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sleeping baby on back question!

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MrsGravy Fri 03-Dec-10 13:36:01

Got dd2 asleep on my back in a connecta sling for the first time. Normally when she sleeps on my front I put the hood up. I cant manage to put the hood up on my back so I find myself leaning forward so she can flop forward on to me - its bloody uncomfortable! Is there a solution to this? Would love to wear her on my back more as its so much easier to get stuff done.

puffylovett Sat 04-Dec-10 22:57:33

There is a way of tying a seperate scarf over the head to support it, but I've never done it so couldn't tell you how. There are plenty of threads re this on Natural Mamas.

I never found the Connecta comfy for back sleeps, we prefer to wrap if there's a chance he may sleep.

Basically, your DC needs to be high up enough on your back so that their head just rests on the nape of your neck - that' way there's no leaning forward. iirc the connecta positions them a little too low?

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Sat 04-Dec-10 22:59:34

Can you ask a passerby to help you get the hood up? I have done this and got some funny looks but people are usually helpful once they realise what you are going on about! If it's for more walks in the woods etc then a separate scarf could work. My friend does this - she wears the scarf around her waist when not in use.

AnnieLobeseder Sat 04-Dec-10 23:01:05

The Ergo has a little hood you can pull over their heads with straps when they fall asleep. Could you rig something similar?

AnnieLobeseder Sat 04-Dec-10 23:01:58

Ooops, sorry, I see your sling has a hood. Could you connect pulling-up-straps to it?

MrsGravy Mon 06-Dec-10 09:47:19

Thanks everyone - brilliant suggestions! Will try adding straps and if that fails a scarf. Puffy you are right, the connecta positions them low down so they are sat in the small of your back. I'm not sure I can afford to add a wrap to my sling collection though!

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