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  • NicoleL
    started a topic Tips for wearing NB on back?

    Tips for wearing NB on back?

    I have a 5yo, a 2.5yo and an almost 6 week old. My husband goes back to work on Tuesday (sniff, sniff) and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to manage all of this on my own! There are just some tasks I can't do with a baby in my front and letting him cry isn't going to work either.

    I've read about people wearing NBs on their back and I'd love to learn how to do it! I have several MTs, ring slings, a woven wrap, a stretchy wrap and a pouch. I'm thinking MT here...but don't know how to do it!

    Thanks for any help you can send my way!

    Nicole

  • apimarianne
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    I have used http://www.mamatoto.org as a resource for carries by age, style, etc. Here is what I have used:

    Try the Pareo Torso carry, with baby deep into the pocket of cloth and his legs tucked up near his belly.
    The torso style of back carry, with baby's legs tucked around Mama's waist, is ideal for proper hip socket development. It also provides excellent freedom of movement for mama when she really needs to be able to move her arms. This rayon pareo is 46 inches by 65 inches.

    Lean forward. Put the baby on your back. Hold on to Baby's legs and wiggle her down until her legs are wrapped around your waist. Hold the cloth in both hands, behind your thighs. Spread the cloth out and shake it.

    Lift the cloth up behind you, over the baby's back and shoulders. Let the rest of the cloth hang down behind you and around you.

    Continue leaning forward.

    Tie the cloth very snugly above your breasts. Tighten the bottom edge of the cloth. Reach behind you and grab the bottom edge of the cloth.


    Baby should be snug against your back, with her legs wrapped securely around your waist. There should be no gap between your back and Baby's chest.


    Or, you could try the sausage carry (back wrap cross) with a wide shawl, ring sling, or deep pouch. Another excellent option is a back wrap cross. Here is a good link:
    http://www.mamatoto.org/Default.aspx?tabid=182

    Happy babywearing!

    Marianne

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  • NicoleL
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    Thank you both! This is exaclty what I was thinking of but couldn't remember where I'd seen it.

    Now we'll see if he'll go for it...

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  • harmonicker
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    Originally posted by naomifrederickmd View Post
    The only place I have seen instructions is on the Kosy site- A high back carry I did use a few times while my newest was little (in my homemade Mai-tai).
    Well explained instructions--unaffiliated with API BTW


    http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/ins...tml#anchor_316
    ditto I was going to offer the same

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  • naomifrederickmd
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    The only place I have seen instructions is on the Kosy site- A high back carry I did use a few times while my newest was little (in my homemade Mai-tai).
    Well explained instructions--unaffiliated with API BTW


    http://kozycarrier.homestead.com/ins...tml#anchor_316

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