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AC Grads - Due Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2012 #7
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:06 PM
Any one of you using Ergobaby or Manduca baby carrier? Which model and how is it on your back and shoulders? And did bub fit well or do you use an insert? Thinking of getting one since we would like to get out more often.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:14 AM
I bought a manduca and it's not been a success so far, but that is probably more a reflection on DD than the carrier.
The manduca comes with a built in flap of fabric that holds bub's bum in a sling up higher inside the carrier. The ergo uses an insert that you put bub inside, then in the carrier. there are you tube videos demonstrating both.
The manduca insert is better suited to warm/hot climates. Both get very good reviews and have the right 'seat' to look after bub's hips. Baby Bjorns are not recommended as the legs dangle and this puts pressure on the hip socket.
I also bought an ABA simplicity sling but DD hates that too. Sigh.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:32 PM
indigo, thanks for the manduca and ergo reviews.
I have the manduca and think I will run into the same problem as you with regards to it being so hot here in Sydney.
I'm covering all options around the house. Have hired a hospital basinette to wheel bubs around wherever I may be around the house. It's brilliant in that all you need to 'make' the bed is a standard pillow case. It arrived sterilised and sealed in plastic. Light weight, easy to steer, locking wheels and is transparent so easy to see what's going on with bubs.
Now, if only he would hurry up and get born already.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:11 PM
M2t I have the ergo. It is great, but it does get hot.
I have the insert, but he is probably big enough to fit without it. He is just over 5 kg. It is comfortable, but does hurt your back after hours, but for walks and stuff it is great. He falls asleep in it often too.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:27 PM
Just had bub fallen asleep but he was startled (though swaddled by muslim wrap) by DS1's sudden thumping outside the bedroom. There go my several minutes of power nap but its better than nothing. Should have had the white noise turned on beforehand.
Well went to try the Manduca at babyco and it was quite tricky to put it on...and bub was fussing and seemed really awkward with it esp his poor little legs...couldn't get him to do the froggy style so scared of hurting him...i tried the ergobaby performance few days ago seems better...sturdier more padded on the straps and I like the material better than the manduca's. I think for now I will settle for the preloved baby Bjorn for home use (as bubba wants to be carried a lot nowadays and I find it hard to do other things). Hope for Boxing Day sale .
I just realised my bub catnaps too...he would rouse and cry after 1/2 h to 45mins nap and I find it hard to re-settle him with anything at all besides boob or some milk in a bottle(even if its not feeding time)..then if he is settled enough he can go into the swing and sleep up to 2h. Do you have bub crying upon waking from catnap? Any success with re-settling? And the diarrhea really doesn't help cos if I give him milk, out comes the other end and time for nappy change which means fully awake again. So sick of nappy changing!
Just met an old friend today. She said when she was bfg the amount of water she drank was so much that it could have made her vomit. So for those of us still bfg, make sure you keep up the liquid intake (I am a bad water drinker) esp in this weather. It's super hot here in Melbourne.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:12 PM
I kid you not, since 12.30am (yes, just after midnight), DD has had just 2.5 hours sleep. Her eyes are dangling out of the sockets she's so tired, but she absolutely refuses to go to sleep.
M2tds, I would call 40+ mins a nap, not a cat nap. A cat nap would be say 5mins falling asleep on the boob in my books. The 40 mins or so is equal to one complete sleep cycle. The trick is for them to manage to sleep through one cycle to the next. They typically stir/ make noise/cry a little between cycles so it's important to wait awhile and make sure they're really awake before getting them up. DD makes quite alot of noise between her cycles and I used to rush in to her too quickly.
Good work on hiring a bassinet PCM. I wish I had hired rather than buy, though DD would have outgrown the hospital one ages ago. Not long to go now!!
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