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SSC for a petite mum and a husky dad

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MyNameIsSuz Tue 30-Jul-13 19:32:32

I'm after some buckles for my 10 month old, 19lb DS. We started with a moby which I loved, then moved onto a babyhawk which I'm not keen on - I find the waistband digs into my hips and stomach and I'm taking most of the weight on my shoulders. I like the wrap straps, but am happy to go for a full-buckle.

I want something with a nice sturdy and padded waistband and shoulders, but not too hefty. I like the look of the ergo, but reading some threads on here it seems they aren't great for petite people? I'm 5'2" and a size 10. Would a Boba be better? Since he's already 10 months I'd like something that will last, which I think rules out the Tula.

The other complicating factor is that DH is quite a large guy, only 5'9"ish but about 20 stone. Is there any way we'll be able to share something? Should I give up on this and just get one that works for me? I've seen an ergo waistband extender which I guess I could get if necessary.

As always, when I started looking I was all decided (on an ergo) and the more I look the more complicated it gets!

Oh, and I'm nowhere near a sling library and don't have a car.

MyNameIsSuz Wed 31-Jul-13 14:31:29

Hopeful bump

LlamaLover Wed 31-Jul-13 22:24:00

Try the Manduca - great for petite parents, but also goes quite large too. Some sling libraries do postal loans (like mine!) - - I'd always suggest trying before you buy if possible, just to be sure.

sugarandspite Wed 31-Jul-13 22:27:47

I'm 5'0 and the ergo is fine on me. I do have to make sure that I have the back strap / chest strap in the right place or it gets uncomfy v quickly but if its set up ok then its great. I can still carry DS (now 2.5) in it on my back happily for over an hour and I'm not particularly strong!

DH is 6'4 and also wears it comfortably. DS isn't as keen being on his dad's back though as he can't see enough as easily whereas he can peer over my shoulder.

FromGirders Wed 31-Jul-13 22:32:01

Years ago I was recommended a babytrekker on here. I'm 5'0, dh is 6'0, we both uses it loads. I'm a cm and still using it! Still going strong after 8 years smile

MyNameIsSuz Thu 01-Aug-13 19:56:50

Thanks everyone! I think I'd ruled out the Manduca for a proper reason but I can't now remember what... I think I've just ruled out the Ergo based on Sugar having to get the straps just so for it to be comfy, that's not what I'm after! Shame as the galaxy one is pretty...

Bearwantsmore Thu 01-Aug-13 20:07:41

Don't rule out the Ergo - I think sugar just means the small strap that holds the two shoulder straps together - it slides up and down on them and is not a big deal to adjust at all. It generally stays where you put it for a few wears without needing any adjustment I find.

I love my ergo and I'm 5'3" and petite. It's so easy and comfy to use. I've been using the side (hip) carry a lot recently with 15 month DS but he also likes the back or front carries too.

MyNameIsSuz Thu 01-Aug-13 21:23:12

No but that's the thing, I need to rule things out! I just want everything is the problem. Just ran them all past DH and he didn't like the Ergo anyway, I am going to go for a Boba 3g SoHo! Decision made!

peanutMD Wed 07-Aug-13 23:27:13

I love my Connecta smile

OneUp Sat 17-Aug-13 16:37:44

I like my Connecta and I'm 5'3 . Action Baby Carrier's are supposed to be really good for all sizes.

Action Baby Carrier page on sizing

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