What can't you do while slinging?
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|Fri, 09-08-2006 - 7:46pm|
My baby loves/needs to be held. So far she hasn't really enjoyed being worn in a soft wrap or her bjorn but I'm hoping that since a sling is a little more age/size appropriate for her, we will get the hang of it and she will like being worn in a sling.
Right now I have to put her down in a swing or bouncy seat and if she lets me get away with that for more than a minute, I rush around trying to do the most basic tasks of cleaning dishes, throwing in a load of laundry, and I hardly ever get to finish a task because she gets lonely or bored or wet or something (!) that makes her start crying again.
I'm thinking about switching to cloth diapers... but can you do laundry when wearing your baby? I've tried holding her with one arm while trying to fish the wet clothes out of the washer and it's a nearly impossible task requiring some bizarre contortions on my part to keep from smooshing her and reaching the bottom...
What tasks can't be done easily/safely while slinging? What do you do with your baby when you need to do something and you can't wear her?