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Old 04-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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I am expecting baby #3 in November and my other kids will be 2yo and 4yo at the time. With 3 under 5, I am wanting to do anything I can to make my life easier so am hoping y'all can share with me your favorite way to wear a newborn. I have a ring sling, but I don't love it for around the house because having the strap pushing on my shoulder makes me feel limited. I want something that is super comfortable and holds the baby snugly against my body so that I can deal with my other kids, fold laundry, do dishes, and even bend over. I didn't like bending over in the ring sling because DD would pull away from my body. Not that I need to bend over a lot, but in the process of picking up after 2 little ones, I would like to be able to comfortably!

I am thinking a Moby would be best for this? I'm a little intimidated by the wrapping process though. Suggestions please!

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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I loved my Moby with my first and my second. A stretchy wrap is a necessity for me
They aren't that hard, and I'd even use them out of the house by wrapping before I left the house and just popping the kiddo in when I got there
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One more question...can you nurse in a Moby?
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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I would go with a wrap. I have a woven but I hear mobys are more popable. The wrap is very snugly. I'm able to hold my 2 year old on my hip and wear the newbie in the wrap if need be. Watch you tube videos and practice.
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A wrap does take practice, but it is easy to do. There are plenty of youtube videos on it. And yes, you can nurse in a wrap. With my DD, I used my Babyhawk. I was able to nurse in it too.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #6
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I have a very needy newborn and I too have been struggling to find the best way to wear her. My very crunchy photographer let me try her wrap conversion mei tai. It is Heaven absolute perfection I was instantly in love. The baby is snug against your body. Your arms are free and my lo was instantly asleep and peaceful
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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They are quite expensive if you are interested I can tell you some good ways to find a used one at first I balked at the price but I promise they are worth there wait in gold all the comfort of wrapping but a lot easier to figure out
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
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Re: Newborn recommendations needed

Don't mean to hijack- I'm looking for newborn carrier too. What is the difference between boba wrap and moby wrap?
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You can nurse in a Moby wrap, but IMO it's not the easiest carrier for nursing, so don't be surprised if it takes a bit of practice. I loved my Moby for the first few months, but I was never able to comfortably nurse in it. I found ring slings and mei tais easier for nursing.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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I have to be honest I dont love my boba wrap for doing chores around the house etc. I dont feel its secure enough. I do love it for when im out and about though. Im searching for something that gives me that flexibility to wear as well.
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