Which supports and which bindings when pregnant?
LONG “RIGIDA” BAND (WOVEN)
As always it is the most versatile support; during pregnancy it allows you to have fun with the many ties on the back and the closures. The most common binding is the classic backpack (Ruck sack carry - RC), with a Tibetan closure, or with rings, with a twist, or if desired, even passing the band under the belly. Another very valid binding during pregnancy is the Double Hammok (DH): it offers the possibility of greater support on the back of the child, who is already older; you have ample space to leave to your imagination regarding the final closure.
It can be a very comfortable support. There are two alternatives for wearing the Mei Tai with the belly: tie the two bands over the belly, after passing them behind the panel creating the crossing under the baby's bottom, pass them forward again and cross them over your chest, fitting each edge to the below the shoulder strap on the opposite shoulder (Tibetan closure); tie the two bands with a temporary knot, perform the Tibetan closure, untie the simple temporary knot under the belly and cross both bands over your shoulders so as to have pressure only under the breasts.
It leaves no room for imagination when it comes to bindings. Many women often fasten the belt just under the breast and then above the belly. In this way they feel their stomach less constricted.
Since there is also the weight of the belly, during pregnancy it could be more difficult and tiring to practice babywearing with a ring sling. The position to be adopted will certainly be on the side.
Taken from. "Let yourself be embraced", by Licia Negri, and Trevisini
With the collaboration of Babywearing Italia