Since I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a mother. So when my oldest son Joshua was born I was surprised at how hard I found the transition from ‘me’ to ‘mom’ was. It took me a few months to start to feel like I had a handle on life again and had found a balance between everything that I felt I was now responsible for. One thing that made a big difference for me was babywearing. Whether I needed my hands to get something done or baby was fussy I loved that I could keep baby close but feel like I was accomplishing something.
When our second son Tyler came along I knew that having my hands free to help our then 17 month old would be even more important. I purchased a wrap and we absolutely loved it. Shortly after he was born though we made the decision to travel to Fiji to visit my inlaws. While the wrap was great I knew that it was going to be way too hot for Fiji’s climate. So we started looking for an alternative. After some research we purchased an organic Ergobaby carrier. We took it with us and it was the perfect choice. I was able to use the Ergo on the flight as well as in the airports with ease. It enabled me to get around places that a double stroller would definitely not have been able to. It also keep us cool and my son mostly out of the sun.
This carrier comes with a large zippered pocket as well as a smaller one which is convenient for putting some small items in when you are out. Kleenex, lip balm and teething toys are some of the items we’ve put in the pocket.
It also comes with a hood which can be rolled into the pocket for storage. The hood offers multiple snaps to make the fit just right for covering a child. I love this feature because it can help support a child’s head who is asleep or protect them from the elements.
There is an infant insert which you can purchase that allows you to safely carry a 7-12 lb baby. We’ve never used it however, I have friends who have liked using it. We have used this carrier for our children ranging in size from 4 months until 2 years. We have had this carrier for just shy of 7 years now and despite the fairly constant usage, it is in excellent condition. I would say that makes the Ergobaby very well made and durable. We have used it on airplanes as mentioned above and traveling but also for things around the house like keeping a sick child close or mowing the lawn. It has come with us for hikes in the mountains and for everyday errands at the store. For us, it has been a great value for our money and I would highly recommend the Ergobaby to others. I am looking forward to using this carrier with our next baby who is due shortly.
Have you tried an Ergobaby carrier?
*We have learned a lot over the years about fit and proper positioning of baby. We continue to learn though and some of the pictures above are probably a ‘use this picture as what not to do’ as opposed to what you should. There are proper instructions which you can find here.