THe other tread about infant car seats has me thinking. I use mine if my son is asleep already in his seat and up here in New England w/ a toddler running around and preferring to play in the snow rather than get in the car, I need to have my son already strapped in safely so I can get him in the car out of the cold fast so I can then help my daughter in the car. I find it very difficult to get my 32-33 lb daughter into her carseat while wearing my son in my wrap.
So..I was then thinking more about my own use of wraps/carriers/slings.
I have a Mai Tai, Maya ring sling and a Moby wrap. My son is 3 months and 16 lbs and my daughter is 26 months.
I wear my son when out at the park, the mall or when he is fussy at home.
My problem? Well, I have a hard time wearing him when I'm trying to play w/ my daughter or just do things my daughter needs (i.e. the car seat example up above). She wants to be lifted up and down, for me to be on the floor and to use both hands to dress and undress her dolls, etc. When I wear him and try to do these things, he gets very upset with me. The Moby seems to be the most supportive for him and seems to keep him happier, but I still can't figure out how I'm supposed to wear him and play w/ my daughter physically or even do household chores w/o upsetting him. He likes me to be upright and moving constantly.
I read about so many of you other moms who wear the neborns/infants all day long. How do you do it? Does the child eventually give up fussing about it and or does he eventually like it? Sometimes he'll when I wear him out in public and it takes all my concentration on him to make him happy and then I'm stressed because I'm not giving my toddler the full attention she needs for both nurturing touch and her safety.
I feel comfortable that I have my baby carriers on correctly...
Any advice and wearing my infant more at home so I can do household chores and play w/ my daughter?