February 2013 Moms

carrier question

Are you all still carrying your LO w/ their legs in the 'froggy' position or have you started to let their legs hang down? DS will not let me wear him in the Mei Tai unless his legs are dangling. He is 18 weeks, do you think its okay not to froggy anymore. I'm worried his hips are spread to far apart, just don't wanna do any damage.

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  • The main thing is to make sure that his bum is lower than his knees.  If he has good head control, and you're worried about spreading his legs too far apart, could you try a hip carry?

    Granted, my LO is pretty big for his age, but he didn't tolerate the froggy hold for very long.  I've been wrapping him with his legs out since about 10 weeks. 

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  • DD is also big for her age but we've never done the froggy. I used a different carrier in the beginning, but when I started using my mei tei, I also felt bad about her legs being spread. I think it was just because it was different. We use it all the time now and she loves it. Her knees actually reach the edges of it now and dangle down... She's a big girl

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  • I'm sure this is a stupid question, but how is it possible his bum is lower than his knees if his legs are hanging? I'm new to this whole carrier thing. I also have an Ergo but haven't even gotten it out of the box yet.
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    image Christee25:
    I'm sure this is a stupid question, but how is it possible his bum is lower than his knees if his legs are hanging? I'm new to this whole carrier thing. I also have an Ergo but haven't even gotten it out of the box yet.

    He should be in a "sitting position" rather than being dangled by his crotch. Does that make more sense?

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  • yes thank you for clarifying!
  • image DC2London:

    Granted, my LO is pretty big for his age, but he didn't tolerate the froggy hold for very long.  I've been wrapping him with his legs out since about 10 weeks. 

    Ditto this. 

        
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    image DC2London:

    Granted, my LO is pretty big for his age, but he didn't tolerate the froggy hold for very long.  I've been wrapping him with his legs out since about 10 weeks. 

    Ditto this. 

    And me, three. 

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  • image Runaway22:
    image +adamwife+:
    image DC2London:

    Granted, my LO is pretty big for his age, but he didn't tolerate the froggy hold for very long.  I've been wrapping him with his legs out since about 10 weeks. 

    Ditto this. 

    And me, three. 

    Same.

     

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