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    Default Tips for getting bub used to ergo...

    DS2 is in arms most of the day, but aside from the hug a bub when he was little, he hasn't been a fan of being worn. I don't mind carrying him, but he's quite heavy (over 10kg at 5 months) and it would be *so* much easier to have my hands free occasionally to get things done and do more with DS1.

    My lovely friend has loaned me an ergo to try and I tried him in it a few days ago but he was not amused.

    Did your bub love the ergo straight away or did they get used to it? Any tips for gently encouraging him to love it in there??

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    Try using it when they are tired and straight after a feed. I found DD had the least resistance then.

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    When he first goes into it, start moving straight away.

    Bouncing works here, as well as patting DD on the bum/back.

    I also sometimes loosen the straps, just at first, to get DD used to it. Gives her a bit more space and she doesn't feel so contained. Although I have a Beco, not sure if you could do that in Ergo?

    Hope he gets used to it, I couldn't live without mine!!

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    My DD is 6.5 months and while she's not a huge fan of being worn (loves her pram), she will tolerate the Ergo for short walks in the back carry position. I have to be moving constantly if I put her in the front carry, otherwise she starts pushing her arms out to get away from me, lol

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    Well we tried again and it worked

    I did have to keep moving but it was still bliss to have some hands free time while he napped!
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    Sorry, I have only just seen this now. Glad it worked! I love the picture, so gorgeous

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    I love how he tilts his head back in it, stares up at me and just chats away until he falls asleep. So cute

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    Yep, it's adorable! This is DD in DPs manduca
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    So sweet

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    To be honest I ignored DDs complaining when she first went, in I would try and calm her with a gentle voice but unless she was hysterical I would keep moving, it was my only chance to get anything done. If she was moving around alot I would assume that was because she was unomfortable so would adjust the straps. If I needed to hands and she didn't want to go in the ergo then she would go on the floor near me...I the end of the day I had to get things done. I would also try not to cuddle her too much before putting her in, that seemed to annoy her because she went from cuddles to not so great cuddles.


 

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