I have 4 different kinds of wraps including the moby and a baby bjorn. I put DD in and she starts whining immediately, and never settles into the wrap. She'll full on cry until I take her out. I've tried several different holds with the moby to no avail. Do some baby just hate being worn? It would be SOOOO helpful if she'd let me wear her considering she never wants to be out of my arms and I can't get anything done. I'm open to suggestions if you've gone through this and then had your LO finally decide that baby wearing is cool. Fingers crossed!
DD is 11 weeks, 3 days.
DS does okay with being worn now--either in the Moby or the ring sling. But again, only if we're out walking around or something, never EVER while we're at home.
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In this way, you can sort of lean a baby back and even tuck part of their head under the material close to the rings
Otherwise, wait and she may morph into a "Happy to be worn" baby once she can face out.
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he can hang in the ergo for short periods, maybe up to an hour - but he WILL NOT fall asleep in one. he just starts arching and wanting to bust out when he gets tired.
bummer. i always wanted to be a wearer. seems counter-intuitive that a baby would not like to be held tightly and close...similar to the womb. beats me.
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It wasn't until around the crawling age that I was able to convince her to try out a hotsling. She tolerated it for short periods of time...maybe 10-15 minutes at the mall or longer if she was sleeping.
By about 8 months she was okay with the moby wrap and would sleep in it.
She was just an "in arms" baby, and then as soon as she could walk, that's all she wanted to do anyways. Oh wait, except for grocery shopping...for a few months she sat in the cart seat with a cover. By 7 months, she could stand and would only go in the back or on the ground.
DD LOVES LOVES LOVES the stroller. She is stroller Queen.
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When he was 5-6 months or so I got an ergo and he seemed to tolerate that. By then he was so heavy, it was tough to carry him for long periods.
Now she loves being in the Ergo, both awake and asleep.
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BTW, if you have a 11 week old baby, please don't worry about getting anything done! It gets much easier when baby can sit on their own around 4-5 months, promise!
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Are you sure that you are using the carrier correctly? Babywearing is really trial and error, some babies really like certain slings and others dont... I have never met a baby that did not like being worn 100% (though I am sure they exist) but when a mama was having trouble with a baby that did not like being worn coming to a babywearing meeting and trying out some new carriers always helped. Also making sure the baby was being worn correctly. I had a mama once who had worn her two previous kids and the last one did not like it... well when I met her she had been wearing them wrong all along!! When we fixed that it was tons better.
I wouldn't suggest facing your child out. Apart from anything it's very hard on your back (and not good for your child according to some).
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