The Most Highly Recommended Baby Carrier – ERGObaby

I’ve talked about babywearing before and I’m sure I’ll talk about it in the future, but it’s something that I plan to do quite often with Little Miss Carter. I truly believe that it strengthens the bond between parent and child. Ultimately, I want to be close to my little girl. Who wouldn’t?  She’ll be happy; I’ll be happy; the whole family will be happy.  I’ve researched and reviewed countless carriers and the ERGObaby Performance Carrier is the most highly regarded and recommended by active parents, many of whom give it perfect ratings.  With exceptional quality like the foam-padded straps at the shoulder and waist, adjustable fitting for parents of all sizes, a design that distributes most of the weight to the wearer’s hips, reducing the back and shoulder strain common among baby carriers, and versatility (babies can be carried up front, on one hip, or piggyback style), the Ergo Baby Carrier’s features stand out among the vast array of choices. The ERGObaby Carrier makes babywearing safe and a snap, and you don’t need to have a degree in engineering to figure our how to use it. The ERGO is designed so that you can wear your baby for hours on end with comfort all while allowing you to remain active and productive! 

High quality, organic materials make the ERGObaby Performance Carrier exemplary for babywearing. The ERGObaby Carrier features a high-performance polyester exterior and a water-repellent outer layer, ideal for outdoor activities in any climate. The breathable mesh lining will keep the baby and parent cooler and more comfortable with a panel for extra moisture absorption and protection. Contoured shoulder straps keep your baby close to your body and the non-water-absorbent foam padding provides chushion without bulk. The extra length in the waist belt provides a better fit for babywearers of all sizes. The ERGObaby Carrier is soft, gentle, and lightweight. The special design features allow a more sturdy carry without undue strain on the parent’s back or shoulders. It provides a comfortable and cozy surrounding for the baby with soft, soothing material that complements the  soft skin of the baby. It’s designed to provide the utmost comfort.

The ERGO can be used with babies from 16 to 40 pounds, and the optional infant insert allows it to be used with newborns. Since the Ergo works as both a front, hip, and back carrier, it can be used from infancy all the way through toddler years.

Not only can you wear it front, back, and hip, but it also has a sleeping hood. The hood offers head support for your sleeping baby, as well as shade from the sun and privacy while nursing. The sleeping hood supports the baby’s head comfortably while you continue your activities and your baby continues to sleep. The extensions on the hood allow it to expand as your baby grows.

Putting it on is a cinch. Unlike other brands, it’s definitely a one-man, or woman, job. If there’s any confusion, it comes with a clear and illustrated instruction manual that explains how to put the baby in the carrier safely. The freedom of mobility is the trademark of ERGO Company and what makes them different from other commercially built baby carriers.

While the Ergo does seem more pricey than a simple sling or some models of the Bjorn, it replaces all of the different carriers in one. With the ERGObaby Carrier, I’ll be able to comfortably walk around the house, clean up, continue an active outdoor lifestyle, breastfeed, and even work on my computer with her still held close to my heart. ERGObaby follows a personal mission to keep children close and comforted, and parents strong and able. As my adventurous life continues, I can take my baby girl along for the ride.

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66 thoughts on “The Most Highly Recommended Baby Carrier – ERGObaby

  1. Lesley, Thanks for taking the time to read my posts. I am quite enjoying your blog. My fav post with the most incredible pictures is the Sunset Cove Villas. Gorgeous!
    Thanks again and looking forward to reading your adventures in 2012. Happy New Year 🙂

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  2. This baby carrier sounds awesome, but there is one more important factor–will the baby want to be in it? I bought a baby carrier and loved carrying my infant boy (now 2) in it. Alas, he didn’t feel the same way. 15 minutes and he was clamoring to get out. Hope you have more luck than I did.

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    • drtyra – Sorry you had a disappointing experience with babywearing! I had a similar experience initially with carrying my baby in a sling. He always wanted to be in arms (completely normal!), so I wound up trying a lot of different positions in a few different slings. He had undiagnosed silent reflux, so he hated cradle carries, but snuggled up vertically he loved because gravity helped his milk stay down and he felt better!

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  3. I have used the Ergo since the my baby was born! He is now 2 and still loves it! We have traveled the world, in many cities and in the country and it always comes with us! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Hi–I’ll answer as I have, and use, the Ergo. No, the baby can not face out. There’s no good way to have the baby in an ergonomically-safe position while facing out and since that’s the whole premise of Ergobaby….well, you probably can get the idea. (I like the face-out carriers too, by the way!)

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  4. Hi Leslie – you know, when my first baby was born (she is now 14 and taller than me, unbelievable), we didn’t actually own a pram – she went everywhere with us in her sling, which we bought in the UK – either with her dad or me. It allowed her to face towards us when she was tiny, and outwards when she got bigger, so she could enjoy the world around her, and we could have our hands free! She graduated from that into a MacPac Possum baby backpack, which we still have and was brilliant – we took her on all sorts of bush walks and hill climbs in that. And before we knew it, she was walking, we loved her being at eye height and engaging in the world – and she seemed to as well. Am glad you are reading and enjoying my 50words posts too – thanks for taking the time to drop by in your busy life!

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  5. Wow, how would my life have changed had my mom over 60-yrs-ago put me in one of these beauties! I always loved to be rocked and I’m not sure as I have not tested this carrier but it sure looks like fun for mom/dad & baby. Thanks Lesley from your friend May. Twitter @Geotravel

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  6. We have two of these wonderful carriers. It is one of the best carriers out there in my opinion. You can carry a child up to 40 lbs in the Ergos. Enjoy it! We love ours!

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  7. I love my Ergo! I never could really get it to work with the infant insert (we used the Moby instead), but now that Nora is bigger, it’s our go-to mode of transport. It’s so much better than a stroller.

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  8. OMG what I would have given to have had one of these. Just had someone ask about a baby carrier for travel – Pressed this in the blog – Tks

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  9. Hi Lesley, my wishes for a very happy New Year. Congratulations on your baby. Also, many thanks for checking out my blog.
    PS: I think…no, I’m sure that you are the braviest person I know or I will ever know. Should you consider to visit Greece for extreme sports,I’d be happy to meet you in person. Take good care.

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    • Another visit to Greece is on the horizon; I’d just like my daughter to be a little older so she can enjoy the culture and history as well.

      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.

      Stay in touch,

      Lesley

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  10. I have an Ergo that I got as a hand-me-down. I might not know how to use it very well, because getting it on is certainly not a one person job. Or maybe it is an older model, and they’ve improved it since.
    I also didn’t love how it splays my son’s legs out really wide. It seemed uncomfortable to me.
    We have a bjorn and have had better results. It is easy to get on and off with one person, and he loves to face outward.

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  11. I’ve used the Ergo carrier for the first few months of my son’s life, however as he got older and heavier, my back needed better support. I find that Beco is a better solution for when the baby is older (mine is now 8 months), as the straps cross at the back and hold the baby’s weight better.

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  12. Lesley,

    Thank you for reading and clicking ‘like’ on my very first attempt at a blog. Now, let me say that I have only one child, a 21 year old son, who went to the lake with us when he was just 2 weeks old and to the Gulf Coast at 4 weeks. I am not an adrenaline junkie, but I love to travel and my son has the same ‘travel bug’. I took him every where that I could, but made sure to have my own time also. Congratulations! A child expands your horizons in so many ways.

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  13. I loove this carrier! I had a babybjorn before it, but not nearly as good, and not as good for the little one either. I also have a ring sling I adore. Expect to use both with baby nb. 2 on the way!
    Btw, thanks for your like on my blog!

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  14. I love baby carriers. I always used the Baby Bjorn (same one with all 4 of my babies), but this one that you talk about looks really nice. Maybe if a baby #5 comes along some day, I’ll branch out and get this one. (o:

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  15. Hey Leslie,
    I love your blog! But I was wondering…. What are your thoughts on strollers? I’m doing all my careful research right now and I haven’t landed on anything. Would love your take on things.

    -tltja

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  16. I love your enthusiasm about motherhood. It reminds me of when I was getting ready to have my Karla, my first born. I used to investigate everything about safety, baby gadgest, co-sleeping, etc.

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  17. We also had a carrier and I’m a big fan of bonding but also multi tasking around the home. The carriers allow you to be hands free! Love!
    We originally borrowed the Baby Bjorn but that was really uncomfortable. I’m a 110 lb 5’2″ little thing who had a 9 pounder baby. The Bjorn was uncomfortable after week 2. So we tried the Peanut Shell sling. Eh, it was okay. then I researched and found the Moby Wrap. That was AWESOME but not as much for “active” stuff like hiking. I mostly used it to walk to the park or go shopping. Definitely a little of a pain to wrap when you are in the parking lot (which is why I would pre-wrap even though I looked like a doofus) but once you got it in it dispersed the weight so well and the fabric was so soft (like a very soft jersey cotton). You should look into it as an option for other types of travel. You can wear it on the front or back and I even put my 3 year old on my back and strapped her to it when I had her little brother. It was like giving her a piggy back ride where she would never fall off. Pretty amazing piece of fabric!
    Good luck to you – Love your blog and thanks for taking a peek at mine!

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    • I love my Moby! It really does so well to disperse the weight of a 20lb baby or a 30lb toddler. I agree that you maybe couldn’t do serious hiking with it, but I don’t know that I’d want to do serious hiking with a baby in tow, anyway. If I knew we’d be going somewhere I would pre-wrap the Moby on me and drive there and then put the baby in. A couple times I had to wear the wrap without the babe and I felt funny. Once you get the hang of wrapping the 5 yards of jersey fabric around you it’s super easy. Plus, there are a number of ways you can wear your child–from newborn to toddler.

      Lesley, thanks for liking my latest blog post. It makes me smile to get those emails. 🙂

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  18. Hi Leslie! I have the ErgoBaby Sport carrier (in light blue!) and really like it. I don’t have any kids of my own, but I use it for the kiddos I nanny. I just got it though, so the toddler isn’t so sure of it. But I also care for a little one and she seems to like it fine. I have a bad back and so was very concerned, but bought the carrier off reviews and friends’ opinions. I’ve used it 3 times with a 24-lb. young toddler–once on my back and twice in front. None of these experiences led to any real pain! I had a bit after a while of wearing it, but soon after taking him out all was fine. I highly recommend Ergo! Have fun!

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  19. I carried all of my babies in a carrier and they all loved it. Plus my hands were free so I could get things done, including nursing. Once the baby was done nursing, she/he fell asleep in it and all I had to do was slip out of it and put them down and they never woke up once I put them down.. Baby wearing is also GREAT exercise 🙂

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    • Thank you for thinking of me and I will happily review samples of organic products and post about them on my blog. You might have noticed from my other posts that organics is the direction I’d like to go in as much as possible.

      I’ll send my address to your email.

      Thanks again and I’ll be in touch soon,

      Lesley

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  20. We have the Ergo and my daughter is a very tall 15 month old and we still use it sometimes! It’s great! We used the infant insert when she was tiny.

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