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Did you start carrying your baby when they were born?

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boundarybabe Fri 04-Sep-09 14:11:52

Or did you wait until later? I was fully intending to sling DS everywhere (I live in a flat so issues with buggies vs stairs) and bought a wilkinet and was given a babasling in preparation. However when he was tiny I found a structured carrier with buckles easier (he just didn't feel safe in a sling and the wilkinet was a faff to put on when he was small and floppy!) and then I started using the buggy. Now that he can sit up I have rediscovered the babasling for the hip carry and am starting to use it more. I've even invested in a second hand ring sling which should arrive soon. Has anyone else done things this way round or am I just contrary? grin

foxytocin Sat 05-Sep-09 10:45:17

DD2 was in her first sling when she was 6 hours hold so yes, you can start carrying from birth. In fact she is now 11 months and I've never put her in a push chair.

Bleatblurt Sat 05-Sep-09 14:17:37

I tried using a ring sling when DS3 was tiny but never quite got the hang of it - and I think I was a bit nervous of it when he was so 'breakable'. When he was about 6 months or so and seemed more solid, iykwim, I started carrying him again and still am now he's a chunky 21 month old! grin

millenniumfalcon Sat 05-Sep-09 14:22:24

i can't face having them in a pushchair when they're tiny, they feel so far away and tbh it panics me slightly crossing roads blush. with dd2 i used a padded mei tai tied across the back for support for the first few weeks, then once she was a bit less slumpy i liked a stretchy carrier (tricotti) the best.

Loopymumsy Sat 05-Sep-09 20:55:47

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swottybetty Tue 08-Sep-09 00:05:52

ds is three months old and went in a pram for first time last week.

Grumpla Tue 15-Sep-09 08:38:56

My son is almost 4 months old, I carried him in the house and used a pram outside for the first couple of months as it was so hot & he was cooler in the carry-cot. Now the weather is on the turn I think I will end up using the sling much more, especially now he is almost at the facing outwards stage which should make it a bit more interesting for him (and a bit less wet-necked for me)

boogeek Tue 15-Sep-09 08:42:05

I never had a pram or buggy until mine were 6 months and able to sit up a bit. (Had DD1 abroad; we had no car and the subway station had no life and 2 flights of stairs from street to platform - what was I supposed to do?! Then with Dd2 I just liked carrying a tiny grin and didn't want to put her in a pram)

oopsacoconut Tue 15-Sep-09 08:52:46

DD was in the sling from whan we got home and at a year has only just started using the buggy regularly. I still carry her alot too, especially when I am in a rush or she is grumpy.

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