We just got a boba 3G carrier and I was so excited. Now I can't get it adjusted so it doesn't hurt me and I am thinking we might return it. :(
DS is 7 weeks, 13#, 22". He doesn't seem to fit deeply enough into the carrier in "newborn" hold with the bottom snapped up. I tried him legs out and it seemed a little awkward, I thought maybe I could do legs in but with the bottom unsnapped. But that doesn't matter because the carrier is still hurting me.
I am plus size, about a size 24, and 5"8. I have a really long torso. Large boobs, I would bet over an F cup, haven't been fitted since I started nursing.
My issue is that in front carry, the straps dig in under my arms. I have the chest strap adjusted to the lowest setting. I always have to have the straps on my bras at the longest length. It helps somewhat if I buckle the whole thing higher on my waist, but I think that I won't be able do that when DS is bigger so I might have a very limited life for this carrier...
Does anyone with a Boba have some tips, or does anyone know of another SSC that might have a different weight distribution? (Something that would take the pressure off the side straps?) It looks like the Beco carriers and the Ergo have the same construction with the side strap and the chest strap. I've heard such good things about Bobas for plus size wearers and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.
We have ring slings and a Boba wrap, if there's no way to adjust this to fit any other recommendations--wraps, mei tais? I was hoping this would be our primary carrier for a few years...