And I don't mean for breakfast.
While we're on the subject of Ergo baby carriers (yesterday I posted an instructional post about how to get ababy or child on your back in an Ergo without assistance), I wanted to deal with another issue I’ve had with the Ergo: the waist strap. It digs into your waist in a ridiculous way.
The other day, I was sitting on my exercise ball working on my computer with Little M in the Ergo. I was wearing it without the waist pad I had made, because Big T had worn it the day before and he can’t stand the pad.
But I cannot wear the Ergo with the waist strap digging into me. It’s intolerable. If I wasn’t crafty, I would have cried after paying $110 for a baby carrier I couldn’t wear. It’s fine if I wear Little M on the front, but if I wear my kids on my back, the waist strap is just so thin that it cuts off the circulation in my stomach. In my entire digestive tract, for that matter. Not to mention the amount of fat that spills over and around it. It’s not only gross-looking, it’s really painful. Especially when I sit down.
I'm like a stuffed sausage:
And to erase that image from your mind, here are some cute, completely non-gross-looking pictures:
Has anyone else bought the Ergo baby carrier and found it completely unwearable because it cuts off the circulation in your post-baby belly? (Yes, I'm still calling it that, even though it's been 8 months). I am so grateful for the waist pad I made for my Ergo. I wouldn’t be able to wear it otherwise, and that would suck, because I wear it all the time.
Here is a picture of the Ergo waist pad:
Much better, eh? I sell them in my Etsy shop. (Mind you, there is only one on there now. There hasn't been a huge demand... am I the only person with this problem? I thought I had come up with the best invention in the world). If you have been having this problem and didn't realize there was a solution, let me know. I'll make you one!