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Old 10-16-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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I am wondering how to put my DS in a ring sling? I have tried it a few times and it is just not working. This is my first experience w/babywearing and I really want it to work. He is 3 wks old and about 9#. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:09 AM   #2
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His feet should go toward the rings. I will look for a link for you and edit and add it. What kind of sling do you have?

You can always get great help at this site too:
www.thebabywearer.com
You will have to open an account(free) but there is a wealth of info there. Look under the using a babycarrier topic list and you can ask questions and read, read, read...

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Old 10-16-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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I have a ring sling, but I dont know the brand. Bought it from a mama here. Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:00 AM   #4
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I would second the suggestion to go to thebabywearer.com. There is just so much great info on there! There is specifically a section dedicated just to tips for using slings under the choosing & using a pouch or ring sling topic. But the cradle hold is definitely what you're needing to learn. They will look squished probably, from my experience. And you want to turn them so they're tummy 2 tummy with you. One tip I really appreciated too was when you're adjusting, insert your right hand from underneath (if it's draped over right shoulder). It definitely makes adjusting easier! HTH some! Don't give up, it's worth the struggle of learning!


One more thing - you can look online to find a local NINO meeting (babywearing group) and attend. There are moms ready to help others who want to learn to babywear.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:07 AM   #5
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Re: Babywearing question

http://www.mayawrap.com/n_video.php

Here is a link to a video. There are a couple of parts about newborn positions.
You might also try bringing it to your LLL meeting- there are probably mamas there who can help you in person.
Good luck with it! It took me a while to figure out how to use my RS, but once I did, I LOVED it! My 3 yr old still likes to be carried in it once in a while.
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i agree, keep at it, it took me a few days to really understand how to use my rs, i love wearing it over my right shoulder, it feels more comfy to me., and i used to put my baby either way to the rings and never had any problems, i know back carry her with my rs and have no problems.
check out the baby wearer and goodluck
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:22 AM   #7
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I second thebabywearer.com site. Here is a link I got from there: http://www.taylormadeslings.com/instructions.html
It's helped me a great deal using my RS. Use the cradle hold at this age, I still do.
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