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!