That was (and sometimes still is) a common dilemma in my house in the early days. I was never one to let my little one cry it out or to ignore her sweet pleading requests for "up." So I took up babywearing and never looked back.
If you haven't tried sticking your baby in a wrap, sling, mei tai, pouch, or carrier while you're doing chores, I encourage you to give it a go. I'm not making any try-this-for-30-days-and-it-will-change-your-house-or-your-money-back guarantees, but I do think it can *help* you get a few extra things done if your baby just wants to snuggle, but you really have to get those enchiladas prepped.
If you're looking for a high-quality carrier that accommodates babies from 5 months to 40 pounds, take a peek at the Scootababy. The Scootababy features a natural carrying position, top-quality materials, and sturdy construction. It allows for eye-to-eye contact with your munchkin and gives you the ability to use your hands while still keeping your baby close to your heart.
I tried the Scootababy with my daughter and I was impressed by the comfortable shoulder strap and the obviously well-crafted materials and design. My daughter is beyond the carrying stage for the most part so she got "squirmy" quickly, but I think this would be a fantastic carrier for younger babies, especially in the 6-12 month age range. The "seat" part is padded and actually looks like it might be snug and cozy for baby, and it's comfy for mom (or dad) too.
The Scootababy can be purchased online for $107.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Scootababy carrier. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, July 6 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #126 Tara Hill. Congratulations!