I know I had a topic about this before but I just want to be extra sure before I spend the money and I need to buy something ASAP. I have been looking at a variety of carriers such as the Moby Wrap, Sleepy Wrap (essentially the same as the moby), Ergo, BabyHawk, Hug-a-bub, etc and am basically in between the wrap style like the moby or the more carrier style like the Ergo. My son is 1 month old, but since he is preemie, he is only about 7 pounds at the moment. He is a bit colicky and needs to be held ALL the time, which has made it impossible for me to get anything done in the house, cook, or even eat a meal myself without holding him in my lap LOL. He also does not like to sleep in the daytime anymore for more than 15 minute stretches and only sleeps at night because he is being cuddled (I gave up on putting him in his little bed insert thing to seperate us since he refused to sleep away from me even if it was just in a little pad thing inside the same bed and we are now co-sleeping). Even the nice infant swing he has will not pacify him if he wants me to be holding him.
So, basically I want to know what would most likely serve him best. I know the moby is especially good for newborns, but will it last him when he is a little bigger? Would the ergo work for a newborn? Which is really better for a somewhat clingy baby so that I can get some housework done? Also, I do think I may wear him out too, because I prefer him close to me so I can kind of control who is up and touching him if we go out and such, since his immune system is still kind of weak due to prematurity. My biggest concern with the moby would that the ends are so long that it would be difficult to get on outside without getting it all dirty (and I am pretty clumsy so it is likely I'd end up dragging it a minute before getting it on.
Also, I should add I live in a very hot, humid climate.
Edited by musaafirah, 02 October 2009 - 05:48 PM.