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Problem with straps on my City Jogger Mini

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ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 20:53:01

Does anyone else have this issue?

DS is nearly one, around 11kg, and I use quite a thin fleecy pram liner/muff thing from Mothercare. When he's wearing a padded jacket, the straps barely fasten - and they're at they're longest length.

Obviously Baby Jogger would like me to buy their foot muff thing, but the one I have is not bulky - it's like a fleecy blanket. We bought the buggy to last up to four years but the straps are so tight!

They're at their longest and the shoulder straps are at the highest height, as I was told they'd give more space that way.

This can't be right, can it?

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 21:03:40

That doesn't sound right. I have a city mini, diss 2.6 and tall. Even with his bulky winter jacket the straps do up no bother.

Can yo take a photo of the straps and I can check agains my buggy?

bundaberg Tue 15-Oct-13 21:06:28

sounds unusual, i never had an issue getting them round my 4yr old!

i would put the straps down to shoulder level though, it's possible you're "wasting" a lot of the strap by it being too high and trapped behind the footmuff

magicstars Tue 15-Oct-13 21:08:30

We have the same problem! I'm convinced it's just because I'm doing something wrong though, hopefully someone will come along with the answer. Our's is an older model.

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 21:11:38

I've taken the entire seating area apart and checked the connected strap isn't twisted. I might measure them at their longest and check against someone's. It's bonkers and tres annoying. Even the middle strap is at its longest.

Will move the straps back down to shoulder height and see if it makes a difference.

I'll take a pick soon and post!

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 21:35:29

I don't know happened but I seem to have uploaded the same photo three times. And it's now sideways. I even did a move one with a teddy for perspective. Anyway, if you can be bothered, please do have a look. It's really hard to tell!

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 21:45:16

You need to make your profile public my dear smile

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 21:52:11

Ahh yes. Sorry. Total brain-escaping moment. Should be now.

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 21:53:19

Ok, I can see them now. On the strap in the left there is a black bit, is the strap above it double thickness?

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 21:57:48

You mean where the buckle is to shorten/lengthen? Above it, yes it is double.

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 21:59:06

Ok that's where your extra length is. The buckle bit can slide right to the top beside the clip.

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 22:03:34

I'm being really thick - forgive me, you're being very patient. When I slide it up, the "free" part of the strap extends i.e flaps out and the entire strap shortens. Like on a bag.

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 22:09:12


Or rather, mon husband did. You're amazing, thank you!

magicstars - move the buckle that adjusts the length up to the top but not in at shortening/lengthening way - just shift the whole buckle up!

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 22:09:21

Not at all, can you unclip it from the top?

What you want to do is pull the lower strap through the buckle, but keep the upper part in the same place.

Does that make sense? I would take pics of my straps but it's out in the car an I'm in my jams!

Ills ee of I can find a you tube vid

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 22:12:47

GlaikkitFizzog - you're wonderful, thank you for your patience grin

I'll let you get back to your Game of Thrones now!

GlaikitFizzog Tue 15-Oct-13 22:17:51

Phew!! It so hard trying to describe something you can only see in your mind!!

I'm half way through season two! But aware that I don't have season three yet, so will slow the pace down!

No baby joggers in westeros! wink

ZebraZeebra Tue 15-Oct-13 22:23:43

Hahahaha, no it's all lugging people around on horses and stuff!

Thanks again. I had no idea what you meant, and went out muttering "push buckle up, WTF..." until DH had a look and got it straight away.

Oh the shame!

magicstars Wed 16-Oct-13 14:46:34

Thanks I'll try it! Dd currently asleep in buggy so can't try right away x

magicstars Wed 16-Oct-13 14:47:23

Sorry for the unmumsnetty x! Habit as on phone smile

ZebraZeebra Wed 16-Oct-13 15:26:49

Ha magicstars, let us not be nice to each other, now wink

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