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My daughter freaked out when I put her in a sling. She was only about a month old at the time, but she cried like crazy. I do wish they worked for us though. It would make life easier. We do have a Snuggli that she really likes, but it's not too great when she needs to sleep (she rarely falls asleep in an upward position).
I help teach parents how to use carriers. There are a few things that help:
--try a new carrier when your little one is already happy, well-fed and in a clean diaper
--get moving: bounce, rock or take a walk once you get your little settled into the carrier
--be calm: your little one can sense if you feel anxious or nervous about trying the carrier
--mimic in-arms carrying positions--if your little likes to be held up high in "burp position," then use a carrier in a way that allows you to carry him/her in burp position. Don't try something different like a cradle position.
Great advice from APmomma! Keep trying - your daughter will eventually get used to it...sometimes it's just a little bit different for the baby and takes a little bit of getting used to. If you use it while walking, like APmomma said, a lot of babies enjoy the movement and rocking motion. Hope it gets better for you!
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