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Quick Ergo question. We just got an Ergo Sport and I'm trying to figure out the leg positioning. Should they just be straight out like she's doing a split? It almost seems like they are too far apart, but I'm really not sure. I just don't want to cut of her circulation or hurt her or anything.
Here is a good image that circulates often. I know the kid pictured is a bit older than our LO's, but to me it sounds like you are sitting her in there the right way. Their legs are short right now so they might 'stick out' a little more rather than bend. But as long as their weight is on their butt/thighs, like in a seated position, it should be good.
I know what you mean, Taylor's legs arent' quite long enough to seem like it's super comfortable for her yet either, but she definitely doesn't like to have her legs froggied under her anymore (with a rolled up blanket under her butt). I think it always feels a little strange at first, like it couldn't possibly be comfortable, but then you see the images the others have posted above, and yeah, I can't imagine the crotch danglers are any fun at all. After wearing it a few times, it will start to feel more natural.
~Kasi~ Mommy to Sean Elliot and Taylor Joelle!
I always thought it was so uncomfy for B, so I would put him in and study him in the mirror a ton. He always falls asleep so I knew he wasn't uncomfortable but wanted to make sure it was proper. It looks funny at first but he spread legs are best. The pictures above are great visuals.
I have to say I think Little Miss A found the baby bjorn more comfortable; we could have her in there for a lot longer than the ergo. But I brought just the ergo with us on this trip, so we've been out in it. She cannot splay her legs as shown in the pictures (and the really, really, really horrible instructions that came with it -- idd anyone else find it so?). So having her legs tucked up like a frog is one thing that limits how long she's comfortable in there for.
For me, however, the ergo is soooo much more incredibly comfortable. No back ache at all; the bjorn was bad for that for me -- the pressure at just the wrong place on my back instead of carrying it on my hips like a proper hiking backpack with the ergo. So the ergo will definitely be our longer-term carrier. (We also have a Kelty Hiker carrier though.)
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I love the ergo. Ev's legs don't seem to comfortably yet to hang out so I roll up a blanket and put it at the bottom (from other mommy's blog suggestions) to make a seat for his butt and then his legs are froggie style inside. He really likes it.