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.