DD2 is 3 months and loves being worn in the maya/moby/bjorn but only if I'm moving. Even if she's really asleep as soon as I sit down or stand in one place for a while like in the kitchen prepping food, she wakes up and is not happy. I think it would help if I was able to nurse her while worn but I have trouble doing it (never mastered it with dd1) plus she has an upper lip tie and I literally need to hold my breast in her mouth when nursing since she has such a weak latch.
Has anyone else experienced this? Many times it's not a problem if we're out for a stroll or doing errands but this girl has a built in motion sensor and it's making this mama a bit tired. thanks :)
my first baby was like that also, i had to be moving all the time. i have no magical advice but i am wondering if you have someone who wouldn't mind wearing her and moving her around while you can catch a bit of sleep.
hang in there, this too shall pass.
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My DD was also like that, it is okey with me,.but when she gain weight as days pass I also got tired especially it really takes time before she goes to sleep (2-4 hours). So I change her sleeping pattern,.instead, I turn the lights off, closed the door and nurse her to sleep. And it works for me. Hope this helps!!
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I went on a lot of long, slow leisurely walks. I carried bags of food and snacked as I walked for hours. It paid off! Three years later I am 35 days from a marathon. :)
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DS was like this as a baby - DH bought us a beautiful, antique rocking chair, and we just FINALLY started using it...after he was a year old, haha. And mostly now for climbing and daredevil stunts! When he was tiny, it was just not enough movement - so much for my idyllic visions of nursing a newborn peacefully in the rocker.
I had to keep moving even during his naps for a long time, but it did get better as he got older! I found he also went through periods of liking walking, superfastwalking, or dancing - all of these while I sang to him. We were a bit of a public spectacle when out and about, haha.
I can't offer much help other than that as he got a bit older (can't remember just when, it's all a blur), I was able to sometimes nurse and rock him back to sleep in my arms while sitting down on the couch. Alot of times, this involved me pretty much rocking my entire body side to side with him on me, to get enough movement (so, not really sure it's less effort! But hey, at least I was sitting down...) Maybe you could do something like that on the couch so that you could nurse a bit more easily?
You may also find different carriers are easier to nurse in - I thought the Ergo was much harder than my ring sling, until I got the hang of it - then it was soooo much easier! I also like the idea of a body double, so you can get a break, if you lil one will tolerate that (mine sure wouldn't).
Good luck, mama!
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DD was the same at that age. At almost 10mos she still has a preference for movement, but is much more tolerant and I really only need to bust a move when she's on the verge of needing to nap but doesn't want to sleep and miss everything going on! I have a hard time keeping weight on at this point, between nursing, chasing her around crawling/furniture cruising, and carrying her (22lbs), it's a whole lot going on!! I think her need for motion deminished as I slowly desensitized her....slower/lesss motion once she was out like a light and i'd pick it up if she stirred until she was back out and I'd slow down again.
Yup, my baby was (is still) like that. We got an exercise ball that I'd sit on and gently rock or bounce while I read or worked on the computer. Very tiring but I credit all the movement with being able to shed all my pregnancy weight really quickly. It gets better... at nearly 9 months I still have to rock baby to sleep in the carrier but can put her down in the bed now once she's fallen asleep.
Also, have you considered getting the lip tie fixed? My sister's baby had lip tie and it caused lots of gas/reflux and weight gain issues when baby was about 4 months because she couldn't get enough milk... they clipped it and now she's doing much better. It was a pretty minor procedure.
This makes me feel a bit better. My baby loves being worn too, but will throw a fit most of the time if I sit down. I can stop moving as long as I'm still standing. Once he's deeply asleep, I can usually sit down without waking him up, but not always. Getting him to fall asleep for a decent nap is a struggle. Bedtime can vary by as much as 3 hours depending on how long it takes him to actually fall asleep. Sigh. What gets me through it is telling myself that he won't always be this way. He's a happy baby, and all of this behavior gets me a decent work out, I guess!
Same here. My DD was like that till turning 4 months - no sitting down, no standing still for mama. Sometimes I ate while pacing around: had food distributed over several plates in several rooms, so I could have a bite on the go. My leg joints and back were aching so badly... Hopefully your baby grows out of this phase soon, too.
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