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2013 Chat Thread

Okay ladies, come back out. It's a new year, which means new possibilities for BWing! Use this chat thread to get to know each other, to share what carrier(s) you're using, what you're doing while wearing each day, and more! Lurkers, come out!!! Biggrin

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ummm, I'll hang out, but haven't worn Liv in forever, and we are headed into weather that makes me wear less (below 30 degrees). Sad

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Awww. I'm not wearing unless we leave the house currently because I'm having lots of plugged duct issues. I did wear Zoe in a FWCC to a La Leche League meeting yesterday. And I feel sad for Aiden because I know wearing him would really help him feel connected to me right now too, but if I'm not going to wear Zoe no way am I going to wear Aiden right now. Sad

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that's hard. Sad

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We are in a state of independence here. I can't comfortably wear Evie very long before my pelvis starts aching again (hip/pelvic joint issues) and, she doesn't seem to enthused to be carried around much anyway, so she wiggles a lot of the times that I do have her on.

I am almost certain we are all done.

I offered my Ergo to someone on here for her friend.. (don't remember who)

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We are pretty much done with baby wearing. If it's suggested I get No walking Mummy yelled at me. I need a new snuggly baby to wear.

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You will Wendy!!!

I wore Zoe today while out of the house in my pink and brown woven wrap. I wore her on my back in a mei tai tonight. I was cooking dinner and she started screaming. I tried a woven wrap first, but when I realized the meat was burning I dumped that difficult attempt and use the mei tai. Usually I wouldn't do this, but I had to do something and she couldn't go on the front. She fell asleep within 2 minutes! Love BWing at times. Smile

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Hey BWing Ladies!

I've been wanting to join in this thread for a few days but Marek was congested for a few days and has been slowly getting less fussy and and slowing down on the nursing.

I'm Shauna and I have a 5 y/o (Kostas) who I started wearing when he was about 6 months but didn't truly get as into BWing with him as I plan to with this new sweetie (Marek) who is 4 weeks. I got an Ergo with the insert and I love it so far! I actually even made it out of this house today to go watch Kostas play some roller hockey and wore Marek the whole time! He slept to peacefully in there and honestly it didn't even feel like he was there because he was so perfectly situated and all the straps were adjusted just right. Woot!

I look forward to getting to know you ladies better Smile

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Hi ladies Smile

I can't wear my little bear at the moment because I have this big ugly surgical boot on one foot because of a broken toe and not being able to split the extra weight evenly between my legs makes wearing uncomfortable on my hips and back. Only two more weeks tho and then I hope to have her back up in my wraps.

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Glad to see you here Shauna!

We'll having you wrapping soon Becky. lol

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I got to wrap a 7 week old today and play with a bali stretch wrap. Smile I only had a MeiTai, RS, and Sleepy when Claire was that size. A local mama borrowed my Bali breeze and sleepy wrap a couple weeks ago to try them out before buying and returned them today. She wanted help wrapping so I got to play with her new wrap and wear her little cutie pie. Not helping my slowly rising baby fever but was fun.

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I must say, I'm pretty impressed with myself today... I wore AND nursed Marek in the Ergo while I made dinner! Now that's multi-tasking! Woot!

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That is superwoman!!!

Today I went to Target (you'll learn I do this a lot Shauna lol) and wore Aiden on my back in my baby sized Bamberoo SSC. Zoe was in her car seat on my stroller frame.
Tonight I wore Zoe on my back in my Mei Tai Baby again. I picked up Aiden's toys, got the highchair seat out and cleaned it up, threw dinner in the oven, and changed Aiden's diaper twice (ugh).

ETA: Almost forgot! I got the Ergo infant insert at Target today for $12 on clearance! I tried it out at home this afternoon. It's as annoying as I thought it would be for me (remember I'm used to wrapping with wovens which keeps baby very close and there's no extra objects to fiddle with), but Zoe seemed to like it. She fell asleep! I put together a FP infant to toddler rocker while she slept on me (Target clearance for $19!). While I doubt if I'll reach for the Ergo with insert, I'm hoping that my husband will finally wear Zoe since the Ergo is his carrier. I do think it will be great to keep around for the local babywearing group library. Smile

You'll also learn that I pretty much only buy stuff on clearance Shauna. LOL.

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Hi! I will introduce myself. I did BW with my first son who had colic, from a very early age. I know it helped him tremendously to keep mommy close. This time I have twins and we haven't started BW too much yet, but we weren't really doing too much other than just enjoying having them home. We have only been united as a family for one night (one had a NICU stay). My husband actually wore ODS sometimes and he is open to it this time around as well. Which is good, I know there are some twin holds but that will get heavy. Anyway, I am a "make your own moby" mom. Will need to go find it soon. I also registered for a second moby and should be having an "after the fact" shower in a few weeks. Until then, I am just enjoying holding my babies and am recovering from a c-section and some complications from pregnancy (which caused my unplanned c-section). We also have two Ergo's for when they are bigger.

Tiffany

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Welcome to the thread Tiffany! The twin and triplet moms I know say that BWing just one baby has been helpful for them big time. They don't often wear two because it's just too much, especially when they're small and can't support themselves. Take care of yourself and your recovery and when you feel up to it have fun wearing! Smile

I did a lot of BWing today. This morning I was hoping the big Target toy clearance would start, so I drug us out there. Turns out it was for nothing, but I did get to tandem wear out in public for the first time! Had Zoe in a woven wrap on my front and Aiden in a SSC on my back. When we got home I continued to wear Zoe in the wrap while my son played out in the backyard and ate lunch. This afternoon I ran a couple of quick errands and wore Zoe again but this time in a mei tai. And then while cooking dinner I threw my son up on my back in a ruck sack carry with a woven wrap. Whew it's been quite the BWing day!

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Tandem wearing! Awesome. I bet that was a workout! Smile

Look who decided she wanted "on" today.

I don't know who outlasted who. Just as my shoulder joints and neck felt like they were going to be ripped from each other, Evie started wanting down. She was only on about 15 minutes. We took a stinky diaper out to the trash (at the curb) then brought the cans in, and got the mail. We came back in and it wasn't long after that when she wanted down.

Yes, btw, that is a Mobigo toy and sippy cup she has.

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Ergo is sold.

I am shipping it today (if it is dry when I need to leave the house).

I wore Evie in my homemade wrap Sunday... twice!. I wore her while I swept and mopped the kitchen in preparation for my 4 year old's birthday party that afternoon.. and then after Gramma left the party, she wanted "on" again. So I tossed her up and wrapped her on while everyone watched (I need plenty of space to do it and so I had to do it in the party room). My dad said "WOAH! That's really cool!" and my BIL said (toward DH) "So, when are you gonna have another."

I am gonna miss all this baby stuff when we are she is REALLY done (nursing and wearing, etc). *sigh*

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WTG ladies! Smile

I've been doing LOTS of wearing recently. I wear Zoe pretty much every time I walk out the front door. She gets worn some in the house when she needs mommy time and I need to get stuff done. Aiden has gone "up up" a few times, but not for very long. He's not as patient as he used to be. Blum 3
I did recently become the leader for the local BWing group (it died and since we're staying here I want to bring it back to life). I've already helped one mom with wearing and have planned a BWing 101 for next month. I'm a bit nervous because I'm not the best public speaker....tend to talk too fast. lol.


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I really don't see myself wearing two.. that is brave. We are definitely utilizing the cradle hold around our place with our homemade moby's. Both hubby and I are getting pretty good at it. An ergo I bought off craigslist still has a faint hint of smoke - wish I had asked about that when I bought it. Its a good thing I don't really think that will work for us until the boys are bigger. Hopefully that will fade some more.

Tiffany

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My toe is finally doing well enough that I was able to wear regular boots today so I decided to try wearing C during our grocery run and it went great. Was nice to have her up in the Bamberoo instead of in the cart trying to play with the groceries. Then when we got home I was able to use my new babywearing coat for the first time while we carried groceries in and played with the dog outside! It worked great! Was a little awkward to get off with Claire on my back but I think I'm going to be really glad to have it for cold days.

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Beca, you have to post a pic of the coat. I just use my hubby's coat or a large sweater, but I can't use it for back carry unless I can get her high enough.

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"neoncandle" wrote:

I really don't see myself wearing two.. that is brave. We are definitely utilizing the cradle hold around our place with our homemade moby's. Both hubby and I are getting pretty good at it. An ergo I bought off craigslist still has a faint hint of smoke - wish I had asked about that when I bought it. Its a good thing I don't really think that will work for us until the boys are bigger. Hopefully that will fade some more.

Tiffany

You can wash it. I actually just washed my ergo last night. Smile

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Beca, you have to post a pic of the coat. I just use my hubby's coat or a large sweater, but I can't use it for back carry unless I can get her high enough.

I have used my husbands coat in the past too. He has a too big fleece coat we got for free someplace that worked but it was huge on my arms and sleeves were too long. This is much better! As to a pic, I will try. Smile

**Pic added. I'm sorry if its big. I haven't used Photobucket in forever and its all different now. Beee

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Don't you love the new PB? :roll:

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Went for a walk/to meet my big sweetie at the bus stop today with Marek in the Ergo. It was my first walk using it, so comfortable! I'm getting really good at putting it on and getting him in without help and doing it while standing. Smile Also, a friend let me borrow her Moby wrap so I'm going to try that out tomorrow!

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Awesome! Smile

Lot's of BWing here. Love it after so many breaks the past few months. Even trying new carries! Yesterday my favorite part was having Zoe wrapped on my back for her afternoon nap. I was able to play outside with Aiden and then prepare dinner and do dishes! It was liberating to me. lol

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Evie has started bringing me our homemade wrap and indicating she wants on! I have worn her 7 times in the last 4 days! Problem is, I think, I wrap it so tight that my hands go numb after about 10 minutes and I worry it is cutting off circulation to her feet (and we just got referred to a dermatologist for thick, yellow toenails with negative cultures for yeast and bacteria). But if I don't wrap it that tight, then she slides right on down my back and hurts me in other locations. Sad

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Janelle- That sounds frustrating. Sad

AFM- I tried the Moby for the first time today and I love it! So comfy! I wore/nursed Marek while I wased clothes, washed diapers, washed dishes and made dinner. Woot!

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Evie has started bringing me our homemade wrap and indicating she wants on! I have worn her 7 times in the last 4 days! Problem is, I think, I wrap it so tight that my hands go numb after about 10 minutes and I worry it is cutting off circulation to her feet (and we just got referred to a dermatologist for thick, yellow toenails with negative cultures for yeast and bacteria). But if I don't wrap it that tight, then she slides right on down my back and hurts me in other locations. Sad

I'm thinking that it's hitting a nerve the way you're wapping. Sad I know I've ran across a couple of mentions of this from others on TBW. Maybe look into other carries that hit you differently? There are torso only carries.

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YAY for nursing in the Moby Shauna! Smile

Let's see, I oddly enough didn't wear Zoe at all yesterday but did wear her brother in my baby sized Bamberoo SSC! I've been messing around with carries and my different wraps with him....and he pretty much only tolerates me doing a ruck back carry right now (or an SSC). BOO. He's too big for my shorty wrap now, so I have a new wrap on the way! lol. Hope this new wrap works out well for this because I'm not done wearing him. Wink

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I'm thinking that it's hitting a nerve the way you're wapping. Sad I know I've ran across a couple of mentions of this from others on TBW. Maybe look into other carries that hit you differently? There are torso only carries.

Sadly every other wrap I've tried is not doable with my too short wrap. Sad

Good news is, though, that we put a crap load of money into our flexible spending account for our son's dental needs and the dentist wants to wait 2 more years to do his palatal expander because his anxiety over dental pain and his poor motor function influencing his ability to clean it well... anyway we just found out that we can use that money towards massages! My chiropractor didn't know what to do with me cause my shoulders are so tight and knotted. I am sure that it's part of what's causing the tingling and numbness while wearing her. So I am scheduling a massage as soon as I can get in.

Today, I wore her out to bring in the trash cans and mail and about 5 different cars drove by and every single one of them smiled really big at her. You just don't see ladies wearing their babies in this town. I love that I made someone smile today. Biggrin

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Have you tried a rucksack back carry? This takes very little length. It's actually my favorite with my son. Rucksack in woven wrap with tips to get and maintain a good seat - YouTube
BabywearingFaith videos (like the one linked above) are pretty good if you want to see the other carries she has.

I've been super busy recently. And tons of wearing being done! It's how I do laundry, dishes, vacuum, shop, and more. Yesterday I had Zoe up in a FWCC while I did laundry and dishes. When she fell asleep I moved her to a ruck back carry and vacuumed and picked up after my son. Last night I wore her in a FWCC again as she slept during part of the super bowl. Today I used a ring sling while out shopping for a couple of hours. I broke out the wrap and back wrapped her for going over to the neighbors. I had to BF her while there and then I put her back on my back. I may have given my neighbor a mini heart attack. Blum 3

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No wearing, mr independent always wants to walk everywhere, however Jackie has made me a wrap converter and I have a woven on the way, I had hoped by the end of the week. but she got to the post office late so maybe Monday. I am out side the next day guarantee network, but for $2 extra post I figured I would at least aim for getting it sooner. Now just waiting on having a squish on the way to get excited to use it. I may be lending it do a day care Mum to use with her squish on the way in April as she is interested in a woven and wearing.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Have you tried a rucksack back carry? This takes very little length. It's actually my favorite with my son. Rucksack in woven wrap with tips to get and maintain a good seat - YouTube
BabywearingFaith videos (like the one linked above) are pretty good if you want to see the other carries she has.

Ruck sack is the only one I have been able to do. It's the only one I use. Just wish it didn't kill my arm circulation or nerves or whatnot to make my arms get painful tingly. Sad