So, now she is 4 months old and will only handle baby wearing for a few minutes and then she cries and cries until I take her out. I live in TX so I wonder if some of it is that she is hot.
I was wondering if anyone else eased their child into baby wearing or if she should just immediately "like" it?
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Well, I think Ive determined that heat is a huge factor due to some patterns... She loved the wrap as a newborn and then started hating it in May when we became more "on-the-go" and it was hotter. Today she stayed in the carrier from feeding time to nap time (I like that she loves her bed, so I put her to bed for naps most of the time). So, we made it over an hour, completely content.
Can someone tell me the pro's of letting her sleep on me rather than in her bed. I know that I like that she likes her crib so much, but Im curious about benefits of sleeping on mama during the day...it seems like her rest wouldnt be as restful with me up and down and moving around???
my babies all hated having their hot skin against mine. i would put a receving blanket between any of my bare skin and theirs. it usually ended up just being my chest and their face. but that made them happier.
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Hi. I hope she'll grow to love it. I was really fortunate as both of my boys love being worn. I still use an Action Baby Carrier and the moment I start putting it on, they are excited.
I use a small cotton receiving blanket which I lay on my chest and their face rests on it. It depends on who I am baby wearing. If it is baby Kip, he's going to go to sleep within a few minutes. If it is baby Jay, he's going to explore the world from up high! So, with Kip, the receiving blanket helps keep us both more comfortable in the heat. With Jay, we don't use it.
Good luck! I hope you two can enjoy baby wearing as much as our family does!
It has been a record breaking 109 degrees here! So, I like your idea of using the receiving blanket.