My first thought was an Ergo but it doesn't look like it will fit. DH is a big guy - 6'2", 285 lbs, 54 inch waist. From Ergo's website: "Waist belt extends an additional 5 inches from 30 inches to a maximum of 48 inches" - 48 inches is still 6 inches to small.
Any ideas on a simple-to-use carrier that will fit him?
He also has a ring sling I made him that he really likes a lot.
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
I've tried the Beco on in store (I can't remember if I needed the extender or not, but I seem to remember it coming with it, while the Ergo it's more $$$).
I preferred the Beco to the Ergo, just based on a fitting with the kid, though I never did get one.
I'm totally with your DH on the wrap - I find them less useful with bigger kids, and I find that the length I need to do most carries makes it unwieldy to manage.
Does anyone know if there are manufacturers out there who are working on this?
FWIW- I have a wrap-style meitai I made that works well- the wrap-style straps were made long enough that a couple bigger members of my family can use it without feeling like they are out of strap to tie securely.
It's a front-only carrier, with shoulder and back support. We really liked it (enough to keep using with all 3 kids!).
See who can work with you to find the pefect carrier. And if you want to try ergo just get the extra belt- you can always sell it.
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I DEFINITELY wouldn't recommend the Beco -- IME it only works well for smaller men/those who are narrower in the shoulders. It's cut quite narrowly through the shoulders, so even though it has a good amount of room in the hip belt/webbing, I can pretty much guarantee it's going to be too tight on your dh. My dh is 6'0", 175, average shoulders, and can't wear it at all.
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