I've been trying to wear my baby as much as possible, but I find certain times impossible to wear her so I put her down on her playmat or swing. for example.....
When I exercise at home (or gym childcare- she stays in swing and naps the whole time)- I sometimes wear her and do squats/lunges- but theres a limit to what exercises I can do while wearing her, and I really like to be able to bounce around and not have to worry about my child attached to me when I am exercising. I do take her for walks in the carrier everyday.
Getting dressed- obviously can't wear her while doing that.
Doing dishes-- she's 13 weeks and I still only wear her on the front-- doing dishes I just get us both wet and can't get close enough to the sink.
When I am tired and I just want to lay down on my stomach and read or lay back in bed on my laptop... I am not comfortable wearing her when I just want to lounge around, so I put her on the bed or floor on a sheepskin next to me.
the carriers I use are ergo, moby and k'tan.
I'd really like to get a better buckle carrier (the ergo hurts my back and the wide structured hip band isn't padded enough and isn't flexible enough so I can't bend very well in it. I'm also really interested in getting a non-stretchy wrap and learning how to do a back carry- because it seems like that would make a lot of the things I do on a daily basis a lot easier- like household chores, writing at my computer (i freelance) and just moving in general!
advice? I read the continuum concept and now every time I put her down i feel super guilty- I'd love to carry her constantly but I'm just having issues with it.