Help! I cant get my 9 week old in the Ergo - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 06-22-2010, 09:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
bubbamummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tucson, Az. Missing Cambridge UK
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just got myself a nice new Ergo Sport with the infant insert. I watched the YouTube vidoes and I cant get it right, her legs are now too long to be 'forggied' and too short to straddle me...she screamed when I tried to fiddle around with her in it today.

How to I get past the inbetween stage until she is big enough to straddle?

Mummy to Samuel 02/08 and new baby Molly- 04/10
bubbamummy is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 06-22-2010, 09:52 PM
 
rhiOrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 4,199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We frequently froggy one leg and hang the other one out.

Hippie sympathizer and mom to L, 4.8.10.
Pet-mom to Squirt with FLUTD & Maya the deaf wonder dog .
rhiOrion is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 06-28-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Jaimee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle, Tucson, Austin, Baltimore. Now: Urbana, IL
Posts: 7,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You might be surprised that even a little one can straddle without a problem. Their legs naturally splay. Give the straddling a try and see if she is comfortable- if she's not, she'll let you know!

Here's my then 4 week old straddled in a mei tai: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2709/...09fe5590_b.jpg

If it's really not working out, I would recommend purchasing another carrier. To successfully babywear, you really need more than one type of carrier. Different carriers have different strengths and baby may like one better one day and a different one the next. You want to be able to babywear all the time, not just when baby is happy with the one carrier you own. At 9 weeks, I used a wrap, a Beco, and a mei tai. Now I mostly use my mei tai while dh prefers the Beco. It's good to mix it up. Check out www.thebabywearer.com for great deals on used carriers! You can always sell if it's not working out! Keep experimenting until you find what works- that's the best advice I can give you and I wish someone had told me that with my first b/c I spent most of my days carrying her around in my arms since I believed she hated babywearing when in fact she hated my HotSling.

Mama to Avalon 1/07 waterbirth.jpg, Austin 1/10 in between uc.jpgand Avery 12/11  h20homebirth.gif
fambedsingle1.gif   femalesling.GIF   winner.jpg   cd.gif     ecbaby2.gif  novaxnocirc.gif   goorganic.jpg  

Jaimee is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 06-29-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Alisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did you check out this youtube video? It might give a better idea of how you're supposed to position baby in the insert. We had to use it until our LO was able to splay his legs at ~4months of age.

Love of our life, born September 2009
Alisse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off