I am a new mom and have just started babywearing with my 3-month-old. While I love the convenience of having my baby close and being hands-free at the same time, I find that sometimes my baby gets fussy and I am not sure how to soothe her while wearing her. I have tried bouncing, patting her back, and singing to her, but sometimes she just won't settle down. I'm hoping to get some advice on how to calm my baby while babywearing. Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!
As a mother of two, I have often struggled to calm my fussy baby while babywearing, but I have learned a few tricks along the way. Here are some of my suggestions:
1. Massage: If you feel comfortable doing so, try massaging your baby's back, arms, and legs while they're in the carrier. This can often help to soothe them and make them feel more relaxed.
2. Take a break: If your baby just won't settle down, it's perfectly okay to take a break from babywearing. Find a quiet place to sit down, take your baby out of the carrier, and try some other soothing techniques.
3. Provide visual stimulation: Sometimes a change of scenery can work wonders. Try walking around someplace with new and interesting sights for your baby to look at.
4. Try a carrier with adjustable panels: If your baby is extremely fussy, they may be uncomfortable in their carrier. Try using a carrier with adjustable panels, so you can make adjustments to support the baby's head and neck.
5. Use a baby carrier accessory: If you're using a structured baby carrier, consider using a baby carrier accessory like a teething pad or bib. Not only can these accessories help keep the carrier clean, but they can also keep your baby entertained and distracted.
Remember, every baby is unique and different techniques work for different babies. Try a few of these tips and see what works best for your baby and you.