Thursday, October 04, 2007

The clinginess!

Eloise is a clingy girl. She is prone to weepiness and throwing herself on the floor very gingerly if she can't be, like, back inside my womb RIGHT NOW.

I have been dealing with this mostly by re-directing her, or walking around with her sobbing and clinging to my leg, or sitting with her a moment to appease her, then carrying on with one of the million things I do every day.

Some nights I will put her in the backpack so I can get dinner made without too much drama. That seems to work out well, but is kind of a to-do to get the pack situated. For some reason, It never really occurs to me to sling Eloise during the day around the home. I sling her out and about once in a while, but rarely at home. A recent post over at
Adventures in Babywearing reminded me that my Mei Tai is the perfect thing for this stage in Eloise's life. I can get her on my back and carry on with things while still meeting her needs for closeness.

I had forgotten the joy of babywearing a toddler. I didn't wear Iris for too much of her toddler-hood beause of my pregnancy, but I intend to get much more babywearing out of Eloise before she's far too big for it.

Thanks Steph for reminding me how important my slings still are!

9 comments:

  1. Yes, we deal with the clinginess too! It's hard sometimes and rather frustrating because sometimes you just want to say, "Enough already!!" I do sling Elisabeth when I try to cook. Right now she is starting to entertain herself for anywhere from 5-25 minutes. It's so wonderful. Hopefully Eloise will start doing that soon! I feel for ya...

    Oh, and I heard you wanted a header. E-mail me and maybe we can work something out :)

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  2. Sure! Sometimes I need the reminder myself!!

    Steph

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  3. Ava Judge is like that too...she has been dubbed the Klingon. She will no longer let me wear her though :(

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  4. Zoe - the nickname "klingon" is awesome. love it.

    Mama-san - i want to be back in your womb RIGHT NOW too. do you have any slings that i will fit in?

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  5. I wish I could still wear Zachary! He's so dang heavy that it kills my shoulder and back. Seriously, I keep trying and everytime I need to go to the Chiropractor. LOL! So, wear her all you can before it's too late!

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  6. P.S. That was me above, not my hubby!

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  7. Oh, to wear a baby (or toddler)again. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)

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  8. Many evenings, my Ergo is the ONLY thing that makes it possible to get a meal on the table and the dishes done. That, and many, many verses of Old MacDonald.

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  9. EJ was very into physical contact until a couple months older than Eloise is now. We used the Baby Bjorn up until the 20 pound limit. She's still into physical contact obviously, but not as needy. I like to think she's more confident because she got lots of physical contact. Of course, the irony was that at night she only slept well in her own bed.

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