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Solutions To Common Baby Wearing Woes

March 04, 2016

Solutions To Common Baby Wearing Woes

While some may call the practice of “baby wearing” a new craze, the truth is that many cultures all over the globe have long carried their babies close through the use of a wrap or sling. Western cultures are starting to catch on to this practice for a number of reasons: it’s convenient, it promotes a baby’s physical development, and babies tend to be happier and more content (which makes parents more content too!)

There are some challenges that some parents face when carrying their baby around in a sling, with the most common being lower back pain.

My Lower Back Is In Agony!

If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, take a break and spend some quality time on the couch with your baby.

Your lower back pain is most likely caused by three very solvable problems:

  • An uneven distribution of weight: If you are using a hip or one-sided carrier, change sides or take a break when you feel pain.
  • The carrier is too low: Try to retie or reposition your carrier so it is higher, or carry your little one on your back if you feel comfortable.
  • An improperly configured back carrier: If you have a back carrier, try retying it so there is no space between you and your baby.

My Shoulders And Neck Are Sore!

The other common reason why parents feel pain is because the baby is too low. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to kiss the top of your infant’s head by tilting your head forward slightly.

As baby gets older, start high and move down until you find a spot which is comfortable for you.

Your baby should be close enough for you to slide your hand between the two of you, but the gap should be no greater than that.

I Can’t Raise Or Lower My Shirt To Feed!

With a wrap already covering your front, it can be hard to lift or lower your shirt so that you can quickly and privately feed your baby.

AtPeachymama, our clothing is specifically designed to allow moms to easily breastfeed their babies regardless of whether they are wearing a buckle carrier, a mei tai, or any other type of carrier.

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Size Guide

The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body.

Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra. 

Keep in mind our sizes are based on an Australian fit. Use the chart below to find yours.

If you're not sure, simply contact us with your a) measurements, b) height and c) weight and we'll guide you to the perfect size.

    TOPS & DRESSES

    PEACHYMAMA SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16
    US SIZE XXS XS S M
    US SIZE 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
    CM IN CM IN CM IN CM IN
    BUST 89-94 35-37 94-99 37-39 99-104 39-41 104-109 41-43
    WAIST 66-72 26-28 72-76 28-30 76-81 30-32 81-86 32-34
    HIPS 91-97 36-38 97-102 38-40 102-107 40-42 107-112 42-44

     

    PANTS & JEANS

    PEACHYMAMA SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16
    US SIZE XXS XS S M
    US SIZE 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
    CM IN CM IN CM IN CM IN
    WAIST 66-72 26-28 72-76 28-30 76-81 30-32 81-86 32-34
    HIPS 91-97 36-38 97-102 38-40 102-107 40-42 107-112 42-44
    FRONT RISE 28 11 29 11 1/2 30 11 3/4 31 12
    INSIDE LEG 76 30 77 30 1/3 78 30 2/3 79 31

    * 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
    ** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.