My daughter is 5 weeks old and I currently own an ergo with infant insert and a home made wrap. The ergo is a little bulky on my frame with the insert but it is quicker to get on then the wrap, which is 5 yards of fabric and I am still learning how to use it with ease. I like the wrap a lot and use it around the house but it seems impractical for a trip to the store. I'm curious what others recommend for wrap that I can get my daughter in and out of with ease at this age, for going to the laundromat, store etc. I've tried a ring sling and my daughter and I both did not like it.
I prefer a wrap with a newborn. I agree that it is a lot of fabric to deal with. For shopping, I tie the wrap on at home (under my jacket if it's cold out), and then pop the baby in once we arrive. This way I don't have to deal with the fabric, and the baby gets transfered quickly.
I love my homemade mie tai. You roll the bottom up to make it work for a little baby. I've been using it while out and about since I completed it when she was 2.5 weeks old. I used mcalls pattern 5678:
I got it for 99c during a pattern sale at one of my local fabric stores.
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I loved my stretchy wrap for DD when she was that age, although like you it took me a while to get the hang of. My advice is to master pre-tieing your wrap. Once you get the hang of tying beforehand so you can just pop the baby in, trips to the store will be a breeze!