likes to be held, not worn? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 02-25-2013, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
VTmamadownsouth's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone had a baby like this?

Humbly parenting Abraham (1/08), learning to be gentle and creative.  At least I got a good man to hold my hand.  Married to Ben (8/06). 

VTmamadownsouth is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 02-25-2013, 08:39 PM
Peony's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)

My first was like. I tried so many slings, wraps, carriers, she hated them all. Eventually we discovered that she hated most anything that constricted her. Tight clothing, carseats, on and on. Apparently she would rather move freely! 

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Peony is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 02-25-2013, 09:37 PM
LLQ1011's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine is this way. Even now he won't let Mr hold him for extended period of time. He likes to be free.
LLQ1011 is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 02-26-2013, 08:02 AM
Zirconia's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 148
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Your LO may not like being worn at all, but if the crying happens when putting on the sling or wrap, you may want to stick with it.  My DD loves to be worn, but it took a while to get there.  At first I thought she hated it - as a newborn she always cried going into the wrap or sling, and I'd have to bounce around a lot to get her to quiet down.  Most times she would settle in, but sometimes we had to bail out.  Pretty soon, though, she loved it, and at 13 months is still napping in the Ergo carrier.  I think it was the awkwardness of putting her in that got her upset.  Just a thought.

Zirconia is online now  
#5 of 6 Old 02-26-2013, 06:44 PM
sere234's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,038
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 3 mo still hates all the carriers I have but tolerates the ring sling. Most days I have to put him in the more comfortable Ergo and bounce him with a pacifier in his mouth to get him to sleep. Sadly I can't sit and help him fall asleep with an energetic toddler so he sometimes has to cry in a baby carrier. I hope he'll like it better in time, he loved it until he was about 2 months.

Me: lady.gif Sarah, married to: geek.gif J, mommy to: happytears.gif C (8/10) and rolleyes.gif E (11/12)

sere234 is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 08:59 AM
sageowl's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Mine preferred to be held at certain times, and worn at others...kinda went in phases. 

sageowl is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off