I had to wear Ronin while out last night. He needed a change (of course it was a super gross poopy nappy rather than just an easy wet one) and the place we were at didn't have a baby room or change table so I had to change him on the bit of bench beside the sink. While I was trying to clean up he kept running away out of the toilets so I popped him in the ring sling to finish cleaning up
Mara, I'd keep practicing short trips with it. I wonder if the pain is from you not being used to the ring sling now so maybe you were leaning in some way due to it.
Wendy, I like how kids choose when we're out of the house to poop. Aiden did that to me today, thankfully I was able to use the car trunk to change him! lol. Glad to hear that BWing helped out in that situation!
I practiced with BWCC with my wrap tonight. Not so great. Still hate the carry. It took me forever to get him up too because I forgot how to do it.
I then realized it was time to start cooking dinner, so I changed him over to a double hammock as I made hamburgers and homemade chips. More comfortable, but not all that great. Not the worst wrapping day ever, but not the best by far.
I put Ronin in my bubbalugga ring sling to go up to do groceries. It was my favourite when he was a newborn and has been shoved in a corner since because it's just not easy to adjust like most ring slings, but I am trying it and going to try and love it for him because it's a bit flashier (red and black batik style) rather than my boring tan coloured other ring sling.
With great difficulty. I may not be using it right but I just pull until it's tight, but it is hard because it is pretty thick in the tail and the rings are really small. It brings the material from the sling in though which acording to the instuctions on their page looks wrong. It was the second carrier I bought before I knew much about baby wearing, the first was a crotch dangler (before I knew they weren't good) which was never really comfortable to wear.
If I can find my camera I will get a picture of the bubbalugga and how I wear it.. I loved it when Ronin was a newborn, it wasn't hands free but had enough material to use as a cover when he was feeding of sleeping when we were out.
Did some looking into closed tail slings. Apparently people like them because of the lack of big tail, but many who wear a lot don't like them as much because you can tighten each strand (let alone the two rails) independently. You don't see very many of them in the US. They do exist, but there are tons more open tail sling companies.
SO MUCH BW today...omg it was a lifesaver...spent the day helping DH set up for his art show (his kids' art show--he's a teacher) and then attended it, which was actually really fun because it was at this open-air market place with live music and food and kids running everywhere...but I had to wear Addy a lot to be able to deal with being there all day! She did nap in a corner in the pack n play for part of the setup time, and run around a bunch during the show, but there was plenty of Ergo time mixed in. Then we had a drink at the bar there to celebrate the end of the HUGE ordeal, and I tried to get her to sleep in the Ergo but she was so pumped up on excitement and horchata (sweet rice milk) that she never fell asleep, even though it was way past her bedtime. I spent the entire two glasses of wine partially leaned forward to give her a comfy, tempting head surface, and bouncing, but...no. At least she stayed happy and quiet, though! She was a trooper today.
And bonus: I got SEVERAL comments of "Yay, Ergo!" and "Oh, I've been there so many times..." when I was trying to get her to sleep