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 For mamakimi, babywearing while pregnant with a Ball Baby Mei Tei (straps are regular length) I was about 24 weeks when this was taken.





 

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areawoman
Nov. 12th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
awwww. She is darling. I wish my son would still let me wear him. What do you bet he wants to start again when he sees his new sibling riding around in the sling?
maine_girl
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh I'm sure he'll want a babywearing time to be like his sibling...
I'm hoping Abbey won't mind sharing her sling time with the new baby!

ohglendora
Nov. 12th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Do you have a recomendation for purchasing a sling type thing for someone who has never used one before, but really really wants to for this next little one?
maine_girl
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
Yes. The best to start and most useful would be something like a Moby wrap, http://www.mobywrap.com/. It can seem daunting to tie on, but from someone who can barely tie her shoes, you learn quickly :) It is very comfortable because it is a 2 shoulder carrier, and very handy when out and about running errands and busy. The only downside to this wrap is that because it is stretchy, you won't fing it as comfortable when your baby gets older, and by then you might want to upgrade to a woven wrap like the one in my userpic (more expensive, but not stretchy, allowing for more elaborate carries such as a back carry).

My next suggestion would be a ring sling, like this one: http://www.milkface.com/detail.aspx?ID=48029 or this one: http://www.milkface.com/detail.aspx?ID=47865

Because ring slings are adjustable, your partner can use it as well (same goes with the Moby). I am still using the same ring sling that I had when Abbey was born and she's now 26 months.

Both are fairly easy to breastfeed in.

The mei tai in the post is great, but I would choose either a wrap or ring sling if I had to start out with one carrier.

Hope this helps!
ohglendora
Nov. 14th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
It does help. A lot!! Thank you thank you!!
tellinellen
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
can/should i be super annoying and butt in with a different opinion?

i really liked using a mei tai as my from-the-beginning carrier. ok actually it was with my 2nd baby, but i do think it's easier to learn/tie than a wrap...... and i think it's easier than a ring sling too although i'm sure some would argue w me there.
maine_girl
Nov. 16th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
You;re right, it's just as easy to tie as a wrap, but somehow I could never get myself or Abbey comfy in one until she was a few months old. I'm looking forward to attempt a MT with newborn soon (not too soon) :)
kresska
Nov. 13th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
I have a tough time with my daughter in her mei tai. It seems like i can't ever get her and me comfortable in it. Any suggestions?
maine_girl
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Perhaps try to wear it higher? I find many women wear their MT's a bit low, causing the baby to not be snug enough and the mama's back/shoulders to be uncomfortable. YOu should be able to kiss the top of baby's head when baby is positioned high enough.
sandramort
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Followed you back here from natural birth to see pictures of your toddler! HOW CUTE! :)
maine_girl
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Oh thank you so much! She had croup when those pictures were taken, and she needed a lot of TLC, so I strapped her on to my big belly and we baked all day!
mothinflight
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
i continued wearing Emilia (27m) in my mei-tai right up until the day before Lillian was born :)
it took a little adjusting - but it was very comfortable!
maine_girl
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
I am still wearing Abbye, and tahnkfully she is a lightweight. How is E reacting when you wear L?
mothinflight
Nov. 13th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
first couple times she got a little upset - she refers to the sling as "pocket" and would say:
"no babysister pocket! beepy pocket!" (she refers to herself as "beepy") but now it's okay with her ... :)
i'm hoping to be able to wear them both soon - right now i'm still a little sore/weak!
tellinellen
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
wow, so was she above your tummy or on your tummy? (i can't figure out the words to ask this question somehow!)
maine_girl
Nov. 16th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
She was straddling it. No wonder I have pelvic pain!
randomposting
Nov. 28th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! :)
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