I have 4 mo and I haven't yet mastered babywearing - we are still working on it. I tried a Maya Wrap ring sling and that hurt my back most likely due to technique as baby would get fussy when I put him in it and I could never adjust it properly before moving around to calm him. And I recently got a pikkolo and I'm working on it. Sometimes my back feels fine and at other times it hurts, again I just to play with the adjustments to find the right fit.
As of now, babywearing is mostly for practice and entertainment - about 15-20 minutes a day or so. But I want to be able to use it for practical purposes, like when I go for groceries, or a walk. And also be able to do chores around the house while carrying him. It takes me some time to wear my pikkolo and get my baby into it and adjust the straps, in the comfort of our home. Now, how would I do this in the grocery store parking lot in sub-zero temperatures. We have an infant car-seat and getting him out of it and placing him in my pikkolo and adjusting the straps seems cumbersome. What tips do you suggest for making BW work for me? I checked the thread about BW in winter, but I would like tips on BW in general. TIA.