Sunday, May 04, 2008

Perhaps We'll Try Again Tomorrow

Sometimes, asking the opinion of others is the best way to figure out what one really wants. I asked y'all what you thought of the different baby pouch fabrics, and I was thrilled with the one most of you chose, which means it must have been the one I liked best too.

The baby pouch arrived a few days ago (thank you to SwingDaddy's mom and stepdad!) and looks absolutely gorgeous. Why am I posting the generic website image again instead of showing a photo of the cute micro dude peeking out? It's a long story.

The Rockin' Baby Pouch brochure has many safety warnings, including the following:

Never cook while wearing baby in the Pouch.
Pouch is not to be used while participating in any sports.
Be careful going through doorways and around corners.

Fair enough. I didn't fancy trying to operate a BBQ or play tackle football soon anyway. It also says, "Starting with a fed and rested baby makes this easier when you're first learning."

Figuring that was good advice, I fed and burped the micro dude, then had SwingDaddy help me insert him into the pouch. He (the baby, not SwingDaddy) prompted barfed all over himself, miraculously not getting a speck on the pouch fabric. We gingerly extracted him, and I changed his clothes.

Just as I snapped the last snap, he spat up again and required another outfit. I held him for a while, just in case, and he proceeded to spit up just a little more. After I got him into the fourth clean sleeper, I decided it was not an auspicious day for the sling. As some lady said, tomorrow is another day.


Waltzing with Widgets said...

I just tried out the sling we have today, and it is wonderful to be able to have both hands free. I think the instructions cautioned against welding, juggling knives, etc when wearing it. I do notice that the her head gets pushed forward since the sling is so curved, at least in any position I could manage. She seemed happy enough but I wonder if the head position could cause any problem (maybe even throwing up?)

Mayberry said...

I think you were right -- time to put it away and try again some other time!

Bon said...

maybe he was protesting the fact that he knew he wasn't going to get any cooking done or sports in so long as he was in the pouch! ;)

i loved my pouch once O reached about ten or twelve pounds but before that i could never seem to quite make it work, either. best of luck!

Binkytown said...

Better luck today? I have a sling that I was given, I have high high hopes- I'm interested to hear how it's going.

kittenpie said...

Yup, sometimes retreat is the best option! I'm hoping the whole sling business works out for me - my friend loved hers once she got the hang of it, so I'll look forward to hearing how it goes!

Karianna said...

I was a bjorner with both kids, so definitely curious to see the learning curve with the sling. Not that I am promising anyone a third child, mind you, just... curious