Originally Posted by mostly snarky
Hi. New here. Just bought a MT and DS hates it. Tried the froggy position, b/c legs out gave him instant red marks, but he still fussed. Is this normal until they get used to it? He's five months now.
Also, can you use a wrap for 20 pounders or is this just for younger smaller babes? If you can use wraps, which do I use? And where do I start my shopping? TIA
Yeah, froggied at five months is too old, IME. I never froggied my own DS when I started wearing him at around 2.5/3 months. I am curious as to what MT you have, too.
What I do think is happening, related to the red marks, is that DS isn't seated well enough in it. You really want his butt lower than his knees, much like he'd be in a sling. To do that, once you have him situated with his legs out, grab the shoulder straps and do a few bounces. He'll sink just a little deeper into the MT.
As far as fussiness, I'm guessing he was just uncomfortable. But who knows? I'll give you the usual recommendations: just makes sure he has a clean diaper, his tummy is full and try taking a walk outside (if it isn't burning hot!).
ETA: Oh yeah, forgot about the wraps. He's certainly not too old for wraps! Not in the least--lucky you. Wraps range in price and fabric. I'd advice you to check out TBW for suggestions on where to start. There are a slew of great wraps. Jenrose mentioned the GM Bali Baby Stretch, which would work well for a 5 month old. The prints are gorgous! And I've heard it's very, very supportive. Mobys are great workhorse wraps. Mamas who have them love them. And then there are the german style wraps. Beautiful in weave, organically grown, comfort beyond measure and worth every penny.