I have been so thankful that Emma is a much easier baby in general than my sweet Luke. But, there are days when she’s just not herself and isn’t happy no matter what I do. Yesterday afternoon I noticed she wasn’t aseasygoing as she usually is and by the time her evening catnap (before bed) came around she refused everything I had for her and then tired turned to overtired. She had already nursed so I knew she wasn’t hungry and this girl will refuse the breast and bottle if she has full tummy, she’s a smart cookie for not over eating.
I’ve LOVED this fabulous swing by Graco but she hasn’t spent a lot of time in it and really hasn’t cared for it up until now. So at a last ditch attempt to calm her I swaddled her and put her in the swing. I had to put the swing on the fastest setting…6. All I really needed was 30 minutes to re-charge my batteries and make Luke and I dinner. Julian was in the car driving back from work in Indy and wouldn’t be home for 2 more hours so it was helpful to have a few minutes without having her attached to me and help Luke.
This is Emma in the Graco swing…not crying! She layed here for a little while and then fell happily asleep. She was able to take her evening catnap before bedtime and still be with us downstairs to feel closer to us, sometimes babies just need a little extra comfort. Emma loves the white noise on this swing, there’s quite a few different white noises and music. We actually had this swing in our bedroom when we brought her home from the hospital and even though she didn’t want to swing, we still used it purely for the white noise!
I was so grateful for the break, and it made her bedtime so much easier because she wasn’t overtired and even more crabby! We love this swing and I can’t wait for her to get a little older because you can make the swing more upright and there’s a toy bar that sits between her legs with a mirror that she’ll be able to sit and play here too. My only con to this swing is that I wish it did recline a little bit more but…it gave me some peace and quiet last night so I’m a fan! For a more complete list of specs on this swing, check it out on Graco’s website.
Did your baby like to swing?