If you love moving out with your child, then you know how irritating it is to have a stroller-hating baby! You can’t have a peace of mind walking around with the baby in the park if he or she hates the stroller. But you can use simple tricks to ensure your child seats comfortably in the stroller. Parents and caregivers will appreciate the following tricks.
Inspect the Physical Comfort
Physical comfort is the first aspect of dealing with a stroller-hating baby. Ensure your child is totally safe in the stroller or car seat. In the summer, ensure your baby or toddler is staying cool enough. Some stroller’s designs feature liners that can be detached easily for effective air flow.
In some models, there are lovely foam fans that can be clipped on the travel system to offer the baby some nice breeze! In the winter, we really want our babies to be cozy and warm; however, they may get too warm under those rain shields and BundleMe’s.
A red face or sweat may be an indication that your baby is not comfortable in the stroller. It may the perfect time to undress your baby off the some of the heavy clothes and even detach the canopy to allow more air flow. The best advice is to dress the baby like your normal dressing and then put an additional layer.
A baby will likely be more comfortable when put in a stroller that has a supportive body cushion. Make sure you inspect the seat belt is in place but not tight or pinching anywhere.
Ensure Emotional Comfort
Most toddlers want to be handheld – it’s most comforting and natural. But when you trying putting the baby down in his or her stroller, the hell begins! Fortunately, there are some little things you can do to make it easy for them. If your child likes lovey or pacifier, give it to him or her.
A rare facing stroller may also be a perfect choice. This stroller keeps the baby engaged – you can sing, talk and soothe the baby throughout the ride to make them feel good!
Timing is key
You should monitor your child and identify the best time to take him or her for a ride. Some kids will like to be in the stroller when they are sleepy while other will burst into tears! If your child gets tired and bored, you may try to drop him or her in the stroller and see the results.
In terms of timing, there is no any universal agreement on when a baby should be carried in the stroller. You have to study and understand your baby; then try different times to see the kid’s reaction.
Creating some form of entertainment can work for some babies. There are some strollers that come with built-in speakers that allow you to input MP3 music. Such a stroller ensures your child is entertained all through the ride. However, if your stroller doesn’t have built-in speakers, you can use your mobile phone to play music for your child.
Some toys can also be used to keep the child entertained. But avoid toys that can lead to injuries and toys that are scary.
Distract with snacks
Using snacks is a great way to keep the child distracted ensuring he or she enjoys the ride. However, snacks work for older babies but for infants, you can try the pacifier. Snacks can keep a child peaceful for about 10 minutes or more allowing you to rush to the grocery or even walk through the park. Ensure you keep an eye on the child as he or she eats to avoid instances of chocking.
The above Stroller-Hating Baby tips work for most parents and caregivers. However, we didn’t exhaust the list; you can try other ways that you think can work. Some of these methods include taking your child out of the stroller for a few minutes and then back, riding with a young and older baby so that the older soothes, the younger child.