My son was born at 31 weeks gestation, and is now 10 weeks old. We did lots of skin to skin time in the NICU and he loved it. I was so excited to use something to wear him (baby k'tan) at home once he was big enough. Since that took a little while to reach the minimum weight, we held him a lot to comfort him at home initially. Once he got to 8lbs, I tried the k'tan... And he hates it! He screams and cries until we take him out. It feels very tight so I thought that may be why he doesn't like it, but I went by the sizing they give . I also tried the Bjorn thinking that may be better, but same thing.
Then we tried the momaroo, and he doesn't like that either. Occasionally, if it's not moving, he'll sit in there long enough for me to set up my pump equipment, or run to the bathroom, but then he cries again.
I don't want him crying because I know it'll negatively affect his development if he cries to much, but I have to be able to put him down once on awhile. If my husband isn't home to take turns with, I can go hours without pumping, sitting, eating, using the bathroom, etc.
Do any of you have advice on what worked with your preemies, or other strategies for soothing that may work?
Re: My baby hates the momaroo and carrier
DD #1: 8.16.2015
#2 EDD: 1.13.2019
This baby loved the fisher price swing. Would also lay swaddled in a rock n play.
Our next babies hated the Mamaroo. I'm getting a regular swing now. The one hated k'tan too. Haven't tried it on next babe.
Also, our LO cried almost constantly until she was 3 months. If she wasn't eating or sleeping she was crying. You can't stop them from crying 100% of the time so don't stress out too much. Hang in there, it will get better!