Hi ladies, this is my first post here and I hope that you can help!
DD is 7 weeks old, and weighs somewhere around 10lbs. She's always been very 'free spirited' with her limbs - she hates having them confined, and only agreed to be swaddled for the first 2 weeks while she was still in the newborn 'stupor' (even then, she'd always managed to break her hands out of the blankets, no matter how they were tied). Now, she hates all 4 of the carriers that we own for different reasons, and gets really angry really quickly in all of them (not just a little bit of fussing) - the Moby and fitted sling that we have are too restrictive (I've also tried to get creative with the Moby since it's really just a lot of fabric, but it's just complicated to tie on my own in any way other than the 'standard'), she refuses to sit 'frog legged' in the mei tai (which is kind of like in Ergo, it seems to me, so I doubt she'd accept that either), but her legs are still too short to just hang out the sides, and the Baby Bjorn pushes her legs too far apart which she also doesn't like. I did just order the K'tan because I saw a youtube video that showed how to wear younger babies while still allowing their legs to dangle (I'm hoping that the soft fabric will be more comfortable than the Bjorn for her). So if the K'tan doesn't work out, the only other carrier that I can think of trying is a ring sling (because it might give her more room than the sized slings that I own). I should also mention that DD's favorite position is to be held vertically with her head peering over my shoulder, so the ring sling might not work because it would force her to lie down horizontally. She doesn't have reflux, by the way - she just really likes to be vertical when held.
I'm getting really frustrated because, while she doesn't mind being put down for 15-20 minutes (and sometimes even prefers that to being held), she still wants to be held most of the time so I can't get anything done with trying to support her still wobbly head. Also, it's hard to go anywhere because our carseat doesn't fit in the stroller, and since we live in the boonies the stroller always has to be packed in the car (which is small) and driven anywhere we go. Do you have any advice or suggestions on how to either get her to like being carried, or what I should do/get? Again, I'm placing my hopes in the K'tan that's supposed to arrive tomorrow, but I'm anxious about it not working out either...
ETA - I tried walking around and moving quickly while she was in the above-mentioned carriers, but none of that seemed to distract her from screaming... It's possible that I didn't hold out long enough and should've just let her fuss a little longer (I've had some people tell me that sometimes they fuss at first, but then can learn to like a carrier), but she just gets so MAD!