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How old does a baby have to be to use a wrap/sling?

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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I haven't asked my doctor yet, I forgot at my appointment today, when can a baby be put into a sling or moby wrap? I'm due April 12, and I have a sling and a moby wrap, can I use them right away, or should I wait until the baby is a couple months old?

With my first I had a sling, and I think I put her in it when she was just weeks old, not sure if this was correct or not.

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bensmum25
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:57 PM
I put my first Ds in the moby right away and the instructions with my ring sling said that it could be used from birth up with a healthy, full term baby. Hth
doulala
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Just born is my qualifying factor.

 


MommySteph06
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:08 AM
Newborns are fine in a moby. If you look in the instruction booklet, it has a bunch of different ways to wrap it. I think there's at least 2-3 different holds meant for newborns. So just wrap it one of those ways and you should be fine! :)
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shedswife
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:12 AM
I use a sling for my newborns. I also have a snugli carrier but won't use until 8+ pounds
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MamaLiv22
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:12 AM

That's what confused me, I saw those, but it also says any baby under 4 months, you should ask a doctor. I'm not sure if they put that just for liability purposes, that's what got me all confused.

Quoting MommySteph06:

Newborns are fine in a moby. If you look in the instruction booklet, it has a bunch of different ways to wrap it. I think there's at least 2-3 different holds meant for newborns. So just wrap it one of those ways and you should be fine! :)


JazzysWifey
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:21 AM
It's probably a liability issue... You can use them from birth, but you have to be very aware of baby's positioning and making sure baby an still breath
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jcsmummy
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 12:26 AM
As long as the baby is outside of your body it is fine.
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5angels4me
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 3:15 AM
I started using my k'tan when she was 4 days old.
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jridgill
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:19 AM
Right away :)
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Motherof4_2008
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 8:46 AM
I believe that you can use them from birth.
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