When you have a crying and/or colicky newborn baby, you get given so much advice from different people.
Hands down the worst thing that people say in those first few days and weeks is…. ‘don’t worry it only lasts a few months, most people see an improvement by 6 months!’. This was one of the most depressing things to hear when you are in that hazy newborn fog.
Ultimately all you want is for your baby to stop crying and for Mr Small the magic combination (and I have no idea how I stumbled across this) was:
WEARING THE CLOSE CABOO SLING WHILE SITTING AND BOUNCING ON A YOGA BALL
Now, this wasn’t an instant trick but anything is worth trying. It took me well over a week to get my tiny screaming bundle into the Close Caboo and for him not to shout about it, but once he was in and settled it became an absolute must.
Using the Close Caboo gave me my hands back and allowed me to actually sit down and eat a meal which previously had proved rather a challenge.
When no amount of sshhing, cuddling, rocking, feeding would calm my tiny baby somehow 15 minutes of wearing the Close Caboo and sitting on the yoga ball gently bouncing worked its magic and invariably Mr Small would drop off to sleep….. BLISS
When Mr Small wouldn’t sleep in his cot in the evenings I would wear the Close Caboo while we had dinner and tried to achieve some semblance of normality.
We were lucky that those colicky days only lasted for the first month or so in the end but they feel interminable when you are in the middle of them.
I loved using the Close Caboo beyond those early days too for the following reasons:
- it is a soft stretchy material so it’s comfortable for you and your baby
- it’s not a rigid structure with lots of straps so it’s easy for round the house
- you GET YOUR HANDS BACK!
- It’s not just one long piece of material for you to tie yourself in knots with
- It’s adjustable so you can make sure it’s supportive for both you and baby
The Close Caboo is available to purchase on Amazon, do get in touch if you have any questions.
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