Monday, August 16, 2010

How to Get Your Baby to Cuddle

My baby hasn't really appreciated cuddling for the past few months. When she was born, I remember telling Mike how excited I was that our baby was a snuggler. I held her nonstop for the first couple of months. My Moby wrap was put to good use.

Then something happened--she started moving. She decided that getting around and falling asleep by herself was much better than cuddling with mummy.

Fast forward to nine-and-a-half months, add in one nasty virus, and voila--I have a cuddler.

As much as I appreciate the cuddles, I would give them up in a heartbeat to have her feeling better. Holding a feverish baby who can't go to sleep with dark circles under her eyes is one of the saddest things to see.

Do you have any tips to keep me from panicking and racing her to the doctor? Her fever is mild today and her nose is just pouring with mucus.


  1. I don't have any tips because mine hasn't gotten sick yet, but I do feel your pain with the baby that doesn't want to cuddle anymore! But I wish you'd gotten to do it again in a happier way. Hope she feels better soon!

  2. I found you through SITS and I feel for your struggle. I am a mom of 3 with my youngest now 5!

    I have never been one to panic, but I think if you have tried everything and she still isn't feeling better, a doctor's visit is your best solution. If anything it can give YOU peace of mind that maybe this is something that just needs to pass...hang in there! :)

  3. Thanks guys!

    She is feeling much better. Her fever came right back down on its own. Unfortunately, both Mike and I have it now. Oh well, the main thing is Laney is happy now.


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