There are many carries that work well with newborns. Two carries that are common favorites are Front Wrap Cross Carry and Front Cross Carry.
Front wrap cross carry can be done with a woven wrap or a stretchy wrap. It's a very easy carry to adjust and is wonderful for lowering and raising to nurse.
Front Cross Carry is a poppable front carry that can only be done with a woven wrap. With this carry, you can pop your baby in and out. This is a great carry for running lots of errands or for cold days when you want to get baby against your warm body as quickly as possible and then zip a coat up over you.
Front Wrap Cross Carry
This is a wonderful video showing how to do Front Wrap Cross Carry with a woven wrap by Kathy who is a babywearing consultant. Her site is www.kathyheffern.com.
Nursing in Front Wrap Cross Carry
This video shows nursing upright. She basically just lowers a little, shifts baby a bit to one side, and then nurses. If she wanted, she could also spread the cross passes for a bit of cover.
Front Cross Carry
This video shows Front Cross Carry with a newborn. I love this video, because she shows the carry with the wrap folded in half width-wise and then with the wrap unfolded. Folding the wrap in half width-wise makes it easier to be sure that you don't overspread a newborns knees.
Close enough to kiss
Keep chin off chest
Your baby should be held snugly and well supported, high enough to kiss, easily visible to you (without fabric covering baby’s face) and with chin off of chest. You should be able to get two fingers under baby’s chin and hear baby breathing normally. If you hear grunting or snoring sounds, that is a sign that baby is having trouble breathing. If that happens, remove baby and re-wrap being sure to wrap very snug and tight. If you have any problems, feel free to contact us. We can help you trouble shoot via email or facebook until you can come in for the next meeting.
Happy Wrapping! If you need any help with your wrap, we'd love to help at any meeting.