Newbie - searching for the perfect sling
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|Sat, 10-28-2006 - 5:13pm|
Hi! I'm Valeri, mom to Sally, who is 3 months old.
I have a quandry and I'm hoping that you will have some suggestions for me. We have a pouch sling which worked great for the first 2 months, but now she hates it. We also have a Baby Bjorn, but that's only good for a half hour or so. And it's very awkward to get her in and out of it by myself. So, I end up walking around holding her all day and I am pretty much unable to get anything done around the house. And if she falls asleep and I put her down, she is usually awake within 20 minutes, if not immediately. I don't really want to put her down, but I need to be able to eat, do a load of laundry, etc.
The biggest problem, though, is work. I work pt from home. It's shift work, so I have to be on the computer at a certain time and stay there for anywhere from 1-3 hours at a time. If we are busy, I cannot type one-handed so I end up putting her in the swing next to my desk. Sometimes that's fine with her and other times she cries and cries. Of course, she can see and hear me right there and can't understand why I'm not picking her up, so she just gets more and more upset. As do I. So I need to find a sling that works while I'm sitting, too, because I need both arms to type.
Any suggestions or recommendations?