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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 05:23 AM   51
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Lemme see if I can find a YouTube video on tying a wrap:



This is using a Moby wrap, but the principle is the same for any wrap style carrier really.

This is a mei tai. With a newborn, you tie it around their back to close the sides of the carrier, but with an older baby, you can cross it under their bum



This is me with Alex in a front carry:
thats brill was great help thanks not sure which i like best though now lol

you know with the moby thingy the last one it showed you were the babies legs were out the sides can you do that with a newborn or only an older baby?
the moby seems to wrap the baby up a bit beter and offer more support id be kinda paranoid that lo would slip out the side of the mei tai i had a bab sling once and i was a nervouse reck i allways though lo was gunna fall out lol



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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 05:26 AM   52
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With the wrap, you put a newborn in with froggie legs so they are tucked in. I think around three months, their legs can be out. I'm not sure though. A more experienced baby wearer with wraps would be able to tell you



 
Old Feb 4th, 2012, 05:27 AM   53
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With the wrap, you put a newborn in with froggie legs so they are tucked in. I think around three months, their legs can be out. I'm not sure though. A more experienced baby wearer with wraps would be able to tell you
thanks hun the vids were a great help :-) i really like the moby wrap just to convince oh he seen some wrap style baby carriers and he recons they dont look seafe lol he is so paranoid about everything lol its a shame i cant borrow one once lo comes along see which actually works best for me



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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 05:36 AM   54
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i had legs out from birth. helped that it was summer!



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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 05:48 AM   55
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My baby is only 5 weeks and 5lb and I've always had his legs out. When were outside I dress him in a vest and snow suit. He gets way to got wearing any more than that

Love your pictures ozzies



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 06:05 AM   56
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Thanks. He loves the carrier. We had him in the pram the other day (I met up with DH and he won't wear the carrier) and he moaned cause he couldn't see things



 
Old Feb 4th, 2012, 07:22 AM   57
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Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, but I love my Baby Bjorn and Alex absolutely loves being in it. We have also got Babasling and Coorie slings which we both dislike. The article posted earlier admits no scientific basis to disparage them. And the images of a child "crotch dangling" - why isn't he facing out? They can at 3 months. Also, Baby Bjorn is approved by, and designed in collaboration with paediatricians - can't be that bad!

But each to their own. Hope I won't get bashed for my opinion!
In regards to forward facing - babywearing is an ancient practice. In cultures where babywearing is standard practice it is unheard of to wear a baby forward facing. First, it's not safe and no kind of carrier has been successful in creating a safe way to forward carry that is comfortable for the mother.

People with bjorns who wear their babies forward facing in general stop babywearing by the time baby gets to be around 15lbs. I've never seen a toddler in a bjorn. On the contrary, when babywearing with a truly comfortable carrier you can babywear for years.

Just because it is approved by pediatricians doesn't make it good. Formula is approved by pediatricians too but I still consider breastmilk much better. Who are these pediatricians anyway, and how much money are they being paid?

Like I said, for some of us babywearing is a lifestyle, not a fun-for-the-moment-oh-look-how-cute-LO-looks-in-the-carrier type of short lived experiment. People spend a lot of money on bjorns but they do become the most discarded type of carrier I believe.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 07:23 AM   58
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I've only just got into babywearing - late I know at 10 months and I love love love it; and so does my lb.

I really liked the mei tai but, as someone else said, wasn't so great putting on or taking off when the ground is wet and the straps trailed. I liked that it wasn't like the ones you see sold generally.

I'm currently using a boba and Im liking that more though it does look at first glance like your bog standard carrier.

Luckily I have a sling library relatively close to me so I'm trying before I buy.



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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 07:24 AM   59
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I loved my moby! I was devastated when LO couldn't be carried sturdily anymore. He's a little jiggly monster and the stretchy material doesn't hold up.

I've switched to an ergo which I like but I don't get that same kind of snuggly closeness that I got with the moby. It's winter now so the majority of the babywearing I do is in the house and the ergo is perfect once you learn how to do a back carry... which I have mastered yooohoo!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2012, 07:29 AM   60
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I wear a moby sling... and when LO (who is 4 and a half months) is laid down, tired and SCREAMING!!! I only have to show him the sling and he stops crying instantly!! Amazing... and he loves it! So do I. Spent 500 on a pram and only used it twice. If only I'd known spending 12.99 on a sling was all that was needed... oh well, you live and learn!!



 
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