Confessions of a ring sling moron
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|Fri, 12-10-2004 - 12:55pm|
Its official. I'm a Maya Wrap ring sling moron. I just can't get the hang of the thing, and I'm giving up. You may remember in my previous post how I was having a hard time getting her in the reclining position. So I took one suggestion and tried sitting her with her legs in the sling, but bent at the waist so she was a little propped up. Which seemed fine except she kept sliding back down. It was just NOT working.
So I hadn't used the thing in a week or so, and had just used the padded sling in the house or when it was cool out (the reason I wanted the other sling was because the padded one seemed so hot). But lately Jadzia has been shunning her padded sling and she screams every time I try to put her in. I think she associates it with me putting her to sleep and lately she's been on this kick where she fights sleep all day long. I think she's afraid she's going to miss something if she sleeps or something. So yesterday I picked up the Maya Wrap again and tried to put her in it where she was facing me, with her legs hanging down. And, yea! She seemed so happy like that! It was great, she fell asleep and everything. Then I walked past a mirror and caught a look at her and one of her legs had turned purple!! The sling was cutting off her circulation! I took her out immediately (bummed that I had to interrupt a much needed nap!).
Anyway, so I picked up a Baby Bjorn, since she seemed to like that chest to chest, upright kind of thing, and she seems to be happy with it. I'm not happy with spending $40 on the Maya Wrap and then another (EGADS!) $90 on the Baby Bjorn, but I carry her so often I really need something that'll work. I just feel like a bit of a ring sling failure. :-(
Joy & Jadzia 10/14/04