December 19, 2006

Babywearing Tip of the Week


A sleeping baby upon your chest, or back, is just too precious.

Some would say that he should just be in a crib.

But he really wanted Mama to hold him, and Mama needed to clean the kitchen, tend to the other children, wrap some presents, and then do a little laundry...

And a sleeping baby that just needed Mama to hold him, upon my back, is just too precious.

21 comments:

  1. Firm believer that survival is essential...especially when you have to clean house, take care of the other babies...YOU GO GIRL! I am the stay at home mother of four in the south...I'm impressed! :)
    www.cosbyfamily1.blogspot.com

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  2. He looks so peaceful! Scott hates to mess with sleeping babies so we probably would have left him too!

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  3. Too precious indeed!

    I love how you always change your photo. I don't even have one up because I'm lame and can't figure it out.

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  4. How cute is that!!! I am surprised he stays asleep throughout your chores. PURE TALENT!!! :)

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  5. Ok, you should write a book on inspriring babywearing quotes. :0

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  6. When theBeast was born she would take like 2 hour naps in the sling. The doctor told me to stop doing that, because "what are you going to do when she's 25 pounds? You can't keep carrying her." and I was dumb and listened! Now her naps are only like an hour! and she won't fall asleep in the sling...well, I guess if she was REAL REAL tired she would, because she fell asleep sitting in the shopping cart once!

    Love love love this photo!

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  7. That IS too precious! I had so planned on being a baby wearer with Lex and I guess I am to some extent but I envy all you accomplish with your babywearing!

    What would you recommend the best carrier to be, in your experience? Lex is 10 months and 23 lbs.

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  8. At that size, I'd maybe say an adjustable pouch. The mei tai (as in the picture here) has a learning curve and it's not one that you can just throw on easily until you have lots of practice.

    If you have a local La Leche League I'd recommend going to a meeting and trying out some slings, or see if a boutique near you sells slings that you can try on!

    Ring slings are always easy, but I am finding with Gray (14 months and 20 lbs) that I'd rather wear him in a pouch on my hip or on my back in the mei tai!

    Check out the other babywearing tip posts for what other people have commented about their favorite slings, too!

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  9. Okay, that being said, Carter is 6 months today and 20 pounds. Is it too late to try a mei tai?

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  10. It's never too late to start a mei tai. It's actually recommended you don't use one too early- only after baby is able to hold up their head properly, etc. You can carry a toddler in a mei tai!!

    Here's a helpful link on wearing baby in many different styles of carriers. If you scroll down to "soft carriers", the 3rd one from the bottom has a Mei Tai video demonstration of back carry, front carry, and taking baby off.

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  11. Thanks, that was cool. But it was sideways! :) Now I really want one!!!

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  12. I wear him sideways in mine alot, too, or put him on side-ways and then twist him around to the back... I got mine from a yahoo sling trade group- it's a Free Hand Baby Carrier and although I got mine much cheaper because it was used, I think it is worth the price new!!

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  13. Or P.S. another great way to get a used carrier is through thebabywearer.com's for sale or trade forum!

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  14. That is providing the coveted two hand mobility. I am impressed.

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  15. The MeiTei is my absolute favorite baby carrier. I used it from Savannah's birth (on my front, facing me, froggy style), and am still using it, with her facing outward. I didn't know they didn't recommend it for newborns? I personally think it is the easiest one to use.

    Gray looks very happy, safe, and secure napping on your back. :)

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  16. With all carriers it is definitely recommended to wear baby up front until they can support their head, then it is safe to carry on back (although some super-experienced baby wearers may be able to pull off wearing a newborn on their back!)

    With the mei tai, I think when I got mine it was recommended for after baby was a couple months old because of how high the back on the carrier was- probably mostly a comfort issue, but that might vary from carrier to carrier!

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  17. I LOVED having my babies' nap in the sling! And just to prove the skeptics wrong, not ONE of them has had a sleeping problem later - they're so content and secure! Your little one looks so serene!

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  18. Your good!! VERY impressive.

    Cute hair. I haven't seen it short yet.

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  19. Wow what a great pic. And I agree, if my daughter wants to be held, I hold her. Although I can't wait until she is old enough for a back hold. Yesterday is the first time I put her in a position other than a cradle hold and she loved it so hopefully she will be ready soon!

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  20. I haven't tried a back hold yet- but it would keep him from pulling things off the shelf when we shop!

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