I love the idea of baby wearing... I have for years. So when we started looking at baby stuff I talked to my husband about it. He doesn't like the backpack carriers (or any where limbs hang out) - thinks they look goofey & stuff. I was fine with that, I like the slings & ones more like that anyway.
We ended up getting one from Target. I forget what it's called, but it's a tube shape that folds in half... baby fits inside. Looks nice, useable, all that... Around the same time we were given one of those others, a hand me down. I put it away thinking just in case, we can always pass it along to another baby if it doesn't work for us. Honestly, I forgot about it lol.
So my daughter was born. I don't remember when we tried it exactly...but she was still pretty little when we tried the one I 'd picked. She would not go in there. Her legs were too stiff, she wouldn't bend them to go in... screamed, cried, I gave up. Unfortunately she still wanted to be held & I had no way to free my hands.
Six months went by & then I remembered the other carrier. So I brought it out & tried it. She fits! It was great at first... other than the fact that it's bulky in all the wrong places... But then I realized that my back was getting sore after using it for long periods. Then I looked at the tag & it says not to use it if you have a bad back. I have scoliosis - granted it has never bothered me before (other than the fiasco that was my epidural). So now I'm afraid of using it.
I've looked at other styles, had some recommendations of ones that would be better, more convienent & all that... but she's 7 months old now. Can I start baby wearing now? Thankfully she lets me put her down for good periods of time now... but she still likes to be held sometimes (usually when it's least convienent lol). Of course, I'm setting aside those options to look at for Youie or L'Nae... at least I'll have a better idea by then right?