Your baby wants to carried all the time? How do you break the habit?
“Some babies seem to be independent, while others are more needy, often the boys!” says specialist paediatrician and neonatologist Dr Natalie Epton.
A certain amount of discipline is required to help ease him out of his demanding behaviour to be carried all the time
When it is nap time, put him down to sleep in his own room without distractions and let him learn to self-soothe.
When he’s awake, use visually stimulating toys to distract his attention from needing to be held all the time, and to help him learn about his environment, Dr Epton adds.
Allow him to develop some independence by placing him in a slightly upright baby chair rather than flat on his back, so that he can continue to see what is going on without being in your arms.
Don’t give up or give in to your baby who wants to be carried all the time; it will take some time for him to get used to his new routine.
Singapore mum confesses: I wear my baby in a carrier out of necessity but I love it
Baby hates sitting in a stroller: What to do
How to help Baby learn to walk
Easy, fun learning activities to do with your baby at home: 9 to 12 months old
Potty training: 7 things every parent should know