Trying to break her 1 month old of wanting to be held? OMG - seriously? Whoa.
Jackie - cute belly! Loved the twins comments - you know that I didn't think twins ran in my family, either... turns out that after you find out you're having them, you find out about all kinds of them in your family tree... That triplets pic on that thread - HOLY HANNAH! I guess that's a true argument for baby-wearing! HAHA!
Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
Added that to our FAQ sticked thread.
Wore Aiden grocery shopping today on my back in my new woven. I'm definitely not as sickly as I've been feeling, so I think I'm starting to turn the corner into the much happier 2nd tri! I did have two different people stop and ask me how old my baby was. Both were rather shocked when I said 18 months!
That article is fairly worded and does have some good things to consider in it...however as someone who was "blessed" with a take-the-world-by-storm kind of child who despised not being able to look around from day one, and only carried front facing in a buddha position in a RS when she was small, I kind of wish it was titled something more along the lines of Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby in a Crotch Dangler.
Totally....it wasn't my main method of carrying her or anything (for one thing, it wasn't really 100% hands-free), but it was nice to have as an option when needed and appropriate! Especially as she got older but before she grew out of the RS entirely (at least for anything other than a quick hip carry)
wow i can only see the 'not being held' attempts being an issue if it's colic style screaming if they are put down for even a minute, then maybe trying to wean off it a bit isn't a bad thing, but otherwise that just seems odd.
glad to hear you're starting to feel better jackie!!! hope things are more peaceful from here out! will have to read that article in a bit when i'm not soo tired, been a long day, i'm mid chest cold
haha i get surprises all the time when ppl find out my 'little baby up there' isn't so little or baby!!
nothing much today since it's been nice and we just played outside, bubbles, tried her kite, sandbox, but either later today (get daddy) or tom (playgroup) for sure, it's been nice since she's hit another 'clingy' phase with the last two molars almost through and the growth spurt causing her legs to hurt (walk it off for a bit then carry to rest the muscles!) just had to chime in jade HATED and still does the cradle hold, even as a newborn 'bouncing' her to sleep she had to be upright head in my shoulder!
It's so funny how different kids are! I definitely had a weirdo. She would fuss and work her way into screaming if I didn't fix it whenever I tried to hold her upright and parent-facing. In cradle hold, she was 100% happy and content for hours upon hours. I nearly despaired of being able to BW at all until I discovered the RS. Moby (I know you can cradle hold in that but never figured out how), mei tai, and SSCs were all totally useless for me. And of course that's what I was prepared with...I thought I had it COVERED. Ha.
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I get to introduce a workmate to baby wearing. She was given what sounds like a RS in a bunch of stuff she bought but has no idea how to use it. She will love it as she is going to be flying overseas when bub is a few months old with baby and a 4 year old on her own. Any links for videos or anythign I can show her to get her on the babywearing band wagon.
The Maya Wrap site has lots of videos (here: http://www.mayawrap.com/u_maya_wrap_101.php )
I didn't watch these but the ones that came on the DVD with my sling were HUGELY helpful so I'm assuming they're of equally good quality.
Yay for spreading the BW love!
The lady who chucked the sling in remembers me from playgroup for the short time I went, and said if my workmate needed help I would probbaly know. And if she hates the RS and it's a nice one, it could find a new home here, I wouldn't say no. I am good with carries for an older baby in the RS but didn't use it for a newborn and actually hated it for awhile when he was little because I just couldn't work it out right.