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February 3, 2006 at 8:32 pm #669AnonymousInactive
I agree. Feed him wherever he eats best. If you’re worried about not having that closeness, then make an extra effort to hold him more at other times. I suspect that you are holding him more than enough for him to bond with you and that you have nothing to worry about.February 4, 2006 at 7:11 am #696AnonymousInactive
Thanks guys. I feel that way too. I just wonder why it is easier for him that way? Also, for some reason, Ian is not a cuddle baby (definitely seems from being uncomfortable). He’ll try to snuggle in by my shoulder and a minute later, start wriggle like it’s painful.
Just makes me sad.
TracyFebruary 4, 2006 at 7:53 am #699AnonymousInactive
Try not to be sad – I’m sure he’ll go through cuddly stages and
no-cuddly ones too – Marisa used to be same – more cuddly now but still
not like some others. But she is a bundle of fun! Maybe something with
the angle of the bouncy and he likes feeling independent?February 4, 2006 at 10:17 am #713hellbenntKeymaster
have you tried babywearing? pop him in a carrier and take a little walk? I’m guessing you have, since you’ve been around a while and have read my pro-babywearing posts. At this point you could even put him on your back (not so ‘cuddly’ per se, but it might be just the right amount of ‘non-cuddle’ for him and it actually is cuddly when they conk out back there and you feel them nice and sweet against your back…)February 4, 2006 at 11:40 am #725AnonymousInactive
There have been other moms that have posted on here about how their babies didn’t seem to want to cuddle. I think some refluxers respond by wanting to be held all of the time and others seem to want the opposite.February 4, 2006 at 11:43 am #727AnonymousInactive
Owen NEVER wanted to cuddle ever. We found that we could bond with him though if he was in his chair, in his swing, on the changing table – he would love to look at us and “talk”. Now that he’s a little older he’s a little more cuddly and will crawl over and give us hugs – so there is hope!!February 4, 2006 at 3:48 pm #739AnonymousInactive
We’ve changed seating arrangements for Hailey’s meals LOTS of times. Yes, we’ve fed her in the bouncy seat, stroller, high chair, on my lap, bathtub , on the floor in the living room, car seat, etc. Basically, anywhere I can get her to eat! She’s perfectly fine now and eats 90% of the time in her high chair and is a very loving toddler! She wasn’t much of a cuddler either until around 10-12 months.February 4, 2006 at 4:54 pm #742AnonymousInactive
i used to feed the boys in their bouncy seats all the time- especially when i was alone. i would even have to prop one boy’s bottle while i burped the other. but you have to do whatever works!
also there was a time when neither of the boys was very cuddly. sometimes they were much more content in their bouncy chairs or swings. but now at almost 21 months they are- and have been for sometime little love bugs. they love to cuddle, snuggle and give lots hugs and kisses! they get more and more affectionate each day.February 4, 2006 at 5:20 pm #745AnonymousInactive
Thanks everyone-I love this board!
I feel much better
We went out for the day today and Ian only ate 1 1/2 oz’s at feedings (3 hours apart because bottles were premade). He then projectile vomited once after each. We’re concerned and don’t think it’s teething any more. Are seeing a new Gi next week but will continue to feed in bouncy seat if he likes it better. He’s overall happy as a clam though.
TracyFebruary 4, 2006 at 11:03 pm #754AnonymousInactive
Sorry to hear about the projectile vomiting, Tracy. I’m glad your new GI appt is next week – definitely keep me posted.February 5, 2006 at 2:54 am #775AnonymousInactive
Ashtyn never liked to eat in my arms. I too wanted that connection so we used a boppy. I put it on my lap & then laid her on it at an angle & then she ate better. Maybe she was just more comfortable eating that way.
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