What do you think is the best baby carrier for nursing an infant?

Tricia - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Which carrier do you rely on for nursing your babe? Which did you start with for nursing in public? Is there any specific ring sling you liked the most?

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Jessica - posted on 06/25/2010

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I've nursed in ring sling, SSC, and Mei Tai. The ring sling was good because it had the extra fabric to throw over her (for discreet feeding, and stopping her from getting distracted!) but bad because I had to take it off and put it on the other way around to feed from the other side. SSC and MT are much better in terms of adjustability (feeding/not feeding, changing sides) without removing the whole thing. So I imagine a wrap would be the best of both worlds! Must get me one :)

Ally - posted on 06/10/2010

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My favorite carrier for nursing is a wrap, either stretchy or woven--I nursed my newborn in a stretchy wrap all through church for his first few months with no one the wiser. Honestly, other than for quick trips, I don't have much use for one-shouldered carriers; I know ring slings are simple, but if I'm carrying a baby for more than a few minutes I find it worth the extra seconds to tie a wrap or a mei tai.

Tricia - posted on 04/12/2010

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Thank you so much Gemma! I used a Wrapsody (or Gypsy Mama) with my first, and I'd heard that the ring slings were great, too. But I think I'll stick with my wraps, of which I have quite a few! I liked the wraps best, so I'll stick with them. Thanks again for your input.

Gemma - posted on 04/12/2010

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I prefered a wraparound carrier like a moby or sleepy wrap for feeding, as this can be used hands free and is very discreat. You could even make you own there are some great clips on youtube showing how to make one and how to use it, including how to wrap for nursing etc. This type of wrap is also one of the most versitile i have come across and can be used similarly to a ring sling, for this see instructions on the moby wrap website. Hope you find this helpful.

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