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Oct 18, 2009
Mommy to Evan 02 June 09
tucker sling and keeping warm
I ordered a tucker sling recently and I should get it this week. I usually put my son in a sleep sack at night. I find it keeps him very warm. I'm guessing there's no way to use a sleep sack with the sling, so how do you keep your babies warm and cozy at night while in the sling?
Oct 18, 2009
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Feety jammies and an undershirt. That all it takes.
Oct 19, 2009
Yes, the sling actually keeps them very snug. It's great. So if you want to do footie jammies then that is all it takes. I don't even have to do that for Holden though. The sling keeps him plenty snug. you'll be surprised. Let us know how he likes it.
Oct 21, 2009
I swaddle my lil one. I just put the blankie under the sling part before I put her in it. Then I buckle her in and wrap the blankie around the outside. It is not all the way up, but just below her shoulders. This keeps her bottom half snug and I find that it is helping with the head flopping issue because her arms and shoulders are snugged up in an "I dream of Genie" position, which gives her a little support for her head positioning. (She sleeps on her back). If our night temps didn't fluctuate so much I would probably just go with a footsie pj like the others though.
Oct 22, 2009
DD 10 mos.
15 mg prevacid solutab/day
dx GERD at 4 weeks
had relatively peaceful 5 months-9.5 months
now regressing, waking 10+ times/night,
not sleeping longer than 1-2 hours,
waiting for bronchitis to go away
docs say secondary reflux b/c of chest infection
Man, it is a small world! I just logged on to ask a different tucker wedge question and saw your post (It's Ashley, Bron). I just sent you a PM on facebook about this, but thought I'd add here too in case others find it in a search that I agree with everyone here. The sling really keeps them warm, but you can use footed pants or stretchy pants/socks OR you can swaddle by laying the blanket under the harness. I often tucked the bottom of the swaddle blanket up under the pillow to keep her feet still (back when her feet didn't touch the mattress). I also rolled up two baby blankets and placed them around her head so she could lean her head against them. You might could rig the head support things you have in the bouncy seat or car seat to the sling and see how that works. B/c her arms were swaddled tightly, she couldn't mess with the rolled up blankets and so there was no danger of her pulling them over her face. She looked like a little mummy sleeping there and would go to sleep on her own once she was tucked in. The wedge was the best purchase I ever made. Good luck with that wege!!
Check with your
doctor first!