Baby's love being close to you. My DD2 is 9 months and I have probably used the pram twice. I have a manduca which I find so much better than the ergo, it isn't as bulky and is cooler. I used baby Bjorn for the first few months with no issue, but the manduca is amazingly comfortable. You may just have to feed him if you are out, you need to be flexible with baby's, it gets easier to adapt to holding while eating/shopping etc.