jnk062602:Hmm I thought it had something to do with the hips if you do it too early. It was 2-3 yrs ago though when I was reading stuff on it for my daughter, so my memory isn't good.
You could definitely be right, I'd have to hunt down my instructions (if I have them still), the seat is so wide it may be a hip issue when they are small? I really have no idea from that perspective.
Thanks. DS has bad reflux and is stiff as board a lot of the time. So he will almost seem like he is trying to stand when in the carrier. Maybe the 1 leg out thing will work. Or maybe it will just have to be something that as he eventually outgrows the reflux (hopefully sooner than later!!!!) he will be ok being in a carrier.
It stinks, bc I really thought I would be able to do more carrying with him. I used the ergo or a sling a far amount when out with dd, and certainly could use my hands being free now that he is the second child. I even added a moby for the newborn stage. But his stiffness and arching is making it difficult.
And I had all these grand ideas of bfing while he is in the carrier. But I can't keep him happy in there long enough to nurse. But maybe again as he gets older it will be more doable. I'm really hoping by this summer we have it down pat bc I'm planning for a lot of my days off to be out and about and on the go.
mmmhilary:I think it's six months for their legs to hang out each side. A friend of mine would alternate frogging one leg and letting one hang out for the in-between time (when they are beyond frogging both, but too small for legs out). I used the pillow from the infant insert under his bum, so he was in the legs out position, but not as wide as if he were sitting at the bottom of the fabric.
Yes, it's an age thing, not a size thing! I had heard 5-6 months, so we used the pillow from the insert or a rolled up blanket until he was nearly 6 months old.
Can you try a blanket? I know for sure that my LO was okay in the Ergo with the pillow/blanket by 3 months or so. And I nursed him like that in it from time to time. GL!!
ETA: I see your little guy is only 2 months. Sorry ...hopefully it will work well for you soon!!