Cynthia - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 11-week-old daughter screams whenever I try to put her in a carrier and always has. I've tried my friend's Maya wrap and a Snugglie. She hates them both. I have a bad back, and she's reaching a weight where it's really painful for me to carry her in my arms. Friends have recommended the Ergo, but I don't want to spend the money if she's going to refuse that one, too.
I've tried popping her in one of the carriers when she's in a happy mood, when she's almost asleep, and keeping her in it for a while and trying to make it fun, and everything else I can think of. She does the same thing when her sitter tries. She can hold her head up really well. I'm thinking the Maya wrap doesn't allow her to move around, plus she has made it clear she does NOT want to be held like a baby anymore. I thought the Snugglie would work better for her because she can move her legs around and "stand" on me (standing makes her very happy), but she will have none of it.