Baby Dislikes Carriers
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|Mon, 08-28-2006 - 8:20pm|
I have 2 baby carriers. A baby bjorn (that she is only now getting big enough to use) and a chinese style wrap given to me by my mil. My baby is 8 weeks old, probably about ten pounds.
Whenever I tried using the bjorn, she screamed in my face to be taken out. My dh just got her in it this weekend, very slowly snuck her into it bit by bit, and then we went for a walk and she fell asleep in it and seemed okay. But I'm reluctant to try again. I've had her in the chinese wrap but she never settles in it. I have breast fed her in it and she will tolerate it for a while then. I went for a walk with her in it and she cried almost the whole time. I've been trying to get her to like it by putting her in it every other day or so for three weeks now. Maybe she doesn't like the material? It is old (from the 70s by the looks of the very u-g-l-y fabrics).
Why does she hate carriers? She loves being held. Is she too little? Could it be the materials? Too hot or constricting? Is it my fault because I think they are cumbersome and ugly? Part of me really wants to try a slingling but they are expensive and would be a total waste if my baby hates them too. I said to my dh that all the babies look so happy in those pictures, but he made the very good point that people would think or baby slept all the time if they judged her by her photos (ha!).
I want something I can carry her in that she likes, that looks nice, and that would allow me to discreetly nurse in public. The less that shows, the better, as that is a big reason I don't want to go out right now. Any thoughts? Do some babies just never take to slings or wraps of any kind? Do I just have to wait until she's older? :( Thanks.