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#1 of 3 Old 08-18-2007, 05:55 PM - Thread Starter
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this is when using as a backpack and letting my arms hang by my sides (and after a bit of time). i couldn't seem to adjust the chest strap or the arm straps in a way to fix it. i ended up hooking my thumbs into the straps and that changed something in my shoulders' position to solve the problem, but...

is this normal? has anyone else had this issue?

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I've had that issue before too. I think I'd be tempted to adjust the waistband - like maybe try to get him higher up so that his weight isn't pulling down so much on the straps.

I haven't done it w/the Ergo, but when I was playing around w/a Beco, I fastened the waistbandright below my boobs so that my at-the-time 4 month old would be higher up on my back. Maybe you could try something like that.

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Yes, adjust the waist so it is higher. You likely aren't utilizing the waist as a weight bearing area.
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