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Old 05-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

Dd is nearly 9 weeks along, and has a 19 lb, 9 month old. She wants to know if it's safe to wear him in the Moby even though it puts pressure on her lower abdomen/uterus.

Since there were no Moby wraps back in the stone age when my kids were babies, I have no experience to draw from.

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure, so hopefully someone else can answer but I think, as long as it doesn't cause discomfort, it should be fine.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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I'd suggest a more supportive wrap or carrier. The moby started being uncomfortable for me when dd was about 12 lbs bc she was squirmy. I know they say wovens or maybe even a gauze wrap are more supportive. Maybe a ssc like a Gemini or beco butterfly that has a hip belt might be more comfy. I love my gemini. Send an email to Jillian@paxbaby.com, she is awesome and knows everything about baby wearing and answers emails really quickly:-)
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:20 AM   #4
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I'd suggest a more supportive wrap or carrier. The moby started being uncomfortable for me when dd was about 12 lbs bc she was squirmy. I know they say wovens or maybe even a gauze wrap are more supportive. Maybe a ssc like a Gemini or beco butterfly that has a hip belt might be more comfy. I love my gemini. Send an email to Jillian@paxbaby.com, she is awesome and knows everything about baby wearing and answers emails really quickly:-)


i am 16 weeks and can still comfortably wear my 24lb 20 month old on my back in the beco butterfly
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

I used a sling for my 35-40lb 3 1/2 year old daughter when I was pregnant with ds1. It didn't put pressure on my stomach however as I held her on my hip. I don't think I would have been comfortable with a carry putting pressure on my stomach.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

I know people that do it, though I personally would not be comfortable with it past the first few weeks.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:55 AM   #7
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

I second a ring sling. It puts the weight on the side (if you want it to). I am not comfortable with a moby much past a few months old. I don't find they are supportive enough. But I carried my two-year-old in a ring sling for quite a while when pregnant.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #8
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

I am 16wks pregnant and I still sometimes wear my 2 year olds on my back in my ergo. I just slide the waist belt down under my belly. I'm not sure how long I'll do it and I don't have a need to do it often. I'm definitely going to be doing it in 2 wks when we all go camping. Unless I can't use my stroller (like hiking) or it's really inconvenient, I put them in the stroller instead.

I've never worn a Moby, but I can say, I do still wear my 2 year olds.

Oh, my todders weigh 22 and 24lbs.

ETA - Just so no one gets the wrong idea....I only wear one at a time. My hubby wears the other.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #9
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

I've worn my toddler a couple times in the moby when preggo with my son but once you get a bump its not that comfy to front carry. The moby can also be used in a back carry, if you are careful. Id definately just get something that you can do a back carry in, for me a back carry was easier than a hip carry.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:05 AM   #10
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Re: Do you wear your baby/toddler during pregnancy?

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I've worn my toddler a couple times in the moby when preggo with my son but once you get a bump its not that comfy to front carry. The moby can also be used in a back carry, if you are careful. Id definately just get something that you can do a back carry in, for me a back carry was easier than a hip carry.
Please, please don't attempt a back carry with a stretchy wrap. Watch this video for a demonstration of the dangers.
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