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Old 12-29-2012, 11:53 PM   #11
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Re: Does anyone make a SSC that puts less weight on the hips?

Different SSC's work for different people. My DH liked the Oh Snap before I got a Tula. After the Tula, he told me to sell his Oh Snap (which he loved because it was camo). Bamberoo and Tula's are my favorite, but I have liked others as well (Action baby Carrier, becos for younger babies, Dream Carrier, & the O&A with the straight waist).

If you want straps that cross, the Oh Snap, O&A, ABC, Two Mommas Designs, and Dream Carriers can all cross straps. Also, a half buckle would allow you to cross the straps and tie where ever comfortable.

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #12
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Kangas (Bloo kangaroo) are worn at the waist and carry higher and tighter than most other SSCs, so the weight is distributed more in the upper back and shoulders, basically feels more like a wrap or Mei Tai. The straps are also very flat and can be crossed. Maybe give one a try? I don't see them often on DS, but they show up on TBW FSOT and right now a number of semi-customs are available instock on the bloo kangaroo website.
Ditto on the Kangas. We have three (xt, x2, and xtp xl straps) and I have crossed the curved straps.
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I've seen people doing high back carries in ssc like an ergo. Try snapping the waist band just under your bust area that way it's not really on your hips. I would try that before investing in a new carrier since you already have an ergo
I'm not sure I understand this.

the Ergo doesn't cross strap so I have never tried it. Not sure if I would like it.

thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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I've seen people doing high back carries in ssc like an ergo. Try snapping the waist band just under your bust area that way it's not really on your hips. I would try that before investing in a new carrier since you already have an ergo
Instead of buckling the waist band at your hips, buckle it under your bust area, thereby moving the whole carrier up and taking the weight off of your hips. We just upgraded my husband's SSC from the Ergo to a Kinderpack, which is quite well padded. He hasn't needed to use it yet since I've been home for winter break, but I know that KPs are really popular among hubbies.
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