Here's one for you...
I have a 10 week old, who weighs over 15 pounds. My arms hurt, so I went ahead and got an Ergo carrier the other day. The store told me that he was definitely way too big for the infant insert, so I just stuck him in it without.
It's only been three days of this, but every single time I put him in the carrier he cries for a couple minutes, and then falls right to sleep. It's not even hard crying, just complaining like when he is sleepy. Doesn't matter if he was happy or sad or tired to start with, he does it every time. Does this mean that he feels comfortable in it, or is he so freaked out by it or hurting that he's 'checking out'?
I've just been trying to use it frequently around the house so that he gets used to it before we take it out on any big outings.
Prior to this, we had been using the Moby wrap, but once he hit about 8 weeks, he was too interested in his surroundings to tolerate being held that close to me. The front carry position on the Moby was working okay, so maybe I should go back to that for a while? I'm just so ready to use a carrier that isn't so much hot fabric, so I'm hoping he will like the Ergo sooner rather than later.
I've also had some people tell me that babies between two and four months often go through a 'sling hating' period, even if they liked them before. Has anyone else had that experience?
I would love to hear any suggestions or insight. :)