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BinahYeteirah 12-06-2012 07:10 AM

Can an Ergo be repaired?
 
One of the shoulder straps of my Ergo ripped halfway through the fabric near where it attaches to the body of the carrier. It's not new, so I know it's not under warranty. Is there anything at all I can do to fix it, or is it just rubbish? I'm loath to attempt any amateur repairs, for the safety of my baby, but I want to be sure before this expensive item goes into the trash.

TIA!

Dylanxoxdoll 12-06-2012 10:33 PM

I'd say your best bet it to take it to a seamstress and talk with them. I replaced the waist clip on mine at home. Best of luck.

Sarah-B 12-06-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylanxoxdoll
I'd say your best bet it to take it to a seamstress and talk with them. I replaced the waist clip on mine at home. Best of luck.

This / we also replaced the waist clip

BinahYeteirah 12-07-2012 06:47 AM

Re: Can an Ergo be repaired?
 
I'm not a seamstress, but I can sew. Do you think a seamstress would know about the stresses a baby carrier undergoes and the need to reinforce for safety? I'm just wondering if there are specific guidelines on how to go about this. I know I've read specific instructions and guidelines for sewing mei teis online, i.e. the type of thread to use, the weight of fabric necessary, the way to attach the straps to the body of the carrier for strength. Maybe following the guidelines for mei teis would be safe, but it would involve taking the carrier apart to make sure the strap goes into the body of the carrier for some distance and possibly constructing an entirely new strap rather than working with what's there.

Hmm... Has anyone else done something similar?

MamaRachel 12-07-2012 04:10 PM

Re: Can an Ergo be repaired?
 
Can you post a picture? It depends a lot on the exact placement and severity of the rip whether i'd be ok with it being repaired.


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