Today, 09:35 AM
It's possible she is a short napper, but I'm just not used to it because my other 3 all napped regular 1-3 hr naps a couple times a day... I'm kind of getting used to it, but it is definitely annoying. I do try to get things done in short spurts (like this response ;-)) or after the kids are all in bed.
I do have lots of wraps and mai teis and use them sometimes, but honestly I'd a)prefer not to do cleaning housework holding her- gets a little difficult. b) I want her to get used to napping/sleeping in her crib, not on me. I do find them very helpful and advantageous at times, but they are my back up plan not my optimum ideal.
I'm trying to roll with it, honestly, just hoping for better ideas ;-) I don't put my DD on her belly so often (shame on me, I know!) because then I have to sit with her to try to keep her head up. I do really need to get more in the hang of it, though. My other two daughters definitely were affected by the lack of tummy time (shame on me again...).
We have a bouncy seat that she usually sits in in the kitchen when we are cooking or eating, a swing in the family room when hanging out/reading. And just took out the bumbo seat so she can be "with" the other kids when they are playing on the floor. But all those things don't work for long term as of yet- tops 20 minutes before she needs to be picked up, which is actually okay just sayin'.