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XP: Baby in Ergo ALL THE TIME

One of my twins hates to be put down so much that he demands to be held in the ergo pretty much all day (some magical no problem sleeping in his crib at night). I'm at my wit's end on the days I am home with him because I can barely take care of his brother much less get any actual chores like laundry accomplished. This just started a couple of weeks ago but I don't want to just keep caving to holding him in there all day. 

Tips? Thoughts? 

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Re: XP: Baby in Ergo ALL THE TIME

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    Hugs, mommy. That is really tough and you are doing your best - and that is going to be good enough for your little ones.

    You aren't caving in, you are providing your child a need. I think people get hung up on the whole "my baby is changed and fed and therefore all his needs are met" (to put it in very rough tersm). Sometimes adults just need a hug and often babies just need really long hugs. 

    Is there any support that you can count on? For example, family or friends that could help you do things like laundry? The laundry will always be there but these precious moments won't. My little guy is only 4.5months old and I already miss those younger days (as I wrote this he woke up and I had to go feed him! as if he could feel it ... hahaha) 

    If you don't have support maybe some different thoughts might help, like "how lucky I am that he loves being with me" or "what a cuddly guy" or "man, this ergo really helps"

    Just some thoughts, I hope one helps.

     

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    Yeah, I think I would be able to deal with it better if I didn't feel like I was short changing his brother on cuddles because I spent so much time with him, kwim?
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    Does his brother need the same amount of cuddles? I ask because some babies would rather be left alone. My little guy cried and cried and at one point I was so exhausted that I put him down and .... la la ... he was happy.

     WHAT?!?! 

    :D

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