Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Ergo is here.

And I'm so torn about it.

On one hand, I luuurve it for being nice to my back. Hester seems to like it, too. It's the comfiest carrier I've ever used, and I've used a good 4-5 of them. I like the versatility of positions, too.

On the other hand, I HATE it for putting my chest center stage. Seriously, I'm like Mommy Porn Star in this thing. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to wear Hester on my back in public, for reals; that's a whole lot of chestular TMI for anyone who sees me in it. Also, I have the shortest torso ever in the history of the world, which means I can't wear the carrier on my waist. I have to wear it on my hips or Hester and I will knock heads. Why does this matter? It matters cuz I need to order the waist belt extender so the thing will fit around my (v. ample) hips. So there's that. Porn star plus super-sized behemoth to boot. This contraption is already doing great things for my self-image.

So here's the question: Larger mamas, what are you using for baby carriers? Please give me your advice. I'm thinking that the Ergo is made for our tinier, less busty sisters. Who makes a back-friendly baby carrier for the larger woman with no torso? This inquiring mind wants to know.



Blogger Gawdess said...

agh, it's been a while since I did this kind of thing, but I am a larger and busty woman so I loved the sling.
We used it until my kids were about two years old or more.

We bought the biggest and best made one we could afford and yes it took some getting used to getting on and off but it worked for me.

I can't remember if you have already tried and rejected slings - sorry, just was the thing that finally worked for me.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Sorry I don't have any advice Clementine- haven't been there yet. But, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this post. I love reading these Hester Willa practical level posts- they are informative for me about things to expect when we have kids, but you also present it in such a way that always makes me laugh. I can totally see this is as a big issue- and one I would be frustrated with. But, I love reading this stuff...

"Seriously, I'm like Mommy Porn Star in this thing. "

:) Good luck

12:01 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

And Abigail, thanks for your comment! I appreciate that you found the humor in this post. It's frustrating, yes, but it's also pretty funny. I almost wish you could see me in the Ergo (do note that I said *almost*) because you'd know exactly what I mean about Mommy Porn Star. It's seriously Not A Choice.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

lol Yes, I totally get it. I tend to find the most humor in those things that are just little everyday things that somehow don't quite work out the way one had thought they would. I always get the feeling that we share that sense of humor, and an appreciation for the other feelings tied along with it. Thanks for letting me in on your world :)

2:37 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Seems like, huh?

Also, too bad Blogger ate the part of my comment for Gawdess. Gawdess, thanks for your tip!

3:49 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...

I am very glad to know that I am not alone with the mommy porn star issue.

For better or worse, I just go ahead and wear it.

P'ito prefers to be front carried since he can't see over our shoulders, so that takes care of the maxiboob most of the time.

My other complaint - I can't do it by myself. I have an old shoulder injury and there's no way I can reach around and fasten that thing behind me. It's for flat chested yoga moms.

12:22 AM  

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