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blondiess4u's picture
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Baby wearing

I have a LO that HAS to be held all the time! I have a sling and a baby front pack carrier from DS. The sling he likes but hurts my back. The front pack is not good for a newborn, his head bounces around to much.
I bought a moby wrap for Nicholas but I HATE it!!! It takes way to long to put on when you have a crying baby that wants to be held ASAP. Plus, he hates it and it's really hard to get him in and positioned just right.

SO... what else can I try? I know we have discussed this before but I just have no idea what to get next. I need something easy to put on and get him in and he can breastfeed in.

I also thought about getting the best friend pillow for carrying him around the house. You can breastfeed and walk around right? Anyone have one and what is the pros to the pillow?

TIA

Dylemma's picture
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I bought a Mei tai for this one, reviews and videos on using with a newborn look really good. Although obviously I have yet to use it. Good luck.

jac81's picture
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I have the brest friend pillow and I was actually just walking around the house yesterday while feeding DD. I love it!! It doesn't allow you to be hands free like a sling or carrier, but it does allow you to use one hand while the other easily cradles the baby and your arm doesn't get tired since the baby is resting on the pillow. I was even able to rinse off some dishes one night while feeding her.

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I love my baby k'tan. It's like a moby but prewrapped. You have really minimal work to do to get the baby in there.

Which front pack carrier do you have? Do you have him swaddled when you put him in there or have an infant insert? That may help the bouncing head.

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"irishgirl" wrote:

I love my baby k'tan. It's like a moby but prewrapped. You have really minimal work to do to get the baby in there.

Which front pack carrier do you have? Do you have him swaddled when you put him in there or have an infant insert? That may help the bouncing head.

I have the Snugli. It's made small for a newborn but still seems big. I may either invest in a better one since that seems to be easiest and he likes it. They sell inserts? I can't swaddle him because his legs have to go through the holes.

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I soooooo need one. Not because she isn't content just haniging out because she really is a laid back baby. And I have a million extra hands since she has 4 brothers and a sister but I want one for football games and when we are out shopping. I found one I wanted but for somereason the website wouldn't accept my card.........maybe cuz it was a prepaid CC. Anyway i want one fairly inexpensive and the one i found was about $35 with shipping.

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Pricey, but oh so worth it... Ergo carrier!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually haven't used it for Aidan yet, but I've been using it daily with Ellie still! Smile Anyway, I used it almost every single day for hours at a time with my 3rd and 4th dds, and obviously I'm still using it with my 4th!! I have to keep the girl contained when we are out. I actually have two, and I'm going to attempt Aidan in front, and Ellie on the back in a few days. So far Aidan is okay out in just his carseat carrier (still sleeps pretty good in there). However, I know as he gets more awake and alert he will do better in the carrier. He's very laid back, but I'm sure in the coming weeks there will be times when he likes to be worn around the house too. Thankfully, I have LOTS of little helpers here at home who are more than willing to hold him if he wants to be held. Smile

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"blondiess4u" wrote:

I have the Snugli. It's made small for a newborn but still seems big. I may either invest in a better one since that seems to be easiest and he likes it. They sell inserts? I can't swaddle him because his legs have to go through the holes.

I don't know anything about the snugli's. I know with an ergo/beco specifically you aren't supposed to put their legs through the holes because they're too far apart. You're supposed to "froggy" their legs or you can swaddle them and stick them in there. then you tighten it where it's secure. The ergo has an insert, but a lot of people just like using receiving blankets around the baby (kind of in a U shape I think?). The beco has an insert you clip in and you put the baby's legs through the holes. It's made for babies that are 7-15lbs and boosts them up to the top of the carrier and also the leg holes are closer together.

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So far I've tried my baby hawk and love it, it's the one going in the diaper bag for when we're out and about and she decides she has to be held. Need to try out my infant insert in the ergo as well.

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What sling do you have?

I wore DS1 and I loved my Maya wraps and l
Mei tai. I still have my mayas and bought a beco butterfly when they were on sale. Soft structured carriers are so much better.

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I second Dana's recommendation about the baby hawk. It's so quick and easy to put on baby is super supported, comfy and you can carry toddlers no problem. I started carrying DD in it the day I brought her home from the hospital. It's a mei tai like many of the other recommendations, but you can customize the colors and fabrics they use so it is super cute :).