Originally Posted by Kate&Joey
Bumping this up to see how everyone is getting along with babywearing....
DD seems to prefer the pouch sling at this point. I use it to take the dogs for a quick walk and to pop her in it to go grocery shopping. I have tried the Ergo with her legs in the froggy position. She fusses at first, but then nods off. I figure she will like it more once she can put her legs through the opening. I keep trying the Moby, but that seems to be her least favorite. I don't think she likes her head laying against me (although that's how she sleeps most of the night!).
With any of the carriers, DD tolerates them when she falls asleep while we're on the move. But she wakes up once we're back in the house. I've had her fall asleep in the Ergo during a fussy evening period and was able to prepare dinner and do kitchen stuff. Her limit is about an hour.
What is everyone else's experiences? Any tips or hints?
We've been using the Moby a lot and the mei tai some (no stroller/car so it's either that or just carrying her when we're out.
One issue is that she gets really hot (bright red and sweaty) in the Moby, and it hasn't even been oppressively hot here yet. Anyone have tips for this? Is it a concern healthwise for her or just a bother?
Kate, I wonder if your DD would mind her head against you less if you pulled some fabric under her face between you two? Or maybe just pulled the front fabric down a bit so she has more room to choose her own head position?
We just bought a Manduca (actually a gift from my brother who wanted us to pick out a carrier ourselves). Baby was not a fan while trying it out in the store, but I think she just needs to get used to it since it's so different than the Moby or mei tai.