Friday, December 3, 2010

Question for my baby-wearing pals!

Jamie now weighs 17 pounds.

My whole body aches since, in addition to being my heaviest baby, he is also the most cuddliest and prefers to be carried at all times. I can't wear him in any of the slings I have, because I have a cracked/sprained/strained/something rib. I don't really know what's wrong with the rib-- it's been like this since his birth. The chiropractor has me getting x-rays next week... Do any of you other baby-wearers have a suggestion for a carry that doesn't involve pressure (even the slightest pressure is painful) on the ribs? I have a ring sling, a pouch sling, a mai tai (Frankencozy style) and a native wrap. He's not really cooperating with the traditional newborn "folded legs" stance anymore-- prefers to sit (knees out) or stand (Frankencozy works great for that). I'm a little nervous about a back carry at his age, but I'll try one if you have any suggestions.


septembermom said...

Ouch! I remember those backaches. My babies loved to be carried. For my last one, I was 37 and boy did I feel it! Hope you get relief soon :)

Denise said...

I wish I had something to offer, but alas, I do not!!!! Perhaps with his heft, a back carrier is ok? I do not know!