute! If you still want to wear Lily but your back hurts, I would recommend investing in a good quality hemp or linen blend wrap. Those fiber blends are very supportive for even very heavy kids, and it's easier to distribute the weight more with a wrap than a MT.
Thanks. I would still like to wear her at times, although I also like being able to plop her in the stroller or in the shopping cart. Buying a new carrier isn't in my budget right now, but my birthday is coming up next month. I did go to a fabric store the other day and looked around quickly. Do you think I could find a hemp or linen blend to make a wrap myself?
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I don't really wear her anymore because she kills my back after a while, but I took this today. She was being so clingy this afternoon and I couldn't get anything done, so I pulled out my mt. I am hunched over because I was bouncing trying to get her to smile, but it didn't work. We went in for her 1 year check-up this morning and she is 20 lbs. and 28" long and she said a very audible "Mama" before we left for the drs. office.
You guys are super cute! If you still want to wear Lily but your back hurts, I would recommend investing in a good quality hemp or linen blend wrap. Those fiber blends are very supportive for even very heavy kids, and it's easier to distribute the weight more with a wrap than a MT.
Thanks. I would still like to wear her at times, although I also like being able to plop her in the stroller or in the shopping cart. Buying a new carrier isn't in my budget right now, but my birthday is coming up next month. I did go to a fabric store the other day and looked around quickly. Do you think I could find a hemp or linen blend to make a wrap myself?
Here are some instructions about choosing fabric for a woven wrap. I use a crinkle cotton.

Lydia loves the shopping cart when we're out, but sometimes she decides halfway through a shopping trip that she's done, which is why I like to have an easy-on carrier w/ me. Before I got the Ergo, I sometimes took my pouch with me to put her on my hip at times like that. I do most of our babywearing at home while I'm working around the house these days.
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I don't really wear her anymore because she kills my back after a while, but I took this today. She was being so clingy this afternoon and I couldn't get anything done, so I pulled out my mt. I am hunched over because I was bouncing trying to get her to smile, but it didn't work. We went in for her 1 year check-up this morning and she is 20 lbs. and 28" long and she said a very audible "Mama" before we left for the drs. office.
You guys are super cute! If you still want to wear Lily but your back hurts, I would recommend investing in a good quality hemp or linen blend wrap. Those fiber blends are very supportive for even very heavy kids, and it's easier to distribute the weight more with a wrap than a MT.
Thanks. I would still like to wear her at times, although I also like being able to plop her in the stroller or in the shopping cart. Buying a new carrier isn't in my budget right now, but my birthday is coming up next month. I did go to a fabric store the other day and looked around quickly. Do you think I could find a hemp or linen blend to make a wrap myself?
You won't find hemp in a store, only online.

On TBW, there was quite a bit of a buzz about fabric called "Osnaburg." Some people have found it at walmart, and it looks almost like thick canvas. Some wrappers have had good luck with it and find it very supportive. I personally wouldn't use gauze or lightweight cotton with a 20 pounder, especially with a sensitive back.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:19 PM   #214
 
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Here's a wrap I gradation dyed myself. Totally unintentional that it matches my skirt perfectly, but I think that's pretty cool too.



And here's just the wrap laid out
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Pretty! Is that a BWCC with ruck straps?
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Pretty! Is that a BWCC with ruck straps?
No, it's sort of like SHBC with ruck straps. Or maybe a mix of SHBC and Jordan's back carry? I don't know... I kind of just winged it, and now it's my favorite carry.
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This is just last night...it seems the only way I get anything done anymore is to wear her at night, it is the only other way (besides rocking) she is not fussy between 7 and 9)
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Looks great, deezee! She looks snuggly and happy!

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This is just last night...it seems the only way I get anything done anymore is to wear her at night, it is the only other way (besides rocking) she is not fussy between 7 and 9)
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Is that your homemade stretchy? It came out great! I've got a nice new woven for the new baby but I'm still thinking I might want a stretchy for the very early days, until I get confident with the woven.
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This is just last night...it seems the only way I get anything done anymore is to wear her at night, it is the only other way (besides rocking) she is not fussy between 7 and 9)
Awww! She looks so snug. I did a lot of babywearing between 7 and 9 pm with Nadia when she was wee.
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