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26/06/2013 at 11:24
At the moment i have a Tomy carrier which i am using occasionally until i can try a connecta. Two questions -
1. P's face is pressed against my boobs. Is this ok?? Her nose is clear and she is sleeping in it at the moment. Are all carriers like this? Should she be higher?
2. The bit that goes between her legs only supports under her bum. Am i right in thinking newborns should be supported to behind their knees now??
26/06/2013 at 11:28
26/06/2013 at 11:29
26/06/2013 at 11:44
As a general rule they should be high/low enough to kiss their forehead. You're right in that they should be froggy legged too. Unfortunately a lot I mainstream carriers aren't
26/06/2013 at 11:46
You should be able to kiss the top of her head when she's in the sling, she possibly looks slightly low but I can't tell. Boobs are warm and squidgy so they do love to snuggle in! as long as she can move her head around it's fine.
Ideally a carrier should support the baby knee to knee. Unfortunately a lot of the high street brands (baby bjorn, tomy, mamas and papas etc) don't do this and the baby can dangle a bit which puts undue pressure on their spine. Holding the baby in the knee to knee position or with their legs froggied keeps them in their natural position. The knees should be higher than the hip joint.
Connectas are ace!
26/06/2013 at 11:52
Forgot to add as long as nose is clear and head not slouched down as to block airways tis all good!
26/06/2013 at 12:45
Thanks girls! Yes she is too low then and you cant adjust the straps. I think i will only use this one if i really need to! Are Connectas one size fits all. I am a shorty at 5' 1" so o guess thats why the Tomy doesnt fit properly x
26/06/2013 at 14:31
I would echo what others have said. They should be high enough that you can kiss the top of their head & yes their legs should be supported knee to knee. I bought a solarweave connecta when my daughterwas 3 months & carried her with her legs in a frogged postition for a few months. A connecta is 1 size fits all as it has buckles which can be adjusted to fit whoever is wearing it. I love my connecta & still use it regularly now my daughter is nearly 17 months, I can't recommend it enough!
26/06/2013 at 15:27
Thanks everyone. Just ordered my Connecta!!
26/06/2013 at 15:30
MM, I'm 5ft and had no problems with the connecta. If she feels too low at the moment whilst she's teeny then you can roll the waistband to make the body of it shorter
26/06/2013 at 19:14
I'm 5'2 and the Conbecta was perfect x
26/06/2013 at 22:43
I had a Tomy for my 1st and hated it. She dangled in it and wasn't supported at all so I hardly used it. Now I realise that the design meant that it didn't support her properly and for no.2 I bought a manduca carrier (more supportive than a connecta in my opinion) and a basic wrap sling and use the carrier all the time. I've seen babies in connectas where they've disappeared into the material and weren't high enough to kiss the head which worried me enough to not want one myself. However, it was probably that this mum wasn't using it properly. I love how quickly I can pop her in it, click and go. It's quicker than putting the pram up for the school run.
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