Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 16 - Getting used to the bouncy chair

I've written about feeling guilty leaving Little Elvis by himself, and was told that it is ok to leave him by himself to take bathroom breaks.

And Ashley recommended using the bouncy chair. I honestly hadn't used it too much, so I decided to give it a try today.

I put it in the floor of the kitchen, turned it to vibrate and put on the music. This didn't make him happy, so I sang along with the songs and it helped calm him down.

After I finished cutting up carrots, (my big accomplishment for the day other than feeding and changing Little Elvis) we moved to the living room and he even fell asleep in it for a few minutes.



I think it will still take some getting used to, but it's good to have options outside of the bassinet for him.

The sling thing isn't working all that great, but we do have a Snugli. I'm thinking of trying it next. Any other suggestions?

5 Comments:

Blogger Ashley said...

Oh goody! I am so glad it worked for you! I am always sliding that chair from room to room with her in it. I hope he continues to find comfort in it! He sure is gorgeous!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous annemarie said...

Hmmm... sounds like Little Elvis is wanting a 4th trimester! Have you contacted your local Gymboree and asked if they provide the Happiest Baby Seminars and Classes? Dr. Harvey Karp created this, and I know you and little Elvis will be much happier after his suggestions.

Take Care! I hope Little Elvis doesn't sing the blues too much for you today:)

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Snugli or Baby Bjorn worked great for me but it's hard ''wearing'' the baby all day esp. after a c-section? How about a swing?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Akiva also hated the sling. We use a Baby Bjorn Active - loads of support. I also had a c-section and it didn't bother me - his feet hung well away from the incision it seemed. Although, I know there are wild variations as to the amount of pain women experince post-c/s - some have none, some can't even get out of bed.

Re: the bouncy chair - I use it too in exactly the same way your friend suggested! Akiva likes the vibes sometimes, but still HATES the music - I think it's sensory overload for him. Of course, he prefers jazz to corny kids music ;)

12:24 AM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

We tried the sling the other day and Little Elvis did not like it. I need to say though that I had just finished changing his outfit and diaper and he was already fairly upset when I tried it. I'll need to try again when he's not fussy. He's getting more and more used to his bouncy chair.

10:24 PM  

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