So LM has hit the age where if he doesn’t get his way or if he is frustrated he throws a fit. I try not to give into him like when he wants to watch youtube all day long or if he wants to stay in his car seat in the car when I’m ready to go in, but when he get’s
tired/upset/frustrated and wants to be held I tend to give in. However, it makes it really hard to get anything done like put things away or eat. He is getting bigger (I think he weighs around 23-24 pounds) and carrying him all the time is tiring and hurts my back.
Another problem is that when I try to sit down with him while still holding him he throws a fit. He doesn’t want me to sit down with him and hold him. He wants me to keep standing up and to keep moving. If I stop moving and just stand still he fuses when he is in those moods. Hubs disagrees with me and thinks I am babying him. So he refuses to hold him for long periods of time and thinks that I should just let him cry so he will learn that he needs to walk places so LM screams and throws a fit until he tires himself out. I’m on the fence on that one. I do think he needs to learn to walk more, but he is going through a hard time right now transitionnig into his new class (think crying every morning at drop off) so I am indugling him. I also think there must be a reason why he wants to be held so I’m trying to do it when I am able.
I am not sure which is the right thing to do. I have been trying to think of solutions. One idea that came to mind is babywearing. I actually do own a beco gemini, but I never got the hang of it. It’s kinda hard to put on, the buckles are hard to fasten and unfasten, and it tends to hurt my back when I put it on. Me jiggling around and trying to get him in there tends to make things worse, but I think that babywearing is a good solution. Hubs thinks I’m coddling him too much, but I want to try it. So yesterday I found a local babywearing group nearby. They have meetings nearby, but they are always while I”m at work. So I emailed the lady who runs the group near me and she is going to meet up with me and see what she can do to help. I think this will be great because she will hopefully help me figure out what I’m doing wrong and maybe she will bring some other carriers to try to see what I like. Carriers are so expensive it would be great to try some out before I buy and not like it. So *fingers crossed* on that. Anyone else have any other solutions?
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