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Anyone with an Ergo where the shoulder straps keep slipping?

(5 Posts)
HungerKunstler Sat 24-Jan-15 02:33:05

For the last few weeks I've been using our Ergo baby carrier to settle DD in the evenings as I have 3-year old DS to take care of too. She is 12 weeks old and loves it and the cosy newborn insert makes it easy to transition her to her crib when she is deeply asleep.

However, I find it incredibly uncomfortable to wear! The shoulder straps keep slipping off and it drives me nuts as I have to bend down a lot to take care of DS. My right shoulder has been giving me sharp pains off and on for the past few days and I'm worried it's down to me hunching my shoulders with the Ergo to keep the straps from slipping down. There seems to be no way to adjust the strap width or length for different builds. I can tighten the back strap more but that just seems to make it worse.

Anyone else had this problem and been able to solve it? Is there a different sling / carrier anyone can recommend?

MaraThonbar Sun 25-Jan-15 19:02:46

Quite a common problem, I believe. You might find a Tula more comfortable.

MangosMangosMangos Wed 28-Jan-15 11:34:26

I find this with my Ergo, as soon as I have lost my baby weight the straps slip off my shoulders. Adjusting the back strap so that it is higher up as well as tighter helps a bit. I have heard of some people crossing the straps at the back, not something you are technically meant to do with the Ergo but it may be worth a try. Tulas are a similar shape but much better on the shoulders and stay on much better. I have also heard it said that the Ergo is made for a bigger build of person. If you look at the Tula facebook page you see loads of pictures of really petite ladies wearing them!

If by chance you do get a Tula the ergo baby insert should work with it so you won't have to buy both.

puddock Wed 28-Jan-15 11:41:09

I found this with an ergo, the straps are set fairly wide apart.
It'd be ideal if you had a local sling library or meet, you could go and try several carriers and find the best fit for you.

CMOTDibbler Wed 28-Jan-15 11:54:06

I didn't get on with the Ergo for this reason, but loved MeiTais as I could twist the straps at the back.

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