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Hairpulling!

(4 Posts)
MoosheKoochak Mon 12-Aug-13 11:50:28

Experienced babywearers... I really love my connecta for going out but around the house it's difficult to do much with a 7 month old baby on your front (like reach the sink!). I've just started putting her on my back around the house but the hairpulling is getting worse every time. If I tie my hair up high she pulls out strands of hair from underneath the bobble and yanks those which hurts even more! I don't think I can stand it but I really want to be able to carry her around the house, especially as she can crawl now, because I don't like leaving her alone in a room plus she screams the whole time. Is there any way around the hairpulling issue? Am I putting her too high up on my back? I thought high up was better though.

I've also been considering buying a ring sling so she'd be on my side rather than my front, for other reasons really (such as ease of putting her in and out) but I'm not sure if I'd have the same problem with that, plus it'd still be hard to do stuff compared to having her 'out of the way' on my back.

Any advice? Thanks smile

pootlebug Mon 12-Aug-13 14:40:06

Some options:

- Hand her a toy to play with to distract from hair. Or one of those necklaces they're meant to play with when feeding worn backwards, or similar. Or something that you can clip to the strap like this kind of thing
- Chop your hair really short (I did this...she stopped pulling my hair but sometimes pulls my ears now)
- Wait for the phase to end.....the novelty does wear off!

MoosheKoochak Mon 12-Aug-13 18:27:34

Thanks pootle! Option 2 isn't something I'd consider, and 3 doesn't sound very appealing, but I'll try a toy or necklace.

misskatamari Sun 18-Aug-13 16:24:34

Could you buy one of those big stretchy headbands and wear it win hair up too so she can't pull out strands?

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