Stretchy wraps and wind??

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Stretchy wraps and wind??

Postby Lily » 25 Apr 2015, 14:50

I've been using my stretchy a lot with Bee - she loves it and usually settles immediately once she's in. But although she sleeps well in it, when she wakes it's often very sudden, with a cry of discomfort, rather than a gradual surfacing from sleep. I think she might be having trouble with trapped wind, as she's often quite windy when I get her out. It seems counterintuitive to me, though, as I'd have thought that the vertical frog-legged position would help to clear wind. Any thoughts or tips gratefully received.
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Re: Stretchy wraps and wind??

Postby junglewonderland » 27 Apr 2015, 05:33

I find this too, a sudden cry and wriggle. But if I take JB's head out of the wrap for a minute he usually settles down. I haven't noticed he's windy when coming out but I will keep an eye out.
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Re: Stretchy wraps and wind??

Postby pirate_han » 27 Apr 2015, 07:31

I didnt get the cry of discomfort but I remember A being quite windy once he got out of the Moby. It hasn't happened recently but my sleep-deprived brain can't remember quite when it stopped, sorry!
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Re: Stretchy wraps and wind??

Postby DandelionFrosting » 27 Apr 2015, 10:03

You know, it could actually be that she's peeing. Apparently a lot of babies pass wind when they're peeing, and also a lot of babies refuse to pee when they're being worn. They're born with instincts not to pee anywhere they might get stuck lying in the puddle for a long time. So not on their caregiver and not in their bed. Zilla used to do something similar -- suddenly wailing to be let out and after a minute or so being perfectly OK with being put back in -- and I eventually figured out that she was peeing when I took her out. She actually held it for several hours sometimes when I was wearing her, even though she went like every 15 minutes when she was put down. Apparently that's normal, it's just that nobody notices these days because diapers are so good at what they do.
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Re: Stretchy wraps and wind??

Postby Lily » 28 Apr 2015, 18:47

Thanks all. That's really interesting, DF, and makes definite sense, although I don't think I'm up for ECing a newborn right now. She was calmer on waking today, so maybe whatever it is won't last too long, anyway.
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