If you remember one of my first posts, I talked about nap jail.
- being confined to an area or space such as a couch or chair because of the finally sleeping child in your arms.
“I’d love to eat right now, but I’m stuck in nap jail and afraid the baby will wake up.”
For the record, nap jail TODAY is heaven…because you can snuggle and stare at their cute little faces and my mini still likes to be rocked, which I’m sure those days are coming to an end sooner rather than later…but back then? (You know…like a whole 7 or 8 months ago) you wondered…how in the heck can I get the dishes washed when I’m stuck holding this adorable little girl?? (Sure, that’s what we all think…right?) That brings me yet again to a baby carrier. So I just talked about the Baby K’tan in my last post, but I wanted to make sure you all knew how amazing having a carrier for a newborn is! I could wash dishes while wearing my baby, I could make a sandwich while wearing my baby (don’t be afraid to lick the crumbs off their head – no…seriously), there isn’t much you can’t do! Which again brings me to the next phase. The Tula – I fell into the trap and have decided to get one. So as soon as I can order one, I’m going to (waiting for the style to restock) and I will report back how it goes!
The Baby K’Tan can be used from 8-35 lbs. Since Leilani was an 8 lb. baby, we got to start using it right away! Other carriers like the Tula need a newborn insert. (Sold separately) Now that she is 17 lbs. it’s getting harder on my back, which is why I would like a sturdy Tula. A good thing to remember is that having a baby carrier when you’re out in public is awesome…especially when you’re a germaphobe like me, because they can face you. And if they are facing you, people tend to touch them less because they are so close to your chest. Don’t get me wrong though – there are a few that don’t care and touch away…but that’s another story that could go on for hours! I can see it already ‘How many random ass people decided to just TOUCH my newborn child wherever I went’
Anyway – ah yes, for those of you that end up nursing – I hear you can do that while they are in a carrier as well 🙂 How cool is that?