So I've mastered the pouch sling with my newborn (7 weeks). Physically I feel great, thanks I think to a really quick labor. I never mastered a sling with my first child and I was pretty incapacitated for the first 6 weeks. I'm short - 5'2" but not particularly short-limbed. But I still can't do ANYTHING with him in the sling except take a walk. I can't lean over anything - so laundry is out. Getting up and down is difficult so picking up around the house is out, gardening is out. Can't stretch over my head, really. Can't quite lean over to be on the computer. What exactly can YOU do with a new born in some kind of carrier? What am I missing?