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Babywearing with a Newborn

Newborn babies are amazing. We all know this. They are also exhausting. They have been with mom for the past 10 months and they want to keep being with mom! One of the best ways to keep a newborn close and help them rest and nap is by wearing them! Sure you can hold a baby all day – or attempt to – but your arms might give out!! Most babies can be worn starting around 7-8 pounds. Each manufacturer has safety tested their product so please research and follow the directions. Also, please check with your doctor if there are any health concerns! When I had my first baby, we got an Ergo with the infant insert. It was pretty easy to use. Except it was HOT. She was born in June. We lived in Seattle, but it can still get warm in the summer! I really enjoyed wearing her around the city vs pushing a stroller with an infant seat on it! I also quickly figured out that she liked to be worn at home too while I was doing chores or other things around the house. Wearing a Newborn is very easily done with a soft structured carrier. You have heard of Ergo, Tula, & LILLEbaby. With an Ergo & Tula you need an Infant Insert until the baby is large enough to sit in the carrier panel …

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How Babywearing Saved Our Sanity With A Newborn

If there is one thing that has saved us when our son was a newborn, and continues to save us 10 months later, it is babywearing. Our son was screaming when he was forced into this world at 41 weeks, and spent most of the first three months of his life repeating that trend. If he wasn’t nursing, he had to be held close or he was crying. We tried everything. He wouldn’t take a pacifier, which I was fine with just because I was worried it would interfere with nursing. He would snuggle close and be so happy, but the second you put him in a baby bouncer or on a play mat, he screamed. Ditto for when trying to put him down for a nap. After just two short weeks, my husband and I were at our wits end with lack of sleep. I know, everyone says, sleep when he sleeps; but when life still moves and when he wants held all the time, it’s a challenge. Nothing was getting done around the house, we were running out of the freezer meals I had stocked up, and we just needed sleep. Enter: The Moby Wrap. After a recommendation from a friend, I purchased one, still quite skeptical that it would help our situation. After all, we needed sleep, we didn’t want to carry him more! It arrived, and …

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Sharing the Babywearing

Long before my husband and I became pregnant with our Little Guy, I knew I wanted to “wear” my baby as much as possible – I had heard nothing but good things about all that babywearing does for both baby and mama, and had even been able to try out carriers like the Ergo and the Moby Wrap with children I had babysat. They were some of the first things we put on our registry, and I was so excited to get them at showers! Little Guy made his appearance and the first weeks were a blur. Eventually, every baby gets past that newborn “I’ll sleep anywhere, anytime, under any circumstances as long as I’m fed and changed” phase. His just happened to coincide about the time my husband went back to work and I began life as a stay at home mom. Um – he’s tired, and he won’t just pass out anymore … what do I do?!?! That’s when babywearing became a game: how many times could I put him in the Moby Wrap and “conk” him out vs. how many times would I have to give up and try something else? It didn’t take long for the score to be something like Moby Wrap 803, Little Guy 2. And I’m pretty sure those two times became double-headers after I fed or changed him and put him right …

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Keep Baby Close and Safe While Shopping in a Moby Wrap

“What do you mean the car seat won’t fit on top of the shopping cart?!?” My husband and I took our new baby on his first outing to the grocery store a few weeks after he was born. Just like we did with our other three kids, we brought him into the store still strapped in his car seat. As hubby struggled to get the seat to fit on top of the basket, I tried told help him out. “You must being doing it wrong, let me help.” We struggled with that cart and baby seat for a good five minutes before giving up. What the heck?? I researched so thoroughly before buying this seat! It had awesome safety rating and great reviews! Why on earth would they make a car seat that would not fit on top of the grocery cart?? Hmm…..maybe because it is not safe…duh. When we got home, I got out the seat’s instruction manual and lo and behold it stated: DO NOT use in the seating area or across the top of shopping carts. So I did some researching online. According to the Academy of Pediatrics approximately 23,000 children are treated in the emergency room for injuries from shopping carts! Most of those injuries are caused by falls from the cart or by the cart tipping over. Well that makes sense…..maybe perching baby on top …

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Traveling with Cloth Diapers: The Diapers Are Not the Hard Part

We have accomplished two big trips with our daughter so far, a plane trip to visit my sister, and a seven hour car trip to visit friends.  We knew there would be a washer and dryer at our destination, so we just planned on diapering like usual. For the plane trip, our daughter was three months and we had one day’s worth of diapers with us, all of our AIOs and pocket diapers).  We packed her diaper bag liked we would pack for a long day out, and then packed extra diapers in my suitcase.  Her clothes are so little that the diapers taking up space was not a big deal.  What was more of a big deal was the carseat!  My sister didn’t have one, so we had to bring ours, a bucket seat with base at the time.  Our first flight ran a bit late, so our connection was tighter than it was supposed to be.  The flight attendants were awesome in letting us (seated in the back) off the plane first!  Looking back, strategizing about the fastest way to get to the next gate seems kind of funny, and I’m sure I looked ridiculous with that carseat over my shoulder running through the airport!  Dad and baby hurried ahead to check in while I waited for our gate checked carseat. We changed her in airport bathrooms, in …

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