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I am ordering an Ergo today. Thank you for all of the suggestions, I think I'll try the Ergo first, the BabyHawk also looks nice to me but I'm gonna go with Ergo for now since so many of you have recommended it. Also the Kanoe Baby Hammack looks extremely nice but it's 290 dollars. Have a lot of you had luck with this? If so I will definitely try it. I'll look on ebay first though..

I am willing to try anything right now! Thank you so much for all the suggestions.
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We thought about the kanoe baby bed and it does look interesting. The only reason we didn't buy it was that you need lots of open space around it.
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I'm glad you bought the ergo, I really think it will make a big difference. My high needs son did not like carriers until 4 months and after buying four different ones, the ergo is by far the one we use the most. High needs babies really need so much "touch" and I still wear my one year old a lot, especially when he's cranky. It really calms him down. One tip with the ergo- some hn babes prefer to face outwards which you can't do in most carriers. What we do is use the side hip position a lot. He loves it and now he's heavy, it's easier on my back.

Naps were hard for us too. We had huge success with a hammock until 5 months when he wanted to turn over and sleep on his tummy. I then had to wear him down (I enjoyed this - I'd take a walk) and with time learned how to transfer us both to the bed. To keep him asleep I would have to lie us both down together and stay touching him. Unfortunately, you have to pretty much give up the notion of getting things done with a hn baby. But it does get easier. I still nap with ds and get things done on my iPhone, which also has kindle so I can read books.

One more thing, if she doesn't take to the ergo right away, just keep trying a bit each day and keep moving. Ds doesn't like to be still ever!

Let us know how you get on.
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