I need some baby carrier advice.
Carrying baby V in some sort of babywearing contraption is the only way I can get any housework done. When she was tiny, I carried her in a pouch sling, and then an *old* Snugli. For a while, she also let me wear her in a homemade woven wrap on my back. She eventually decided that was too confining, and won't go for it anymore, which is unfortunate, since it was fairly comfortable for me, and only cost $5.
About the only thing she still likes is the Snugli. It is terrible for my back and shoulders, and is leaving red marks on the inside of her thighs, in spite of the fact that she is tiny, and well within the weight limit.
I'm looking at an Ergo. V is 13 months old, weighs about 19 pounds, and loves to be carried on my back in the Snugli. Is that the way to go? Are they more comfortable to wear? Any other suggestions?
Money is an issue, and I can't afford to spend a hundred bucks on a baby carrier, and then not be able to use it.
A million thanks for any help. I'm desperate!
(Incidentally, this picture is pretty old, when V was 5 or 6 months old. She looked cute in the wrap, huh?)