Do you see what Abram is doing with his mouth? How can a little one refuse to put his mouth on the arm of the ERGO? It is nearly impossible, which is why they sell these things called "sucking pads" for around $20. I felt that was too much to pay, so I got online and found a trusty tutorial and made my own. You can find the tutorial here.
I was so pleased with the way they turned out, I made a pair for my Texas friend Kate. She had a little girl (number 6!) about two months before Silas was born.
The ribbon is to attach link-a-doos, a pacifier, toy, etc.
Cute, don't you think?