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Old 06-07-2004, 11:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I love slingin' my now 19 pound 13 month old...but I gotta admit...it's getting tough. My back is not the strongest thing and I keep getting this pinched nerve along my shoulder blade. What is the safest, easiest on your back that supports correctly for an older baby?? I'm desperate. I love carrying him (and he loves it too).

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Old 06-07-2004, 11:33 PM
 
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I have to chime in here! KOZY KOZY KOZY! there cannot be much more that is *kinder* to your back...I have a horrible back! that has been worsened by 8 pregnancies and I have to say this thing hands down wins for me, yes even over the didy..shhhhhhhh many mornings I wake up feeling like my back has been stampeded on by a herd of???? LOL

Ok that said! my 19 pound 6 month old daughter is sleeping currently on my back as I type (she has been there for oh...3 hours? LOL) Also I find I can use it with ease for my 2 year old, my back does not hurt when wearing this or after taking it off.

Hope this helps you some, its very versataille and it really does give superb support.
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That's good to hear Marsupialmuma - I've recently ordered an ABC (EBMT to be exact) because my back was starting to bug me with my ring sling.
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8 pregnancies?! OMgosh, I think I've found my new hero!! I wish DH would let me have 8 (well, maybe not 8 but definetly more than 4) babies!!

I went to the kozy site and it totally looks like it will work for us. Do you have a pouch or reversible? Does the back position work for you? That is the one that my son likes the best. He wants to see the world!!

Thank you so much!

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Anyone else have a fav for a bad back?
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Definitely a wrap carrier (my personal favorite is the Ellaroo) or a Kozy. I the Ellaroo for the versatility so, if I had to have only one, that would be it. Plus, I find that when I get a nice, tight wrap cross back carry, there is almost no pull on my shoulders. I have a history of horrid back and neck problems and can literally carry my 38 lb. 3-year-old for hours. But the Kozy is really comfortable, as well. I love the padding in the shoulder straps and the way it distributes the weight mostly to my hips. I find, though, that I can't carry him for quite as long in the Kozy without getting an ache in my lower back. It may just be that I don't have it tied well enough, though.
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....I can't carry him for quite as long in the Kozy without getting an ache in my lower back. It may just be that I don't have it tied well enough, though.
I would guess that this is the case. In my unpadded ABC that's not all that well made (it was my first attempt), if I tie DD on way up high and tight on my back, I can wear her for a lot longer in that thing than any other carrier, and I am 8 months preggo.

I don't remember the thread, but Darien (from Zolowear) described how to wear the Kozy WAY up high (waist straps above the breasts) so I started doing it and it's really great!
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Ohhh, Kris can youy tell me how to do that?!!!
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I don't remember the thread, but Darien (from Zolowear) described how to wear the Kozy WAY up high (waist straps above the breasts) so I started doing it and it's really great!
I read that, too - it looked really cool. But I'm guessing you have to actually have boobs for that... especially with such a heavy kid. :LOL
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Trust me, I have no boobs! They aren't required. :LOL The straps just stay up there somehow. I hadn't really analyzed it...
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Interesting! I am guessing Torso length has something to do with this! I can wear dd six months very high and she can see over my shoulder and the waist strap is...well at my waist! LOL

Not sure what to tell you! LOL I do have to say though its so ultra comfy...we were on the wait list for a second for my dh and now its on its way! yeaaah!

Both of ours are canvass with a pocket...mine is natural canvass with a flower power pocket (GREAT for putting stuff in) and dh's is a black canvass with a kalaido pocket...(he choose this on his own)..

I highly reccomend the pocket option...I got this idea from my trekker I loved the pocket! lol and the kozy pocket is actually bigger
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