This is my fiirst post. Yay!
So, I am the mother of a 7 week baby girl who will only take naps in her swing. Last week, I started putting her down for a nap after about just over an hour of wakefulness (as suggested on http://www.troublesometots.com/), which is great because she has much fewer meltdowns now that she is getting more sleep (duh). However, my question/issue is this...
I feel tethered to this swing. How am I supposed to leave the house and do things and have a life (and by "life" I mean go to the grocery store, run to the bank, etc.) if she is only up and out of the swing for an hour and a half at most? She nurses half of that time, also. She is a very reluctant sleeper and doesn't fall asleep in the car or stroller reliably or for any real lenth of time AND she only lets her dad wear her, though I am still working on that with her. Do I just have to accept a meldown in order to get anything done?
Any advice would be very well appreciated. Thank you!
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
Thanks for the advice!
I guess I just need to stop being afraid of having my baby cry in public and just go for it. I tried the Ergo and the Bjorn again. Both worked! She seemed to like the Ergo more, as did I, so I think I'll keep working with that one. I'll have to look up how to feed her while wearing it, because she seems a bit high up for that. She is huge, however, and is growning like crazy after coming out 11 pounds! Hopefully she isn't too big to nurse in it, because that is something she is almost ALWAYS happy to do :)
yes, i did check out those videos. thanks! i actually ended up meeting a friend at a restaurant today... right when DD was due for a nap. gasp! everything went perfectly well and she ended up passing on my chest once she got fussy. unheard of! amazing!