alright ladies, since you all seem to have some more experience than i (lol) and i know some of you are looking for the same things i did, here are the shots in her new ergo this morning. i have numbered the pics for ease of critique. i noticed i need to work on her butt positioning which will help with the knee to knee coverage. she is wearing short pants! she is currently 30 lbs and just under 36 inches tall and has hit her slow period for growth. the ergo original lists 40lbs in the book (45 on the website?) so i should be able to get a little more use out of this one.
here we go!
1) side shot (see legs) back carry hood down
2) back shot back carry hood down
3) side shot back carry hood up at neck (there is lots of slack) to encourage her not to lean back
4) side shot back carry hood all the way up LOTS of slack!
5) back shot hood up
6) random back shot with XL fanny pack (got two pull ups, wallet, keys, phone, glasses and a flattened ziploc each of change clothes and wipes) and my 13 niece says it looks cool! (asked along the socks and sandals faux pa!)
7) hip carry, not sure how often this will get used but thought it might be neat for the zoo later on
hip carry snuggle!
looking i can see that if she relaxes then the knees are higher but when she stretches not so much. ran a finger under her leg and noticed that this carrier is nice and flat and padded on a round at the edge. in the moby she was the first to tell me if her legs hurt from pressure. after 4 hours yest there were no red marks!!!
personal thoughts so far, loving it! would love to see some stirrups come out for it like the new bobo has, that's a great idea. love the versatility of it and the quick entry/exist. so far not too hot or cold (wore inside and outside yest). no back pain at all! moby tends to leave shoulders sore after that long with her this size. she loves that it's 'Backpack!' (dora reference!) DH likes the look of the design, hasn't tried it yet but probably will wed/thurs. i'll always be a moby fan for younger carries but for the toddler so far so good on the ergo!
Glad it's working out for y'all!
I've actually never attempted a hip carry in one. Once I get straps adjusted correctly for my max comfort I don't like to adjust them EVER!
Wow, I've never tried or even seen a hip carry either...only seen it mentioned on here. Neat to see how it works...maybe I'll give it a shot just to see if it might be useful in certain situations. Love the fanny pack! DH was mocking me for talking about getting one, but when you wear it on the back under the Ergo like that...Hmmmmm...
Your DD looks about like mine does when I wear her, maybe just a little taller but not much. I think it looks good! As long as you're both comfortable and she's in there well enough to be safe, I say go for it.
Yeah, I think she looks good in there. I guess the knee to knee thing is a fair point- like if 100% correct baby-wearing says they should be supported knee to knee, then who am I to argue... but, at the same time.... my DD has never complained about discomfort in the Ergo, and I know so many parents who say it's the best for wearing a "big kid".
Mara & Joel, 2009
lol i never noticed the faces in #2 that's funny!
as for the fanny pack, officially got the seal of 'cool' from the 13 year old fashionista the other day, so it's allowed in this situation! and bonus no more trying to find everything when switching strollers/jackets/backpacks/diaper bags it's my new purse!