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overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 14:19
by treek
I am a cold person, always freezing! But I seem to produce very hot children:p At the moment little one is in a Papoozle for the nursery run, which is fine as it's pretty chilly out there!
But...at home, when I need to get stuff done and she won't be put down the Papoozle is just too warm for her :(

So, please throw suggestions at me for something cooler that I can use to wear her around the house! Something not too complicated would be fab :) she's 6 weeks and about 11lb now if that helps!

Ta :D

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 14:26
by Kitcameron
Do you mind me asking where you are?

Im in UK and I put CM in a stretchy wrap (had both Moby and Vicoria Slinglady) around the house and outside at that age just varied what she was wearing.

Never actually managed the art of getting much done around the house with her in the wrap but it was great for snuggling and keeping her happy and not having to carry her everywhere in my arms.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 14:34
by treek
North of Scotland! Our house isn't even particularly warm, but she gets all sticky and grumpy if I pop her in it indoors! I wondered about a stretchy, but not sure how long that'd last as she's cruising along just below the 75th centile for height and weight!

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 15:09
by Marrow
C was a July baby, so I think I have a better excuse than you!

But I bought my Manduca (yours for £60) when she was that age. I was using a stretchy, but she was getting really hot in it, even in just a nappy. SSCs are less snuggly, more open at the sides, so you get more air in. I guess you'd get the same with a mei tai etc if that's more your thing.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 15:57
by Kanga
I've got a wrapsody stretchy which is lighter weight than a moby, ds1 was a June baby & was in it until 4 months. I then bought an action baby carrier which can be used for a younger baby too and as marron says has more space at the sides etc. plus there's less fabric all around you/less layers over the baby so not as warm.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 16:17
by treek
Looks like ssc might be the answer then! I'm tempted by the manduca...I like the fact it'd suitable from birth if we had another :) what colour is your one Marron?

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 16:25
by Marrow
treek wrote:what colour is your one Marron?

Olive green. Slightly faded from washing, but otherwise in good nick.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 09:46
by treek
One last question if that's ok Marron? How did you find it for back and hip carries? Ta!

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 29 Jan 2015, 09:57
by Marrow
Back carries - brilliant. C has lived on my back since she was about 6 months old! I now have a toddler Tula, which is pretty similar (the main difference apart from size being that the shoulder straps on the Tula are attached both ends, meaning you can't cross the straps for a front carry, which is one of the plus points of a Manduca).

Hip carries - OK but not brilliant. Useful for round the house - C was less in the way than on my front, but she could still see me. Once she got used to being on my back, that was more useful for everyone. I got a ring sling when C was about 9 months, which is much better for hip carries.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 31 Jan 2015, 10:25
by treek
Marron - I'm off to a slingmeet on Thursday to try out a few things, so I'll get back to you after that:) plus I should actually have sufficient funds next week sometime! (although, obviously if you get a better offer in the meantime...;)

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2015, 19:50
by Marrow
I think I might have just sold it to someone local - sorry!

A tip for the sling meet: you will try things on your front, but think about how they will go on your back. The shape and width of the straps can make a big difference. They might have a weighted doll you could try.

Re: overheating baby!

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2015, 16:31
by treek
No problem! Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely bear it in mind :)