Need ideas for wearing newborn

Amber - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am the adoptive mom of one (teenager), and my first bio is on the way. I will end up going back to work about 6-8 weeks after the baby is born. It's not a normal job - my children can go to work with me. The first thing I will do is teach 2 weeks of band camp at the local high school. I'll be wearing the baby and my teenager will help out. Also, I'll be breastfeeding, so a sling that allows me to be covered while feeding is a definite bonus. I'm a plus size gal with extremely large breasts (38L before pregnancy), so I know that has to be factored into what sling I get and how the baby is positioned.

I'm really needing ideas and how-to for a baby that young. I've read about older babies, but not newborns. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Ashley - posted on 01/11/2009

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Amber, I have been using the "ultimate baby wrap" for 4 months now and LOVE it! It's great because there are 5 different ways for baby to be positioned. I can wear it all day and it feels like a t-shirt. It is by far the most comfortable and functional sling I have found.
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

Hope this helps! Good luck!

Hannah - posted on 01/11/2009

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I agree, definately go with the Moby wrap or something like it. I was a 38 DD while nursing- but really the wrap is perfect because it fits Everyone!!! Like you, I took my baby to work with me when he was only 4 weeks old. I wore him for hours and hours.
At first I'd only face him "in", but then as he got a few weeks older I'd face him "out" when he was awake and then when he was asleep switch him around to the "in" position.
I also used my wrap as a nursing cover- its really hard to nurse WHILE baby wearing, even in a sling. so I just took him out and used the moby as a cover. Perfect!

Melissa - posted on 01/10/2009

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Hi Amber!  Congratulations on your upcoming baby!  I have a 9 week old, and although I'm not as large as you, I am currently about a 36/38 DD/E depending on the bra.  I often wear my little on in a Moby Wrap, and there is a way to wrap up where baby is almost all concealed while nursing.  I don't do it, but the transition from the carry to the nursing does not look hard.  Check out this link, it shows a handful of videos on different wrap styles.



http://www.theslingstation.com/inst-wrap...



 



Good luck!



Melissa

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