A soft carrier like the Solly Baby or K’tan. Babies as small as 7 lbs can be carried this way. It’s an instant soother for a fussy baby, frees up your hands, and allows you some freedom of movement while keeping baby close. Trust me. You can do almost anything while wearing your baby. Like make a meal, go to the bathroom, and run errands. My baby still is soothed the best this way when he’s in a grumpy spell.
I used the Solly Baby Wrap carrier almost immediately after my daughter was born. She loved being close to my chest, but she was so tiny, I was afraid she'd slip through my arms. The Solly Baby Wrap allowed me to carry her close to me wherever I went, while also giving me both hands to do whatever else I needed — wash the dishes, type up an email, or just clutch her closer to my body as we went for walks. The fabric is so soft and the carrier comes in a number of prints and colors, so not only is it super functional, but it's also super chic.