Now that the weather is so nice, we’ve been trying to walk the dogs as often as possible. The first day, I put Peeper in the wrap and discovered pretty quickly that she’s now reached a weight (20 lbs – finally!) at which it’s not so comfortable.
After a few experiments, we’ve settled on the “not-an-Ergo” that you’ve seen before.
(It’s a cheap knock-off that DoulaK bought on Ebay and has loaned to us. Not sure what we’ll do in a year or so when she wants it back for her son, who will be arriving in a few weeks.)
She generally rides on my back, but a few times, she’s need to switch around to the front about the time we’ve headed back home, and get some goody.
Yes! A couple of weeks ago, after fifteen months of babywearing and breastfeeding (both started when she was about six weeks old), I finally managed to do both at once!
The problem I’ve had is that, given the size and non-perkiness of my breasts, if I were to just unhook my bra and pull one out, as usual, I’d need to suspend Peeper somewhere around my waist, in order for her to be able to reach a nipple with her mouth.
A while back, though, I read about a great trick for us full-figured gals – don’t unhook the bra at all, just pull the breast out over the top of the cup, and voila instant “perk!”
So, I can loosed the straps and drop Peeper a little lower than usual, pull a boob up and out, and get her latched. Once she’s on, I can tighten the straps and pull her back up a bit, so it’s more comfortable.
The first time we did this, she actually fell asleep before we got back home!