I didn't buy a sling until DD was about 5 months old. I've only used it a few times. It kills my back/shoulders! I have to be wearing it wrong. I did not feel comfortable in it at all and felt like she was going to fall out in any minute. I feel like I have tightened it as tight as I can get it, but she does not feel close to me. (Hip carry) It's hard to figure out how to wear it because I don't know anyone who uses one and it's hard to tell by pics online. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Is there any way I can fix it so it doesn't hurt my back? DD is 8 months old and about 16lbs.
Or does anyone else have any other carrier recomedations? I don't have a lot of $$ to spend, but will sell my sling on Ebay if I can find something better. I wanted to get a Moby Wrap, but DH thinks they look "stupid". Urgh. TIA.
Oh, or what about a pouch? What do you think of those?