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...how do I get her off?<br><br>
Gently, I mean.<br><br>
My dd has taken to dozing off in my ABC--which is great--but I find she settles better for a long nap on the bed. So I get her out and nurse her back to sleep. Which is fine. I'm just wondering if there is an easier way to get her out so that she doesn't wake up ENTIRELY in the process. I'm not trying to keep her asleep necessarily...she nurses back pretty easily...but I just get the feeling that there must be an easier way.<br><br>
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Practice practice practice. Check out <a href="http://www.mamatoto.org" target="_blank">www.mamatoto.org</a> video on getting baby down from back carries. I found after I did it for awhile it got smoother and was less likely to wake babe all the way up.<br><br>
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I have on occasion been able to sit on the edge of the bed and VERY slowly start leaning back myself while slipping the straps off my shoulders (I do rucksack style). Then you can leave your baby laying on top of the carrier in the middle of the bed. You'll need to sit in far enough off the very edge of the bed so that you can not have to rearrange the baby after getting the straps off your shoulders.
 

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Details of what I do: I undo all straps/ties of whatever carrier I'm wearing, while standing next to the bed leaning forward. Then I reach back with both hands, scoop babe's legs toward the side I want to get her down from. Her head/upper body move to the other side. I slowly lower her down into my arm on the side she is coming down on, steadying her arm with my other hand for as long as possible. Then I try to put her on her back in bed... all kind of in one swift motion.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Details of what I do: I undo all straps/ties of whatever carrier I'm wearing, while standing next to the bed leaning forward. Then I reach back with both hands, scoop babe's legs toward the side I want to get her down from. Her head/upper body move to the other side. I slowly lower her down into my arm on the side she is coming down on, steadying her arm with my other hand for as long as possible. Then I try to put her on her back in bed... all kind of in one swift motion.</div>
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Thanks. Good description ... can picture this well.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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When Lauren falls asleep on my back in the wrap I will lean back so she is laying down and then untie. I wouldn't be able to untie and scoop her around without her waking up and with her if she wakes up there is very little chance of getting her back to sleep. She does not wake up the way I do it and I can just use the wrap as a blanket for her.<br><br>
I wish I had a baby/toddler that I could get back to sleep no problem. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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