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Parenting advice comes in every flavor, from tried-and-true to completely absurd. We love reading the wacky advice parents got from old books and older relatives: the breastmilk of an angry woman causes colic (circa 1916)! Don’t feed your baby at night, or he’ll become a Communist (circa 1962)! Blow cigar smoke into your baby’s ear to cure ear infections (according to someone’s grandfather on the Internet)!*
But when you’re done giggling over the silly stuff, you do need real advice: what does baby need? What equipment works best? And one very good recommendation you’ll hear over and over and over from parents everywhere is: get an Ergobaby Carrier.
The Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is vastly popular because it’s exceptionally comfortable for both you and your baby. This baby carrier’s ergonomic design places baby’s weight properly between her thighs and hips, eliminating compression of the spine – which translates to a happy baby who’s quite likely to fall asleep snuggled up close to you. After all, most babies love to be worn in baby carriers, and studies show that babies who are worn frequently cry less.
And the Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is designed to keep you happy, too. Not only does an Ergo Carrier leave your hands free to attend to your day’s tasks with a happy snoozing or cooing baby snuggled up against you, but it’s supremely comfortable. The secret is in the waist belt: the thick, padded waist belt on this baby carrier works like the support bands that movers and weight lifters use, letting you support your baby’s weight with your hips and shoulders, not your back muscles. Thickly padded shoulder straps complete the Ergobaby formula for comfort, making this baby carrier suitable for all-day use, and enabling you to wear a much heavier child than you might have thought you could. Many parents still use their Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier with older kids – it can hold up to 40 pounds!
Another thing we love about the Ergobaby Carrier is the flexibility it adds to travel. It’s so much easier to navigate an airport with your baby in an Ergo Carrier than in a stroller, and your fellow passengers on buses and subways will thank you for leaving the stroller at home. You can wear your Ergo Carrier on your front, on your hip, or, when baby has the proper neck strength, on your back, allowing you to choose the position that’s the most comfortable for both of you.
A sleeping hood is included with the Ergobaby Original Carrier to give baby some shade and privacy for naps on the go; it also helps provide privacy for nursing, and when you’re done, the hood tucks away into an integrated pocket. An additional pocket in the waist section can hold small essentials like your cell phone or your keys. The Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is made with soft, brushed 100% cotton, and it can be machine-washed and machine-dried. And it fits a wide range of parents, with a waist belt that expands from 25” to 43”.
And finally: the proof is in the reviews! Seasoned parents love this baby carrier, and they love to tell you all about it. Read the reviews, and you’ll realize quickly: when someone tells you that you need an Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier, that’s parenting advice that you can take to the bank.
Suggested washing instructions: Use mild detergent on a gentle cycle in the washer and dry until your baby carrier's seams are slightly damp. Spot wash when needed and do not wash frequently. Frequent washing and harsh detergents can cause 100% cotton to break down faster.
* Please don’t ever blow cigar smoke into your baby’s ear.
Can be worn on front, back or hip
Offers wonderful versatility in baby wearing
Waist circumference extends from 25" up to 43"
Fits a variety of sizes
Attached Sleeping Hood
Supports sleeping baby's head, expands with the growth of your child
Padded waist belt
Supports the lumbar area plus 1" thick padding in the shoulder straps
Convenient pocket on back of carrier with side zipper
Allows for easy access even while you are wearing baby
Easy to maneuvre, comfortable, lovely
Perfect! The best baby carrier ever! I recommend it absolutely!
Comfortable, lightweight, durable
Baby has to face you
This works really well as an alternative to the stroller. The weight of the baby is on your hips so it doesn't hurt your back especially as your baby gets bigger. I didn't use the infant insert so waited until my baby was old enough to use it without the infant insert. I use it on a regular basis and it is easy and my baby and I both like it.
Lightweight, Comfortable, Easy Use
Difficult To Set Up
So great. Hard to use at first, but once you've got it figured out, you will love it. Not as stylish looking as the bjorn, but totally worth the sacrifice in the way it distributes weight, is washable, etc...
Lightweight, Strong Construction, Easy Use, Comfortable, Convenient
Not Enough Pockets
I *LOVE* my Ergo--when I wear it out (which is often) and get asked about it, I always feel like I have to add a disclaimer--I don't work for Ergo, really! I just love the product.
I bought this after my son got too heavy for a different carrier we were using; the hip strap makes a huge difference in balancing the weight. He's over two, now, and close to 30lbs; we've been using it for 16 months and I use it almost daily. It was great for nursing when he was younger, even in public--the hood gave us a little privacy, an let him nurse & nap while I was at the store, walking, etc. He still naps in it in the store when he's tired.
I also find it very convenient for getting in and out of the car/house--I put him in the carrier, leaving my hands free for carrying bags, etc.
Well worth the money--I think this is the best product I've purchased as a new mom.
Comfortable, Easy Use, Strong Construction
I really love the Ergo, and I use it just about every day. My daughter loves going on walks in it, and she'll often fall asleep in it and let me work at the computer while she naps right on me. She sleeps longer and wakes up happier when she's on me. It's a heavier weight fabric that other carriers, so that makes it a bit hot, and not as portable as a sling or something, but it's so comfortable to wear. And a little hint, you can actually wear a baby front facing in the ergo, at least when they're old enough to enjoy it and small enough to fit that way.
Comfortable, Easy Use, Lightweight, Stylish, Strong Construction
We have tried every type of carrier and sling and this is the best ever! We have been using the Ergo for over 5 months now and just love it. We have taken our daughter (14 months) on the bus, T, plane and all over the city with the Ergo - it's worth every penny.
It's pretty lightweight, breathable and after a few tries easy to put on and take off, also very comfy for mom/dad and the baby. Another bonus is this can be used for a newborn up to 40lbs!
Lightweight, Easy Use, Comfortable, Strong Construction
Little Bulky to pack
I borrowed one from my cousin before we went to NYC one weekend. I loved it so much I bought one as soon as we got home. Normally I'm a stroller girl, but since part of our trip was to get our Maclaren serviced I brought the Ergo along. It was so comfortable to wear, even my husband loved it. My son loved the he could see better too. We wore him both front and back. The only draw back is that when I wear him on my back it feels like my pants are being pushed down but I hear that's true of all carriers this style. Oh and it's kind of bulky to just keep in your diaper bag for those :just in case: occasions.
Lightweight, Comfortable, Strong Construction, Easy Use
Infant insert is a pain, Can get a little hot
My baby loves this carrier because she can look around. We used it daily for walks when I was home on maternity leave. She would look around for the first 20 minutes or so and then would curl up against my chest and take a nap.
I like it because I don't worry about all the pressure being on her pelvis or hips (like the bjorn), it is comfy and easy to put on (well the front carrier is, I haven't tried the back carry yet), it is versatile (back and front carries)and it is compact (easy to throw in the car or attach to the diaper bag). I did notice that it got pretty toasty in the Ergo on warm days.
Easy Use, Strong Construction, Comfortable, Lightweight
We tried the Bjorn, and felt like it was too uncomfortable. Then, we came across the Ergo and we're in LOVE! Our daughter gets sooo excited when she sees it she starts to shake and clap. I love all the accessories too. It really is one of our best baby products. Can't say enough about it.
Comfortable, Lightweight, Easy Use, Strong Construction
Love the Ergo! We used it when my son was only a few weeks old. He was so comfy he fell fast asleep. Great for long walks or for trips to the supermarket. Easy to get baby in and out.
Strong Construction, Easy Use, Lightweight, Comfortable, Stylish
When I was pregnant with my infant son, I was suckered into many different carriers and slings. I tried them all, spent far too much money- and THEN hit gold when I discovered the Ergo. This carrier works for me, my husband, and will for at least one of my twins at a time. I'll be pusing the other two in the stroller.
It is lightweight, breathable, oh so easy to put on and off, and comfy for mom, dad and babe. You can wear it on the side, front, or the back. I never had a problem- or worried about the security of my son with this carrier. There are also many accessories availible if you so choose.
I gotta say, resale on these numbers isn't too bad either! I plan on using this through three kids- and know it will be able to handle whatver I sling at it. WELL worth the money!!!
Dad and Brody workin' the Ergo at UVA
Stylish, Strong Construction, Easy Use, Comfortable
I have used almost all slings and carriers and i sold all of them after i tried this one. I have had 3 boys and am so sad it took me till my third to get it. My 9 mo. old weighs 25lb and i carrie him grocery shopping with me, to the park, or just outside to play with the boys and he just chills or will just fall asleep in it. Never gets wrestles or uncomfortable. In fact he loves being in it at the park, cooking dinner, or just trying to get him to sleep :)
As for me I have lots of back problems and this carrier by far is the best out there. I told my chiropractor about it and to refer it to his patients and he said he has had a lot of women tell him the same thing. It puts all the wight on your hips and takes it off of your back and shoulders. I even carried my 2 year old in it the other day for about 30 and it was amazing. I didn't feel it in my back at all!
It is at first kinda frustrating that it is so bulky but you get use to it like a diaper bag. I just put one of the straps through my shoulder and carrie it and my husband just rolls it up and cinches the straps up and makes it into a nice little ball to carry it.
For parent and baby i think this is the carrier that everyone should get!
Lightweight, Strong Construction, Stylish, Easy Use, Comfortable
The ergo is awesome. It's a great front or back carrier. Our daughter is super comfortable in it, and, even better, so are we. My partner and I are different sizes, though, so I sort of wish we had two so that we wouldn't have to adjust it everytime we where it after the other person. But we're not made of money, so we'll deal with having only one! The only downside is that the baby can't face forward while you're carrying her on the front. I would still highly recommend this carrier.
Comfortable, Strong Construction, Stylish, Lightweight, Easy Use
One of the main reasons that I love the Ergo Baby Carrier is that the weight distribution of baby falls on the hips rather than shoulders and back (compared to other baby carriers.) It is very lightweight, easy to clean, and durable, a definite must on the list of baby essentials.
Easy Use, Stylish, Comfortable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
I love it.
So easy to use and you don't feel the weight of the child.
I use it with my boy who is almost 2
Easy Use, Stylish, Strong Construction, Comfortable, Lightweight
Hands down the most comfortable baby carrier, and we tried several. Easy to starp on, doesn't feel like a straight jacket, and even my three year old loves the occasionaly piggyback ride. Hood option is awesome for when baby falls asleep in the carrier. Plus it rolls up small enough to fit in a diaper bag, shoulder tote, carry on luggage...can't beat it.