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BLW babywearing forum??

Postby skip » 20 Nov 2011, 10:26

Do we need another forum within the forum? ;) I've never quite got my head around the natural mamas site and since there's someone posting about slings and wraps every few days on here... Aitch? What say you?

Could be a good source of info for our clan of budding hippies. Goodness knows we have enough sling junkie knowledge between us all. :D
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby ToothFairy » 20 Nov 2011, 11:15

Sounds like a good plan to me Skip :D seriously impressed with your squishy back carry BTW!
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby Rose Bud » 20 Nov 2011, 11:58

i think it would be a great idea, (I wish I had known about them when R was a baby) but you will *really* need to have a good glossary (illustrated preferably) because I find all the different names very confusing!
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby skip » 20 Nov 2011, 12:27

Good idea RB.

Heheh TF - it took many attempts! It helps that he has amazing head control/neck strength already (M was the same) so there's not so much of throwing a floppy little thing over your shoulder... ;)

Question for the general babywearing populace: my back is killing me post-birth - whether I'm carrying R in my arms, or in the wrap (front or back). Combo of awkward/tense co-sleeping, a heavy baby and dodgy back recovering from pregnancy? Either way it's pissing me off as for the first time babywearing is hurting my back. Can't afford an osteopath right now but has anyone else had a sore back after pregnancy (and had it miraculously get better on its own, pls pls pls?)??
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby Jelly Belly » 20 Nov 2011, 13:22

No back help but living the babywearing forum idea.
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby ceeLIN » 20 Nov 2011, 20:20

Yes! That would be brilliant! NM is just a bit scary really and everyone here is so nice is would be great!

Sorry Skip, no help on the bad back problem i'm afraid - my previously problematic back improved dramatically while i was pregnant and i haven't really have any probs since.
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby DIMDongMerrily » 20 Nov 2011, 20:25

Skip, great idea! Re: the achy back - I had similar issues when Isaac was small. I couldn't understand how carrying a less than nine pound baby could be harder on my back than being pregnant and carrying a thirty pound toddler! It sorted itself out fairly quickly though so I just put it down to my body adjusting itself after the pregnancy/labour/sleeping on crappy hospital beds/sleeping in awkward positions while co-sleeping.. I hope it stops hurting for you soon!
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby Aitch » 20 Nov 2011, 22:04

no worries you hippy freaks. :D

HOWEVER. babywearing? really? it's nearly as wanky as baby-led weaning. :scream
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby bearsmum » 20 Nov 2011, 22:06

Yeah I agree, let's have a dedicated BW section. I am a frequenter of NM. Took me ages to get my head around all the jargon but now I'm extremely addicted to the FSOT boards! Didn't help that I've always been a cloth nappy addict... :oops:

Sorry, can't help with the back pain Skip but really hope it gets better on its own.
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby skip » 20 Nov 2011, 22:06

Aitch wrote:no worries you hippy freaks. :D

HOWEVER. babywearing? really? it's nearly as wanky as baby-led weaning. :scream


I know... I kind of hate that term. How about BLW slingers and wrappers?
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby bearsmum » 20 Nov 2011, 22:07

Aitch wrote:no worries you hippy freaks. :D

HOWEVER. babywearing? really? it's nearly as wanky as baby-led weaning. :scream


:D :D :D :D
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby shye » 20 Nov 2011, 22:10

Hilarious. And yes. And double yes to explaining things!!!

And skip- my back was awful after Eden & I sometimes struggled with wearing him... The midwife can refer you to a postnatal physio. That helped.
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby skip » 20 Nov 2011, 22:14

shye wrote:And skip- my back was awful after Eden & I sometimes struggled with wearing him... The midwife can refer you to a postnatal physio. That helped.


Oooh NHS? That's what I need. Although DH is trying to barter sexual favours for back massages. I'm genuinely tempted. Wow. That was TMI, sorry. I blame the sleep deprivation.
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby Aitch » 20 Nov 2011, 22:20

i recently tore my ligaments/tendons and injured my ankle joint (bad fall... ambulance... was alone with girls... blocked main road... cops... flashing lights and thought i had broken dd2's neck... basically not a brilliant day) and the NHS physio has been absolutely brilliant. i fear that we may be about to give up and go for ortho help but she really could not have been more kind, have seen her twice a week, which is amazing service really.

slingers and wrappers? so we are talking about nappies and slings, yes? no worries. and you know that barring incident i don't give a damn if you sell things/swap amongst yourselves, don't you? will revise that as soon as sharks move in but until then..?
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Re: BLW babywearing forum??

Postby Aitch » 20 Nov 2011, 22:20

i recently tore my ligaments/tendons and injured my ankle joint (bad fall... ambulance... was alone with girls... blocked main road... cops... flashing lights and thought i had broken dd2's neck... basically not a brilliant day) and the NHS physio has been absolutely brilliant. i fear that we may be about to give up and go for ortho help but she really could not have been more kind, have seen her twice a week, which is amazing service really.

slingers and wrappers? so we are talking about nappies and slings, yes? no worries. and you know that barring incident i don't give a damn if you sell things/swap amongst yourselves, don't you? will revise that as soon as sharks move in but until then..?
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