Can I "wear" my almost 2yo? (m)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Can I "wear" my almost 2yo? (m)
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 5:23pm
New to this AP thing (been doing alot of it on my own). I am planning to wear my new baby when he/she gets here but I'd LOVE to wear my daughter in the meantime (I'd love to wear my son too but he's 8 so thats out!)!

It'd be just a plain 2 ring sling ( pattern).


Oh! She's about 25lbs right now and growing!
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Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:44pm
I just got a hug-a-bub wrap, and they say you can use it for kids up to 2-3 years old. My DS is 11 mos and 22 lbs. I love this wrap--I tried the Nojo and the Maya sling, but this feels SO MUCH more comfortable (and my chiropractor gives it a big thumbs up!). It's a bit expensive, but it's already worth its weight in gold to me! You can check it out at (or I give it the highest praise! Only thing about it is that it's a lot of material, so it takes a bit to get used to putting it on. But once you do, it's like your child is practically weightless! Hope you find what's right for you and your kids!


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Registered: 04-05-2003
Fri, 04-25-2003 - 11:26pm
I wear my 26 mo old 27# ds in a maya wrap--when he lets me, after all he's a big boy now who'd rather do it on his own two feet!


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Thu, 04-24-2003 - 10:09pm
I carry my 28 lb 17 month old on my hip in a sling daily. I use homemade slings, a Maya Wrap or an Over the Shoulder Baby Holder. She loves all of them - brings them to me and lays them at my feet! :-)


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Thu, 04-24-2003 - 6:11pm
Yes, you can! It's the only way I can go anywhere alone. I have a 25 month old, he wieghs about 27 lbs, and I wear him almost every day for short periods of time. I use the hip hammock ( New native baby carrier, and home made fleece slings. We use the hip carry most of the time. He can nurse in this position still, and even sleep. I don't like ring slings (just personal preference) but a maya wrap will totally work for a 2 year old.

Good luck!

Edited 4/24/2003 6:12:52 PM ET by saram6778

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