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Old 11-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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What baby carrier to use for a NB?

I need a baby carrier to use with our new baby this summer and one that I can easily nurse with as well

What can you recommend and provide web sites too

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Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: What baby carrier to use for a NB?

I used a ring sling when i first had danae, it was made by a mama in my city she used to have a site up but i think she sold it..??
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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Re: What baby carrier to use for a NB?

Ring sling is definitely my fav for nb.
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Well, if so, I will just simply make one then What is the material used to make these ring slings?
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Re: What baby carrier to use for a NB?

You could use lots of different fabrics for a RS. I love my linen RS, and it would be nice and cool in the summer. Cotton would work well too.

I'd highly recommend aluminum rings, such as those made by slingrings. I like the medium or large size depending on the thickness and slipperiness of the fabric. Slingrings are weight-tested for use in slings, unlike some of the rings that you might buy at a craft or hardward store.

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Oh linen would be GREAT for Summer How about winter? What fabrics could I use? (no wool as our family has HUGE problems with wool )
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Re: What baby carrier to use for a NB?

I still use my linen sling in the winter. I figure as long as it is supportive enough to be comfy, my body heat and the baby's clothes will keep him warmer than the carrier itself.

That said, I believe that Jan at Sleeping Baby Productions (SBP) makes a fleece RS. I bet that would be super snuggly with a winter newborn.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:59 PM   #8
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I love my pouch sling. Here is a great website for all types of slings and Andrea is great to work with. http://dreamcarriers.com/
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I've lived in my new native nursing her all the time in it, while walking, eating, talking to people, even stood up at church and shared while nursing her in the sling, haha!

here's a hint too, I would nurse her in a sling/pouch, and just put my wide brimmed hat on her head -- the wide brim of the hat covers my boob, whatever may happen to be exposed, plus gives her a little support if she needs it, plus covers her face when we're outside. It's way more convenient than a blanket or whatnot and most people have NO idea I'm breastfeeding!
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Re: What baby carrier to use for a NB?

ring slings are awesome to have with a newborn! i like them better than pouches because other people (like dad) can use them as well, and the "tail" can be used as a discreet cover while nursing, but also as a sun shade. and when i make rs's, i always sew a little pocket in the tail so i can have a place to toss my keys and cell phone.

they're also great with an up and down all day toddler - i didn't use rs's as much in-between newborn and toddlerhood, since my kids would be happily worn for hours and it's more comfortable with a two-shoulder carrier like a MT or wrap. and those do allow you to be a lot more hands-free.

but if you sew, then you might want to try making more than one. i'd say a rs and a MT. there are great links to DIY instructions on thebabywearer.com and other experience DIY mamas who can help you w/your first project! there are a zillion different styles of shoulder you can do for a RS, for example, so it might be worth reading up on before you decide.

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