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22/06/2013 at 16:37
I was expecting to use the Kari Me when Noodles arrives but as it is so hot I am wondering if we might be better off with the Solarweave Connecta but, I have never carried a newborn in it.
How do you do it ? I've read the instructions on the website and they didn't really enlighten me, and have searched you tube and not really found anything. I know it is something to do with froggy legs but don't really understand.
22/06/2013 at 17:08
Yep, I put H in froggy. So her feet are tucked in at the bottom rather than hanging down.
22/06/2013 at 17:18
I had L in it at 2-3 weeks old (when I borrowed it from CK)
Froggy legs and I think I folded the top down a bit x
22/06/2013 at 17:20
I had an accessory strap with mine which narrowed the bottom of the Connecta and then had L in it, froggy style.
22/06/2013 at 17:42
Yes, you need to narrow the bottom bit (where babys bum sits) with either an accessory strap or just a bit of string would do. Then froggy legs.
22/06/2013 at 17:57
I've just bought a connecta and it comes with the accessory strap and instructions on how to carry a littlie :)
22/06/2013 at 18:26
I just tucked their legs up, the way newborns naturally do. Only used the accessory strap if I was putting their legs out it, to make it narrower
22/06/2013 at 19:06
I don't get this froggy legs, don't their legs get squashed ? Maybe I'm just not remembering how curled up they are at first but I can't imagine it being comfy. I guess it isn't one I can practice with baby annabel :lol:
22/06/2013 at 19:52
Lol, no doubt Baby Annabel would do much good. Just try and think about how a newborn would lie on your chest if you were sat on the couch, with their legs all tucked up. They go in the sling just like that
22/06/2013 at 19:58
Although on the Connecta website they do just tell you to use the accessory strap and have their legs out of it so I guess that must be the proper way, mine have always been tucked up when tiny
22/06/2013 at 20:00
Phoebe was out in it at 2days we didnt use a strap though i dont think
22/06/2013 at 21:02
I don't remember using a strap either
22/06/2013 at 21:09
O was in it early-ish, and I just froggied his legs up. I bought mine secondhand without the strap and he seemed ok.
22/06/2013 at 22:22
I've been using mine since S was about 2 weeks without the strap and not froggy because he pokes out too far at the top so his head wasn't supported. He is massive though of course. He's very happy in it in normal position.
Only thing I'd say is I had a solar weave last time initially and found it dug into Sammy's legs a bit because the fabric is so thin. Also not as supportive or comfy as the normal connecta
23/06/2013 at 08:08
I started using the connecta when R was 7 weeks and he was still quite scrunched up so froggied his legs - newborns don't tend to want to stretch their legsout so its pretty easy to put them in like that.
I miss my little scrunched up newborn......
23/06/2013 at 10:33
I think zoe was odd because she didn't really do the curled up thing, she liked to stretch her legs out from the start, although that could have been the reflux.
will see how we get on, although the sun has disappeared today so kari me would be fine.
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