Since Si was born, we've tried four different baby carrying "devices." First off, I tried a padded sling, which Silas immediately vetoed. He cried every time I put him in it and I couldn't adjust it properly. I also tried a a Bundle Baby Wrap, which is a long piece of fabric that ties around both mom and baby. This promises to be useful when Silas grows a bit bigger, but proved too awkward for us at the newborn wobbly-neck stage. Louisa loaned us a Maya Wrap (pictured), and this has met with better luck, as has the Baby Bjorn Grandma and Papa Bryant sent. However, Si's tolerance for any of these carriers is limited. Unlike many babies, who get carried in a wrap all the live-long day while their mothers go about their business, Silas just doesn't go in for this. The next picture shows Si in the position he prefers above all others, in what I call the "over-the-shoulder baby-holder" pose, also known as the "my arm is now completely numb" hold. He loves for daddy to hold him in this position and will often drift off to sleep. For the sake of the circulation in our arms, we are hoping Silas continues to adapt to the Maya wrap and Bjorn, especially once his neck strength allows him to begin to face outward (we're almost there!).
7 years ago