I am a big fan of stretchy wraps, they’re long a long bit of magic fabric! You tie it around you and you can pop your baby in and out for magic soothing calmness and naps.
I’ll be honest, there is a bit of a learning curve with them, but you shoot up the curve remarkably fast, I tend to tell people to give yourself three goes to get used to it. After three goes most people have either got it, or feel like it’s starting to make sense.
A very big upside of stretchy wraps are their “popability”, you can tie it on and “pop” the baby in and out! So tie it on first thing in the morning and then put the baby on and off as you need! Perfect for school runs, shopping trips, weigh in appointments, doctor’s appointments or indeed anything else that means you need to leave the house!
No prams to get up steps and find parking spaces for, and your baby is nice and warm with you!
When used correctly stretchy wraps and safe, always make sure your baby has a good clear airway, see our safety page and the article I wrote on provenance for information on choosing a wrap and using it safely. Or just come to the library, we’ll make sure you know everything you need to!
And lastly, don’t forget because you’ve got a new baby I enourage you to use those two free hands to eat cake (ice cream is an acceptable substitute!)