Post # 1
Anyone have any recommendations? I like the idea of the pouch ones, because some of the other ones seem complicated to tie around. But I am willing to try and get the hang of it if anyone has any opinions to offer.
Does anyone wear their baby all the time? Like do I REALLY need a stroller? I hate strollers! I hate dragging them around, I hate steering through crowded places and I just find them a complete nuisance most of the time. Am I being unrealistic?
Post # 3
I have used a metro-wrap at work (I work in NICU) for hard to soothe babies. It is actually not hard to wrap at all once you do it once or twice, and it is nice because you can position the babies in a variety of ways. The pouch style wraps do have some safety concerns that you should look into.
Post # 4
I spent a lot of money on all sorts of different wraps/slings/carriers and what I ended up loving were my Maya Wrap (which is really a ring sling) and the Ergo baby carrier. All of my friends have loved the Moby wrap… I did not. You just need to try out different things and see what works for you and your baby!
Post # 5
We used the Moby wrap with Addie until she was about 4 months old; it seems a little daunting to wrap at first, but almost all of the holds are the same wrap, you just position the baby differently inside of the fabric. It doesn’t take but a couple times to figure it out.
Also, even though I am not a big fan of strollers, it would probably be helpful to get at least a cheap umbrella stroller for when baby gets bigger. At almost 7 months, Addie’s 18 pounds and like 2.5 feets tall. We’re looking at backpack carriers right now, but I haven’t been able to carry her for at least a month because she’s just too tall/heavy to carry in the front! As much as I hate using the stroller, unless my husband is along to carry her, I have to put her in the stroller for walks.
Post # 6
i personally did not like slings, they were uncomfortable for me and i always thought she was gunna fall out LOL i used a little pouch backpack thing and it was great!
Post # 7
I didn’t do a wrap with my first but I really want to with this next one. I like reading these recoomendations too! YES you need some type of stroller if you plan on taking your baby out. With in the first 3-6 months your baby will DOUBLE in weight. Meaning you have a healthy 7 pounder then that means by the time he/she is 3-6 months old, they will be around 14 lbs. Try lugging around and extra 14 lbs around your chest. Number one, thats not healthy on your back and number two, Your not going to want to carry your baby all the time. Strollers are a must. At least to me.
Post # 8
I usually gift a Snuggy Baby sling to my doula clients. 🙂
They have both ring slings and baby wraps. The ring slings are a little easier to put on and get the hang of, but the baby wraps are great if you have someone to help you with it – they’re also really great for kangaroo care fore premies or tiny ones. 🙂
Post # 9
I second the snuggy baby. I bought one for my friend last year, who had just given birth to her 2nd child. Oh, and I bought the doll snuggy for her daughter and gifted them together. 🙂