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Sling experts - is the ellaroo wrap good with newborns or too faffy?

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bohemianbint Mon 21-Jul-08 19:11:55

I bought one when DS was about 9 months old, and I've never got too much use out of it to be honest, and we ended up buying an ergo as well which got more used. I dunno if it's because he wasn't a slingy sort of baby (he likes to be on the go all the time) or what, but I'm expecting DC2 in about 4 weeks and will be using a sling a lot as we haven't bought a double buggy.

So, would I be best off using my baby bjorn or ergo at the beginning, or would ellaroo fans recommend using it from birth? I did find it quite faffy to begin with but once I cracked it I quite liked it. Is it good for breastfeeding in? Will the baby be happy in it posture-wise?

mrsleroyjethrogibbs Mon 21-Jul-08 20:37:10

A wrap is perfect for a newborn and far better for posture than a baby bjorn. Babies tend to 'hang' by the crotch in a baby bjorn whereas in a wrap once its adjusted babies should sit in a 'froggy' position which is natural to them and doesnt put any strain on their crotch or spine. I would go for the ellaroo or any other wrap you feel comfy with.

kiskidee Mon 21-Jul-08 22:01:05

Ellaroo is excellent for a NB. if you use the front wrap cross carry. you can bf in it from the fwcc after adjusting it a bit. This link gives you an idea of how to do that.

bohemianbint Tue 22-Jul-08 13:27:18

Oh good good- I really love the ellaroo because it's so pretty but I got all seduced by how incredibly easy it is to put the bjorn on. Will get practicing - thanks for the link kiskidee. grin

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