baby wearing after cesarean?

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Registered: 03-17-2005
baby wearing after cesarean?
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Tue, 09-30-2008 - 10:34pm

I'm just over 2 weeks PP now and my little guy is starting to not want to sleep very well unless he's in my arms. I keep putting him in his bassinet and he wakes up 5 minutes later. I'm just wondering when I'd be considered healed enough to start wearing him in a baby carrier like a sling? Do you think it's too soon? I don't want to overwork my body or do too much too soon.

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Wed, 10-01-2008 - 5:04pm

I'm not sure on this one. I know docs usually say no lifting anything heavier then the baby but to be wearing the baby for extended periods of time before you are ready may cause muscle strains. I would speak to your doc about it to see if there is any reason to not, and if he/she gives you some guidance on how long max of time to start out with.

Keep us posted and let us know how things are going, if you find it difficult on your incision healing or not.

Dionne

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Mon, 10-06-2008 - 10:45pm

Barb - you may get different advice from the others, but here's what I think. I figure that your body will tell you if you're overdoing. If it's painful or if you see an increase in bleeding then stop - but if it doesn't hurt and it's managable then it's okay! You'll never know until you try!


Good luck and congrats on your new little man!

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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 12:31am
I started wearing my girls around 3 weeks PP.




























































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Registered: 09-30-2008
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 10:36am

I think it would be okay. I have had 2 cs so far *3rd almost guaranteed, thank you small body and big babies..* and I have always been told nothing heavier than the baby, but it all depends on how you feel. Try one out and see if it hurts. With my first, I hurt way worse for a couple weeks after than I did with my second. If you are okay holding the baby, it shouldnt be any different than the carriers as they don't weigh very much. The sling type may be best. As for a tip for getting baby to lay in the bassinet, I had to roll up blankets and tuck them next to my oldest with a blanket over him snug. With my youngest, I had to wrap him up snug and put a heating pad on the lowest setting under the sheet and with a blanket over that. Hope thuis helps!!~


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Registered: 03-17-2005
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 12:17pm
Thanks for the advice everyone! I haven't tried wearing him in the sling yet, but I might give it a go today and see how it feels.

Mila and Kian Siggy

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