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Carrier/sling for a tiny baby

(9 Posts)
TwitchyTail Tue 19-Mar-13 19:05:46

Thanks for help everyone smile Got it sorted.

After going out and trying both the massive unwieldy tank-like pram and the sling, I can't believe more people don't use slings/carriers - so much easier! I will probably be back with more daft novice questions soon though...

SpottyTeacakes Sun 17-Mar-13 15:53:35

The caboo is from 5lb we have one smile

binkybonk Sun 17-Mar-13 15:49:54

Boba stretchy wrap- easy to put on and feels like they are so cosy in there, lush. Wish I'd had it for number 1!

Brugmansia Sun 10-Mar-13 09:25:58

We have a kari-me wrap and have been using it over the past few weeks while ds has been under 7lbs with no problems.

TwitchyTail Tue 05-Mar-13 09:05:08

Thanks so much! StitchAteMySleep, glad you like the Manduca, that's reassuring. The site you linked is really helpful. Iggly - I had a look at the Caboo and the minimum weight is 5 pounds, yay! I might go for that. Thanks again smile

StitchAteMySleep Tue 05-Mar-13 08:46:37

I have a Manduca too, it is brilliant (dd2 now 1 year old and still using it, just not wearing on front)

I don't know for sure about the Moby, it could be due to the elasticity of the fabric.

I had a Joy and Joe stretchy wrap that I used from birth in the froggy leg (legs tucked in) position, my dd2 was bigger though and nearly 8lb.

I have seen this one recommended on a sling site for small and premie babies.

Iggly Tue 05-Mar-13 08:46:35

A close carrier is now called a caboo. I couldn't see a min weight.

Iggly Tue 05-Mar-13 08:42:53

I used the manduca when dd was small - she got swamped in it and it didn't support her properly.

I tried the close baby carrier instead (a ring sling) - no idea what the minimum weight was but you could tighten it so she felt very secure and supported.

But she wasn't as small as yours.

TwitchyTail Tue 05-Mar-13 08:36:30

Hoping for some advice smile I bought a Manduca carrier when pregnant, planning to use it from birth. My baby came 4 weeks early weighing just under 6 pounds (average for gestation) but healthy. I tried him in the Manduca and he seemed to love it, but then noticed that the minimum weight was 7 pounds 7oz. Grr.

My next thought was to get a stretchy Moby wrap to tide us over, but when I went to buy it I noticed it had a minimum weight of 8 pounds!

Are the manufacturers just covering themselves, or is it genuinely dangerous to use a carrier/sling for babies below the minimum weight? If so, are there any safe options, or do I just have to wait a month or so for him to get to standard newborn weight? sad

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