refusing the sling
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|Thu, 10-14-2004 - 9:11am|
I have thought and thought and I can't think of a good reason for this, except that she's not feeling cuddly. I couldn't think of any bad experience she might have had that she associates with the sling. And I don't think she's in pain or very uncomfortable in there-- I've been using the same positions I always did, and this was seriously like an overnight switch-- On Monday she loved it, Tuesday she hated it. I have tried cradle hold, belly-to-chest snuggle hold, and a modified kangaroo hold (I rigged up a way to do it while still giving her head support-- she hasn't got head control yet.) and she hated all three.
She won't ride in DH's sling either.
My question is-- should I let it go for a while, or should I keep trying? I really need her to be in there, because I have too much to do to hold her in arms all day, and I really hate the idea of leaving her to lie in the crib or in a seat. She's not old enough to take an interest in many toys, and she'd mostly just lie and stare at the same tired old mobile. She's only 6 weeks old.
But honestly, that's what she seems to want. She seems to want to be left alone to lie there.
How do I AP a kid who wants all the things that are supposed to be NOT AP? Do I follow her cues, or do I carry her even though she doesn't want to be carried?
Can you tell I'm confused?