When I was pregnant with Little Luna, I knew that I wanted a baby carrier for here and there. I didn’t want to spend a lot and ended up getting a cheap model because it seemed the easiest to put on. After using it a few times and looking at other moms in the neighborhood with more expensive models, I realized that theirs was not as bulky as mine and their babies seemed to site more comfortably in the carrier.
I remember seeing an advertisement for the Ergo baby carrier in a parenting magazine. I thought it looked big, but I was intrigued by the design. The area for the baby’s legs was shaped much different than any carrier I had seen.
I was given the opportunity to review the Ergo Baby Carrier and I have a lot to say about it! It is so universal and versatile. I love that this carrier can be used with a newborn (with the extra newborn insert) and also with a toddler. You can use the Ergo in a front, back, or side position. I had the most difficulty placing my daughter in the side position because I am HORRIBLE at reading directions. When my hubby came home we tried it out together and finally figured it out. I have a shoulder injury, so I thought the side position would be the best in order to not put any strain on my shoulder, but this was not the case.
We live in a busy city and had an outing last week as part of Easter festivities. Since it was going to run into bed time for LL I decided to put her in the Ergo in a front position. I expected to be sore by the end of the evening, but the only place I was sore was around my hips where the harness closes. I made it too tight because I thought she was going to sleep and wanted her very close to me to keep her warm. I know for next time that I do not have to have it that tight. My daughter was comfortable in the Ergo for about 2 hours and never asked to get out. She ended up not falling asleep, but that is my daughter – afraid she will miss something if she sleeps!
My overall opinion of the Ergo carrier is that although it may seem pricey, I feel that the cost is justified by the amount of time you can use it. Another thing – if you are considering the choice between the other leading brand, they are in the same price range.
My toddler is about 24 pounds and the Ergo can hold up to 48 pounds. (It was actually tested for up to 90 pounds.. but I don’t think you will need it THAT long.)
Here are some things that Ergo has that other brands don’t:
There is a head cover for sleeping babies that tucks into the outside pocket and is easily accessible.
There is a very room pocket on the outside of the carrier that is also easily accessible.
You can purchase accessories for the Ergo, including a newborn insert and backpack/diaper bag!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product at no cost to facilitate my review.
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