I am a new grandmother and needing tips on how to care for him. When I am putting him into his raised pack and play I can't put him in very easy. Almost a little like I am dropping him. He often wakes up from the jerkie transition. How do I lift him. I will be watching him one day a week this summer and worry about caring for him especially as he gets heavier.
i was a single dad and one of the kids was an infant at the time and i only can use fingers on one hand so some things could get difficult. maybe you can get someone to make adjustments to the pack n play where the side slides down or put hinges on it so the side come down towards your lap then you put the child in and just put up the side and lock it.
this is one of the most maddening and frustrating, even hurtful things about spinal injury, the fact that you cannot interact properly with your grandchildren or children. It is one of those precious things that I miss so much, not being able to pick my little grandson up and cuddle him, sit him on my lap as I used to sit my own children on my lap. Now he is a little older, he clings to me as I wheel him round the room. It's fun but it's not complete. Such sweet memories and such bitter regrets.
I can understand how you are feeling in regards caring for a little one! After my injury I cared for two babies a few days each week and having to work out the safest way of doing it was upmost in my mind.I found it easiest to place the cot/playpen close to my armchair helped as I could stand pick up baby and sit immediately after,as baby here to know your way of doing it they adapt very quickly to this. I know it seems daunting at first but I tried different ways when my daughter/son visited until a safe method was used while they were with me, then I felt more confident when I was alone. It was the best thing I did as it gave me a sense of worth again as well as saving on childcare fees. Grandchildren are such a blessing.