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Sling/wrap after c section

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Moonwatching Sat 01-Apr-17 13:17:17


Have any of you tried carrying a newborn after a c section? Can you recommend a particular type (or tell me what to avoid) and any tips?

My preferred type is my rebozo which I turn into a ring sling with rings (but haven't stitched so can still use as a plain length of fabric). It's particularly good in summer (when I'm due). But I also have a mei tai with wide straps so very supportive. And also a moby stretchy wrap - comfortable but a lot of fabric in the summer and I personally found it difficult to combine with breastfeeding. However I've never had a c section before and may need to this time. Wondering if carrying is possible or if I need to use a pushchair and for how long.


CarrieWatermelon Sat 01-Apr-17 13:18:51

I managed a Moby wrap sling fine after a c-section. But didn't use it until about 3 weeks post-op.

FruitBadger Sat 01-Apr-17 13:21:03

I used a stretchy wrap about 3 weeks after a section too, was fine. I was lent a Baby Bjorn, which I couldn't manage because I found the weight distribution pulled on my core muscles too much. That pushed me to visit our local sling library and buying the stretchy

Moonwatching Thu 06-Apr-17 11:18:30

Thanks Carrie and Fruit. Better get the moby wrap prepped. It's reassuring - I thought it would be at least 6 weeks til carrying was an option. Still, I guess everyone is different and I'll see how it goes. Hopefully the c section won't be necessary after all.

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