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|Originally posted by girlndocs
1) I carry her in the vertical newborn position & just recently the kangaroo carry and it's starting to be hell on my back. I know it must be possible to carry a heavier baby for long periods but how? How do you arrange the sling across your back so you don't get middle back pain? At what height do you like to position the baby in front?
|2) I'm having trouble with the shoulder cap/rings. I like dd to be centered on my torso; this seems to allow me maximum use of both arms. If I position the rings low enough to get a nice wide shoulder support that doesn't cramp me up, I find that the pouch left to place dd in is pretty small (cut off by the tail entering the rings). If I shift the rings up higher so she has more space, I find the sling cuts into my shoulder and I end up in serious pain. This "shoulder cap flap" business is no help at all -- I have to unfold it to its max to help, and then the sling is all weird and bunchy across my back (see problem 1). What am I doing wrong?|
|3) In order to move dd any higher than dangling down by my waist, I again have to pull the sling short enough that her pouch space is cut off by the tail entering the rings! How do you adjust the sling tighter and keep the rings where you want 'em without running out of pouch room?
|Originally posted by abigailvr
The XL has a wider shoulder because the pleats are bigger on it. The other sizes have the same sized pleats.
|Originally posted by Tupelo Honey
Hey, you learn something new every day :-)
|The edge of the shoulder cap flap should be your bottom edge of the pouch. Try reachign behind you with your opposite hand and tugging down on the bottom edge near your hip (opposite of sling shoulder).|
|Originally posted by girlndocs
I am trying to make sense of this, across my back it works OK now, but at what point ought that edge flip up to be the INNER rail of the pouch in, say, a kangaroo carry? Flip up it must, otherwise there's no "cup" to put her in.
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