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12 August 2008 @ 04:32 pm
Ergo Hip Carry Tip - You Tube Video  
I know a lot of you skip the hip carry with the Ergo because the shoulder strap rides right up and cuts into your neck. So, I made a video to show you how to solve this problem. Please excuse that it is rather dark, and I had to use Mr. Snowman to demonstrate instead of my son (who was napping).


Tell me what you think!


(PLEASE NOTE: I used a new version Ergo with attached chest straps, and I don't know if this tip will work with the new version. I will do some experimentation and see. Also, I've been told that this tip will not be very successful with large-busted mamas! I will get back to you guys on that one too!)
Nicolesblmnldrknss on August 12th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Well, for one thing, only the newest Ergos have the attached chest clips. So the majority of the ones out there in use have the ones that come off, that you're supposed to remove and put in the zippered pocket while you use it in a hip carry.

Additionally, this seems like it works well for you, which is great. But for a more, er, busty mom, this would cause some seriously weird boob smooshage on the side of the breast, and may actually cut in a little bit and be uncomfortable.

If it works for you, or anyone else, than great! But I stand by my opinion that an Ergo works in a hip carry if you have no other options. But it is not an ideal hip carrier and I don't think it's hip carrierability should be a reason for people to buy it.
crimson_musingcrimson_musing on August 12th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
I had thought about the older version Ergos with the removable chest straps . . . Let me try it with my 4th Gen Beco (comparable hip carry + chest strap situation), and see how well it works.

Also, thanks for being the voice of the large-busted mama! That was something I hadn't considered. Let me get my friend (G cup mama) to try it out, and I will see what works and what doesn't.

Please don't mistake this video for me advocating the Ergo as a great hip carry or anything. I honestly don't do hip carries AT ALL in my real life (because I like my spinal alignment). Even if I wanted to do a hip carry, I wouldn't choose my Ergo.

Thanks for watching, anyhow.