I think we have fully recovered from D.I. In fact, I've been using my Hotsling for a hip carry and it's been great!

For the kangaroo carries, I wonder a little, too, about the tightness, because when Oliver becomes fussy and I pop him out, he has "wrinkle" marks and red "pressure point" splotches on his skin. And it's not as if he's been in there that long, maybe only 10 minutes. He's a big baby: 16 lbs, 10 oz at 4 mo. Maybe he's too big for kangaroo carries?