Re: In desperate need of help
It gets better. I promse it does. The needing to be held 24/7 at this age is as normal as it gets. It's exhausting and stressful (especially with the deafening screaming - I've been there), but it's not an issue so much as it is a normal phase. And every phase eventually ends. My baby was happier outside too, so I just spent a lot of time outside.
I do still think it would be worth looking at some different types of carriers/slings/wraps to see if your baby would prefer a different style than what you currently have. The style of carrier can really make a huge difference. You can also try putting him into the carrier while outside and immediately start walking once you get him into it. That might keep him happy enough to get some practice so that he can get used to being in the carrier. Baby wearing is the only way I got anything done through most of my son's infancy.
Hang in there. Things got much better for us around 5 months. Your baby will start learning new skills and get better at amusing himself soon. Babies are still mama addicts throughout the first year and sometimes much longer, so don't be surprised if you are the only one who can calm him for a good long time yet. However, babies do get much happier as the grow ino themselves a little bit, so it certainly does become much easier being a mama.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).