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Keep your new baby close by using a sling or carrier

Your heartbeat is music to baby's ears but within two weeks you'll be itching to regain the use of more than one hand at a time. A sling or baby carrier will be your savior. Pocket slings, ring slings, Moby Wraps and ERGObaby carriers will all grow with your baby and are able to hold up to about 45 lbs.

Pocket slings like Karma Baby and ring slings like Maya Wrap are compact and easy to use. Perfect for throwing in the diaper bag  or stroller to keep on hand at all times. Moby wraps are a simple carrier that is one long pieces of fabric that allows for countless wrapping options. Moby wraps are the most versatile carriers available however they take more practice to master than other slings. ERGObaby carriers are easy to use and great for quick trips to the grocery store or a long hike with the family. The ergo is designed in a way that is incrediably comfortable to wear and easy on your back. Ergo also makes an infant insert which allows the carrier to be used from birth.

Sprout in Brattleboro, VT is a retailer of Karma Baby, Maya Wrap, Moby Wrap and ERGObaby. Kiddo in Hanover, NH,Dilly's for Kids in Keene, NH and Nushka in Woodstock, VT all carry ERGObaby carriers.

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