Wish you had an extra pair of arms to help hold and snuggle your baby? Here’s one simple solution for when your baby always wants to be held.
Thank you to Snuggle Me Organic for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed are my own.
You’re at your wits end. It seems like you’re holding your baby 24/7. She wants to be held to fall asleep, and when you put her down, she cries.
Common advice doesn’t seem to work, either. You’ve tried pushing her in a stroller, hoping she’d enjoy the rocking motion, but she cries instead. A baby wrap helped give you your arms back, but that meant you were glued to your baby. You feel like you can’t do anything without your baby in your arms.
That was my story with my now-five-year-old as well as my now-two-year-old twins (you can imagine how difficult that was!). For the first few weeks, my husband took time off from work, and my mom stayed with us after that. But then my husband went back to work and my mom to her home, and I was alone with the babies. I struggled with meeting both babies’ needs.
When you imagine the baby in your womb during the last weeks of pregnancy, you can understand why a baby want to be held. All those weeks, they grew accustomed to the snug space of your womb. Your heartbeat and movement soothed them throughout the day.
Then, they’re born into this unfamiliar, bright world without the confines of their old home. Not only that, they still have the moro reflex that makes their arms and legs flail when not held. It’s no wonder they have a difficult time sleeping flat on their backs and much prefer the warmth of your arms.
When the baby always wants to be held
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Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a break. Enter Snuggle Me Organic. Back in 2007, Mia was home alone with her twin babies (as well as a two-year-old). Like me, she wished she had another set of arms to hold one of the babies while she took care of the others.
Finding no solution to solve her problem, she created her own. Along with her mother-in-law as her business partner, she designed a cushion that would snuggle a baby. Something to keep the baby happy and even sleep longer. After fine-tuning their design, Mia and her mother-in-law created 12 cushions and took them to a local craft fair.
They sold all 12 of them.
Snuggle Me Organic took off. Birth professionals recommend and use the cushion, recognizing its importance and benefits. And you can see why. The cushion is designed to form a sling around your baby’s back. This creates a hammock-like effect that keeps her safely positioned on her back. The cushion itself lays flat, so it won’t tip over or move once your baby is laying in the cushion. Your baby’s own weight will keep it stable and in place.
With its special foam and contours, the cushion mimics the feeling of being held or touched. Its design allows the sides of the cushion to gently snuggle your baby. It’s that familiar hug that helps baby stay happy and rested longer when not in your arms.
The added bonus? You get a break as well. Moms need to care for themselves just as much as their babies. We all struggle during those first post-partum months. Imagine having an extra pair of arms! With the Snuggle Me Organic cushion, you’re able to take a much-needed break and feel confident that your baby is happy and safe.
The warmth and embrace of your arms have no substitute. But the Snuggle Me Organic may be the next best thing.
Your turn: What are your biggest struggles when your baby always wants to be held? Let me know in the comments!
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