No mama likes when their baby is sick. But every mama likes to have an arsenal of tools and tricks to help make baby feel better. Of course, there are the tools to help with the physical pain: pain medications, saline spray, humidifiers, etc. But what about the emotional pains of being sick? Two of my go-to's for healing emotional pain during an illness is breastfeeding and babywearing.
Babywearing to the rescue! When my youngest developed an ear infection, nothing made him happy. His favorite toys? Nope. Favorite snack? Nada. He only wanted me. As soon as I popped in my carrier, he was content. His ear infection obviously wasn't cured by babywearing, but his emotional needs were met. Once his love tanked was filled up with the closeness he desired, he could rest easier knowing Mama was close. And that rest is what he needed to fight the bug... that and some medicine.
Wife & Mama with a passion for peaceful parenting, natural living, homeschooling... and my daily café au lait.