Just bought a sling...

Conni - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I just bought the Peanut Shell sling...and I like it thus far, BUT I'm not sure Wyatt likes it. He is 6 weeks old...did I miss my window of opportunity to get him into a sling?? If you ahve suggestions on how to get him to like it that would great...as well as how to breastfeed while wearing it! THANKS!

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Marisa - posted on 10/14/2009

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Definitely not too late for a sling! I agree with the advice to get him tummy-to-tummy with his legs froggy-style. In another month or so, you can do a similar style facing out.

If the Peanut Shell continues to be uncomfortable for you and/or your son, you may just want to try a different carrier. (Disclaimer here: I sell slings/wraps/baby carriers - www.babywrapsandslings.com) I know a lot of people who don't feel that comfortable with a pouch sling, and prefer a ring sling for adjustability. Also, as they get bigger, other options are more versatile (rebozo, mei tie, etc).

Hope you figure out what's best for you! Happy babywearing!

Mandy - posted on 10/14/2009

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i agree with lisa. Robbie didnt like the craddle position untill he was 5mo. until then, he was upright against my chest.

enjoy your sling, i know i do :O)

Conni - posted on 10/14/2009

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Odd request...but you dont happen to have a picture of this tummy to tummy position do you?

Minnie - posted on 10/14/2009

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I've worn my 12 month old in a sling since the day she was born.



Are you trying to wear him in it in a cradle position? A lot of babies don't like that. Try froggy-ing up his legs and putting him tummy-to tummy upright in it on your chest.



Once he's in that position nursing is just a matter of you shifting him at an angle a bit to reach your breast. Once he's gained neck control he'll make it much easier on you, and by five months or so you'll be able to get him on your hip on it and he can nurse easily that way, with you hands-free.

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