I do a terrible cheat with my 2 month old occasionally where I let her legs slide down through the waist strap - she sits where she's supposed to, her knees are bent and her legs from the knee down dangle through the strap. You can see her little toes out the bottom - super cute. Safe? Maybe - I don't go far like that. Comfortable? kinda.
There's also the cheat where you use a folded up receiving blanket at the bottom of the Ergo above the waist strap and "froggy" up one leg onto it while the other leg goes through the regular spot - that way there is not too much of a stretch for the baby.
Although, re-reading your post -- I can't see how it would affect her calves and shins? I would expect to see red marks on her thighs, from pressure/friction of the carrier -- but how would a wide straddle affect her shins which shouldn't be in the carrier at all?
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Don't know if that helps.
Hello, did you find out what caused this bruising? I ask b/c the same exact thing happened to my daughter. I never thought that it could be possibly due to the ergo. Then, I am thinking, did I massage her legs to hard. Very concerned about a blood disorder. Please let me know. Kindly, christina
If you switch carriers and your dc still has signs of bruising, call your ped, for sure.
Yes, petechiae my disappear in few days, but if your baby is having this which is not caused by the carrier I may suggest visiting your ped. Petechiae is cause by the incapacity of the cappilaries to filter accurately in which blood that passes through became visible through a red spots on the surface. So it will be better to have our baby's checked. Goodluck.
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