Erin, is Next Baby coming soon? Or being invited soon?
I haven't done any wearing since the other day. Funny, I was at a playgroup this morning and this other lady was saying that her daughter (Beni's age) loved being worn, and that she wore her all the time always. And now her son (Zintis's age) doesn't really seem to like it as much, and she hardly wears him. Funny...because that is exactly how it's going for us! I tried to put Z in a carrier the other day, and he just wasn't having it! He doesn't seem to like the froggie leg thing too much anymore, but he definitely doesn't like having his legs out the sides either. I did wear him in the RS a bit that day we were in Thailand, and I did the out-facing cross-legged sitting position...he was ok with that for a while, but, it wasn't the most comfortable baby-wearing ever. I hope he takes to it better in a few months time, when he's a lot bigger, and has total head control.
Mara & Joel, 2009
You all have been busy chatting!
Mara - My DS didn't like being worn when he was around Zintis' age either, but he got better around 6 months I think?
I hate the assumptions people make about BWing. You're either poor or too hippie/alternative. I have a stroller, in fact its a really nice one - Phil&Teds double. It's just less convenient in a lot of places!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
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Funny about having a nice stroller - we have 2 nice strollers! I did use our BOB yesterday (my regular stroller a Quinny Buzz was in DH's vehicle apparently ) for my OB appt and again at Kohl's because I was out for the whole day (no power at home) and knew I couldn't wear all day. I'm pretty sure the strollers will get used a lot more when Zoe gets here. Wear one, stroll the other!
Back to BWing, I wore Aiden in wraps a few times yesterday along with my strolling. Couldn't get him to sleep at all on my back, but he was a good kiddo back there.
Mara, there's a thread on TBW I read through yesterday about how there's no such thing as not enough wearing as in some kids need wearing a lot and others just don't need it because they do so well having their space. As far as legs go, some kiddos are born not doing the squat naturally and have to learn it. It's rare, but it does happen. Could be squatting him like you would his sister is too much. Depending on the carrier you can do a squat but where the legs aren't' going around you but are rather against you (does that make sense? There was a link that I posted somewhere on here with baby positioning shown with a see through wrap which of course I can't find right now). Also his age is a tricky age where they want to see everything, but can't just yet which leads to crankiness. Once Aiden got bigger and realized he could see out from a back carry BWing got soooo much better for the both of us. I've worn Aiden as a big baby and toddler way more than I wore him as a small baby and newborn!!!
Re: Zintis, as I've said before, this is the reason the RS is the only carrier that worked for us when Adair was <6m, and I had to carry her in that in a non-standard position. She just HATED being worn any other way. What worked for us was a modified cradle carry, where her legs were toward the rings (no weight on them and a little room to shift them around and she could see out because she was sideways. I usually kept my left arm kind of loosely wrapped around her head and upper body to help her stay in a good position, but I was able to take it off and be completely hands free if need be. And it was comfortable and WAY, WAY better than not BW at all! When she got really big and had good head control (4-6m) we did a lot of buddha position FF carrying when she was awake, and then we'd just lie her down when she got sleepy. Around 6m she got too heavy for me to be able to handle a one-shoulder carry anymore, but by then she was plenty big for a SSC. She didn't love the SSC at first, since it did mean parent-facing, but once she figured out how to look around while in there (and got big enough), she settled in.
(She's just over 2m in this pic)
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Yeah, Zintis has been ok with the RS until now- I haven't tried him in a tummy-to-tummy recently I guess. Or maybe I did in Thailand that time- eventually he slept that way. But yeah, he has not responded well to the tries at the Ergo recently. He used to froggy his legs, but, now, he just always wants to stretch them out. He LOVES being in arms though- he just doesn't seem to want to be covered in fabric. Maybe he's just too hot. It's freaking hot here.
Anyway... I certainly won't give up... but we'll see how it goes, and if he adjusts to it sooner or later!
Jackie... Zoe, huh? I like it! DH and I were totally stuck on Z names for Zintis. The other real possibility of a name for him was a z name as well.
Mara & Joel, 2009
Hmmm...well I couldn't get Adair to be happy in a SSC until she was 4 months and even then it took a while before I would really consider it a success. For shorter periods of time, would you be okay carrying him FF with his legs out in a wrap? I know I carried Adair that way a few times with my "moby"...it was a little crotchy dangly for long term wearing, but got us through here and there when other things weren't working.
I wouldn't blame him if he were just hot, though. Any end in sight to that?
There are lots of reasons for him being fussy right now - being hot, hate being parent facing, not liking the carrier (that could change quickly though), etc. ((hugs)) As far as he legs go, Aiden was a big time leg straightener for a bit (he still tries every now and then). Every time I picked him up and held him I moved him into a squat position in my arms. He was rather annoyed but after awhile he started willingly going into the squat position.
I wore Aiden this morning off and on at a park during a local cloth diaper meeting. We did an info meeting with a diaper sell/swap as part of it.
So, I have a BW report! One of my coworkers who had her baby a couple of weeks ago had registered for and gotten a Baby K'Tan, but was really unhappy with it...the baby LOOKED fine in there, but she didn't like the stretchiness and felt like he was going to fall out all the time, so she was hesitant about wearing him and doing much of anything while he was in there. She asked me to give her a RS demo, so I borrowed my old Maya back from the friend I'd given it to (due this week!!) and went for a visit.
She LOVED the Maya and within ten seconds of getting him situated in it she declared she was selling the K'Tan and buying a ring sling (her baby had already fallen asleep in there, lol). I was so happy to help her find something that will work for her, and allow her to stay on the BW bandwagon!
That's fantastic Leigh! Way to spread the love!!!!
I haven't posted yet, but I did wear my son for over 2 hours last Friday night at a base event. Got lots of looks, but nothing but positive comments about it. Wish I could say the same for the pregnancy.....apparently everyone thinks I'm due any day now.
Best part? The only thing that hurt at the end of the night was my feet!
That is AMAZING! You are like the poster child for successful BW.
I wore Addy in the Ergo for half an hour tonight while I was (safely) cooking dinner. She was THRILLED. I need to remember that more often...I always think of it as an out and about thing, but sometimes just BW while hanging around the house is still awesome, even with a huge old "big girl"